Congress of legends
Held at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort during August 9 and 12, the 2012 Professional Movers’ Association Congress proved that last year’s event wasn’t such a tough act to follow after all.
Located in Limpopo’s Waterberg, the Legend Golf and Safari Resort played host to the 2012 PMA (Professional Movers’ Association) Congress. The event incorporated the 53rd PMA annual general meeting (AGM) and the 36th SAIMA (South African International Movers’ Association) AGM
“Even though numbers were slightly down on last year’s event at Sun City, it was a great and successful conference,” says Mike Kitshoff, PMA national president.
While the PMA’s own members remain committed year after year, small operators seem reluctant to leave their businesses for a couple of days to attend the conference. “With costs the way they are, this is definitely a sign of the times,” says Kitshoff. “The bigger guys do grow and send delegates, but we want to drive to get more in next year.”
However, what was encouraging for Kitshoff was the number of international delegates who attended. Congress 2012 played host to 11 overseas delegates, who really enjoyed their time in the country and at the event, finding it informative and entertaining. The association is definitely keen for more and more international delegates to attend each year.
This year, the formal congress programme had been reduced from two days to one, with the aim of giving delegates more opportunity to network and have fun. “It was a great Congress – everyone present liked it, and it definitely worked better to get business dealt with in one day,” says Kitshoff.
Overall, the 2012 PMA Congress ran smoothly and proved informative and enjoyable for all delegates. Kitshoff is delighted that the main sponsors of the event will be back for the 2013 Congress, to be be held at Fancourt in George. “This is another great venue that will allow us to provide lots of interaction and great content yet again,” concludes Kitshoff.