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Radisson Blu App makes all the difference to hotel guests

Radisson Blu App makes all the difference to hotel guests

In 2014, the number of web users globally surpassed the number of desktop users, according a report by comScore. People who fall into the age group of 18 to 24 use mobile apps more than any other group, followed closely by 25 to 34 years and then 35 to 44 years. While...

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Celebrating the Top 40 Women in MICE 2017

Celebrating the Top 40 Women in MICE 2017

Meetings magazine and ThePlanner.guru recognised and celebrated this year’s Top 40 Women in MICE at a glamorous luncheon on 17 August 2017. The women who make it onto this list are entrepreneurs, visionaries and mentors – they are a real force to be reckoned with....

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AAXO Raises the Bar with Exhibition Event of the Year

AAXO Raises the Bar with Exhibition Event of the Year

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) released the schedule for the African exhibition event of the year, held from 29 January to 2 February 2018. With the Exhibition of Exhibitions (EoE), AAXO ROAR Awards, International Safety Training and...

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Sustainable events are non-negotiable

Sustainable events are non-negotiable

In her official opening address for the Event Greening Forum (EGF) 2017 Conference, on 27 July at Valverde Eco Hotel, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo said sustainability within the business events industry is no longer negotiable and outlined a strategy to promote it....

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Linda Reddy crosses the floor to Palazzo

Linda Reddy crosses the floor to Palazzo

Linda Reddy’s consummate hotel management skills have seen her move rapidly through the ranks at Tsogo Sun to her newest position as GM of the group’s flagship hotel at Montecasino, The Palazzo. Durban-born Reddy joined Tsogo Sun in the late 90s doing part time work...

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SAACI Tshwane Flies High

SAACI Tshwane Flies High

We live in a world of increasing information overload.  Getting the message across in order to ensure that the receiver of the information in fact gets the actual message takes smart crafting of the spoken and written word. More significant is the eyeball-to-eyeball...

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Fortis Hotels’ Siyanda Dlamini defies the odds

Fortis Hotels’ Siyanda Dlamini defies the odds

Siyanda Dlamini is the newly appointed Sales and Marketing Director and shareholder at Fortis Hotels, a leading independently owned local hotel brand. Siyanda joined the group in 2013 (when it was known as the Boulevard Group) as General Manager (GM) at Protea Hotel...

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Lloyd Orr launches LOCMICE

Lloyd Orr launches LOCMICE

Lloyd Orr Communications recently launched their specialised division within the group and has been appointed to look after the representation of very niche DMCs that cater to special groups and MICE bookings. DMC’s that cater to special groups and MICE bookings...

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URGENT! Free Assessor Training – calling for volunteers

URGENT! Free Assessor Training – calling for volunteers

The Services SETA have allocated funding for the overall events industry. In order to capacitate the potential learners in the future we will need assessors and moderators to assess the learners. (For which you will get paid.) But in the meantime the Services SETA are...

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EXSA GM MOVES ON

EXSA GM MOVES ON

EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) has announced that Phumulani Hlatshwayo has officially resigned from his role as General Manager as he moves on to explore other opportunities. Hlatshwayo, has accomplished many successes since joining EXSA 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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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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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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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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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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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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