As one of 21 SETA’s (sector education and training authority) in South Africa, the partnership of CATHSSETA with the high profile SETE Conference
is sure to bolster what is already shaping up to be an influential event, featuring the National Sports Tourism Steering committee’s presentation of the national sports tourism strategy, as well as presentations, debates and discussions with a number of high profile international and local speakers.
CATHSSETA are indeed a fitting sponsor for the conference, which itself looks to stimulate the exchange of ideas that will enhance the sport, tourism, and event industries in South Africa. According to Mike Tsotetsi, CATHSSETA CEO, “following South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, sports and events tourism was identified as one of the biggest avenues to be pursued and supported in order to boost South African tourism and contribute to the economic growth of the country”.
Tsotetsi also said that “CATHSSETA has a responsibility to facilitate skills development within South Africa by creating strategic partnerships to ensure a meaningful contribution to economic growth across our sports tourism and other sectors. The SETE Conference
is an existing platform which attracts important decision makers and key industry stakeholders, and our involvement therefore ensures that we have the opportunity to promote our objectives by engaging with the relevant audience at a proven successful annual event”.
In support of these objectives, CATHSSETA’s primary aim is to create an environment that allows the youth better employment opportunities through skills development and training within the sports tourism industry, whilst also addressing the shortage of skills in critical areas.
“CATHSSETA is looking to realise the government’s priorities of social cohesion and economic growth through tourism and sport, both of have been identified as playing a catalytic role in attracting global tourism for South Africa, and therefore the SETE Conference
has value for CATHSSETA as it presents a platform for the sharing of ideas around issues central to the sports tourism industry”.
According to Director for Business Development at TEPG and SETE Conference
director, Sugen Pillay, “as the official training authority for sport and tourism, CATHSSETA’s participation in this year’s SETE
confirms the importance of skills development within the sports and tourism industries. Major international sports events like the Olympics demand high levels of service excellence and therefore CATHSSETA’s role will add value to the industry’s attempts at bringing more international events to South Africa, one of SETE’s core objectives”.
Held at the ICC Durban later this year, both the SETE Conference and Exhibition
, from 12 to 14 September, will look to facilitate relationships between South Africa’s tourism, sport and event industries and promote the country as a popular sports and events destination. To this end, the SETE Exhibition
will feature an estimated 100 exhibitors as well as over 60 international hosted buyers (IHB’s), whilst the conference programme will include presentations and panel discussions anchored by keynote speakers who are all specialists within their respective fields.
The National Sports Tourism Steering committee that was appointed at last year’s SETE Conference
will also be presenting the national sports tourism strategy at the conference, outlining the key sports events which SASCOC and its partners will be bidding for until 2030. Focused on identifying the key events which will require government’s support between 2013 and 2030, the plan will be discussed and finalised at the conference.
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Sports and Events Tourism Exchange
12 to 14 September
Times: Wednesday, 12 September and Thursday, 13 September between 09:00 and 17:00; and Friday, 14 September between 09:00 and 14:00.
The two day SETE Conference
(12 to13 September) which runs alongside the exhibition has attracted a line-up of high profile international and local speakers.
12 to 13 September
Registration: Open on www.sportsandevents.co.za
Fee: R3500.00 excl VAT full package
R2000.00 excl VAT Day 1 Only
R1500.00 excl VAT Day 2 Only
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