Saturday, April 25, 2009

Speaking at the 5th Global Conference & Exhibition of ASTD South Africa

From April 21 till April 23 ASTD South Africa held in Cape Town its Global Conference & Exhibition, around 250 participants converged to hear a great group of South African and foreigner speakers, in which I had the privilege to be included.

The conference had a brilliant organization that even had to handle the challenge of a general election in South Africa, right in the middle of the conference days.

I made a presentation to more than 120 people about Informal Training that caught much attention and questions during and after the session.

Looking Around South Africa

My friends Juanita and Robin Probart were great hosts to me, with them and another speaker from the Philippines, Moje Ramos-Aquino, I had the opportunity to visit wonderful places like the Cradle of Humankind, Pilasnesberg National Park, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain.

As a Portuguese Cape Town has a special meaning because it was discovered by the Portuguese sailor Bartolomeu Dias in 1487, opening the way for the famous trip of Vasco da Gama to India in 1498.

South Africa is a country that is full of amazing surprises that deserves not only a visit, but several visits, because of its diversity and dimension.

Friday, April 17, 2009

On my way to South Africa

Today I have a long trip. Start from Lisbon and now I’m at the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport waiting for my flight to Johannesburg. I only have to wait for 5.5 hours.

Time to update my blog :-)

On May 21 I will be speaking at the ASTD South Africa Annual Conference that will be held in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Also a very historical place in terms of the Portuguese Discoveries.

I will speak about Informal Training, for more on that check here

Next stop Johannesburg, where I will meet my good friends Robin Probart and his wife Juanita.