CUT hosts IASIA 2024 Conference Gala Dinner

Dr Najat Zarrouk, IASIA President; Prof. Francis Petersen, UFS VC and Prof. Pamela Dube, CUT VC.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pamela Dube hosted a gala dinner for 300 esteemed guests from all over the globe at the Central University of Technology’s (CUT) hotel school. This was in honour of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).

The event’s first day was hosted at the University of the Free State and included plenary sessions on contemporary public governance themes, special panels/forums, sessions of the IASIA Working Groups, and a PhD seminar. The second day of the IASIA 2024 Conference was hosted at CUT.

According to Dube, this dinner, rooted in CUT’s culture of hospitality and value of uBuntu, is an expression of the university’s gratitude and a celebration of the friendships it has with various partners in the province, nationally as well as in the community, and the relationships the CUT has built and nurtures with all the esteemed guests since the inception of the IASIA conference.

“The timing for the conference could not have been more apt, given the recent developments, especially in the outcomes of our election processes in South Africa, and all these fascinating developments and debates that have been finding expression during this special 30th year of our democracy,” said Dube.

Later during the week, CUT Tourism Management students will be their expert guides on a tour.

Compiled by Abigail Visagie