With just three days to go until Meetings Africa kicks off, have you registered for this engaging and exciting show? theplanner.guru brings you the full programme and protocols you need to be aware of!

MONDAY, 28 FEBRUARY – BONDAY
09:00 – 15:00 MICE Masterclass (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Africa Tourism Partners together with South African Tourism invite you to attend the 5th edition and 2022 Africa Business Tourism and MICE Masterclass (ABTMM) at Meetings Africa in Johannesburg on 28 February 2022. Supported by BDO South Africa, the Masterclass is an annual Pan-African Business Events and MICE capacity building, training and Continuing Professional Development programme. This year’s course will focus on new industry trends, insights, business recover, business and bidding, and more learning and sharing of experiences across Africa’s MICE or Business Events landscape among others.
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

09:30 – 11:00 ICCA Africa Chapter Meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY – ICCA MEMBERS)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Bill Gallagher

13:00 – 15:00 TGCSA Premium Cocktail Event (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Venue: Aurum Café, Leonardo Hotel

17:30 – 22:00 Official Welcome Networking Cocktail Function (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Join us at this exciting event as we gallantly welcome the world to LIVE AGAIN in SOUTH AFRICA.
Venue: Nelson Mandela Square


TUESDAY, 01 MARCH – DAY 1

09:00 – 10:00 Trade Floor Opening / Bell Ringing (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Official opening ceremony of Meetings Africa 2022
Venue: Ballroom – Level 2 / Restaurant Area

10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition Times (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Pre-scheduled appointments between hosted buyers and exhibitors
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Hall 1

10:00 – 12:00 Minister of Tourism – Walk-about on the exhibition floor (PRE-SELECTED EXHIBITORS & MINISTERIAL, BOARD AND EXCO ENTOURAGE)
The Minister of Tourism does official walk-about of the Meetings Africa exhibition floor
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Hall 1

12:00 – 13:00 BONDay Educational Session 1 (BY RSVP)
Educational Session
Venue: SANCB Presentation Room

12:00 – 13:00 Media Panel Discussion (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES, MEDIA DELEGATE FOCUS)
Media Talk
Venue: TBA

13:00 – 14:00 Official Lunch (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Level 2 

15:00 – 16:00 BONDay Educational Session 2 (BY RSVP)
Educational Session
Venue: SANCB Presentation Room

18:00 – 20:00 Tsogo Buyer Cocktail (BY INVITATION ONLY – OPEN TO ALL BUYERS, TBA)
Venue: Sandeck


WEDNESDAY, 02 MARCH – DAY 2

08:30 – 10:00 GTA Breakfast (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Breakfast for GTA and Buyers
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – TBA 

10:00 – 16:00 Exhibition Times (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Pre-scheduled appointments between hosted buyers and exhibitors
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Hall 1

12:00 – 13:00 BONDay Educational Session 3 (BY RSVP)
Educational Session
Venue: SANCB Presentation Room 

13:00 – 14:00 Official Lunch (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Level 2 

15:00 – 16:00 BONDay Educational Session 4 (BY RSVP)
Educational Session
Venue: SANCB Presentation Room

15:00 – 17:00 Closing Activation (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
Departure gesture for all delegates
Venue: Exhibition 1 Foyer and Maude Street 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This programme is subject to change – please refer to the Meetings Africa website regularly to check for updates to this events programme.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • 1 000 pax at a time inside a venue and 2 000 for outdoor events.
  • 1.5-metre social distancing.
  • Wearing of masks compulsory both inside and outside of all venue, this included public spaces.
  • For every 9 sqm stand a maximum of 3 people will be allowed at a time on the stand including the exhibitor.
  • As a means to ensure you conduct business in a safer space, Meetings Africa attendees are required to present either a vaccine certificate or a valid negative PCR test before arrival in order to gain entry to the exhibition. Testing stations and a vaccination site will be available at the Meetings Africa precinct.
  • Screening at all entrances at the venue to be performed. This includes completing personal information and health check forms as well as temperature checks.
  • Temperature checks will be done at any time during the show.
  • An attendee not passing the health screening check at the entrance must be willing to undergo a full medical check which may include a Covid-19 test. This will be done by a healthcare professional. Based on the outcome of the medical report, a decision will be made if the attendee may proceed to attend this show or not.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 37.3 degrees celsius and above will not be permitted to access the show or any event related to the show. The attendee must then be willing to undergo a full medical check which may include a Covid-19 test. This will be done by a healthcare professional. Based on the outcome of the medical report, a decision will be made if attendee may proceed to attend the show or not. On-site testing facilities will be made available.
  • Should an attendee test positive at the event, isolation, track and trace processes will be followed.
  • Covid Compliance Officers and Healthcare Professionals will be always visible at the event and are accessible to all attendees.
  • While the show owners and organisers will, in good faith and to the best of their ability apply all means available to ensure a safe environment, we cannot guarantee that delegates will not be exposed to and / or contract Covid-19. All delegates, staff and crew undertake to participate at the trade show of their own volition and at their own risk. The show owners and organisers are indemnified against any risk, damages or illness that may arise from attendance at the show, contact with participants or staff and at all show-related venues and activities. We commit to manage any incident with compassion and sensitivity.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All delegates are required to submit a Covid-19 screening 24 hours prior. See below the QR code to complete this form.

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