New EXSA Chairman Announced

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Neil Nagooroo

Neil Nagooroo

Sandton Convention Centre sales and marketing manager, Neil Nagooroo was appointed the new chairman of the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), at the recent EXSA AGM held in the Western Cape.

EXSA, now in its 36th year, has stated its strategy to actively grow and develop the exhibition and events industry within southern Africa through four forums – Venues, Organisers, Suppliers and Young Professionals.  

Nagooroo, an MBA graduate, has been with Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) just over three years, with experience in the industry spanning the past 11 years. With a sound understanding of the South African business tourism and hospitality industries, Neil has the skills to ensure that business and revenue targets are met and that customer service excellence is a core focus.

Nagooroo says, “I am humbled and delighted by the vote of confidence that the EXSA board has placed in me and I’m honoured to lead the association in the year ahead. I’d like to thank the outgoing members of the EXSA board for their commitment to the industry in their respective portfolios.”

SCC Executive Director Mati Nyazema congratulated Neil Nagooroo on his appointment as chairman of EXSA. “EXSA has recognised the importance of building deeper relationships within members of the exhibition and events industry. We are confident that Neil will provide leadership essential to grow and profile the exhibition industry both locally and internationally.”

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Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people and enjoying their food and culture. She enjoys tackling complex strategic challenges in the passion-to-entrepreneurship pipeline, particularly focused on the implications of 4th Industrial Revolution and workforce automation on Africa's travel and tourism industry.

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