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Nelson Mandela Bay Conference Bureau Services

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Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism is the official destination marketing organization of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Conference Bureau (NMBT) was established to assist and ensure that every conference is a memorable success by cutting the red tape, ensuring access to tourist sites, supplying accommodation and in general, taking care of the clients every need. The NMBT Conference Bureau provides destination expertise on Nelson Mandela Bay and supports associations, corporates, professional conference organisers, destination management companies and event organisers, which are interested in hosting events in the city or surrounding area.


The NMBT Convention Bureau is members of:

SAACI     South African Association of the Conference Industry

ICCA       International Congress and Convention Association

SITE        Society of Incentive Travel Executives

SATSA    South African Travel Association of South Africa


The NMBT convention bureau’s services include:

Pre and post bid assistance

  • NMBT assists in lobbying for possible funding for large conferences to the city
  • We assist with Bid presentations, bid site inspections and promotional material

Convention planning support

  • NMBT assists with site inspections
  • Marketing of the convention / event through different mediums
  • Media & public relations assistance
  • Assistance with sourcing of suppliers / local professional conference organizers

On site assistance and support

  • Airport welcome receptions can be arranged
  • Visitor information booths can be arranged at the conference
  • Welcome bags and other promotional material can be supplied
  • Visitors guides and maps can be supplied


Incentive Trip assistance and support

  • Comprehensive destination expertise
  • Itinerary planning
  • Facilitation of stakeholder engagements


Other services include:

  • Car Rental – special conference rates can be arranged
  • Accommodation - special conference rates can be arranged
  • Pre and Post Tours - special conference packages and rates can be arranged
  • If no conference organizer is involved or delegates are responsible for own arrangements, NMBT can assist with a one-stop call centre for all their accommodation, car rental, tours, and day trip requirements in the Nelson Mandela Bay. Contact us at Tel: 041 582 2575, e-mail bookings@nmbt.co.za.


Click here and complete the online form if you need assistance, a venue or quotes for your conference or event.


Alternatively download our Meetings and Incentive Planner. Your guide to planning events, conferences and incentive trips to Nelson Mandela Bay: 




Nelson Mandela Bay Pass   

Give your delegates the freedom to explore the city and surrounding areas, as well as the chance to shop and dine at special rates by purchasing the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass. Conference organisors qualify for reduced rates or commision on sales. 

For more information on the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass, click here.