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Whether it be team building, family fun days, end-of year events or just a fun session to bring your team together. BOUNCE can offer an off-beat, unique and truly memorable experience. Your …
Bounce
Whether it be team building, family fun days, end-of year events or just a fun session to bring your team together. BOUNCE can offer an off-beat, unique and truly memorable experience. Your … read more

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Are you ready for MADEX 2018?

Are you ready for MADEX 2018?

MADEX – the Marketing, Advertising and Design Expo – will be held from Wednesday 06 to Thursday 07 June 2018, 9:00 to 17:00 daily, at the Sandton Convention Centre. After its hugely successful launch last year, MADEX 2018 is expected to be a calendar highlight for...

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Make sure your incentive travel programme is effective

Make sure your incentive travel programme is effective

Reward programmes are still an effective way to motivate and retain staff. However, the incentives need to be right to provide the best kind of motivation. Interestingly, non-cash rewards – such as incentive travel – often deliver greater returns than cash rewards....

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Creating diverse events – get it right!

Creating diverse events – get it right!

In South Africa, we should all know about the importance of creating diverse events – in this respect we are a little ahead of the international market who only now seem to be waking up to this idea. However, knowing we should and doing are sometimes two different...

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Social media & defamation Part 1 – tread warily!

Social media & defamation Part 1 – tread warily!

As we are all no doubt quite aware, social media has to a large extent become the medium of choice not only to publicize and disseminate information but also to glean information. Due to the ubiquitous nature of the social media and the fact that any information...

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The 5 biggest misconceptions around event safety

The 5 biggest misconceptions around event safety

The Planner spoke to Andre Botha, a safety manager and consultant to Medguys (www.medguys.co.za), to find out what he finds are the biggest misconceptions event planners have around event safety. These are the five that he most commonly experiences: It won’t happen to...

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Take listeriosis off the menu

Take listeriosis off the menu

South Africa’s recent listeriosis outbreak – the largest known outbreak of this foodborne illness in the world – was a blunt reminder that we cannot be complacent about food safety. Listeriosis is caused by a common bacteria that lives in soil, water and vegetation....

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Guvon Hotels and Spas is souring like an Eagle

Guvon Hotels and Spas is souring like an Eagle

Black Eagle Boutique Hotel joins Guvon Signature Collection. It started some years back with the Scottish themed Glenburn Lodge and soon to follow, a five-star fly-fishing haven opened up on the others side of the Swartkops Mountain in Muldersdrift.  Next the sound of...

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The Gruffalo brought to life

The Gruffalo brought to life

Finding the right audiovisual partner is crucial to the success of any event. Julian Cohen shares how he made every child’s dream come true by bringing the Gruffalo to life. For Julian Cohen, owner of Avstage , challenges are viewed as opportunities. With over 25...

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Cool event décor ideas

Cool event décor ideas

Whether you are organising a party, fundraiser, awards dinner or other event, budget is one of the biggest things to keep in mind. You want to create an amazing look and feel, but not overdo it from a cost perspective. One of the great things about décor and...

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Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Whether you are marketing your venue full-time or whether acquiring new venue clients only forms part of your list of daily tasks, there are countless fresh marketing ideas you could make use of. The question I would like to ask you today is whether you are making full use of all your marketing opportunities or are you missing some amazing opportunities while you stick to the same old strategy?

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12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

Selecting the right venue is critical and according to event professionals on LinkedIn, when asked what they would consider the most important points to keep in mind for choosing a venue for their events, here are the most frequent responses: Budgets - Cost is usually...

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Top 5 entertainment options for under R20,000

Top 5 entertainment options for under R20,000

Every event planner knows that sticking to your budget can be a difficult task, especially if your client as high expectations and a very limited budget, so with the help of Elegant Entertainment, we've put together the top five entertainment options for under...

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Exhibiting with VR & AR: what we learned

Exhibiting with VR & AR: what we learned

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are sophisticated technologies that have the potential to change the way we do many things, especially in the field of marketing. This is because of their ability to – as their names imply – alter our realities, either...

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Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor

Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor

Scan Display, an exhibition, event and display specialist, has been appointed the official exhibition contactor for Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018. Investing in African Mining Indaba, also referred to as Mining Indaba, is dedicated to the successful...

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Gearhouse South Africa chooses Avid

Gearhouse South Africa chooses Avid

South African based, Technical supplier to live events, Gearhouse South Africa recently purchased 2 Avid VENUE S6L-32D systems to add to their existing AVID Audio inventory in their Johannesburg operation. “Gearhouse South Africa bought Avid Profiles back in 2010 and...

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Five top entertainment trends in 2017

Five top entertainment trends in 2017

There's something about hosting an event that makes attendees go "wow" that fills any event planner's heart with a great amount of pride. So we've been scouring the web trying to find the best of the best upcoming international trends, that have not even landed in...

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4 fabulous event décor ideas you’ll want to steal

4 fabulous event décor ideas you’ll want to steal

It's no secret that décor makes a massive difference. Therefore, it's of the utmost importance to stay up to date with trends and tips to ensure your next event meets expectations and looks even better. Space, flowers, lighting, food presentation and table setting are...

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Five trends in event design not to miss in 2017

Five trends in event design not to miss in 2017

Staying competitive in the event design and planning industry means constantly staying abreast of trends and styles and working them into your projects and proposals. While fads come and go, trends can stick around for years and sometimes decades – making setting...

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To app or not to app?

To app or not to app?

Despite 81% of event planners saying they had used engagement technology as part of their work, 39% regarded themselves as beginners or novices when it comes to event apps, according to a recent live poll taken by Lumi. A small but significant 12% said they knew...

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AppMyEvent

This is an app designed primarily for mobile use but also for tablets and desktops. It enables event organisers to plan all aspects of their events and pin on their boards the venues and service providers they want to use, as well as project managing through timelines and sharing with teams.

CPP on demand

Enhance your knowledge and skills as a professional event planner. Meetings magazine, in collaboration with ibtm africa, has launched its Career Progression Programme (CPP on Demand), which will help professionals stay up to date with information and trends that are crucial to event planners.

Unboxing series

These are small events on topics that upskill event professionals and allow them to network with each other and with the 3S Media team. The topics chosen are of value to event planners, giving them key insights into various aspects of event management.

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