what to expect

pre-scheduled meetings

We take the hard work out of arranging meetings by creating a personalised schedule for each delegate! Everyone attending Experience Africa will be asked to select and rank their preferred meeting partners. Our bespoke matchmaking system then uses this information to create schedules that are fair and relevant for everyone.

Inspiring seminars

In 2020, we will host multiple thought-provoking seminars and panel sessions. Our programme features influential voices from the industry discussing the most interesting and relevant travel trends, as well as sessions that put a spotlight on some of Africa’s most sought-after destinations. This is a unique opportunity to hear industry experts discuss the essential topics affecting African tourism.

evening entertainment

Experience Africa offers a fantastic opportunity to build lasting business relationships, but it’s not just about meetings! Networking in a relaxed, intimate setting is equally important, and that’s why we host fun and memorable evening events each night of the show. Join us to unwind after the show each day, and to mingle with industry colleagues over cocktails and canapes!

networking breaks

Even with up to 42 meetings, we understand that you may not be able to meet everyone you hope to in three days. That’s why we include two networking breaks each day so you can catch up with old and new contacts over coffee and cake. You can also enjoy a delicious African-themed lunch cooked by an award-winning chef.

life of africa

We aim to represent everyone who keeps the African travel industry going, from creative journalists to enthusiastic guides and passionate conservation experts. In previous years we have partnered with a range of organisations including How Many Elephants, Water-to-Go and Africology skincare. Stay tuned to see who you can meet in our Life of Africa rooms in 2020!