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Limpopo’s Business Tourism profile expands further-2020 IASIA Conference comes to Limpopo

July 29, 2019

Limpopo; Polokwane: Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms. Nomasonto Ndlovu, was in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the South African delegation with the University of South Africa (UNISA) to attend the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) from 22-26 July 2019. This is as a result of the relationship with the UNISA, which is an affiliate of IASIA.

IASIA is an entity of International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) which has its own Board of Management and General Assembly and its own network (members). It shares the Secretariat with IIAS. The IIAS-IASIA will influence the global governance agenda through high impact events targeting and involving both public service and academe; production and dissemination of relevant knowledge on public governance; enabling collaborative and strategic projects with members and partners; and accrediting both academic and professional training programmes in line with standards of best practices in public management.

The CEO of LTA, Ms Nomasonto Ndlovu, was very excited upon receiving the good news of South Africa and Limpopo in particular being the host of this conference. The announcement comes merely a week after the province hosted IFES World Assembly that was held from 3-11 July 2019 at ATKV Klein Kariba in Bela Bela. She said, “This is exciting news indeed and this is a vote of confidence in Limpopo as a perfect business and conferencing destination. The conference will be held in ATKV Klein Kariba from 19-25 July 2020. What pleases us is that this opens up other opportunities especially for small medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s) to benefit from this week long conference as they will showcase some of the uniquely Limpopo products that they will take with them to their respective countries. We were part of the South African delegation to witness the hand over to South Africa”.

It is hoped that the conference will be attended by over 500 delegates from various parts of the world. This conference will add stimulus to LTA to impress upon other associations in the country and beyond especially in the SADC region for Limpopo to be taken as an ideal destination for these type of conferences and events. This is bears testimony that Limpopo is on course to becoming a powerhouse in the tourism business and conferencing space. This is exciting as it will not only grow tourism but will also boost the economy of the province.

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