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.”