Week Ghana 2019 gathers momentum african Sports Tourism

Week Ghana 2019 gathers momentum african Sports Tourism

eTurboNews Syndication:

Tourism may be the crossing of borders for an event. Sports Tourism is one particular activity bringing so many to cross borders because they are counted today as Sports Tourism Delegates.

The 2019 edition of African Sports Tourism – the premier, Pan-African convergence of stakeholders from both tourism and sports landscapes, that yearly moves in one African country to another will undoubtedly be hosted in Ghana this season and two major activities have already been scheduled to headline the week.

They are African Sports Tourism Summit & Olympic African and Roundtable Sports Destination Awards. The summit shall witness the gathering of sports federations/commissions/councils, Olympic committees, local organizing committees, tourism boards, tour operators along with other stakeholders from both tourism and sports landscapes. They’ll be cross-breeding ideas and exchange a tactile hand of fellowship, towards an Africa where sport is approached and viewed as tourism. It shall hold at Oak Plaza Hotels in Accra Ghana, on the 19th – of September 20th, 2019.

On the set of speakers are Juliet Bauwah, Dev Govindjee, Geoff Wilson, Tafadzwa Mapanzure, Abi Ijasanmi and Seyi Akinwunmi.

Juliet Bawuah is really a female household name in sports across Africa. Of the entire year she sits on the panel that decides CAF African Footballer. The Founder of African Women Sports Summit is really a fellow of Radio Netherlands Training Centre. She actually is an African football contributor on TRT currently, a respected European television company in Turkey.

Seyi Akinwunmi is really a consummate lawyer who has during the past pitched his trade with tourism industry players. He serves as 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Lagos and Federation FA chairman.

Dev Govindjee is really a South African cricket legend who played in 45 first-class matches for Eastern Province between 1971 and 1983. He caused International Cricket Council for greater than a decade. He could be a global match referee currently.

A known person in the board at Tourism Northern Ireland – Geoff Wilson runs their own communications and marketing consultancy business, with a concentrate on sport primarily. Previously Head of Marketing and Communications (Irish FA), he was in charge of pr, commercial programmes, brand communication and development to fans.

Geoff works together with famous brands FIFA, UEFA, AFC, FIBA along with other global sports organizations in an array of areas from strategic planning, communications and marketing, digital, fans engagement, public knowledge and affairs sharing/exchange programmes. In addition, Geoff consults with a genuine amount of sports tech companies in the CRM, eSports, wearable and fans engagement space. Geoff is really a part-time lecturer in marketing at Queen’s University Belfast and is Chair of Netball Northern Ireland.

Tafadzwa Mapanzure is really a sports industry consultant with years of experience in sports marketing in Southern Africa region.


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Abi Ijasanmi was among the first female agents negotiating salaries, media and endorsements deals for all of us Basketball players in Europe, Asia and the center East. A Commercial Lawyer with over a decade business development experience, she joined Trans-Atlantic Sports marketing being an intern in 1998 and in 2001 became in charge of representing talent in markets as diverse as Lebanon, Italy, France and lithuania. Overseeing player, media and team relations, and her efforts managed to get easy for players to venture into unknown command and territories professional fees.

Abi spearheaded the women’s division for TASM, the initial of its kind in Europe. Having an capability to identify new opportunities and a passion for the potential of African Basketball, Abi has positioned herself being an intermediary for international investors concentrating on basketball on photography equipment. In 2006, Abi’s expertise was asked by Olympic Gold Medalist, Tessa Sanderson to supply legal and marketing consultancy to her created sports academy for the London 2012 games newly. She’s Director for Africa at DiamondAir International currently.

Speaking on the function, Deji Ajomale-McWord, Week president of African Sports Tourism, said “our goal would be to raise the gross domestic products of African nations, through better delivered sporting sports and events holiday. Sports can only just be best commodified through experiences that only tourism and hospitality can tailor.

We will be moving to different African nations, in year out year, conduct the marriage of tourism and sports, watching over their romance to make sure it produces offspring of socioeconomic gains. Because of this year is &lsquo our theme;Aligning Sports Tourism with Sustainable Development Goals’ and we will be discussing other topics bothering on bidding process, why Africa isn’t attracting enough sports and commodifying sports visit to Africa”.

When asked concerning the awards, Deji reiterates that “though making its debut in 2019, African Sports Destination Awards has garnered interest over the continent. Tourism boards and brands in the sports tours value chain participated in the nomination and voting process keenly.

The voting portal is currently closed and winners dependant on votes from the general public and the jury. We are inducting some brand into &lsquo also;Friends of Sports Tourism’ hall of fame, at the very top class of brands, institutions and people who champion the reason for encouraging and inspiring humans to leave their abodes and happen to be other areas on our world, for sporting purposes.

Our goal would be to set a benchmark of excellence for players within the sports tourism industry, while uniting Africa through tourism and sports.”


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