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VUKA's Green Economy Team Passionate for a Greener Future


Operations Manager

Having delivered a full scope of African projects over 13 years demonstrating a proven ability to manage all aspects of event planning; from conception to execution, while ensuring that events are aligned with our brand.

Diann McGown

Event & Conference Project Manager

With over a decade of experience in event management, from concept to logistics, orchestrating large scale multi-faceted conferences and exhibitions. My passion lies in creating impactful experiences.

Elodie Delagneau

Project Manager: Startups & Partners

A passionate advocate for People and Planet, brings over a decade of event management and community building experience across diverse sectors and locations. Leading projects at Africa's Green Economy Summit and directing OCEANOVATION, she catalyzes sustainable solutions for the blue economy.

Errol Bryce

Group Commercial Director

Errol brings his extensive experience in global print media to his role in VUKA Group.

His goal is to deeply understand customer objectives & create campaigns that deliver measurable results.

Emmanuelle Nicholls

Project Lead

Emmanuelle has built her 20-year career in event management in Africa and Latin America. She carefully and successfully managed a range of B2B, B2C and B2G events across industry sectors namely: infrastructure, mining, agriculture, metering, and power & energy. She currently freelances for companies with a focus on sustainability.

Julia Barton-Hill

Investor Relations

Julia is graduated with a Masters Degree from leading German and US universities and holds a postgraduate business management diploma from UCT. Her background includes of over 20 years in international business development and marketing, having worked on 3 continents and visited over 40 countries. She is managing her own consultancy - Bellcrescent Partners- facilitating direct investments into the infrastructure and green economy sectors across Africa.

Mzamo Jika

Business Development Executive

Mzamo is a dedicated and passionate sales professional with 15 years of working experience and a successful record in B2B business development, sales, key account management and stakeholder relations, having worked both in local (Africa) and international markets.

Ryan Piper

Marketing Coordinator

While studying at Vega, Ryan was the brand strategist for an organ donation non-profit from its conception, while also working as head waiter at a fine dining wine bar. Ryan has taken over as marketing coordinator for Africa’s Green Economy Summit as his first full time job and hopes to thrive in the events industry.

Rue Limekhaya

Customer Services Manager

With over 20 years experience, her focus and attention is to ensure a smooth, enjoyable visitor and delegate experience both online and from the moment the entry badge is collected at the venue. Understanding that we have only one chance to make a good impression she is dedicated in her belief that the customer always comes first.

Sindi Buthelezi

Business Development Executive

Passionate about sustainability and sales, I'm a dedicated green economy salesperson with a mission to drive positive change. I thrive on bridging the gap between eco-conscious consumers and innovative, planet-friendly solutions.

Warda Jakoet

CX Manager

Experienced CX Manager and Event Support, with a demonstrated history of working at a fast pace in the events industry. I focus on bridging the gap between clients and sales ensuring that the touchpoints across the client’s journey are engaging, efficient and effective. My role in the business has allowed me to travel extensively and connecting with our clients, building relationships and continually have a positive customer centric attitude.

Wendy De La Harpe

Conference Producer

With two decades in the conference, exhibition, and publishing sectors in South Africa, London and Dubai, Wendy brings expertise in research, program development, speaker acquisition, and program production. Her focus spans diverse fields including finance and investment, green economy, agriculture, and marketing..

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