MCI opens African office

MCI has announced the launch of its Johannesburg office today at Meetings Africa 2013.

MCI has opened an office in Johannesburg
MCI has opened an office in Johannesburg

MCI South Africa, which opened on 1 February, has already secured the Principals Association of South Africa as a client.

Tamlynne Wilton has been recruited from a local PCO in Johannesburg to lead the office as business development director.

The office will be complemented by MCI’s sister company and DMC, Ovation, which opened in Cape Town three years ago.

David Sand, managing director of Ovation South Africa, said: "MCI has expanded because it sees huge potential in Africa and some of its global core PCO mandates are starting to rotate to this region of the world. MCI South Africa will provide PCO services and we will add association management services at a later date."

Wilton said: "Cape Town already has 800 conferences secured until 2020 and MCI’s research division in China has carried out lots of research into associations. Both of these create lots of leads for MCI South Africa to tap into. We will focus on key industries that are likely to secure governmental support, such as mining, health, education, agriculture and trade."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
You don't need tech to immerse people

You don't need tech to immerse people

You don't need expensive technology to engage audiences, says Karin Kadin of Brands at Work.

DRPG secures sweet deal with client win

DRPG secures sweet deal with client win

An internal awards ceremony for a confectionary brand saw 400 employees recognised for their achievements.

How the industry has changed for venues

How the industry has changed for venues

Director of Lane End Conference Centre reflects on changes to meetings and events since venue opened in 1969.

Audience UK appoints head of experiential

Audience UK appoints head of experiential

Full-service engagement agency appoints Stephen McIntosh as its head of experiential to oversee activations.

In pictures: SOTI Directors Dinner

In pictures: SOTI Directors Dinner

C&IT welcomed directors from the top 50 agencies at the Savoy, in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board.

Venues, hotels and activities in Latin America

Venues, hotels and activities in Latin America

From exploring the famous ancient ruins in Peru to five-star Art Deco luxury by the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro

Why organisations need a mental health champion

Why organisations need a mental health champion

Forward-thinking companies need to address mental health according to advice from Ashfield Meetings & Events and SPARK THINKING.

New London office and senior hires for Seventa Events

New London office and senior hires for Seventa Events

Three new team members join the agency at its new Tobacco Dock headquarters.

Why good lighting at events is so important

Why good lighting at events is so important

Rob Myer, managing director at Light Fantastic, explains why theatrical expertise is helpful for lighting events.

Inspirational Venues & Events hires operational director

Inspirational Venues & Events hires operational director

Inspirational Venues & Events has appointed Amina Bentamoune as operations director.

LATEST JOBS