Annual Global MICE Summit
The future leaders Workshop was held on 23rd August 2019 at United States International University(USIU). The theme was Skills Development for Developing The MICE Industry In Africa
The aim of Future Leaders Workshop is to inspire students in the industry and nature their careers and enterpreneurship ventures. The workshop targeted young persons aged between 18 & 35 within the Business Toursim Industry
David Macharia_C.E.O Versatile Photographers
David dug deeper about about marketing a company and how much effort one needs to put in basing on clients preference and satisfaction. Versatile photographers have a convincing power using their high quality and creative images, consistency in what they do and are relevance on social media thus the clients opt to choose them over all the other photographers in Kenya. He inspired youths by sharing his story from charging house helps in Kangemi KSH 20 for a photo but with a strategy of getting the boss to charging over KSH 500k for a wedding. He insisted that everything you do, do it with a strategy of attaining the best out of it.
Wanjiku.K.Kandie _C.E.O Waridi Events
Wanjiku represented the ladies well in the pannel and encouraged them that they have all it takes to penetrate and flourish in the industry but only if they have passion, patience and vision. She also inspired youths to be extra and creative so that they can get opportunities in the creative industry because chances are few. She also encouraged men to take up Event planning jobs.
Chris Kirwa_COO CateChris Limited
Chris addressed the youths on discipline. For you to get a job you have to show that you are reliable that is you arrive in time or earlier, dress appropriately and persevere no matter how hard it gets. He also encouraged youths to be open minded and vibrant so that anyone can spot potential and even offer you a job or recommend one. Always be aggressive to get what you want.
Johnson Mwakazi _C.E.O Royal Voice International
Johnson the man with the royal voice inspired the youths using three key words that is ;
Ability_ everyone has a specific ability question is how do you use it?
Identify_ know yourself your strengths and weaknesses and start building yourself from there
Responsibility_ stand and own up for the consequences of your actions and utilize your ability
He crowned it all by giving his story born and raised in Kindergarten slums to going for his dream to be on National Television and now founder of Royal Voice international
Bob Kalili_CEO Institute For Sustainability Affairs In Africa
Bob forcussed on sustainability in a business. For a business to be Sustainable it needs balance in Business (generate profit), People (Transform their lives) and Environment ( how does it improve). When starting a business use the Convergence model where you access yourself and use what you have to start as long as you understand your market and business motives.
It was a very interactive session where the audience asked questions and got answers. It was interesting to hear that the pannelists give opportunities for youths to learn the skills for example Waridi Academy and Versatile School of Photography and video but only the aggressive or ‘hungry’ ones get the chance. Don’t get inspired &Wait! The Future Starts Now!
Photo credits to Versatile School Of Photography& Video