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Meet Stellenbosch 2023 | Driving confidence for the Stellenbosch business events industry

Thu Jun 1, 08:30 - Fri Jun 2, 16:00

Neelsie Cinema


Meet Stellenbosch is an initiative by Visit Stellenbosch and the Central Events and Conferencing Office (CECO), to highlight Stellenbosch as a Business Events Destination. 

This year’s theme will be driving confidence for the Stellenbosch business events industry, and will focus on understanding what the destination needs are as we set the course for rebuilding business events within Stellenbosch. 

Day 1:

Conference Day

Thursday, 01June 2023

Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Programme topics and speakers

Event Master of Ceremonies: Natalia Rosa | CEO: Big Ambitions

Navigating the Turbulence | Remaining Resilient in an Ever-Changing World

Keynote speaker for the day

Stephen Mcgrown, Inspirational Speaker, Author and Longest Held Captive of Al Qaeda 

Digitalizational and Information Technology | The Best Digital Marketing Strategies and Tactics to Increase Visitor Traffic 

Neil Piper | Head of Marketing and Content Management of Messe Frankfurt South Africa

Eventing for the Future | Current Trends and Opportunities: A Deep Dive into the future of the Business Events Landscape 

National Chairperson of AXXO | Devi Paulsen

Panel discussion

Positioning a Business Tourism Destination | Destination Innovation and Sustainability

Panelists from SAACI, Wesgro, Visit Stellenbosch

Speed-Marketing Session 

Accommodation | Experiences | Wine | Art | Venues | Outdoors | Group Dinning and Experiences

Sundowners & Networking Session

Day 2:

Venue site visits and experience Stellenbosch as a Business Event Tourist

Friday, 02 June 2023

Time: 08:00 - 15:00

Join us for an exciting excursion programme where you will see, sip, taste and savour some of what Stellenbosch has to offer for our business tourists.

Conference Venue: Neelsie Cinema, Langehoven Centre, 7 De Beer Street, Stellenbosch

Dress code: Business casual

Parking: Limited unreserved underground paid parking is available at the Neelsie Centre, alternatively off street parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis

RSVP: Monday, 26 May 2023

Ticket Rules:

  • You can either print your ticket out and bring the physical ticket to be scanned on arrival or screenshot the ticket/ or show the ticket on your mobile device upon arrival.

Looking forward to spend time with you in Stellenbosch.

For more info: visit:


  • Central Events and Conferencing Office, contact Lumkile Tisana, 079 877 5455 , [email protected]


Meet Stellenbosch 2023 | Driving confidence for the Stellenbosch business events industry
Neelsie Cinema
7 De Beer Rd, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7600
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