SAACI connects, supports and educates the business events industry in southern Africa by creating sustainable environment for business growth


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Our Vision

We are a professional association that promotes sustainability within the business events industry in Southern Africa. We facilitate an enabling environment for learning, growth and collaboration. Our goal is to be the recognised professional association of the business events industry of Southern Africa




Our Purpose

With over 1500 members, we protect the integrity and professional image of the business events industry ensuring the industry gains the respect and admiration of the business leaders we serve.

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2018 Highlights

As 2018 becomes a memory, we reflect on all the amazing achievements of not only our SAACI members but our industry as a whole. We wish all our members well during this well deserved break as we look forward to 2019 taking us to new heights

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SAACI Matters | September 2019

Glenton de Kock new SAACI CEO SAACI has appointed Glenton de Kock as its new chief executive officer. Previously Glenton was Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, where he was responsible for strategic leadership and the development and execution of...

SAACIMatters | July 2019

Thank you Rudi! “We thank Rudi van der Vyver for the energy and enthusiasm with which he led SAACI since accepting the position of CEO about two years ago. We have learnt from his vigour and what it means to lead from the front,” says Acting Chairperson Kim Roberts....

SAACI Matters | June 2019

SA events industry exceeds global standards In many ways the South African events industry is exceeding global standards, reports Bizcommunity. At the recent Middle East Special Event and Exhibition Show in Dubai, event experts found South Africa to be well ahead of...