Africa is leading all manner of indices for international investment, capital growth, and business opportunity.


The continent is rising as one of the final frontiers for international associations, corporations, and NGO`s seeking connections with her fast growing sector economies and her associated business communities from within these key industry sectors. Unsurprisingly, Africa is also rising as a hotspot continent for hosting regional and international business events where contacts and business relationships among these communities can be realised.

Through the prism of the International Meetings Review (IMR) partner publication for the worldwide association management community - AMI (Association Meetings International) - and its regional publication partner for Subsaharan Africa - The Event - IMR is delighted to be bringing you a series of online TV and digital print supplements, collectively entitled; `Africa Now - for business events`, which will reveal the destination hotspots that exist across the continent for staging your congresses, your business meetings, and your motivational events.

We begin from within the maturer environs of South Africa with a 4-part series looking at the opportunities that she presents - for `Inspiring Conventions`, for `Inspiring Incentives`, for the wider `Africa Marketplace`, and the `New Ways` that Africa can deliver her meetings multiplier effect that only its culture, its peoples, and its environment can deliver!

So happy viewing, happy reading, and inspiration to you all!

James Latham

Executive Producer International Meetings Review