Introduction to Cebisa Conferences

Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), Cebisa Conferences, located in South Africa will meet all your conference organising and event management needs.

Our objective is to provide a comprehensive conference, 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 Association and Corporate conferences, meetings, incentives and other related events. We manage the administration and operational processes leaving you free to attend to the business content of the conference or 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 conference, meeting, incentive or 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

  • Track record of numerous successful conferences, meetings, incentives and events
  • Financial success for every conference, meeting, incentive and event managed
  • Successful track record in delegate boosting, exhibition and sponsorship sales
  • Strong negotiating skills and financial planning with controls
  • plans, manages and co-ordinates all aspects of your conference, meeting, incentive and event
  • Management who has been actively involved in listed past conferences, meetings, incentives and events
  • Our custom made, 24/7 locally supported, digital solutions and online abstract and registrations systems cater for the international market as well as South African supply chain requirements
  • Work with same people from inception until de-brief
  • Utilize people trained on our systems and provide accurate reports and results
  • Permanent staff required to run your conference, meeting, incentive and event
  • 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
  • Flexible, competitive pricing policy
  • Our greening policy is simple – reduce our negative impact and increase our positive impact e.g.

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Our Team

Cebisa Conferences was formed in 2004 by Lesley Ferreira to cater for the dynamic meetings and events industry in South Africa providing impeccable services at international standards to discerning clients. The strength of Cebisa Conferences can be attributed to the quality and experience of the team in managing conferences, meetings, incentives and events. It’s wealth of knowledge of the products available as well as that of the Conference, Meeting, Incentive and Events industry as a whole, together with its dedication enhances any conference, meeting, incentive and/or event. We have a collective experience of more than 80 years in the Conference, Meeting, Incentive and Events Industry with very strong ties with key role players and other stakeholders.

ABOUT Lesley Ferreira

  • 25 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
  • Sales Management Diploma
  • Media Relations 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 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.