What is the conference about?

Building on the success of the five previous Attractions Africa Conferences (2014 – 2018), the first Annual AAVEA Conference (AAVEA 2019) was held on 21 and 22 August 2019 in Cape Town. The conference was a two-day gathering especially designed for visitor experience and attraction professionals. The programme offered the latest insights into best practice, trends, management, and benchmarking. Networking events opened up collaboration opportunities. Panellists and presenters shared personal experiences and case studies of real-world excellence. Join us at AAVEA 2020 – the only African platform for visitor experience and attraction professionals to network, share, and seek solutions together.

2019 Participant List

Who should attend?

The MDs, the Ops Directors, the Marketing Teams, the HR Specialists, and the Midlevel On-Site Managers from:

  • Adventure and adrenalin activities
  • Aquariums, zoos, and animal sanctuaries
  • Boat, rail, and air excursions
  • Family entertainment centres
  • Heritage and cultural institutions and experiences
  • Markets, festivals, and events at attractions
  • Museums and science centres
  • Natural attractions
  • Nature and game reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, and sports and recreation facilities
  • Theme parks and water parks
  • Wine farms, craft breweries, and other food and drink attractions

Stakeholders from the broader tourism economy including representatives of:

  • Tourism bodies
  • Destination management organisations
  • Suppliers of products and services
  • Tourism practitioners and influencers

Whether your visitors are school children, domestic visitors, or international tourists, you draw visitors by consistently providing an interesting and enjoyable encounter. Your top priority is to deliver an exceptional experience to each and every visitor, each and every time, so take your attraction, experience, or cultural institution to new heights with the knowledge, connections, and expertise you’ll gain at AAVEA 2019.

Connect with a network of visitor experience and attraction professionals: join us in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 -22 August for AAVEA 2019.

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The previous conference by the numbers

101 Participants 12 Speakers
38 Attractions attended 734 followers
94% of participants rated the programme as excellent!