NMB Convention accepts free listings from local businesses in the following categories: Accommodation, AV and Electrical, Caterers, Conference Venues, Cool and Quirky Venues, Design Print, Entertainment Speakers, Event Management, Event Software, Food Trucks, Furniture, General, Media Communication, Photography, Registration Services, Security Cleaning, Shell Scheme, Small Meeting Venues, Sport Venues, Theatre Venues, Tour Operators, Tradeshow Exhibition Venues, Transport, Wedding Planners and Wedding Venues.
According to the South African National Convention Bureau, South Africa hosts about one million delegates at business events every year, supporting over 250 000 jobs directly and indirectly in this sub-sector alone. These events contribute R115 billion to the total annual GDP of SA, a whopping 9.4% of the country’s GDP.
Corporates are clearly investing in business eventing, whether it is a business meeting, trade exhibition, gala dinner, an incentive drive or a conference. Cape Town takes the number-one spot as a globally competitive business destination, followed by Gauteng and Durban, with Nelson Mandela Bay getting a proportionately low percentage of the business.
Local businesswoman, Caroline Morgan, is hoping that Nelson Mandela Bay will soon improve its position