About Us

SAACI stands for the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI – Pronounced Sar-ki). We are a professional association that represents the meetings and events industry in Southern Africa. As SAACI, we play a crucial role in promoting and advancing the interests of our members, who include conference organisers, event planners, venues, suppliers, and other industry professionals.

SAACI serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within the business events industry. We provide our members with opportunities to connect with industry peers, exchange best practices, and stay updated on the latest trends and developments in our industry.

One of our key objectives is to advocate for the growth and sustainability of the business events industry in Southern Africa. This involves engaging with government bodies, tourism organisations, and other stakeholders to promote the value and impact of conferences, exhibitions, and other business events on the local economy.

We also focus on professional development and education within the industry. As an association, we offer training programs, workshops, and conferences to enhance the skills and knowledge of our members. These initiatives aim to elevate the standards of professionalism and service delivery in the meetings and events sector.