Africa: Jacinta Nzioka to be appointed Director of the Kenya Convention Bureau
News are emerging at the sidelines of the just opened Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2019, that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka will be heading the newly created Kenya Convention Bureau.
In the pipeline, as reported by ATCNews at the time, for over two years, is the new organization now becoming reality at last.
Kenya has in recent years lost in the African rankings of leading MICE destinations and the lack of a convention bureau was seen as one reason, others being the state of the KICC which is in urgent need of a major overhaul.
Jacinta was for several years Director of Marketing at the Kenya Tourism Board, at one stage Acting CEO while a new substantive CEO was being sourced and has gained the admiration and respect of Kenya’s tourism industry – and of course beyond.
It is understood that parliamentary oversight may still have to confirm the appointment but given her track record and reputation and the complete lack of shadows hanging over her will no doubt see her confirmation being fast tracked.
From ATCNews it is a hearty congratulations and the promise of continued close cooperation to promote destination Magical Kenya.