Attractions industry in Africa
and participate in 14 interactive sessions over two days
Attractions Africa is dedicated to advancing the visitor attractions industry in Africa through the sharing of knowledge. The Attractions Africa Conference provides an opportunity for attractions professionals at every level to participate, learn and network.
It’s a forum for attractions professionals to discuss the art and science of attraction management, sharing challenges and solutions.
The genesis of this conference and community came about in 2014 when it was founded by Sabine Lehmann (formerly of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, currently with Zeitz MOCAA). She realised that attractions professionals around the world were meeting to share knowledge and best practice, but no such meetings existed in Africa. So she set about rallying attractions professionals from across South Africa – even those who didn’t think they were an attraction professional – to focus on defining their industry.
If your top priority is to deliver an exceptional experience to every visitor, every time they visit your attraction, you are an attraction professional. Join us at the next Attractions Africa Conference.
International interest was piqued by the success of the first Attractions Africa conference in 2014 and we were approached by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) European section to discuss the development of Southern Africa’s first attractions association. Karen Staley, the Executive Director of IAAPA Europe, participated in the Attractions Africa 2015 Conference and it was announced shortly thereafter that IAAPA Europe and Middle East would expand to incorporate Africa. Ms Staley attended the 2016 and 2017 conferences with the IAAPA chair, Andreas Andersen, and we continue to discuss further collaboration and co-operation between Attractions Africa and IAAPA.
Participation in IAAPA’s educational program qualifies for continuing education (CE) hours application toward an IAAPA Certification. IAAPA’s certification program helps set your career apart from others in the industry. Let your years of experience and participation in educational experiences work for you.
The 5th Annual Attractions Africa Conference will be held 6 and 7 June 2018 at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. The conference is a two-day event especially designed for visitor attraction professionals. The programme comprised international speakers sharing trends, benchmarks and best practice, as well as local examples of excellence, case studies and white papers presented by local attraction professionals. Most importantly, it’s the only educational opportunity for attractions professionals in Africa, and it’s the only African platform for attractions professionals to network share and seek solutions together.
Past conference information and programmes can be found in the past conferences archive.
Whether your visitors are school children or international tourists, you draw visitors by consistently providing an interesting and enjoyable adventure. Your top priority is to deliver an exceptional experience to every visitor, so take your attraction to new heights with the knowledge, connections and expertise you’ll gain at Attractions Africa.