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August 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa: New Additions To The MCI South Africa Team

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MCI South Africa has announced the appointment of Jim McIntosh in the role of Director: Business Development & Marketing and Nigel Tebbutt as Manager: Sponsorship and Exhibitions. 

According to MCI South Africa Managing Director, Rashid Toefy, these appointments come at an opportune time as the company expands its event footprint into Africa. “Both McIntosh and Tebbutt are seasoned experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the company”, said Toefy.

McIntosh, who is based in Johannesburg and who oversees the business development portfolio of the business has enjoyed a career in the travel and tourism industry that spans over 20 years, across three continents. His journey in the meetings industry started in 2009, when he joined Global Conferences Africa in the position of National Sales Manager. He then went on to become a key member of the management team at Event Dynamics, where he was instrumental in attracting and securing a number of high profile international conferences and events for South Africa. 

Tebbutt, who is based in Cape Town, has enjoyed an illustrious career in advertising, marketing and event management with companies such as BBDO, the Seeff Group and Protea Hotels. His core area of expertise is exhibition sales, business networking and sponsorship raising, having been a partner at Impact Exhibitions and recently concluding a tenure with the Cape Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for driving membership liaison.

“McIntosh and Tebbutt bring valuable know-how to MCI South Africa and are going to play an instrumental role in enhancing our value proposition”, said Toefy. “Their combined knowledge of the meetings, events and exhibition industry is invaluable as we look to define more innovative solutions for our clients and grow our presence across Africa,” concluded Toefy.

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