17 July 2019

AAVEA announces speakers and enticing opportunities for participants at its annual attractions management conference in Cape Town

Submitted by Fazielah Williams
AAVEA announces speakers and enticing opportunities for participants at its annual attractions management conference in Cape Town

The African Association for Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) is gearing up to host its sixth annual conference for attractions managers and industry professionals at the Radisson RED Hotel in Cape Town on 21 and 22 August 2019. 

The association, which launched in April 2019, is proud to present an inspiring two-day programme of insightful case studies, captivating presentations by international and local speakers, and thought-provoking roundtable discussions. 

This year’s programme will include a presentation by Mikael Ahlerup, the CEO of Lund Group in Norway. The Lund Group is a family-owned company that goes back generations and is one of Norway’s largest leisure companies. Mikael will be sharing his experience on how to embrace leadership. 

AAVEA is supported by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) who will be holding its Institute for Attractions Managers (IAM) at the Radisson RED Hotel from 18 to 20 August 2019. The IAM course, being held for the first time ever in Africa, is directed at emerging industry professionals who have the potential to join senior management team and newly hired executives in the attractions industry. Those who participate in both the AAVEA Annual Conference and the IAM course will be awarded 26 credits towards their IAAPA qualification as a Certified Attractions Leader, an internationally recognised endorsement that can open up opportunities in the attractions industry. 

AAVEA president Sabine Lehmann, who founded the conference in 2014, is excited to welcome participants to both of these attractions industry events.

 “Both the AAVEA conference and the IAM course are fantastic opportunities for African attractions managers to learn from and with the best global pioneers in the industry. We are proud to be working alongside the IAAPA team to bring emerging trends, best practice case studies, and universal benchmarks to the shores of Cape Town, and to showcase examples of local excellence to our international peers. Register today and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!” says Lehmann. 

Join us at the Annual AAVEA Conference 2019:

Attractions Africa, now AAVEA, will hold its sixth annual conference (AAVEA 2019) on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August 2019 at the Radisson RED Hotel in Cape Town. The conference is a two-day gathering especially designed for visitor experience and attraction professionals. The programme offers insights into best practice, trends, management, and bench marking. Networking events open up collaboration opportunities. Panelists and presenters share personal experiences and case studies of real-world excellence. It’s the only African platform for visitor experience and attraction professionals to network, share, and seek solutions together.  

Conference registration for AAVEA 2019 is open and AAVEA members will enjoy special discounted pricing.  

For more information about AAVEA, please visit www.aavea.org.za, call +27 (0)21 683 2934, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..