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Progress Report for period July 2011 – Jan 2012 James Seymour CEO Durban KZN CB.

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1 Progress Report for period July 2011 – Jan 2012 James Seymour CEO Durban KZN CB

2 DURBAN KZN CB VISION AND MISSION Vision: To showcase Durban and KwaZulu-Natal as the premier business and tourism destination in Africa Mission: To aggressively identify and bid for small, medium and large ‘meeting, exhibition and incentive gatherings’ with researched potential of significant return on investment (ROI) and to passionately raise the level of awareness of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal’s wide range of business tourism related venues and associated services.

3 ICCA – Intl Conference and Convention Association database indicating events that SA could potentially host: 18 Events – 5000 pax and above 350 Events – 1000 – 5000 pax 521 Events – 500 – 1000 pax 2604 Events – 50 – 500 pax

4 ActivityTargetProgress to date Identification of bid proposal opportunities and preparations 20 – 2521 Brain Research, Desalination, World Toilets, World Leisure Congress, World Volunteers, Retrovaille, SETA Orthotics and Prosthetics, Top Gear, World Symposium on Choral Music, Loerie Awards, Animal Transportation, World Youth Chess Championships, Endourology, TAFI, WASME, Aortic, MIM, International Hospital Federation, Tobacco or Health, AV Expo and International Design Alliance Bid presentations Brain Research, World Leisure Congress, Retrovaille, World Youth Chess Championships, ICME, Endourology, Top Gear, TAFI, WASME, AORTIC, Aquaculture Site Inspections World Leisure; World Youth Chess Championships, ICME, Pharmaceutical Incentive; Prosthetics and Orthotics, Rotary, ICASA, ICME, TAFI, ASISA Delegate Boost International Wildlife, Union of International Architects, ICASA, World Toilets, Critical Care, TAFI

5 Current Initiatives Bid initiatives: 12 bid initatives ranging from conferences of 80 delegates to major conferences expected to attract pax from Guaranteeing right to host: Rotary 2019 Endourology 2016 World Leisure Congress 2016 World Youth Chess Championship 2014 SETE 2012 – 2014 WASME 2013 Support: DECOREX 2012 IACAPAP 2014 LARASA 2012

6 ActivityTargetProgress to date Promotions and Exhibitions: IMEX America EIBTM TAFI AIME Meetings Africa IMEX Europe FCCI meetings 5 15 – 25 one on one appointments with buyers per show/ workshop 7 Attended IMEX America & FCCI - 17 meetings; EIBTM – 23 meetings;FCCI Action Forum – December Delegate boosting for Durban conf 2012 AIME – desk booked;20 appt s secured Meetings Africa – provincial stand with TKZN support Sub-sector engagements and networking: SAACI Conference ICCA Congress ICCA Africa workshop SAACI Chapter meetings FEDHASA Hotel Charter Meetings Africa Lekgotla Sales Calls Gauteng and Cape Town Association buyers CEO & Business Liaison Manager Attended CEO attended CEO sector chair for destination marketing (5) Research and Business Manager attended ICCA Research and Marketing Workshop Gdansk, Poland Working with Durban Invest to organise ‘Ambassador Initiation Workshop’ after Meetings Africa Hotel CEO presenting case study of successful bid 4 to date

7 ActivityTargetProgress to date Promotional collateral / advertising3,000 meeting planner guides Website development and maintenance DEDT to release tender ad for Meeting Planner Guide Bedouk Conference, Exhibition and Event Guide x 4 Website maintenance ongoing. Facebook, Twitter and Linked In accounts created. Hosting of events – value addsInternational Human Rights Conference 2011 reception function, ALASA reception function; 2011 Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV Conference - reception function; 2011 Social Worker Conference – reception function; 2011 FCCI Action Forum over period of COP17 World Transplant Games Non- Destructive Testing ICNDT Advice, guidance, information service: Professional CB Office Ongoing Other critical: ICCA database submission Association database Business Events Calendar Hotel Charter 15 qualifying meetings submitted Ongoing Revised MOU agreed to


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