ILIOS Conferences

ILIOS Conferences (PTY) Ltd. consist of a small team of  highly experienced individuals, each one with over five years, hard-core, hands on, international association conference management experience.

Although young, we draw from the age-old tradition of going above and beyond what is expected, every time. Our systems for Conference and Exhibition planning have been drawn up, evaluated, practiced, worked, and reworked to ensure the maximum efficiency while minimizing the possibility of error.

ILIOS Conferences is headed by Riedwaan Jacobs, who has 14 years’ experience in the Conference and Exhibitions industry, mostly in senior and strategic roles. Riedwaan honed his skills in the world of planning and executing large, complex, prestigious and high profile international and national conferences and exhibitions

In this time he managed and was responsible for the success of many conferences of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a couple of hundred delegates to a few thousand delegates

The last three association conferences managed by Riedwaan was all three hailed and acknowledged as the best and most well run conference to date of each of those particular associations.



Our Mission is to provide Conference & Exhibition consulting, project management, logistics and planning services of the highest calibre and to introduce a new level of professionalism to the conference management industry.

We will achieve this by taking a true project management approach, utilizing systems that have been drawn up, evaluated, practiced, worked, and reworked to ensure the maximum efficiency and by  going above and beyond what is expected, every time. 

To this end a high level of planning, methodical approach and professionalism that is critical in successfully managing large, high-profile events will be utilised and implemented when planning and managing any project that ILIOS Conferences has been appointed to. By diligently applying the above to every project we work on, ILIOS Conferences will deliver the same consistent results and ensure smooth and hassle free events for our clients and all stakeholders



Our vision is to become one of the most respected and best PCO’s in South Africa within five years. We aim to achieve this goal by consistently exceeding expectations and by going above and beyond the call of duty, by delivering services and producing conferences of the highest calibre.

We subscribe to ethical, clean business practices and operate with a high degree of professionalism. ILIOS Conferences strive to comply with the highest level of Corporate Governance Codes of Practice and endevours to be a good corporate citizen that makes a positive contribution to South Africa.



ILIOS Conferences (PTY) Ltd. is a subsidiary of ILIOS Travel (PTY) Ltd. ILIOS Travel, a full service tour and transport operator, was established in Cape Town in 1995 and has since grown into a national company with branches in Cape Town (head office), Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. It has a large fleet of vehicles, which includes sedans, 15 seater vans and 44 seater luxury coaches and has a staff compliment of over 80 people and is still owner managed. It is the only independently owned national travel company in SA.