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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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Farewell to the office party and hello lunch

Farewell to the office party and hello lunch

Many companies are moving away from hosting office parties and according to a survey by OfficeTeam, only 36% of professionals feel that company parties are fun. Rather than hosting a party after hours that about two thirds of staff would rather not attend, treat them...

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Tourvest Launches New Nanyukie Lodge

Tourvest Launches New Nanyukie Lodge

Integrated tourism group Tourvest’s new lodge, Lemala Nanyukie, in the central Serengeti opened successfully to a full house on Saturday 10 November. Lemala Nanyukie is a 45 minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti and offers guests...

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A sophisticated blank canvas Part 1

A sophisticated blank canvas Part 1

More than 130 years down the line and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has elevated its brand by opening up stunning event spaces to the public that were previously only available to listed companies. This iconic venue offers all the bells and whistles and Carol...

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Off the Grid Conferencing

Off the Grid Conferencing

Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude?    With the advent of smart phones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference environment has become a haze of digital noise and...

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New and creative working spaces

New and creative working spaces

Stimulating your small team or finding creative spaces to brainstorm is challenging when you don’t have your own office space, which is conventionally the case for small or start-up businesses. Co-working spaces have become the new trend, also forming their own types...

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Chef Martha Williams invited to cook in Abu Dhabi

Chef Martha Williams invited to cook in Abu Dhabi

Chef Martha Williams from the 5-star Plettenberg Hotel has been invited to cook at the Cape Malay Food Festival at Vasco’s, Hilton in Abu Dhabi in October. She will present her delicious South African recipes in her unique Cape Malay cooking style. Every year the...

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Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest...

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Why conference add-ons matter

Why conference add-ons matter

Giving a conference a hot topic isn’t the only way to draw crowds; some cool add-ons can also attract an audience. Travelbags spend a lot of time matching suitable add-ons to our events to make them all the more worthwhile for you, the attendee. What makes a...

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Say YES to Effective BEE

Say YES to Effective BEE

BEE Novation, one of South Africa`s leading transformation consultancies, will be hosting a series of national one day seminars dealing with the latest developments in transformative BEE and the benefits of implementation of the YES initiative. This is the only event...

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The ultimate in events ICT

The ultimate in events ICT

Ultimate Data Sciences has over a decade’s experience in working with professional conference organisers, stand builders, and infrastructure providers. Our unique blend of technical and creative skills enables us to offer a range of information and communication...

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British Airways celebrates Durban route launch

A few days ago British Airways’ first thrice-weekly direct flight to Durban landed at the city’s King Shaka International Airport from London Heathrow. The event was marked in lighthearted and lively fashion with a flashmob at the airport, celebrating iconic...

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Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the...

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Comair wins at Business Traveller Africa Awards

Comair wins at Business Traveller Africa Awards

kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) were respectively named Best African Low-Cost Airline and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards this week. Held in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine...

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Incentives can be a lot of fun

Incentives can be a lot of fun

As the year winds down and South Africans start to plan their holidays, many employers will look at incentives to reward their teams for their work and inspire them to start the new year with gusto. Dawn Weir, Head of kulula work, says team-building can be a...

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Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at...

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Super foods boost conferencing experience

Super foods boost conferencing experience

Super foods are gaining popularity as people become more health conscious. Adding Super foods to your conference delegates is not only on-trend , but it improves their concentration and heightens their brain functionality ensuring the objectives of the day are met....

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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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Different types of conference attendees

Different types of conference attendees

Everyone attending a conference has a reason to be there. Although this article is written tongue in cheek, there are some truths to these different types of attendees – see how many you can recognise. I know as a conference organiser I have met almost all of these in...

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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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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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Event management software

Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up...

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10 tell tale signs you are in events management

10 tell tale signs you are in events management

A tongue in cheek note from a local events manager - see how many of these apply to you too. Wardrobe filled with mostly black clothing? You are not boring or funereal. Nope, you are an events manager. You can totally rock black every day for the next 3 weeks, without...

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Apps for events planners

Apps for events planners

In the last few years the use of apps and smart phones has increased vastly. We now read our emails, check our messages and can basically operate an entire office off of a tiny little device that fits in to our pocket or hand bag. So it only makes sense that event...

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Lacto-ovo whatinism?

Lacto-ovo whatinism?

From Banting to Veganism – there are so many different types of dietary requirements out there – how on earth does one know what to cater for and where to draw the line when catering for large groups? There are two main streams of dietary requirements – belief based...

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Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest...

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Conference menu items for mental agility

Conference menu items for mental agility

Conferences and certain meetings can be long and at times it’s difficult to stay focused. In-depth or strategy sessions require a delegates undivided attention or critical and at times creative thinking. In order to give them the mental boost they need, all you have...

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Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the...

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The Transition of Taste

The Transition of Taste

No fine-dining experience is complete without an unforgettable dessert. Chef Chelsea Logan, who helms the pastry team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, said, “Dessert plays a defining role in rounding off the overall dining experience; it cleanses the palate and...

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Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at...

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The Age of Aesthetics

The Age of Aesthetics

Luxury dining establishments can no longer rely on a stand-out, signature dish to create a memorable experience for those who choose to visit for a meeting or a private experience. Like a collection of haute fashion, every aspect of luxury dining needs to be curated;...

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5 Reasons to Visit Premier Hotels & Resorts

5 Reasons to Visit Premier Hotels & Resorts

From a humble 40 bedrooms, the group’s portfolio has grown to encompass a number of hotels & resorts throughout South Africa and has gained 25 years of experience developing and managing hotels, conference centres and restaurants. With a current offering of almost...

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Savour sensory ecstasy with Idiom’s Wines

Savour sensory ecstasy with Idiom’s Wines

After a long work-week, what better way to end it than on a high note, turning your last meeting into a sensory experience? This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty confection that shares an Italian...

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A video solution for every meeting space

A video solution for every meeting space

One of the biggest frustrations amongst corporate companies is the “meeting space”. Common gripes include that there are too few, they are too small or they just don’t have the technology needed in order to provide the perfect meeting experience. It is with this that...

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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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