Introduction to Cebisa Conferences

Cebisa Conferences was formed in 2004 by Lesley Ferreira to cater for the dynamic meetings and events industry in Africa providing impeccable services at international standards to discerning clients.

Our objective is to provide a comprehensive meeting, event and destination management solution, maximising on our experience, resources and technological capabilities; whilst minimising costs, communications and confusion. Our one stop service allows streamlining of processes, reduces challenges and ensures success for our clients. We organise conferences, incentives and other related events. We manage the administration and operational processes leaving you free to attend to the business content of the event. Our logistics manage the administration and operational processes whilst leaving you free to attend to the business content of the event.

We take pride in our work and our ultimate goal is to receive a recommendation from you to one of the other organisations in your industry.
The success of your event and your ongoing confidence in our abilities and quality of service is paramount to us. Our track record is sound, our resources are solid and our commitment is total.


What Sets Us Apart

  • Proven strengths of Cebisa Conferences
  • Lesley Ferreira personally plans, manage and co-ordinate all aspects of your congress
  • Management who has actually been involved in historic events listed.
  • You work with same people from inception until de-brief
  • CTICC founding employee in our team
  • Financially stable which allows flexible competitive pricing policy
  • Strategic planning expertise
  • Strong marketing management and skills
  • Successful track record in exhibition and sponsorship sales together with delegate boosting
  • Strong negotiating skills and financial planning with controls
  • Global award winning online system
  • Utilize people trained on our systems and provide accurate reports and results
  • We have the necessary permanent staff required to run your conference.
  • We have proven delivery using our long term strategic supplier relationships.
  • Extensive experience in hotel room sales in our team
  • Accommodation business model eliminates all conference’s risk
  • Managed 35th IGC with 4300 people and 60 field trips
  • Our greening policy is simple – reduce our negative impact and increase our positive impact e.g.

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Our Team

The strength of Cebisa Conferences can be attributed to the quality and experience of the team. It’s wealth of knowledge of the products available as well as that of the industry as a whole, together with its dedication enhances any event. We have a collective experience of more than 80 years in the Industry with very strong ties with key role players such as Hotels, Venues, Politicians, etc

ABOUT Lesley Ferreira

  • 18 years Experience in Tourism Industry including Car Rental, Hotels.
  • First South African employee at Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Project Management Diploma
  • Public Relations Diploma
  • Marketing Management Diploma

Membership of Associations

Cebisa Conferences is a member of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry. We are also members of Cape Town Tourism, Skal International and The Cape Town Women’s Travel Club.

Economic Empowerment

Cebisa Conferences subscribes to the Black Economic Empowerment process in South Africa and is committed to the development of Previously Disadvantaged Persons and the transfer of skills. We are a level 4 BEE Supplier which means that 100% of what your company spends with us can be allocated to BEE spend.
When employing staff and sourcing suppliers we commit to the four cornerstones of Black Economic Empowerment namely:
  1. Equity through joint ventures or capital investment
  2. Direct management
  3. Transference of skills
  4. Support and utilization of empowered suppliers.