Sunbird Nkopola has said it is ready to host the 2012 International Vocational Education and Training Association (Iveta) conference slated for August 22 to 23. The event is expected to bring together over 350 international delegates.
Sunbird Nkopola manager Sylvester Mtambo while describing the conference â€˜as a first of its magnitude at our hotelâ€™ said preparations are at an advanced stage to ensure successful hosting of the conference at the hotelâ€™s multi-purpose Lake Malawi International Conference.
“We are happy to be part and parcel of organising this meeting. We have made sure that all functionalities and guest activities are set,” said Mtambo in an interview.
He said all the 55 rooms at the hotel are well-looked after ahead of the conference, adding that other neighbouring accommodation units such as Sun and Sun Holiday Resorts, Andrews Resort, Club Makokola and Mpale Cultural Village will assist in accommodating the 350 delegates expected.
Mtambo said Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Sunbird Nkopola are making sure that the neighboring hotels and accommodation units are also fit to host international delegates.
The hotel manager also assured the coming delegates that apart from the core business during the conference, delegates will also be treated to entertainment activities such as traditional dances and boat rides to birdsâ€™ island, among other tourist attractive islands on the fresh waters of Lake Malawi.
Teveta Malawi will be hosting the global conference with support from the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (Teveta â€“ Zambia) and the Botswana Training Authority (Bota).
It will be held under the theme “Human Resources Development for Poverty Eradication.”
Iveta promotes the cause of international vocational education and training and provides focused, in-depth coverage of critical issues in the field and of new and exciting approaches to those issues.