Welcome to the Youth Tourism Conference 2017 in Port Elizabeth

The SAYTC Youth Tourism Conference 2017 was envisioned by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and SAYTC Eastern Cape to showcase the diversity of the province and the crucial role our cities play in welcoming tourists to South Africa. We have expanded the vision of the conference to involve a diverse group of delegates, bringing together entrepreneurial spirit and established benchmarks. We look forward to building a robust and progressive youth tourism industry that can carry us into the future as a leading international player.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Your sponsorship makes this Youth Tourism Conference possible.

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Conference Program

Day 1 - September 12, 2017

Registration Venue: Richmond Hill Brewing Co. at WERK, 102 Upper Valley Rd, South End, Port Elizabeth.
09.00 am - Registration opens (and remains open all day)
11.00 am - Start of the Amazing Race with the NMBT Pass for activities. (Lunch on your own account). Simultaneously there will be a training seminar for Open Africa Interns and ECDC delegates.
06.30 pm - Dinner at the Richmond Hill Brewing Co.

Day 2 - September 13, 2017

Conference Venue: Summerstrand Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.
09.00 am - SAYTC AGM
10.30 am - tea break
11.00 am - Opening of the Youth Tourism Conference by the Mayor and Councillor
11.20 am - Conference objectives and Welcome by SAYTC
11.30 am - 05.00 pm - Panel Discussions (including lunch break and tea break
06.30 pm - Dinner at the Food Trucks at Dockside with following party

Day 3 - September 14, 2017

Conference Venue: Summerstrand Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.
09.00 am - Showcasing Youth Tourism
11.00 am to 04.00 pm - Business to Business networking appointments and speed dating by SATSA
06.30 pm - Gala Dinner at the Roof Garden Bar, 33 Chapel St, Port Elizabeth Central, with following Party – Sponsored By ECPTA

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Sponsoring Opportunities

SAYTC has been hosting its annual conference and AGM since 20?? and has seen amazing growth in our network of members. This year we have aimed to increase the exposure and networking opportunities by giving each delegate space to showcase their business. This has been included in the delegate fee and therefore increases the engagement with other attendees.
This years sponsorship opportunities have therefore been arranged to give the maximum space for exposure at single item events where you as a business or organization have more freedom to customise the exposure you receive. We are open to new ideas and will work with you for maximum engagement with delegates. The list of sponsorship opportunities is a guiding framework and we are more than happy to work it around your needs.

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Social Development

SAYTC members have continually been at the forefront of Social and Environmental responsible practices. In this years conference we hope to further that engagement and outreach to include more entrepreneurs and expand on the engagement that your staff have with other businesses.
We have engaged with ECDC who is sponsoring 30 deserving candidates as second delegates from our Eastern Cape businesses.
For more details and updates you can follow the page.

Who am I?

Facilitating and encouraging interaction in the Tourism Sector

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Who is Who

Brief Bio of the Conference Delegates, Speakers, Sponsors and Govermnent Representatives

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The people attending the conference

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The organizations/companies sponsoring the conference

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The Government representatives attending the conference

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The people leading the panel discussions at the conference