When

September 23 & 24, 2021 (GMT+3)

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INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND



In 2019 AfSAE launched the Africa Associations Summit as an annual congregation of African and international not-for-profit executives drawn from professional and trade Associations, Civil Society Organizations, Travel and Tourism industry, Events industry, Industry suppliers, Government agencies, Pan African organizations such as Africa Union among other stakeholders. The inaugural summit was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi Kenya while the 2020 event was held virtually as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Summit is a multi-stakeholder platform that enables participants to learn, share and exchange knowledge and information about Associations while at the same time offering opportunities to network and connect.


Summit Theme:


The theme for 2021 Summit is "Enhancing Partnerships, Growth and Opportunities for Associations in a Post-Pandemic Africa". This theme has deliberately been selected to coincide with prevailing situation where the world is fighting hard to gradually emerge from an economic turmoil brought by the Covid-19 global pandemic.


The Challenge:

Africa, like the rest of the world has borne the brunt of a crippling health crisis that has shaken the foundation of the socio-economic well-being of its people. The not-for profit sector including Associations has not been spared the ramifications of the pandemic. At the onset, many were forced to restructure their operations through taking tough decisions on their funding, staffing and public engagements in an effort to survive. Unfortunately, this has led to the weakening of many organizations and in some cases others have totally collapsed.


Yet, amidst this crisis, some have reinvented themselves and managed to not only stay afloat but even thrive. How have they succeeded? What separates the successful ones from the strugglers?


The Opportunity:

Answers to the above questions, analysts observe, boils down to how an organization leverages innovation, partnerships, and its unique positioning to drive growth. The covid-19 crisis has provided organizations with an opportunity to re-evaluate their long-term sustainability plans, retool their business approaches, embrace purposeful collaborations, and fully seize new emerging opportunities. Adaptation is the name of the game.


The summit will therefore seek to showcase how African Associations can take advantage of some of these new opportunities, share lessons learnt throughout the crisis, and attempt to paint the picture of associations of the future.


Specific 2021 Summit Objectives:

1. Show case opportunities for African Associations in the newly established African Free Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA).

2. Highlight the contribution of African Associations in the socio-economic development agenda of the continent.

3. Share educational and learning material on the latest global trends in Associations management.

4. Facilitate professional connections between African Associations Executives and their international counterparts.



Summit Sessions Format:


A mix of both live in person and virtual presentations as well as pre-recorded sessions will be available throughout the summit. Webinar and/or Webcasts tools to deliver quality audio and video content presented by moderators, speakers, panelists, facilitators, and sponsors shall be deployed. Planned sessions include keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, plenary Q&A sessions, case study presentations and education tracks.

Speakers

  • H.E Wamkele Mene (Secretary General at African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat)

    H.E Wamkele Mene

    Secretary General at African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

  • Ben Asoro (Meetings Management Specialist)

    Ben Asoro

    Meetings Management Specialist

  • Larissa BYLL CATARIA (Chair of Africa Region at World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

    Larissa BYLL CATARIA

    Chair of Africa Region at World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

  • Rene Frank (Chairman at Chairman W12+ Programs)

    Rene Frank

    Chairman at Chairman W12+ Programs

  • Marco van Itterzon (Senior Manager Research & Market Analytics at International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA))

    Marco van Itterzon

    Senior Manager Research & Market Analytics at International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

  • Derrick Johnson (Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Event Strategy at Talley Management Group)

    Derrick Johnson

    Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Event Strategy at Talley Management Group

  • Kevan Jones, CAE (Executive Director of Southern African Communications Industries Association (SACIA))

    Kevan Jones, CAE

    Executive Director of Southern African Communications Industries Association (SACIA)

  • Papias KAZAWADI (President Elect at Federation of Africa Engineering Organisations (FAEO))

    Papias KAZAWADI

    President Elect at Federation of Africa Engineering Organisations (FAEO)

  • Charlotte Kemp (President at Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA))

    Charlotte Kemp

    President at Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA)

  • Mbogo Kinyua (Sales Director, East Africa of Glue Up)

    Mbogo Kinyua

    Sales Director, East Africa of Glue Up

  • Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE (President and CEO of LAND Consultants, LLC)

    Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE

    President and CEO of LAND Consultants, LLC

  • Patson Malisa (Deputy Presiding Officer at African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC))

    Patson Malisa

    Deputy Presiding Officer at African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)

  • Jeffers Miruka (President at African Society of Association Executives)

    Jeffers Miruka

    President at African Society of Association Executives

  • Frank Murangwa (Rwanda Convention Bureau)

    Frank Murangwa

    Rwanda Convention Bureau

  • Mungai NFI (Co-Founder of I am Camerooon)

    Mungai NFI

    Co-Founder of I am Camerooon

  • Sharon Newport, CAE (Principal at Sharon Newport, LLC)

    Sharon Newport, CAE

    Principal at Sharon Newport, LLC

  • Felix Okatch (Multilateral Trade Expert and  Chairman at Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA))

    Felix Okatch

    Multilateral Trade Expert and Chairman at Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA)

  • Elisa Pratt (CEO & Chief Strategist of Brewer Pratt Solutions, LLC)

    Elisa Pratt

    CEO & Chief Strategist of Brewer Pratt Solutions, LLC

  • Gregg Talley (President and CEO of Talley Management Group)

    Gregg Talley

    President and CEO of Talley Management Group

  • Lara Van Zyl (Managing Director and Partner of Paragon Africa)

    Lara Van Zyl

    Managing Director and Partner of Paragon Africa

The African Society of Association Executives is a CAE Approved Provider. The program linked here meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae


As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 10 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.


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