Mabizela, Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University
On behalf University, it is my singular honour and great privilege to welcome you all to this historic gathering for the World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC). We feel particularly honoured to be the first in the nearly 30-year history of this distinguished conference to host it under the African skies.
Our University is proud to host this important gathering of world-leading scholars of media business and media management from across the globe. We are also delighted that the conference is attended by media practitioners and scholars, journalists, and academics from across the length and breadth of our continent and beyond. The conference participants come from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Far East and the African continent.
Our sincere thanks to our Local Organising Committee for organising what, I’m confident, will be a very successful and memorable conference.
On behalf of our University and the conference organising committee, we wish to acknowledge with thanks and sincere appreciation our eminent keynote speakers who have graciously accepted our invitation for them to address this conference. We also wish to convey our profound gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all conference presenters for their time and effort in preparing their presentations for this conference. We are equally grateful to those who will be presenting their posters. This conference would not have been possible without you.
I wish you stimulating, productive, fruitful and successful deliberations.
May you, at the end of historic conference, leave our shores with a renewed sense of hope and optimism that tomorrow will be a better day than today!
Asante sana. Enkosi. Ke a leboga. Ngiyabonga. Tante grazie. Zikomo kwambiri. Ke a leboha. Ndo livhuwa. Tatenda. Ngiyathokoza. Muito obrigado. Daalụ nke ukwuu. Merci beaucoup. Большое спасибо. Baie dankie. Muchas gracias. 非常感谢你. Vielen Dank. Inkomu. Shukraan. Go raibh míle maith agat. Thank you very much.
Dr Sizwe Mabizela
Vice Chancellor, Rhodes University