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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Tourism and Arts & Culture is on the agenda for the forthcoming 13th annual African Renaissance Conference next week. The festival will celebrate debate and examine broader issues related to re-defining and rebuilding the African continent through accessing and developing its own rich social, economic and political resources.

It is a significant gathering of like-minded citizens of Africa as they share ideas with key decision-makers from around the country and abroad. This year’s African Renaissance theme is Connecting Africa and will see the participation of delegates from around the continent including senior leaders in government and business, bringing together experts on various modes of transport, including conversion from road-to-rail as part of the corridor developments, developments of coastal maritime connectivity, growth of the aviation industry and promotion of tourism in Africa.

The festival is held during the last week of May to coincide with Africa Day and is the only annual celebration of the African Renaissance ideals on the continent.

The conference programme will be divided into specific breakaways for the Business, Tourism and Arts & Culture sector.

The 13th African Renaissance Conference takes place on April 25 and 26 at the Inkosi Albert International Convention centre in Durban. To register visit and click on the African Renaissance conference logo.