We specialise in the design and production of world-class conferences for local and international professional associations. Founded in 2005, African Agenda applies all of our team’s local and global expertise to every conference we bring to life through an extensive range of services that can meet your every need, from bid preparation to conferences that are expertly produced throughout Africa, and online.


Every year we meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO).

We’re the only sub-Saharan accredited member of IAPCO, the global association dedicated to raising the standards of service among professional congress organisers and other sectors of the meetings industry through continuing education and interaction with other professionals. We first passed IAPCO’s membership audit process in 2011 and must continue to pass rigorous annual quality checks in order to maintain our membership.

We are also members of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), and we have a Digital Events Strategist on the team.


Having been in business in South Africa for more than 15 years, we are well established and well respected. Our fair treatment of suppliers and obsessive tendency to plan ahead means we have good relationships and strong “buying power”.

Our IAPCO relationships provide an international network and access to thought leadership, as well as intelligence into sectors and particular associations and conferences.

A Team of Experts

With almost a century of combined industry experience (93 years to be exact!), our team is adaptable, creative, tech-savvy, enthusiastic, great communicators, culturally sensitive, and always curious. In operation for more than 15 years as African Agenda, we have developed a network of partners and suppliers for access to the very best in support services.

Our group of expert and creative professionals is ready to work with you every step of the way. we produce exceptional conference experiences for organisations of all sizes.

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Meet the team

Keith Burton

With more than 20 years of professional conference and destination management experience, Keith is the founder and managing director of African Agenda. An active participant in the local and international conference industry, Keith serves on the Council of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) as Treasurer. His financial acumen and project management expertise ensure efficient conference budgeting and financial control, while his partnership approach ensures strong supplier relationships and buying power.

Kristen Tremeer

As co-owner of African Agenda and with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Kristen is the team’s quality control expert in communications and service. She has a particular talent for ensuring consistency throughout the conference experience, and her strict style enforcement ensures that all communication is well-written and consistent with message and brand objectives. Kristen is highly regarded by her industry colleagues and clients for her solution-orientated, practical approach and her breadth of experience.

Davinia Lamb

As the longest serving African Agenda team member, Davinia ensures that the company and conference clients’ financial and registration needs are met. Her key skills in bookkeeping, block booking management, building and maintenance of registration and payment systems, as well as acting as a support system for conference delegates and the project managers makes her truly invaluable to the success of the team and its conferences.

Lisa Vickers

Lisa joined African Agenda in 2012 and she is adept at providing outstanding client service and managing the delivery of conference services, including logistics, budgets, programme development and delivery, sponsorship fulfilment, and marketing services.

Sedicka Allies

Managing the client relationship as well as the delivery of conference logistics, successful marketing, content development, speaker management, and sponsorship and exhibition fulfilment are Sedicka’s focus areas as one of African Agenda’s project managers. She values investing her time in research and using the tools at her disposal effectively to ensure delivery of professional, engaging, and successful conferences. She has recently qualified as a Digital Events Strategist, accredited by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

Jason Rade

New business development for African Agenda and conference sponsorship sales are Jason’s key areas of responsibility. Identifying the value proposition and conceptualising sponsorship opportunities are at the heart of what he brings to African Agenda’s service offering. He’s the go-to support for sponsors and exhibitors to maximise their ROI before, during, and after a conference.

Philip Beardwood

Philip’s unrivalled conference technology and production expertise, as well as his creative flair for visual and spatial design, elevate the African Agenda conference management offering, for in-person and virtual conferences.

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