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LEORA BERGER MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Leora is the founder of Conference Africa and has undertaken and accomplished a wide range of special events, including exhibitions, product launches, conferences, conventions, political meetings, gala dinners and incentive travel in South Africa and neighbouring African countries. Over the years Leora has gained extensive knowledge of South African venues and specialises in African Bush experiences, team building, travel and black tie events for local and international clients and Government and Association Conferences. Leora’s expertise lies in client liaison and project management.

Leora Berger is currently a Council Member of the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and is Vice-Chairman of the Gauteng branch. Voted “SAACI Personality Of the Year 2003” Leora also holds the position of President of ISES, the International Special Events Society – African Chapter. Theta Learners are employed and mentored by Conference Africa and Leora was instrumental in the development of the THETA diploma training programme for the industry. Leora has diplomas in Teaching, Speech and Drama & Travel Consulting and has 15 years experience in the conference and events industry.

 

PETA THOMAS MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT

 

Peta has extensive experience with media and public relations for campaigns as diverse as niche market awareness campaigns (Johannesburg and Pretoria Zoos, Dr Jane Goodall Institute, Johannesburg Inner City regeneration, WSSD water projects) to tourism product positioning (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, USA and London) and scientific/ technical press and PR (Nokia, MTN and Vodacom, Aids protection products, environmental projects).

Peta is experienced in event management and is a member of the 2003-2004 ISES board South African chapter. She also holds a BSc Honours, MBA (marketing via the internet elected thesis area).

 

DEBBIE DUCKWORTH ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Debbie holds amongst others diplomas, a B.Compt and has 15 years experience in the fields of financial services, accounting, tax returns and financial reports. Debbie has handled the budgets, invoices, cash flow and reconciliation for all Conference Africa events over the past eight years.

 

EVAN BERGER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

 

Evan has consulted for Conference Africa over the past 3 years regarding IT related solutions for the event management industry.  Evan has designed and implemented a leading edge, integrated registration programme for the industry.

Evan has a broad network globally and a sound knowledge of many areas of the IT sector. Evan graduated with B.Sc.(honours) (construction management) as best student from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1995 and with an M.Sc. degree in 1997 (property development) (Thesis-Innovative Development Finance).

 

 

 

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