Govt. engages S.A firm in UNWTO summit organisation

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Govt. engages S.A firm in UNWTO summit organisation

Livingstone, May 07, ZANIS…..Government has engaged a South African
Based Conference Organising company to be in charge of the overall
organising of the 20th session of the United Nations World Tourism
General Assembly (UNWTO) to be co-hosted between Zambia and Zimbabwe
in August this year.

Speaking during a press briefing at Royal Sun Hotel today, Minister of
Tourism and Arts Ms Sylvia Masebo said government was confident that
The Conference Company of South Africa would be able to competently
organise the event with success.

Ms Masebo said the company will be in charge of organizing for the
venue, food, accommodation, hosting of actual event as well as other
side activities that would take place on the Zambian side during the
global event.

She explained that her ministry was happy that the government has
engaged a company with expertise in organizing mega events adding that
the function of a professional conference organizer was vital in
serving as focal point person to coordinate conference activities
between the two countries.

“ I am elated that the company we have engaged has experience in
organising mega events and  I have no doubt that they will be able to
successfully organize  this event,” Ms Masebo said.

Ms Masebo expressed confidence that the professional conference
company through collaboration with conference organizers engaged by
Zimbabwe will also help to double efforts in co-hosting a successful

And The Conference Company Chief Executive Officer, Ms Nina Freysen
Pretorius said it was a privilege to be accorded an opportunity to
help in organizing the prestigious event.

“ It is a great honour and privilege  for us to help in organizing the
event and we look forward to working closely with the Ministry of
Tourism and Art to ensure that the project  is a success,” Ms
Pretorius said.

She noted the co-hosting of the event between Zambia and Zimbabwe is a
rare opportunity that would undoubtedly  elevate the profile of the
two countries and Africa as a whole.