Africa Associations Congress to launch in November

The Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya will host the first Africa Associations Congress later this year, from 8-9 November.

Jeffers Miruka and Damian Hutt
Jeffers Miruka and Damian Hutt

Organised by Associations Network, the event will be sponsored by the KICC, Hilton and IHG, and will cover all areas of member engagement, marketing, events and governance.

Day one will feature a conference with breakouts and day two will be a full day of workshops. Other supporters of the event include the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Association Management.

The congress is expected to attract heads of membership organisations from national and regional associations in Africa, pan-African associations and international associations from outside Africa, as well as heads of events, membership organisations, directors, VPs, heads of departments and managers from small to large organisations including professional bodies, trade associations, scientific societies, unions, user groups, forums and councils.

Jeffers Miruka, president of the Africa Society of Association Executives, will be the keynote speaker for the event and will be joined by Duncan Onyango, director for the East Africa Venture Capital Association and Frederick Owiyo, general manager of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Kenya.

Damian Hutt, executive director of Association Network, said: "I'm very pleased to be bringing the Associations Congress series to Africa and our 3,400 members and subscribers of Associations Network. Partnering with the KICC in Nairobi as well as Hilton and IHG, the event is of strategic value to the city and Africa as a whole. We are pleased to be working with advisors and partners throughout Africa to be providing this critical educational event.

"It was the first conference I ever worked on in 1985 in Kenya, that gave me the events bug and 31 years later, after visiting Africa many times since, I am proud to bring this Associations Congress that I have developed to the continent," he added.

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