Welcoming address


Margi Biggs

MD, Specialized Tours & Events / Conference Convenor

Margi is the convenor of the annual Wine Tourism Conference, now being presented for the 8th year. She is owner and Managing Director of Specialized Tours & Events, a 34-year-old, tourism logistics business operating throughout Southern Africa, offering services to discerning clients from around the World and locally.

Margi was responsible for the communications for the Cape Town/Cape Winelands Chapter of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network for 9 years. During this time, she judged the Best of Wine Tourism Awards 8 years in a row.

Margi has served on Local and National Industry Association Boards and Community Organisations. In 2012 she was a Shoprite/Checkers South African Woman of the Year. In the past, Margi lectured for 6 years at Cape Town University of Technology, in Tourism, Studied Social Science at UCT, is a qualified Primary school Art teacher and qualified as a Cordon Bleu Chef.

15 years ago Margi founded StreetSmart South Africa, an NGO/PBO concerned about Street children.

Margi has walked 1060km on the Camino de Santiago in France and Spain.