5 Year-end function fiascos – and how to avoid them

You’ve planned your company’s year-end event down to every last detail, and you’re sure it is going to be spectacular. You’re feeling excited and proud. And then, this happens… You forgot to invite an important client It’s the day before the event when you realise you forgot to send an invitation to one of your…

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New Year’s resolutions for those working in events

Have you planned your New Year’s resolutions yet? If you work in the events industry then quite possibly not – you’ve probably felt too busy to give it a thought. Luckily, we have five great ones for you to consider. Plus, they’ll give you a definite career advantage in 2018. Embrace technology This one seems…

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4 Great reasons to unplug these holidays

If you want to make the most of your holidays and come back refreshed and full of inspiration, you need to do some digital detoxing, or “unplugging” from your electronic devices. This isn’t to say you must leave your phone locked up at home (though if you can, that is fantastic!). What it does mean…

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AHA COO APPOINTMENT

Norman Wallace has been appointed chief operating officer of aha Hotels & Lodges, a division of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities (TAA). Wallace spent 33 years with Tsogo Sun, retiring in 2015 after 18 years as operations director responsible for managing the hotel group’s properties in Africa, the Seychelles, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Since then he…

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Fizz Marketing officially a B-BBEE Level 2 company

Fizz Marketing empowers long standing staff and transforms to majority black shareholding.   Fizz Marketing, specialists in tailored event management services, has signed an empowerment deal that sees its black shareholding increase to 50.2%, and is officially a B-BBEE Level 2 company. Fizz Marketing, a wholly female-owned entity, has cemented its ongoing empowerment efforts with…

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Gabriëlskloof salutes festive season with sumptuous fare

New Chenin blanc unveiled at Celebration Braai to toast happy days.     Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December. This family braai feast offers a marvellous excuse to…

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Cool corporate gift ideas

Are you looking for the perfect gift to thank your clients or staff with? Here are a few ideas that might spark your interest. Personalise it! Instead of giving away items branded with your company logo, why not brand a gift with the recipient’s name? A personalised gift is always, well, personally meaningful. This works…

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Looking back: the best conference trends of 2017

We spoke to some industry experts to find out what their favourite conference trend for 2017 has been, and why. Here’s what they had to say: An ever-green trend? “Trends in the business events industry are ever changing and in order to stand out and remain competitive we need to think outside of the norm….

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Skills & Futures Zone @ Rand Show: Informing future leaders

The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are pleased to announce the launch of the Skills & Futures Zone, a brand new interactive, dynamic and informative new exhibition zone at Rand Show 2018. With over 70% of the Rand Show’s audience made up of families with children, the Skills & Futures Zone is perfectly aligned to…

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Thuto Legwale takes the reins at Sun City’s Segaetsho – Cultural Village

Aligned with its commitment to the advancement of sustainable communities by supporting small and medium enterprise development, Sun International’s flagship resort, Sun City, has partnered with the dynamic Thuto Legwale (29) to reignite and take the reins at Segaetsho Cultural Village. In Setswana, the name means “Our Heritage”, capturing the essence of the centre where…

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