Sandton Convention Centre’s Janine Baltensperger Women in MICE

Janine Baltensperger, Events Manager at Sandton Convention Centre, has been acknowledged as a dedicated and valuable contributor to the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition industry at the fourth annual Women in MICE awards, held at Rand Club of Johannesburg. The event, which took place on Thursday, 17 August 2017, aims to celebrate and pay tribute…

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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. They know what it takes to have longevity in the…

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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. Kotze-Nhlapo is the Chief Convention Bureau Officer for South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB), an…

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Industry recognition for MICE professionalism in luxury Safari expeditions 2017

Celia du Preez is Hayward’s Grand Safari Company’s secret weapon. Providing luxurious experiences for 200 VIP delegates on mobile luxury safaris across Africa, the company’s operations in themselves are a huge undertaking; yet Celia and her team continue to receive an average 98% guest feedback and satisfaction levels from their VIP guests. With the Hayward’s…

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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 at Garden Court South Beach in Durban and there gained…

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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 contact within any type of people gathering.  Known as the MICE industry…

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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 Manor, and he has steadily worked his way up through the ranks…

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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 signed up to work with the South African MICE industry.  They are: Insiders Tourism in…

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