2020 Editorial – Q4

November 4, 2020

As we begin our fourth quarter of what has been an unprecedented and challenging year, we wanted to share with you the work Hallpax has been doing to make event-planning in Africa as efficient and safe as we can for our clients and their guests. We understand that travel and in-person events are hanging in limbo to COVID-19, but everyone here at Hallpax is moving forward with virtual events and other services to provide our customers with the best experience possible. 

During our last quarter, Hallpax expanded by opening our first office in the U.S. We were very excited to pursue opportunities within the U.S.; however, due to COVID-19, we had to close down our office and become virtual just a couple of weeks after moving in. Although this was unexpected, we have been able to keep working remotely and are quickly adjusting to the new norm of working from home. We are working on exciting new events and opportunities we are thrilled to share with you.

At Hallpax, we believe in bringing people together to start conversations about long-term solutions. One way we are  doing this is with our latest virtual event, Cultivate Africa. This event focuses on discussing the newest challenges COVID-19 brings to agriculture in Africa. We have partnered with the African Union Commission (AUC) to open up conversations about production, distribution, trading, and market access of agricultural commodities and services. With multiple keynote speakers, virtual networking lounges, and conference rooms, Cultivate Africa is allowing you the sense of community and conversation you would have at an in-person event, but all online.

We understand that the central drawl to in-person events is the long-term relationships built while networking with others. Our team has allowed our attendees to still gain those same long term relationships they look forward to by providing the professional technology and necessary virtual event platforms.  

Hallpax is also excited to announce another virtual conference, Travel Africa. We plan to hold this event in May 2021. With recent industry trends we have seen, the travel industry has been one that was most affected during COVID-19. With multiple travel restrictions varying from country to country, Africa is not getting nearly the amount of tourists they are used to. Africa depends heavily on tourists coming in from the western world, so this has caused a dramatic drop in financial security. This conference will open up a continental conversation around aviation, hotels, tour guides, and how to make travel to Africa safe.

With Travel Africa, we want to explore a new way of travel by looking at neighboring countries. Instead of looking far, Travel Africa wants to talk about narrowing the focus on closer to home. This includes seeing what other countries have to offer and create travel income within the continent and what opportunities might be available there. 

As the new quarter starts, Hallpax is eagerly looking forward to providing our clients new opportunities to maintain their events with hybrid or virtual solutions. With all the hard work we have seen throughout the quarter, we want to thank everyone involved for allowing us to grow a company that prides itself in its community. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead for next year! 

Sincerely,

Mahider Tadesse

Founder

Browse our most recent blogs!

A Guide to the African Union Conference Center (AUCC)

The African Union Conference Center (AUCC) is one of Africa’s most technologically advanced conference centers.

Located inside the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AUCC comprises a conference center, office complex, and state-of-the-art facilities. It’s home to the biannual AU summit and serves as a venue for African and international events all year round.

If you’re considering hosting an event or conference at the AUCC, we’ve got everything you need to know in this quick guide.

Read More »

A Guide to Tanzania’s Visa Process

Organizing an international conference or event in Tanzania can be complex, particularly with visa arrangements.

This detailed guide aims to streamline the visa process with clear, step-by-step instructions to make your planning more manageable.

At Hallpax, we’re well-versed in the latest visa regulations and procedures, guaranteeing a hassle-free experience for your attendees. With us, you’re not just getting information; you’re gaining a partner in making your event in Tanzania a success.

Read More »

The United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa (UNCC-AA)

The United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa (UNCC-AA) offers state-of-the-art conference rooms and spaces In the heart of Ethiopia’s capital. Located in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) compound, UNCC-AA accommodates various event types across numerous spaces, from small workshops to large conferences.

Each space has the latest technology, dedicated staff, and everything you need for a successful event.

In this quick guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about hosting an event or conference at UNCC-AA.

Read More »

Ethiopia Visa Guide: The Best Options for Conference Attendees

Hosting an event in Addis Ababa can be a rewarding experience, providing participants the opportunity to learn, network, and immerse themselves in a vibrant and historic city. However, you must first ensure your international participants have the necessary visa documentation.

Consider this guide a comprehensive overview of the Ethiopian visa process, including the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and fees. We’ll also offer helpful tips and advice to ensure your attendees’ visa application is processed smoothly and efficiently. Need more help? Get in touch, we are eager to aid in your journey to Addis.

Read More »

The 8 Best Event and Conference Venues in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam’s best event venues harmoniously blend contemporary styles and modern amenities with Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage and the city’s coastal location.

Hosting an international conference here offers plenty of opportunities to create a unique and memorable event. But picking the wrong venue could spell disaster for even the most meticulously planned event.

Read More »

The Best Restaurants in Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Victoria Falls isn’t just about breathtaking natural splendor; it’s also a haven for foodies.

Straddling Zambia and Zimbabwe, this iconic landmark serves as a backdrop to fantastic restaurants that offer everything from gourmet fine dining to vibrant local eateries.

Whether you’re craving a gourmet pizza under the stars, high tea overlooking the Falls, or traditional Southern African dining experiences – Victoria Falls has something for every palate.

Read More »

Contact Us

Request Form