The Council of Events
Professionals Africa (CEPA) was formed by the Exhibition and
Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), the International
Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Africa and the Southern
African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI).
Membership of CEPA will require adherence to a Professional code
of conduct/ethics that guides the actions of practitioners,
provides evaluative criteria for self-assessments, informs the
public of expected standards of professional practices and
behaviour and details the disciplinary procedure against
Practitioners within the Events Industry are expected to align
all professional activities and practices to the legislation
applicable to and regulating the industry.
This code of conduct is aimed at setting the principles
underpinning their professional conduct whilst practising in a
professional and skilled manner, using the knowledge and skills
gained through their education, training and workplace
The industry aims to set a minimum standard of practice for
individuals wanting to enter the Event industry.
Certified practitioners must be trained to always act with the
clients’ best interest at heart in compliance with all statutory
The industry ensures ongoing education of practitioners through
a structured and self-regulated continuing professional
development programme – CPD.
The industry ensures regular revision of this code of conduct in
alignment with national and international good practice and
Organisations representing the industry will strive to create an
enabling environment for the professional conduct of
practitioners, to ensure promotion of fair practice and
protection of those working in the events industry.
We are not looking to override the requirements of the various
codes of conduct for various events industry associations.
Rather, we aim to enhance the holistic behavioural requirements
of professionals who have met the national professional
The objective of CEPA is to provide a quality control platform
for professionals, clients and suppliers who are involved or
want to be involved in the Events Industry.
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