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Kwa-Zlu-Natal Executive Committee





Nick Papadopoulos, Co-owner of Eat Greek Caterers

Passionate about food, quality and excellent service. Eat Greek Caterers was established in 1991 and celebrates many successful years in the food and beverage  business having been voted as a top 10 leading brands of KwaZulu-Natal in 2014.  Nick has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, having run a restaurant on the Broadway in Durban North, a deli at Virginia Circle and has catered for all types of corporate, VIP and private functions. 


Mobile: +27(0)84 505 0122



Vice Chairperson



Imran Ahmed

Imran is the founder and Managing Director of Aqua Tours and Transfers, a leading passenger transport service provider, established in 2005.  Imran’s, lengthy corporate career in sales and marketing, and his passion for entrepreneurship has resulted in successfully starting up several business ventures over the last 15 years.  Imran recently launched a new division, Aqua MICE, focused on providing transport solutions to the business events sector


Mobile: +27(0)82 410 7122





Dawn Holmwood

Dawn has been with Contact Publications for 35 Years and at present an account executive.  Dawn has been on the SAACI KwaZulu Natal committee since its inception and has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer which position she holds at present. She is the recepient of the first Godfrey King long service awards and a the 4th honourary lifetime member of SAACI 


Mobile: +27(0)31 765 2411




Branch Co-ordinator

Carol Macnab

Carol has been in the conferencing industry since 1985 when she joined Southern Sun Sales. Since then she held the position of International Marketing & Sales Manager of the ICC Durban and is currently working at The Gateway Hotel in Marketing.  Carol has chaired the KZN Branch and since 2008 has been the KZN Branch Co-ordinator.

Carol Macnab 





Committee Members





4. Into Africa



James Seymour, Chief Executive Officer of Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau.

James was Tourism KwaZulu-Natal's General Manager for Tourism Information Services. As a result of the activities of this division that Tourism KwaZulu-Natal received the 2007 United Nations World Tourism Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism Governance in the realm of Knowledge Management. This was a first for Africa! He formally headed up the Information and Research Department of South African Tourism. Prior to that he was a Research Manager with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), where he was in charge of the Consumer and Qualitative Research Unit or MARKDATA, which was the then marketing research agency of that organization. James is currently studying towards a PhD in Tourism Management.


Mobile: +27(0)82 925 5508



5. Branding and Communication



Denver Manickum, Managing Director of I-Cube Advertising


Mobile: +27(0)83 482 8525




8. Future Focus



Kim Gibbens, Owner and  Director of Aqua MICE

Established herself as a local captain of the Business, Sports and Leisure Tourism transport/logistics industry, in South Africa. Kim also had the privilege of working at the Yas Marine Island Grand Prix in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Abu Dhabi where she was appointed as the VIP association transport specialist. From the initial presentation and proposal submission right through to the ‘round the clock’ management of events.


Mobile: +27(0)79 693 9511



Scott Langley

Scott is the Sales and Marketing Manager of the Durban International Convention Centre. He has been in the industry since 1998 and holds a B-Com Degree in Tourism Management from the University of Pretoria. He has been privileged to live and work in various provinces around the country including Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Before joining the Durban ICC, he was General Manager of a boutique hotel in Cape Town and has held several other marketing management positions in the hospitality industry.


Mobile: +27(0)82 8-5 8711


Zelda Robertson

Zelda, Regional Sales Manager in KwaZulu Natal for Tsogo Sun has 21 years experience in sales and marketing within the hospitality & tourism industry.  She is a specialist in her field with strong customer service, training, development & leadership skills.  Most of her career she has been in positions to lead and guide teams,  to ensure customer service of the highest standards, to achieve targets and develop individuals to reach greater heights. 


Mobile: +27(0)82 883 4528