AdventureConnect Johannesburg

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 @ 15:00 - 18:00

10 Bompass Hotel
10 Bompas Road
Dunkeld West

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Mark your calendars! The Adventure Travel Trade Association and the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) are teaming up to invite South Africa’s responsible tourism community to join a special networking gathering on Tuesday, 25 February, 15:00-18:00 at 10 Bompass Hotel (10 Bompass Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg). Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  

The Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Special Advisor Global Development Chris Doyle, who now leads the global organization’s expansion efforts in Africa, along with SATSA’s David Frost (CEO) and Hannelie du Toit (COO), welcome existing members of both organizations, as well as non-members. 

Our primary aim is to gain real-time perspectives from active stakeholders in the field to:

  • Enable the Adventure Travel Trade Association, which is committed to re-engagement throughout the African continent, to hear first hand South Africans’ vision for the future of responsible tourism development;
  • Explore opportunities for alignment and collaboration between the Adventure Travel Trade Association, SATSA and other active private and public sector representatives and institutions to see where our combined strengths can accelerate progress on the most critical areas;
  • Open up initial, unfiltered (constructive) dialogue about the actual hardships and challenges South Africa’s tourism industry faces and explore remedies; and
  • Share and discover existing progressive South African adventure tourism experiences and to stimulate further innovation – beyond valuable traditional offerings, especially those which provide new opportunities for women, youth, and indigenous rural entrepreneurs to improve their market access and financial inclusion. 

Thanks in advance for coming ready to share, to provide “air time” for others’ input and views, and have fun in the process.

The following working agenda will help us “set the stage” for open discussions, Q&A, and constructive debate about the challenges, threats and more importantly, the opportunities, that when working together, can contribute to our shared bottom lines:

 15:00 Sign-in and Welcome

15:15 SATSA David Frost and Hannelie du Toit: Open, welcome

15:30 Adventure Travel Trade Association Chris Doyle: Welcome, global market trends, plans for deeper engagement in Africa – and, specifically its aims for South Africa, including a possible regional adventure tourism trade event in 2021

16:00-17:00 Facilitated discussions and Q&A

17:00-18:00 Open networking

For our 25 February AdventureConnect, free registration is required below. Be sure to bring your business cards.

As a part of the ATTA’s overarching mission to serve as the hub and facilitator for responsible, profitable adventure travel businesses, destinations and media, AdventureConnect events offer our vibrant communities a chance to connect, network and grow. These events are hosted locally in destinations or conferences where the adventure travel community naturally gathers. AdventureConnects range from casual networking to group outings to structured peer-to-peer or educational roundtables. Access the full AdventureConnect event calendar for events near you.




Hannelie Du Toit

David Frost


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