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Associations Network launches Africa Associations Congress

New conference will take place on 8-9 November at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
22/02/2016

Pictured: Keynote speaker Jeffers Miruka and Associations Network executive director Damian Hutt

Associations Network has launched a new event for the African association market. 

The Africa Associations Congress will take place on 8-9 November at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sponsored by the KICC, Hilton and IHG, the congress will cover all areas of member engagement, marketing, events and governance. Day one will feature a conference with breakouts and day two will be a full day of workshops. Other supporters of the event include the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Association Management.

Associations Network’s executive director Damian Hutt said: “I'm very pleased to be bringing the Associations Congress series to Africa and our 3,400 members and subscribers of Associations Network. Partnering with the KICC in Nairobi as well as Hilton and IHG, the event is of strategic value to the city and African as a whole. We are pleased to be working with advisors and partners throughout Africa to be providing this critical educational event.

“It was the first conference I ever worked on in 1985 in Kenya, that gave me the events bug and 31 years later, after visiting Africa many times since, I am proud to bring this Associations Congress that I have developed to the continent.”

The congress will attract heads of membership organisations from national and regional associations in Africa, pan-African associations and international associations from outside Africa, as well as a host of other industry professionals. 

The keynote speaker at the event will be Jeffers Miruka, president of the Africa Society of Association Executives. Other speakers include Duncan Onyango, director for the East Africa Venture Capital Association, and Frederick Owiyo, GM of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Kenya.


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