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On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI), in collaboration with the Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa and in partnership with Wesgro (Cape Town & Western Cape tourism, trade & investment), orchestrated an exceptional networking event that left a lasting impression on Cape Town's tourism community.

The event, held at InvestSA Cape Town, brought together a diverse group of professionals from various sectors within the tourism industry. The collaborative effort of FSACCI, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa, and Wesgro resulted in a well-organized and engaging affair that provided valuable insights and opportunities for networking.

The highlight of the event was the insightful panel discussion on "How to tackle a sector back on the rise." The panel, featuring industry experts Filip Wuyts from SATravellersOlivier Granet from Kasada Capital Management, and Enver Mally from African Eagle Day Tours, offered a deep dive into the strategies and challenges of navigating a sector experiencing a resurgence. The discussion, skillfully moderated by Emma Farquharson, provided attendees with valuable perspectives and actionable insights.

One of the key moments during the event was the presentation by Wesgro, sharing key figures for tourism in the Western Cape. This presentation not only showcased the current state of the industry but also laid the groundwork for informed discussions and future collaborations.

The privilege of welcoming Minister Mireille Wenger, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, added a touch of significance to the event, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The event successfully fostered an environment conducive to networking and collaboration. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with professionals from various segments of the tourism industry, exchange ideas, and explore potential partnerships.

The seamless coordination, insightful discussions, and notable guest speakers made the Cape Town Tourism Networking Event a resounding success.

The collaborative effort between FSACCI, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce, and Wesgro demonstrated a commitment to advancing the tourism sector in Cape Town.

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