Namibia: a safe destination

Conference Link

Conference Link is an established and vibrant company whose professional conference facilitators fulfil the ever-increasing need for service-oriented conferences in Namibia, which is regarded as one of the safest destinations in Southern Africa.

With Marelise Serfontein as Director, Conference Link, which is based in the capital city of Windhoek, supplies a one-stop shop service for national and international conferences. Registration includes the preparation and sending out of invitations, recording replies and maintaining registration lists. Selecting a suitable venue according to client needs and travel, transport and accommodation are seen to.

Other aspects include protocol management, press conferences for liaison with global media and budget formulating. Full secretarial services include faxing, translating and distribution of conference documentation during and after the conference. Co-ordinating global marketing for conferences is another service offered.

Conference Link sets up seating arrangements for conferences according to specific needs, and has an up-to-date database of speakers and potential delegates. Audiovision equipment with computer-linked multimedia projector facilities and equipment for simultaneous translation with interpreters for the required languages is available.

Conference venues range from under-one-roof facilities for a maximum of 2,400 people in Windhoek, and smaller or more informal settings elsewhere in the city, or more remote destinations.

Pre and post-conference tours explore the natural beauty, abundant wildlife and diverse landscapes of the country with its varied leisure activities.

The company recently established a branch office in the coastal holiday resort of Swakopmund, which also serves the port and fishing harbour of Walvis Bay, which is gaining prominence as an Export Processing Zone (EPZ).

A new product, Global Business Link, offers corporate travellers an office away from home. Full office facilities include a personal computer, fax and copy machine and a global link-up through e-mail and mail/courier services. Secretarial services include diary management, appointments, word processing and transcription. Hotel accommodation and transport arrangements are tailor-made to project specifications, and corporate escorting requirements are met by staff members. A personal assistant handles appointments with contact persons, while conference services include invitation, registration and RSVPs of guests at functions and seminars. Conference communication equipment can be provided.

For more information contact Conference Link, PO Box 9870, Windhoek, Namibia. Tel: +264 61 251014, fax: +264 61 272032, e-mail:
Global Business Link: PO Box 25480, Windhoek, Namibia. Tel: +264 61 272031, fax: +264 61 272032, e-mail: