WAPA - with the leading initiative of Karel Venter, decided to do away with the normal Future Wireless Technologies Forum, and to introduce a different genre of events to our members, closer to their homes. The Agenda for all the Regional Events were similar, which consisted of a WAPA Introduction, followed by a Speaking slot to all our sponsors where they could showcase their products, and ended with the very valuable RF and Antenna Training sessions in the afternoon. The aim of these events was to get to know our members, to interact with our members, and to allow our members to interact with each other. In light hereof WAPA also hosted an evening social / braai where members, ICASA, vendors and WAPA Management Committee could mingle on a lighter note.
The first of the 2017 events kicked off in Limpopo at the beautiful Eagles Nest Lodge on the outskirts of Polokwane. Its elevated position provided spectacular views of the bushveld. We were surprised to have the presence of 7 WISP’s plus two Sponsors. We did not expect huge numbers, and focussed on our goal which was to get to know our members. In total we had 23 attendees, a perfect small beginning.
The general feedback from WISP’s and Sponsors were well received by the Management Committee, and the Regional Events were cemented into our 2017 events forecast.