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SAACI Matters

A word from our youth portfolio ambassador – Minister Kganyago

It is my pleasure to recommend SAACI to any business events stakeholder looking to make a meaningful impact in the industry.

ATKV Resorts has been a patron member of SAACI for over four years now and we have not stopped reaping the rewards. As a company we, in recent years, decided to reposition our MICE division and implement a turnaround strategy to compete in the business event space. SAACI has been a critical part of our repositioning strategy, playing a role that helped in strengthening our force to penetrate the MICE market.

We invited SAACI CEO Rudi van der Vyver to our internal strategy planning session. His presence there was of great value, as he was able to paint a holistic picture of the business events industry.

SAACI’s academy courses were offered to our staff members at no additional cost – the courses further empowered our teams and we continue to enjoy access to them and educating more and more team members. The SAACI networking events gave us access to the various industry role players, enabling us to build long lasting connections with other members, contributing to the success of this industry.

One of the key lessons we learned is that, being a patron member of SAACI requires that you actively participate and engage with SAACI in your business endeavours to reap as much value as possible. For example, we enjoy SAACI negotiated prices from registered suppliers. We receive great brand exposure from speaking opportunities at big events, to sponsorship opportunities. The value is endless.

ATKV Resorts confidently encourages any business events role player to become a member of SAACI.