Kigali fast emerging as regional MICE capital

Editor,  I am writing to respond to a story that appeared in Saturday’s issue The New Times, November, 6, titled “Heads of State to attend UN meeting in Kigali.”

Editor,

I am writing to respond to a story that appeared in Saturday’s issue The New Times, November, 6, titled “Heads of State to attend UN meeting in Kigali.”

Kigali is fast emerging as the meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions (MICE) capital of the East African Community. It is great to have top leaders from at least 10 countries including Heads of State and Government travelling to Kigali for the high level UN Conference on post-conflict peace building scheduled to be held on 8 and 9 November, 2011.

Rwanda has a lesson or two regarding development, peace and reconciliation after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This makes a good case study for the forthcoming UN Conference.

With the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) effectively championing development across the country and with construction of the Kigali Convention Centre progressing according to plan , we can look forward to many more high level conferences taking place in the country.

Clarence Fernandes
Chairman
Rwanda Renaissance
         and Co-Chairman
Travel & Tourism Committee
Indian Merchants’ Chamber
clavinmarketing@gmail.com 

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