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EXSA Announces New Chairman and Board

Following the EXSA AGM held during the EXSA Conference, EXSA is delighted to announce that Neil Nagooroo of Sandton Convention Centre has been voted in as the new EXSA Chairman.

EXSA (the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) is now in its 36th year and has four Forums within the Association – Venues; Organisers; Services/Suppliers and Young Professionals.

There are eight new members to the Board which is made up as follows:

Chairman: Sandton Convention Centre, Neil Nagooroo

Immediate Past Chair: Octanorm, Brad Alder

Treasurer: Concept G, Andrew Binning

Services Forum

Expo Guys, Patrick Cronning

DK Design, Doug Rix

Venue Forum

Sandton Convention Centre, Neil Nagooroo

CTICC – Lindy Cambouris

Organiser Forum

Inkanyezi Exhibitions and Events, Andrew Binning

Synergy Business Events, Lorin Bowen

Conker Exhibitions, Clive Shedlock

Pure Grit, Zaida Enver

Young Professionals Forum

Compex, Katherine Gunningham

Western Cape Forum

Resource Design, Karen Healey

KZN Forum

I-cube Alternate Advertising, Denver Manickum

“I am humbled by the vote of confidence of the EXSA Board and honoured to lead the Association in the year ahead,” said Nagooroo. “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing members of the Board for their commitment to the industry in their respective portfolios within EXSA.”

Neil Nagooroo is an MBA graduate who currently heads up the sales and marketing team at the Sandton Convention Centre.

He has a profound understanding of hospitality and tourism in South Africa gained from his broad experience in the industry which he has been part off for the past 11 years.

As Executive Project Manager at SA Tourism, he was responsible for the organising and delivery of all SA Tourism’s exhibitions, including the Tourism INDABA, the largest trade show in Africa.

Through his experience at the Sandton Convention Centre and SA Tourism, he has developed a key understanding of the South African tourism industry and how to market the country both domestically and internationally, and ensuring that revenue targets are met while focusing on customer excellence.

Source : www.exsa.co.za


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