The European Relocation Congress Africa took place in Cape Town in November of 2016. This was the first time that Eura has hosted a conference outside of Europe and the event was unanimously held as a responding success. So much so that plans are already under way for a second EMEA conference in 2017.
Several members of the Intouch Relocations team where in attendance, including Kavit Handa, Chairman, Sebastien Besson, CEO, and Shirley Doran, Business Development Director – all the way from Dubai; as well as Corallie Pringle, CEO Africa, Alex Brits, Marketing Manager, Kelly McChesney, Africa Services Manager, Vanessa Traub and Angeline Shirley, Account managers – from Johannesburg; and Jenifer Awori, Managing Director of Intouch Relocations East Africa – from Nairobi. We used the opportunity to get together as a team and also to network with many of our partners from across the continent and the globe.
The plenary sessions were all highly relevant and interactive. Corallie Pringle participated in a panel, hosted by Isabel Cudell, CEO Moving-ON Mobility; which focused on mobility across cultures, together with Dr Marius van Aswegen an acclaimed cultural expert from Expat Web and Shinaaz Montgomery, an HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Global Mobility on the African Continent. The session provided Fascinating insight into the many cultures one encounters when doing business in Africa and how best to manage the impact and prepare expatriates for these scenarios.
The conference ended on a high note with a fun filled evening at The Grand Beach Café, hosted by Relocation Africa.
All of the delegates loved spending time in the spectacular host city, Cape Town, and many found time before or after the conference to explore its world famous beaches, vineyards and fine dining restaurants (some among the world’s best). Some of the extracurricular activities included a 2-hour hike to the top of Lions Head, which the Intouch Relocations' team completed and found the views from the top well worth the effort!