Introduction to Cebisa Conferences

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


What sets Cebisa Conferences apart as Professional Conference Organisers (PCO)

  • Specialists in virtual and or face to face conferences, meetings and events
  • 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
  • Lesley personally plans, manages and co-ordinates all aspects of your conference, meeting, incentive and event
  • Permanent staff compliment to successfully deliver your conference, meeting, incentive or event
  • Work with same people from inception until de-brief
  • 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
  • Utilize people trained on our systems and provide accurate reports and results
  • Work with same people from inception until de-brief
  • 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. (DELETE THE EG I sent this earlier)
  • We practice socially responsible business tourism

Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Cebisa Conferences

Our objective is to provide you with a comprehensive virtual and or face to face 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 you to streamline processes, reduce challenges and ensure the success for your event. We organise Association and Corporate virtual and face to face conferences, meetings, incentives and other related events. We manage the administration and operational processes for you 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 virtual or face to face 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 to your event is total.

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Our Team

Cebisa Conferences was formed in 2004 by Lesley Ferreira to serve the dynamic meetings and events industry in South Africa with the aim of providing you with impeccable Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) services at international standards. The strength of Cebisa Conferences can be attributed to the quality and experience of the team and this allows us to provide you with professionally managed conferences, meetings, exhibitions, incentives, events as well as destination management services. It’s wealth of knowledge of the products available as well as that of the Professional Conference, Meeting, Exhibition, Incentive and Event Organising and Management Industry as a whole, together with its dedication greatly enhances the success of any conference, meeting, incentive and/or event you may wish to host. We will employ our collective experience of more than 80 years in the Professional Conference, Meeting, Exhibition, Incentive and Event Organising and Management Industry and draw on our very strong ties with key role players and other stakeholders to ensure success.

ABOUT Lesley Ferreira

  • 16 years as a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO)
  • 26 years 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
  • LinkedIn

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.