Conference

What is the conference about?

After five preceding annual Attractions Africa Conferences (2014 – 2018), the first Annual AAVEA Conference (AAVEA 2019) will be held on 21 and 22 August 2019 in Cape Town. The conference is a two-day event especially designed for visitor experience and attraction professionals. The programme comprises international speakers sharing trends, benchmarks, and best practice, as well as local examples of excellence, case studies, and white papers presented by local attraction and experience professionals. AAVEA offers the only educational opportunities for attraction and visitor experience professionals in Africa, and it’s the only African platform for attraction and experience professionals to network, share, and seek solutions together.

Who should attend?

  • Adventure and adrenalin activities
  • Aquariums, zoos, and animal sanctuaries
  • Boat, rail, and air excursions
  • Family entertainment centres
  • Heritage and cultural experiences institutions
  • 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

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 every visitor, so take your attraction, experience, or cultural institution to new heights with the knowledge, connections, and expertise you’ll gain with AAVEA.

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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Past conferences

Visit the websites of our past conferences to see how we’ve been growing and improving over the last five years.

The previous conference by the numbers

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