Keith Burton, managing director of top professional conference organising company African Agenda has announced that Brian McDonald, founder of Global Conferences and conference organising stalwart, has joined the African Agenda team.
This follows the appointment of Lyrene Zimmerman who recently joined as marketing and business development director.
“The conference industry is going through exciting times, and we at African Agenda are determined to offer world-class professional conference organising services. These two appointments are of major significance in our striving for even greater professionalism and being more aggressive in signing up new business.”
Keith’s partner, Kristen Tremeer, added: “Another major step forward for African Agenda has been our successful application to become a member of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), the first company in sub-Saharan Africa to meet its stringent membership criteria.”
With more than 25 years experience in the conference industry, especially working on large and prestigious events such as The World Summit on Sustainable Development (55 000 participants) and the International Diabetes Federation Congress (12 300 participants), Mr McDonald said: “Retirement has been fun, my golf has improved and my herb and vegetable garden is thriving, but I miss the excitement of the conference industry. I feel I have a contribution to make in assisting African Agenda in their drive to become the most dynamic professional conference organising company in Cape Town, in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.”