1st Annual
Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop

pin_drop Johannesburg access_time March 7, 2018

The vision

The tourism entrepreneur workshop is an initiative from Creative And Moving, a consulting agency based in Johannesburg and focusing on tourism & hospitality entrepreneurship. The workshop's first edition is taking place on the 07/03/2018 and will be an opportunity for like-minded attendees to network and make useful connections while learning about key trends and innovation possibilities in their industry.

Who is this event for? Travel agents/tour companies, event organisers, accommodation owners, entrepreneurs from the transport, food and beverages sectors, aspiring entrepreneurs with a profitable business idea, students and bloggers are amongst the main targets. View the schedule

What you get? Networking opportunities, pitching session, access to speakers, web design discount coupon. Find out more

The Venue

Flamingo's Nest Guesthouse and conference centre is a 3 star graded Guest House. Winners of the Provintial and National Lilizela award in 2016, and Provincial Winner in 2015, the Guest House is located in Benoni, Corner Dove & Boundary Roads, Rynfield Agricultural Holdings.
The spacious conference facility and luxurious lounge are aimed for the comfort of the guests. Secure parking bays are available.
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Septi Bukula - Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop

Septi Bukula

ICBA 2017 Director and founder of Osiba Management, Septi has been involved in entrepreneurship and small business research since 1993, specialising in public policy, design of support programmes, impact assessments, and regulatory analysis and simplification.

Melissa Barnard - Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop

Melissa Barnard

Melissa is the owner and manager of Flamingo's nest, an award winning guest house in Benoni, Gauteng. Melissa has been involved in the Hospitality industry since she can remember and loves to keep up to date with the ongoing trends in the industry.

Natalia Rosa - Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop

Natalia Rosa

Natalia is the director of Big Ambitions, a travel marketing agency connecting global travel companies with their customers through innovative content marketing, digital marketing, public relations and strategic marketing projects.

Vanessa Mbenoun - Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop

Vanessa Mbenoun

Vanessa is the founder of Kamaroutes, an inbound travel agency based in Johannesburg and of Creative And Moving, a venture providing PR and Marketing services for startups of the tourism and hospitality industries.


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and tea on arrival

11:05 - 11:10

Opening word by Vanessa Mbenoun, Creative And Moving

11:15 - 11:45

Septi Bukula- From network to success Read More


Septi believes many SMEs struggle to penetrate the market because they so often act in isolation. Osiba management launched the SEEZA network to support entrepreneurs and help them gain tangible benefits by fostering collaboration among them. During his session, Septi will focus on the concept of collaboration and how Seeza can assist SMEs to reach their full potential and succeed.

11:45 -12:15

Natalia Rosa- Marketing your business: How to hit your target. Read More


Natalia's session will explore the key marketing trends of 2018 and how to successfully apply them to your business. Learn how to identify and reach your target market by building & implementing an efficient marketing strategy.

12:15 - 12:40


12:40 - 13:00

Melissa Barnard- Success story: how to succeed in the hospitality industry. Read More


Because hospitality is one of the most challenging industries, Melissa will give you the much needed tips you will need to set up your business and make it grow.

13:00 - 13:30

Vanessa Mbenoun- Planning, funding and disruption. Read More


Vanessa will address the issues of funding, business planning support and will also analyse tourism trends and ventures disrupting the industry.

13:30 - 13:50

Pitching Session Read More


Selected finalists will pitch their products to the audience and judges. The winning pitcher will receive free consultation with a speaker, possibility to find investors and funding opportunities for his business.


Networking and end


Frequently Asked Questions

  • peopleWho is this workshop designed for? arrow_drop_down
    The event is aimed specifically at entrepreneurs from the tourism and hospitality industry. Travel agents/tour companies, event organisers, accommodation owners, entrepreneurs from the transport, food and beverages sectors, students and bloggers are amongst our main targets.
    Whether you are an existing business owner or planning to join the industry & build a strong & lasting foundation, this workshop is for you. We will not only help develop your brand but will also provide crucial information, that will help you take your business to the next level. Join this workshop if you are serious about starting or enhancing your tourism business.
  • hotel Accommodation & transfers available?arrow_drop_down
    The Flamingo's Nest (The event's venue), provides comfortable double and single rooms (twin beds also available) at very affordable rates for all attendees interested. Shuttle service to and from the airport can also be arranged. Please get in touch using the contact form below or write to Melissa (info@flamingosnest.co.za).
  • local_offerWhat is included in the price?arrow_drop_down
    • check_circle Network: you will get all your questions answered and create useful connections with like-minded attendees.
    • check_circle Pitching Session: you will get a chance to pitch your idea before the audience and judges. The winning pitcher will receive free consultation with a speaker, possibility to find investors and funding opportunities for his business.
    • check_circle Web Design Discount: 15% discount for your website design with our partner web designer
    • check_circle Catering: coffee, tea, muffins & pastries on arrival and a light lunch. A bar area is opened for attendees needing more refreshments than the ones included in your rates.
    • check_circle Inspiring settings: the workshop will take place in a peaceful and charming Awards space that you might also want to use for your future events & accommodation bookings.
  • accessibility Dress code: arrow_drop_down
    Casual / semi-casual
  • workWhat should I bring along?arrow_drop_down
    Your business cards and questions. Pens, notepads and WIFI are included in our rates.
  • local_diningSpecific dietary requirementsarrow_drop_down
    We will be providing catering for the workshop. If you have specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, hallaal, etc...), please email us once you buy your ticket here.
  • card_membershipWhere do I book my seat?arrow_drop_down
    Book your seat by clicking here Or you can also pay via direct EFT & email proof of payment to vanessa@creativeandmoving.com with your name + surname + TEW (initials of Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop) as reference.
    • Account name: CAM consulting
    • Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
    • Branch code: 250655
    • Account number: 62743867353
  • messageOther questions?arrow_drop_down
    Please drop us a line using the contact form below and we will get back to you speedily.


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Contact Us

For more information about the event, contact vanessa@creativeandmoving.com. Do not hesitate to connect on twitter and Facebook for fresh updates!