MSYtristar
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SAA Representative To Speak In MSY

Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:06 pm

http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/UpToTheMinute.cfm?recID=13592

Apparently South Africa and New Orleans are looking to establish new business ventures with each other. Among the speakers at this event include a South African Airways special projects delegate. Just what this position does I have no idea. Anyone in the know have a clue?

It's nice to see the city's name getting out there on an international stage. Meetings like this will pay off big time down the road.
 
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RE: SAA Representative To Speak In MSY

Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:25 am

That is interesting. I wish I knew more about New Orleans's's's non-tourist economy; but if it isn't something that makes heavy use of minerals then I'm not sure just what economic ties the SA authorities foresee.

New Orleans is a market for building materials, is what it is.

However, SAA has cool tailfins.
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RE: SAA Representative To Speak In MSY

Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:24 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Just what this position does I have no idea. Anyone in the know have a clue?

It I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that it is a "reward for support" position for some minor politician's sibling or friend. SAA is a paratactical and a favorite dumping ground for the fruits of nepotism. As noble as this effort seems, it's likely just an all expenses paid holiday for the SAA "spokesman".
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RE: SAA Representative To Speak In MSY

Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:40 pm

The WTC has had meetings like this in the past (usually a few per year) hosting various countries, but usually airlines are not involved, so this one caught my eye more than most.

I agree, it could just be a nice little vacation for the SAA rep...

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