Africa Travel Week

CATCH-UP: How to #stayinbusiness – making sound decisions for your business in distress

Some decisions are hard and painful, especially when it is forced on you by external circumstances out of your control such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we explored frameworks to recreate a feasible and profitable business and explore how tourism SMEs can better adapt in a digital world to ensure their brands remain competitive, increase visibility, and attain growth. 

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Stay In Business Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how you may save your existing business or (perhaps surprising for some) close it to launch a new one. This is not a quick-fix promise, but rather a deep-dive into the essentials of business and how business owners may re-position themselves in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Septi M Bukula
Founder: Seeza Tourism SME Network

Septi M. Bukula is a nationally recognised specialist in entrepreneurship and SME development policy in South Africa. He has undertaken numerous SME policy and programme advisory assignments in South Africa and other African countries. He regularly hosts prominent international conferences focusing on a broad range of SME development issues. In 2017 he established Seeza Tourism SME Network to promote the interests of tourism SMEs, with particular focus on facilitating domestic and international market access. In 2014 his company, Osiba Management, received South African Tourism’s coveted Lilizela Tourism Award.

Christoff Oosthuysen
Founding CEO: Entrepreneurial Planning Institute

Christoff is a leading entrepreneurial coach, facilitator and Certified Business Advisor with 24 years of experience in working with startup entrepreneurs, small business owners, social entrepreneurs and the practitioners supporting them. He launched, grew and sold his own businesses, mainly in the media industry, which allows him to apply his practical experience as a business owner to support other entrepreneurs and practitioners. As Founding CEO of the Entrepreneurial Planning Institute he is active in the shaping of a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Africa. He also serves as trustee of The H-Web Foundation and on the executive committee of Friends of Vista Nova.

Maggie Mutangiri
Founder and Director: Travel Africa Network

Travel Africa Network is a travel & tourism digital media agency dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality in Africa via B2B and B2C distribution channels. In early 2020, Travel Africa Network contracted with Eutelsat to become the first African travel channel to broadcast dedicated high-quality-digital TV content to 135 million homes in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa on HOTBIRD 13° East which forms one of the largest satellite broadcasting footprints in EMEA.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.