2024 AIPC Africa Academy

Date: 18/03/2024


The future of Africa looks bright. Ratified by a majority of African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will merge 55 economies into a single, competitive mega market of more than a billion people, making it one of the biggest free trade areas in the world. 

This also means that there will be an increased need for conferences and exhibitions on the continent, allowing to create the bridges required for making AfCFTA as success. 

AIPC wants to play an active role in supporting the African community of convention centers by providing tailor made professional education. That is why, in partnership with regional stakeholders, AIPC organizes the AIPC African Academy. 

The Academy will take place from 19-23 August 2024 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The overall theme will be “Elevation”, referring both to Africa’s overall future and more specifically to the continent’s conference and exhibition industry. 

The Africa Academy is expected to attract between 25 – 30 attendees with a maximum of 40. 

As with the other regional academies, global and Africa regional industry thought leaders will share their insights and knowledge with the participants in a campus-like environment and will be available throughout the duration of the programme to provide coaching and guidance when it comes to the team challenges, which aim to shape the future of convention centre management. 

Next to learning and shaping, connecting is, of course, very important: at the end of the programme, the participants will have created a new network of peers, allowing for the exchange of ideas and plans long after the programme has finished 

We would like to thank the Cape Town ICC and its CEO and AIPC Board member Taubie Motlhabane for hosting this first ever edition of the AIPC Africa Academy. 

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