South African business faces the urinal (restroom) challenge

We’ve all read the note on the bathroom stall – “please leave these restrooms in the condition you found them”. While the appearance of cleanliness and the pungent aroma of bleach gives us a sense that the toilets we use at work are sanitised, studies show this is not the case. A report* prepared by…

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Food & Hospitality Africa serves up successful first couple of days

At 9.30am on Sunday, the 7th of May, the doors opened to Food & Hospitality Africa 2017, with queues of people eagerly awaiting the opening of the renowned trade show. The day ran on an action-packed schedule which featured demos by the highly personable and proudly South African chef, Reuben Riffel, and other talented chefs…

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Killer views and champagne culture combine at Time Square’s Altitude

At the very pinnacle of Sun International’s multi-million rand Time Square development, opening to the public on 1 April 2017, is Altitude. An unexpected urban sanctuary on the rooftop, offering panoramic views of Menlyn and beyond, Altitude blends laid back champagne culture and vibrant entertainment in a most exquisite setting. Within this rooftop restaurant lies…

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Comdigety Dog- Comedy Evening and Live Entertainment

Venue: Cedarwoods of Sandton Date: 9 June 2017 Time: 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm Tickets: Book NOW, no tickets sold at the door Join us for an all-star line-up of South Africa’s best comedians Chris Forrest, Mojak Lehoko, Warren Robertson, Hannes Brummer, Nqoba Ngcobo and Ebenhaezer Dibakwane who will get you laughing while enjoying a…

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The Arnold Classic South Africa Sport Festival 2017

The Arnold Sports Festival is an annual multisport event celebrating numerous sporting codes. It is named after the legendary professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger. This mother international event is a three-day affair held every March in Columbus, Ohio, featuring a bodybuilding and fitness tournament and a three-day Fitness Expo. This is a multisport and exhibition extravaganza…

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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 nothing about them. The poll, taken at the beginning of an event for conference and…

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Congratulations to Kyle Smith, DES for achieving another first for Africa

OCS, or on-line content solutions is the leading global engagement platform for sharing information. Virtual events, live streaming and hybrid conferences are sometimes misunderstood as add-on features of live events whereas they are actually fully integrated but separately produced events with their own set of objectives, strategy and outcomes. Another misperception is that hybrid events…

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Event planners take note

Those who plan on behalf of their corporation, association and public sector entities have called for the opportunity to provide inputs on a range of planning issues. These are the salaried planners who are required to prudently spend on behalf of their employer in ensuring their experiences – at the coal face – are collated to form a pattern of event…

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AAXO appoints General Manager – Pat Lofstedt

In keeping with their continued endeavours to professionalise and grow the exhibition industry in Africa and South Africa, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) have welcomed Pat Lofstedt to the position of General Manager of AAXO as from the 3rd of April 2017. “From the outset, Pat displayed in-depth knowledge of the exhibition industry…

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