SAACI appoints new CEO


The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) has appointed Glenton de Kock as its new chief executive officer.

Glenton de Kock, newly-appointed SAACI CEO.

His appointment follows the recent resignation of Rudi van der Vyver, who has joined EPH Events.

Previously De Kock was chief executive officer of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, business support advisor for RV Footwear and project manager at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. He also has extensive experience as an independent hospitality, leisure and tourism consultant.

He holds a national diploma in sport administration and marketing and is enrolled for an MBA at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan University Business School.

Kim Roberts, acting chairperson of SAACI says De Kock brings extensive knowledge of and experience in the tourism sector to the association.  “I believe his appointment makes for perfect synergy and we look forward to working with him.”

“I am looking forward to engaging with the SAACI membership, our national strategic partners and the broader hospitality, leisure and tourism community,” says De Kock.

“I believe there is great scope to increase association meetings and enhance the return on investment for members, their trade shows and business events. I am keen to contribute to the growth and development of SAACI and business tourism in the coming years,” he says.

De Kock (photo attached) assumed his new position today (2 September 2019).