Snapshot of the Association MICE Market

Indications are that South African suppliers and services of a variety of products are zeroing-in on the association market both national and in particular international associations. The ground-swell has been building for some time and with the advent of convention... read more

Rightful recognition

The business events industry has announced its intention to establish a recognition system for companies that have proven competency in their field and adhere to high standards and ethical practice. Such recognition may involve an endorsement or accreditation process.... read more

Biggest, baddest, bucket list

My Destination (, the global travel resource powered by a community of local experts, has unleashed travels Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List Competition and offer one lucky person the opportunity of a lifetime a six month, all inclusive, blogging... read more

Are you up to speed?

Holiday Inn Sandton leads the way in complimentary, high-speed internet for the industry Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road today announced a significant upgrade to the guest and conferencing internet experience at the hotel. In line with international trends and guest... read more

Taller, better, faster, stronger

Companies in North America are more optimistic about business travel in 2013 but also bracing for higher travel costs only partially offset by modest budget increases. Hotels, airlines and meetings venues will capitalize on growing demand to wield more power in... read more

Counting down the hours to Meetings Africa

South African National Tourism Minister, Mr. Marthinus van Schalkwyk, will officially open Meetings Africa on 19 February 2013.Meetings Africa is the biggest business events exhibition on the African continent. This years event will be hosted by the South African... read more

What do exhibition attendees want?

Results profiled in this report come from a study that was originally conducted 10 years ago. It provides valuable up-to-date insights into what attendees are looking to achieve when they visit business-to-business exhibitions. Key findings include: Many attendees... read more

It’s big. It’s red. It’s happening.

It can only be one thing: Jozi’s very own City Sightseeing bright red bus. At the official launch of Johannesburg’s red bus last week at Gold Reef City spirits were high, the food was great and the day was a scorcher. I even managed to take some of the bus... read more

2nd MICE Focus Group is hot, hot, hot!

Participants attending the 22nd Feb Focus Group at the upmarket Gallagher Convention Centre are in for an information update bonanza. The peripheral services provided for MICE gatherings are the stuff that can make or break the difference between success or... read more

How green can you go?

Greening is a process, made up of a series of small actions and steps that gradually take you closer to where you want to be. However, you never really get there, as the goal posts keep advancing too, says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, about the challenge of... read more

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