Conference Program - Day 3

14th September 2017 - Social Development & Networking Opportunities

The main venue for the day will be the Summerstrand Hotel (check out Venues).

9 am - Opening address around Youth Tourism and the future partnership between our sectors

- EduSA and ICEF-AFRICA-WORKSHOP to have 1 hour
- Government dignitary to address the conference on the way forward for Tourism in South Africa.
- Certificate of Participation to be awarded to staff who joined the ECDC workshop on the 12th September.
Thank you to ECDC for sponsoring youth in tourism!
- Certificates of graduation to be handed to Wild Coast Route interns by Deon from Open Africa

10:30 am – Tea Break - sponsored by SAYTC

11 am to 4 pm - SATSA Business to Business Speed-Dating

The main part of this day will be given to the SATSA Business to Business networking sessions, group discussions and exhibition stands by delegates. There will be a selection of tables and also gallery style space for delegates to showcase their product/company/business.

This year we will be opening the floor for all delegates to exhibit their products/places/companies/ideas. Be creative, show our industry who you truly are: this is an open and creative space. Please contact your regional or sector chairperson or vice chairperson to see how you can showcase your product.

Tables at this years conference:

Plant Table
Tree sponsorship and environmentally orientated.
Terra Khaya and Elundini
Wild Lubanzi and Wild Spirit

Eastern Cape Adventure Operators
All Eastern Cape SAYTC members can join (bring flyers, posters, business cards etc.)
Face Adrenalin Bungee Jump
Island Vibe Backpackers
Lungile Lodge and Afroventures

SATSA members please join the SATSA speed dating table to showcase your product.

Showcasing Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas. Please join this section if you are an NMBT member and based in or around Port Elizabeth.

EduSA Table
EduSA will be joining this table to engage with the language schools and other sectors on how best to partner with EduSA.
Mix of education sector schools – BLI to organise.

ICEF Table next to EduSA
ICEF will be engaging with SAYTC members on hosting an ICEF Africa Workshop in 2018.

There will be a SAYTC table where any members can showcase their product. New SAYTC members are encouraged to talk to us during the open floor at the end of the day. Meet our new national coordinator Shanaaz!
SAYTC members who are too small or only have brochures etc.
Mother City SkyDiving
Ashanti Backpackers
My Dorpie – Online Booking system
Wanderlust Adventures
Route 72
Woodlands Cottages

Find out more from our government partners on the future plans for SA Tourism. This is the perfect opportunity to find out how to get graded, how to work with local government bodies and how to partner with the development sector on Youth Tourism issues.

Environmental and Social Table
Meet the people who bring about change in the tourism industry. The speakers from the panel discussion will be answering questions and showcasing what they do to encourage a sustainable future for us all.
Eco Brick Exchange
Eco Atlas
I Drop Water

Tech Table
Find out more on how to manage your booking better and what the latest trends and gadgets are around technology within tourism.
Sure Book

Meet our wheels and adventure operators! This the perfect place to find out how you can earn more on commissions and book with them. They will have full details on their products.
Thank you to Nomad Africa and Baz Bus for their sponsorships. A big thank you to the providers or transport during the conference.
Earth Stompers
Wine Flies and Little Big Wines
Rock the Route
Baz Bus
IslandVibe Tours
Nomad Africa

VolSA and Responsible Tourism Table
We look forward to an engaging discussion on how to move forward with our responsible tourism ethos. Come and meet the people who are pioneering new ways in the VolSA sector.
Blood Lions
Khaya Volunteering
Green Girls for Africa

Wild Coast Route
Come and meet a few of our interns and members from the Wild Coast Route! Its authentic, inclusive and interactive. Its where your heart journeys!
Wild Coast Route
Coffee Shack

Island Vibe Backpackers Table

Homebase Hostels Table

Once Youth Hostels Table

Brand It Table (Liquor Sponsor)

Lunch will be served at 1 pm – Thank you to NMBT for sponsoring lunch!

Closing of the speed dating by SATSA at 4 pm

6 pm - Gala Dinner at Roof Garden Bar

Wine Tasting by Wine Flies and Little Big Wines to commence at 6 pm.

Dress up theme: Unique Movie Characters

The Roof Garden Bar overlooks Nelson Mandela Bay and the city of Port Elizabeth. This spectacular venue is hosting us for the Gala Dinner and entertainment for the evening. The theme is Unique Movie Characters and we do expect you to go all out for the event as there will be prizes for best dressed.
DJ's will be rocking the basement area and expect wine tasting and a happy hour!
All other details are most secret...