Conference Link and Events Link CC have been organising conferences and events for more than two decades for national and international entities. Apart from managing meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, we have been highly successful in offering comprehensive project management and capacity building programmes, that includes a range of activities necessary to change people's behaviour. We have the skills, resources and experience to coordinate, implement, manage, maintain and measure such influences, which ultimately constitutes sustainable change.
This fits in with our long-term vision to create a sense of pride and unity amongst people, and ultimately the entire nation. We are therefore proud to be involved in steering Namibia's nationhood campaign to greater heights and mobilising the country's people to become ambassadors of the Namibian brand. We are also at the forefront of promoting business tourism, leading discussions around a possible convention bureau and centre of note for Windhoek. Our involvement includes in-depth feasibility studies on various levels. Our many successes are rooted in our high standard of service delivery, innovative and flexible solutions. We have a true understanding that no event is an isolated entity, but requires the careful integration of a multitude of components.
To back it all, we have access to a large and professional resource base and our network of reliable and preferred service providers ensures a seamless approach to serving the needs of our clients. From intimate meetings to mega conferences and major projects, we have the expertise, experience and resources to meet the desired objectives of your initiative. Through strategic partnerships & networks, we are in the position to mobilise target audiences to move from here to there.
We are your dreamovator team creating experiences throughout Namibia and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!
Marelise is an entrepreneur and
owner of Conference Link. She has extensive experience in project management,
communication, community development and upliftment. She is a member of various
associations and has also started and led various business ventures. Some of
her achievements include the Ambassador & Visitors Training programme which
she started in 2008. Marelise has led the Business Tourism Industry for the
last 20 years.
Where were you born? Small village town in the Limpopo of South Africa.
What is your motto that you live by? Integrity honesty and passion.
Tell us your favourite destination: The world where culture meet food, smells and landscapes.
What’s your favourite food? Braai broodtjie and a Karoo lamb.
What is your favourite tune to jamm to? Classical Music and the 70”s blues.
Tell us your binge-watching recommendation: Tiger King and Documentaries.
What’s your favourite book/podcast? Running with the Wolves.
What is your magic link? Grattitude and kindness
Do you have at-home fitness tips?
breathing , yoga , tennis and
cycling and sunlight seeking
Tell us about your lockdown experience and how you keep yourself focused? Discover new passions, eating from my garden, fear is not real!
Senior Project Manager
Sophia has seven years of
experience in the field of events and project management, having been actively
involved in the administration of all Events Link conferences and events. She
holds an Events Management Certificate through the Namibia University of
Science and Technology (NUST). She also has vast experience in consultancy and
her expertise lies especially in accounts and database management. She has
great negotiating skills and knows how to work with customers and service
Where were you born? I was born in a harbor town , Luderitz in the far south of Namibia.
What is your motto that you live
and believing that God is my ultimate source.
Tell us your favourite destination: Luderitz (Home)
What’s your favourite food? Lasagne and Chicken.
What is your favourite tune to
jamm to? Tasha
Cobbs - Gracefully Broken and any worship music.
Tell us your binge-watching recommendation: A walk to remember.
What’s your favourite book/podcast? Any book from Joel Osteen.
Do you have at-home fitness tips? Walk around the block or to do some stretches in bed.
Tell us about your lockdown experience and how you keep yourself focused? It’s been difficult for me, but I keep my eye on the future!
Executive Member Events Link Africa
Michelle is a Chartered Public
Relations Practitioner (CPRP) with over 23 years’ experience in the corporate
and tourism industry. Working in Africa and Europe for leading hotels and
travel groups as well as managing and owning a 4 star lodge has given Michelle
an in-depth knowledge of the tourism industry. As Managing partner of Events
Link Africa, Michelle is passionate about organising and managing events and
boutique incentive tours.
Where were you born? Durban, South Africa
What’s your Linking magic? I make friends easily.
Tell us your favourite destination: Durban – Oysterbox hotel. I love the old English charm and Key West Florida USA for its night life
What’s your favourite food? Seafood Pasta.
What is your favourite tune to jamm to?. Bruce Springsteen, Hometown.
Tell us your binge-watching recommendation: I’m more in to music than TV.
What’s your favourite book/podcast? Anything by Linda La Plante
Do you have at-home fitness tips? Get off the couch and start moving.
Tell us about your lockdown experience and how you keep yourself focused.
I sleep late in order to shorten the day. When I need motivation I call my team girls Marelise and Sophia for moral support.
Executive Creative Director
Designer, Stylist, Space transformer, Art director, Floral architect and Whisky
Connoisseur. He studied Graphic Design at Pretoria University of Technology and
has been active as a creative in the field of surface and 3D-design for more
than 30 years. He has worked for most of the top ad agencies and still produces
major corporate events and stylish weddings. His design style for event
interiors is modern and he is a “out-of-the box” creative thinker. Clients
include World Economic Forum, Visi Magazine,
Oprah, House and Leisure, Durban July, ABSA KKNK, Distell, Investec and BMW
Where were you born? I was born on a farm called Doringkloof – Home birth.
What is your motto that you live
could be turned into “magic”, if you do it with passion, courage
Tell us your favourite destination: India, Scotland and the beautiful Namibia.
What’s your favourite food? Where do I start? Love curry, braaivleis and of course potatoes in any form. Mad about a good pie!
What is your favourite tune to jamm to? Love 80’s music. Classical music when I conseptulise a project.
Tell us your binge-watching
Race and Next in fashion.
What’s your favourite book/podcast? Any book by Deon Meyer. If I lay my hands on one, I will read it even through the night. No sleep until it’s finished.
Do you have at-home fitness tips? I was a hyperactive child. I think I used up all my energy there. I do like walking in nature.
Tell us about your lockdown experience and how you keep yourself focused? For me it’s time to reflect, introspection and dreaming up new ideas and concepts to implement in the future.
Events Technology Manager
ambassador and promoter of French language in schools (Namibia). Official
interpreter at the FASU Game December 2013, University of Namibia. Part time
French/English tutor/ translator/interpreter. Registered interpreter and
translator at the Namibia Football Association since November 2014. Worked as
Senior ambassador and Registration staff for Conference link from 2012 till
2016. From 2017 he is working as public relation/marketing, sale
officer for Congress Technology(Conference Link)
Where were you born? Kinshasa DR Congo.
What is your motto that you live
can move Mountains..and make one walk on water.
Tell us your favourite destination: France Paris & Mauritius.
What’s your favourite food? African food is the Best. Plaintain, Couscous and some well fried Smoked Salmom, with Cassava veggies!
What is your favourite tune to
jamm to? Simple
Tell us your binge-watching recommendation: The CUBE and Smartest kid in the room.
What’s your favourite book/podcast? I read any book that talk about secret society and the world conspiracy, the New world order.
Do you have at-home fitness tips? Walk 5 sets of stairs down, for leg day.
Tell us about your lockdown experience and how you keep yourself focused? I take time to complete certain pending work and setting strategies and goals for time ahead.
THIS IS US…..We look forward to meet you.
One woman's dream became an innovator team.
The root of this tree sprouted in the early nineties
And has been a proud pioneer in Establishing Southern Africa’s Meeting Industry, through innovative conference, project and event management solutions.
Conference Link and the dynamic diverse individuals, successfully hosted various national and international
Conferences for many years and 2 decades later the other link in the chain was formed, Events Link Africa.
Realizing the need for additional services, other than those already offered, Marelise set sail in search of team players equally as fun and dynamic.
Sophia Links blessed the team with her larger than life presence. Her lasting ability to put up with demanding hours and a driven mentor set the tone
in the continuous search for the perfect team. Sophia’s faith and prayers have pulled the team through some many challenging and trying times,
always rising above any challenge. Each time with success, overjoyed clients that all became her friends.
Arthur Samantu a young and driven man from the Congo was discovered through his many talents in technology. His strive to better himself for the
sake of the team is like an inspiring poem. He is the rock the team relies on. Never ever giving up.
Chris Koch, a man with too many talents to even mention, or remember or even fit on to a page is the true creator of everything beautiful in the dreamovator team. His continuous strive for perfection makes him OUR magic wand!
Marelise’s path eventually crossed with previously, however small time competitor out of the box visualizer Michelle Bekker. Since the duo set sail together, spectacular high end and low key events were hosted and “dreamovator” packages emerged. Together with the long serving staff and uber cool support staff, collectively the team has more than 30 years’ experience.
• We are different, exciting and up to date with current event design.
• We are innovators and trendsetters.
• We know Africa and beyond which equals a true African travel experience.
• We offer you a world class service at a budget suitable for you.
Passion for our country, love for our people and giving back to our community always remains our driving force. It’s with pride to be part of and the creators of Food Namibia as well as Oyetu Creative Craft, a interactive training tour supporting small communities all over Namibia is our way of saying… We are grateful. Being grateful is the starting point of every journey and by being and doing so, we give unbelievable experiences to our clients and helping those in need.
Welcome to Namibia and Beyond. Your dreamovator team awaits you!
Conference Link is backed up by a group of professional event ambassadors.
Food Namibia Co-Founder
Manfried Kamwanga Likoro is a co-founder of Food Namibia, an IT Professional and Agricultural Marketing Strategist who works together with IT industries, smallholder farmer’s, and individuals to developed their IT and agricultural sectors. His career accomplishments consist of more than 10 years’ experience IT training and consultation, project implementation, developing technology and agricultural marketing support and processes to facilitate agro-food improved operations and efficiency.
Food Namibia a proudly Namibian initiative was established in 2016 to promote and strengthen the public private partnership enhancement on food security. Food Namibia functions are promoting sustainable agricultural production, provide agricultural capacity building, promote value addition and marketing of agricultural products, linking farmers to markets, promote school and community gardening
Food Namibia aims to create agricultural marketing platform that bring together major stakeholder in Government and food production industries to interact with each other, share their vision and discussed key issues cornering the future of agriculture industries in the country.
Unit 8, 9 Prosperity Industrial Park,
Plot 54374, Unit 6, Grand Building,
Central Business District, Gaborone
Contact Person: Manfred Likoro
Tel:+264 81 292 5546