Workshop 28 June 2018

The GBTA together with The MICE Academy’s PPS unit have joined forces to address the commissions challenge. Commencing with a scene-setter of all the various commission scenarios – an elite array of high-powered panellists will debate the conclusions and suggested recommendations going forward.

Join GBTA and Mice Academy’s Professional Planner Standards in a MICE morning addressing methods of charging commissions by the intermediaries


07:00 – 08:25    Arrival and Networking  with coffee/tea and pastries

08:25                 Welcome

08:30 – 09:30    Session 1
Talk for 40 mins and 20 mins Q & A
Helen Brewer is joint MD of PPS and MICE Academy

09:30 – 10:00    Break

10:00 – 11:00    Session 2
Panel Discussion
Nancy Letlape – Travel Manager National, Treasury
Tender Specialist – Gerrit Davids, MD TarnisCo Public/private sector
Yugashnee Naicker – Group Manager Sales, Peermont
Cathie Bester – Project Manager

11:00 – 11h30    Summary and Closing

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Venue: HB Connect 2 Sandown Valley Crescent (there is a pedestrian gate at the cnr West and Fredman)
Time: 07h00 to 11h30 

Delegate Fees:
Member Buyer – Free
Supplier member  – R 350
Non member –
Buyer– R 350
Non member – Supplier – R 650

From Sales to Marketing, Cathie Bester has experienced the insiders track of the travel industry for more than 25 years. In that time she has represented brands such as Rennies Travel, Karos Hotels, World Travel, The Inter-Continental Hotel Group, Southern Sun, The Rezidor Group  (Radisson Blu) and most recently World Leisure Holidays. This industry shaper has remained focused and steadfast in her goal, to attain as much knowledge and experience while innovating at every turn. Her latest venture has seen project manager added to her long list of accomplishments. Cathie is a firm believer that hard work and dedication are easy byproducts when you remain as passionate about the evolution of the travel industry as you did the day you began 25 years ago.
Helen Brewer’s career spans over four decades and has covered every aspect within the MICE industry both national and international. Her knowledge is extensive and is confirmed with significant and successful milestones. In August 15 Helen Brewer was awarded the first event industry’s life-time achiever. Voted by over 10,000 readers of the Meetings Magazine & Planner e-newsletter.
Gerrit Davids is MD: Taranisco Advisory cc

Advisory Services focusing on Procurement, Sports Business and Event Tourism, and Regulatory Specialist on Government Procurement.

“Incorporating the types of planning charge structures within the tender process is indeed possible.”

Yugashnee Naidoo started working in the Tourism Industry in the retail sector and moved into hospitality which she has been doing for 13 years. She has worked for local and international hotel groups and having set up and managing an international sales office in the United Kingdom. Her role is primarily pioneering new business and managing sales revenue. At Peermont, part of her responsibilities is to develop and implement a comprehensive sales strategy to enhance revenue performance, while overseeing and managing the National and International Sales team with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and representation in the United Kingdom.

Nancy Letlape was born and bred in Limpopo, she is married with 3 daughters. Nancy has been in the travel industry for 16 years and spent 8 years with TWF. Her career peaked in 2007 when she started as a Senior After Hours Consultant with TWF. Her passion for travel enabled her to surpass the numerous challenges she encountered at Afterhours. In 2008 TWF got the National Treasury tender and she was tasked to manage the in-house travel. Nancy started with Treasury in February 2013 as a travel manager and everybody was happy to see her return. Nancy missed her life in the fast lane that she thrived in at TWF.
National Treasury added contract and risk management to her portfolio and she enjoys the challenge dealing with government policies, rules and regulations.  She came up with a couple of ideas regarding travel for the Online booking tool and this is one project that makes her proud as the transition went smoothly and she can see the cost saving initiative that comes with OBT.