SAACI National Congress 2022: Eventing into the Future

35th Congress

Recognising the abundance of change that the business events and exhibitions industry has experienced due to the immense impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, is the drive behind the THEME for the SAACI Annual National Congress this year, which is

Eventing into the Future

This year, the Congress aims to provide both members and non-members the opportunity to engage, share their experiences, and learn about priority areas such as innovation, design thinking within the business events industry, and professional learning opportunities.

Speakers and delegates will unpack the advancements in areas ranging from sustainable events, destinations’ innovation in attracting events, as well as consumer trends to the impact of technology.

This is SAACI’s 35th year in existence, and we will be hosting the Congress as a celebration of our achievements and the work that will continue to be done by our flourishing association.

Date: 14 & 15 August 2022

Venue: STIAS: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
The importance of the Knowledge Economy for the Western Cape and value and importance of the region’s academic institutions, makes Stellenbosch an ideal conference destination for the 2022 SAACI Congress.

For group registrations, please send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you!

Kim Roberts
SAACI National Board

Angela Lorimer
SAACI Western Cape Branch