AAVEA 2019 is a two-day conference with a programme of international and local speakers sharing trends, benchmarks, and best practice.


  • What do the youth of today want when visiting an attraction?
  • Family entertainment – the next big thing and how to make it work.
  • Lessons and learnings from school groups and school programming at attractions.
  • Coaching for success – a self-reflection session
  • Opening a franchise in Africa? What did we learn? (case study)
  • When planning and the real-world collide (A panel with reps from new attractions that have opened: how did their planning match reality?)
  • South Africa’s middle-class consumer. What do they want?
  • My journey in the attractions industry (CEO panel)
Tuesday, 20 August   Behind the scene tours  
Wednesday, 21 August Registration

Conference sessions
Conference sessions Conference social
Thursday, 22 August Behind the scenes tour

Conference sessions
Conference sessions  


2019 speakers
Interested in speaking at AAVEA 2019? Or have a potential speaker you would like to nominate? Send details to

Behind the scenes tour

Coming soon.