Joburg Tourism Convention Bureau wraps up 2021 with an eventful surge of activity

As 2021 draws to a close, Joburg Tourism’s Convention Bureau team is enjoying a burst of activity, firing on all cylinders in support of two significant global business events being hosted in the city during the latter half of November.

“It’s great to be getting back to business as usual to play our role in the continuous recovery of the tourism sector, in line with COVID-19 protocols,” says Rendani Khorommbi, Deputy Director: Johannesburg Convention Bureau.

“As a Convention Bureau and Tourism Directorate, we remain committed to our objectives of affirming our destination’s competitiveness, growing tourism, promoting Joburg as a business events destination, and providing a diverse array of innovative options – all ensuring our visitors leave with memorable experiences that last a lifetime,” says Khorommbi.

“These public-private strategic Business Tourism events are supported by both South African Tourism through its Business Tourism Unit (South African National Convention Bureau) and Gauteng Tourism Authority, through its Business Tourism structure (Gauteng Conventions & Events Bureau).”

JCI National Convention & World Congress Hybrid [16 – 20 November 2021]
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) National Convention is taking place concurrently with the world congress hybrid from 16 – 20 November 2021. The World Congress is being held as a hybrid event, with sessions taking place online – as well as at a physical hub in Johannesburg at the Capital on the Park in Sandton from 18 – 20 November 2021. Approximately 100 delegates are to attend the in-person event.

JCI is a century-old membership-based non-profit organization of young active citizens, aged 18 to 40 in nearly 120 countries – who are engaged and committed to creating positive impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world.

Ignite Compassion, Unite Humanity is the theme of the 2021 JCI World Congress, inspired by the philosophy of ubuntu and the universal values expressed at the Cradle of Humankind.

In line with the theme, the 2021 JCI World Congress will focus on the JCI RISE – RebuildInvest-Sustain-Evolve, a response to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic from an economic and mental well-being perspective. It is an initiative that encourages young people to develop projects related to the three pillars of RISE:

  1. Sustaining and rebuilding economies by supporting small, local businesses
  2. Motivating the workforce through youth entrepreneurship
  3. Preserving mental health and well-being

This initiative anchors JCI in economic reality and ensures JCI keeps developing relevant leaders for our changing world. The full programme includes inspirational sessions, impactful workshops, official General Assembly meetings, JCI programs, forums, training, and fun-filled events to share best practices, exchange ideas, and determine the future of this dynamic organization.

For enquiries contact: Simphiwe Zuma (JCI World Congress Director) on coc@jcisouthafrica.co.za or call 076 117 7326.
ACCES 2021

To Bring The Global Music Industry to Johannesburg [25 – 27 November]
Music industry professionals from across the globe – including musicians, label executives, publishers, promoters, managers and festival bookers – will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the fourth Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) this November.

ACCES is the leading pan-African music business event organised by the Music In Africa Foundation in a different African city every year. This year’s edition takes places at Constitution Hill and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 November 2021.

Organised in partnership with Europe’s leading club festival, Reeperbahn Festival, ACCES will offer an exciting programme including keynotes, panel discussions, live performances, exhibitions, workshops, awards and networking sessions.

The conference programme features a dynamic roster of global musicians and industry experts, including global superstar Master KG, Busiswa, Slikour, Msaki, Gigi Lamayne and Priddy Ugly – who are among more than 50 speakers and workshop facilitators confirmed for the music trade show.

Honouring South African music legends
ACCES 2021 will kick off on 25 November with the Music In Africa Honorary Award ceremony where South African legends Vusi Mahlasela and Thandiswa Mazwai will be awarded for their outstanding contribution to their home country’s music industry and that of Africa as a whole. They will join previous award recipients Baaba Maal (2017), Eric Wainaina (2018), Ebo Taylor (2019) and Bibie Brew (2019).


 ACCES is free to all Africans. Online registration is mandatory on a first-come, firstserved basis.
 Watch the ACCES 2021 recap video from Accra, Ghana, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qImK2c08vfE
 Register at www.musicinafrica.net/acces now to be part of ACCES 2021.
 Contact information/General enquiries:
o Claire Metais
o claire@musicinafrica.net
o 00 33 6 41 15 98 97

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