SAACI Johannesburg welcomes newest branch committee members | The Planner

SAACI has announced that two new members will be joining its Johannesburg branch committee, welcoming both Mary Mahlangu and Neil Nagooroo to the committee.

Mary is a senior project and sales accounts manager at Flock Eventing Platform. Having worked in the events industry for more than 11 years, she has overseen the production of a number of events, ranging from bespoke experiences to the most high-level conferences on both local and international stages. Some of Mary’s most notable projects include the 2016 SAMAs, the South African Premier Business Awards, E! Entertainment’s 15th birthday party, the Pearl Thusi x M.A.C. cosmetics launch, the IEC elections 2019 and the AfricaGIS conference Rwanda.

Meanwhile, industry stalwart Neil is the managing director and owner of consulting company, Nxlevel Consulting. He comes with close on 25 years’ experience in the tourism and conferencing industries across sales and marketing, in addition to expertise in administration, logistics and supply chain management. Neil was previously the GM for exhibitions and strategic events at South African Tourism and has acted as project manager on key events intended to increase business development. He has been pivotal in the success of local and international exhibitions and campaigns including Africa’s Travel INDABA, Meetings Africa, WTM London and IMEX America, among others.

Left: Neil Nagooroo, MD & owner Nxlevel Consulting. Right: Mary Mahlangu, senior project and sales accounts manager at Flock Eventing Platform.

“I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mary and Neil to our committee and we are looking forward to having them on the committee and to the valuable contribution they bring to the committee and helping to keep our industry alive, relevant and to grow the sector as we begin the long journey to recovery,” commented John Arvanitakis, CEO and founder of Chat’r and a director SAACI’s Johannesburg branch.

SAACI’s Johannesburg branch committee is committed to rebuilding and transforming the business events industry to be more representative of our country.

“Mary and Neil will be tasked with driving this important initiative and recruitment of members that reflect the much needed changes that our industry must undertake to remain relevant,” emphasises John.

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