, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 6 – Kenyatta International Convention Centre Managing Director Nana Gecaga has been elected Deputy Chairperson of the International Congress and Convention Association, African Chapter for a two-year term.
Alongside her colleagues, Gecaga will oversee the work of positioning Africa as a prime business conferencing destination and showcase the potential of the continent to host big events.
The incoming chair says she will use the influential post to further position Kenya as an attractive destination for conference tourism on the continent.
ICCA is an international body which represents the world’s leading suppliers in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events.
It comprises of 1,100-member companies and organizations across the world.
“Key will be to showcase Kenya and the continent’s capabilities to host large conferences and events. Africa is ready to do business with the world. With the right in-country partnerships, member countries can host major events and as ICCA Africa Chapter, we will work to ensure we raise this profile,” said Ms. Gecaga.
She noted the need for event organizers to work with the right people and suppliers, who are ICCA Africa members.
Some of the objectives of the African Chapter as the voice of Africa in the global meetings world include increasing Africa’s market share of the global meetings industry, extracting more business between countries on the continent, growing and nurturing the people within the industry and creating a positive image about Africa as a unique and inspiring