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Africa youth tourism summit lines up social media masterclass

5th Africa Youth In Tourism Innovation Summits empowers youth, SMMES through MICE, digital, social media masteclass

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) and the Namibia Investment, Promotion and Development Board are set to roll out MICE, Digital and Social Media Marketing Masterclass as a precursor of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit 2023 (www.youthtourismsummit.com). The Summit will take place in the coastal town of Swakopmund in Namibia from May 30 to June 2, 2023.

Scheduled for May 30, 2023 at the MTC Dome Hotel in Swakopmund, the masterclass is targeted at youths, SMEs and start-ups. However, any other interested tourism stakeholders may participate in the half day training session. The masterclass aims to empower all delegates with practical skills in the application of social media marketing, business planning and investment pitch to potential investors.

Areas of focus for the masterclass include; digital and social media marketing masterclass, fast-track ideation to minimum viable project – a minimum path for innovative enterprise development and fostering professional MICE industry education – an opportunity for providing quality career and leadership development for African Youth and SMEs through MICE. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants.

These will be presented and led by a faculty of renowned global experts in entrepreneurship, MICE and investment. Among these are Victoria Haihambo, founder, Agelvipa Online, Namibia; Nkululeko Nkosi, founder, Saturated, South Africa; Nangula Nelulu Uaandja, chairperson and CEO of Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board, Namibia; Alex Mabunda, group chief executive officer, Ntiyiso Consulting, South Africa and Francois van Schalkwyk, executive director of investment and new ventures, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board, Namibia.

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Other global experts include; Sebulon Chicalu, director of gaming and tourism, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia; Marelise Serfontein, executive member, Conference Link, Namibia; Ally Karearua, chairperson and executive member, Hospitality Association of Namibia; Lihle Dlamini, chief marketing officer, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, South Africa.

The program of the day will be concluded by a one-on-one business exchange and networking session. This will be an opportunity for participants to mix and mingle, while exchanging business ideas and creating synergies.

All interested participants are advised to register now, considering that there is limited space available. For registration, kindly visit www.youthtourismsummit.com and indicate that you will attend the masterclass on 30th of May 30, 2023.