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Five world-class speakers set to inspire SA

Five world-class speakers set to inspire SA

Driving growth and prosperity in South Africa with a positive mindset and excellence in effort is the purpose behind a two-day Real Success 2019 ‘Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever’ event, which features five inspiring South African multi-millionaires and is scheduled for...

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Trends you don’t want to miss in 2019

Trends you don’t want to miss in 2019

The MICE industry is growing at an astounding rate – according to Allied Market Research, globally, MICE is expected to become a US$1.245 trillion industry by 2023; within the LAMEA (Latin America-Middle East-Africa) region, this number is expected to climb to $XX...

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Rand Club is a Cut Above the Rest

Rand Club is a Cut Above the Rest

Rand Club opened its doors in 1887 and has since been one of South Africa’s most enigmatic and prestigious venues. We look at this beautiful space as a first-class venue showcase. The four-storey Rand Club might be classified as an antique but everything about this...

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Sustainable social responsibility

Sustainable social responsibility

It is simply not enough in this day and age to merely exist as a business providing goods or a service to a relevant market. Aside from all the dots and crosses on the respective letters of the alphabet, there needs to be more mindfulness given to not just our carbon...

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Conference in the hills

Conference in the hills

Sani Pass is the mother of all South African mountain passes. In every sense this location outperforms others. It outdistances, outclimbs, and outperforms with consummate ease. In perfect proximity, nestled right on the banks of the Mkhomazana River and surrounded by...

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Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 2)

Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 2)

Planning and organising an event in Tshwane, big or small, is a cinch with the city’s vast spread of venues and popular to-dos. The CSIR International Convention Centre, also a mere 15-minute drive from the main city centre, is better suited for business events and...

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Secrets of the flying tribe (Part 2)

Secrets of the flying tribe (Part 2)

Getting from one end of the country or the world to the other for both business and pleasure has been revolutionised and those who take to the skies are now also asily grouped. Shaun Pozyn, head of marketing at kulula.com, takes a light-hearted look at some of the...

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Putting magic into your events

Putting magic into your events

Through creative innovations, magic and illusion can be an effective tool to visually inspire, and generate interest in your product, brand or message. It’s interesting, engaging, mysterious and highly entertaining. By Ilan Smith Technology has changed the face of...

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The environmental impact of travel

The environmental impact of travel

Grace Stead is a sustainability practitioner and co-founder of the Event Greening Forum. While we are working on hosting responsible events, we often forget the huge impact of travel and accommodation. Grace Stead puts forward some important points for consideration....

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The end-user experience

The end-user experience

During events, there is a great deal of consideration that needs to be given towards the end-user experience. What your delegate or attendee is going to see and do at your event is at the forefront of this. Exhibitions generally speak for themselves and, aside from...

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Are you future-proofing your business?

Are you future-proofing your business?

Last year’s Event Greening Forum (EGF) Conference laid out exactly how you can prepare your business to succeed in tomorrow’s economy, explains Lynn McLeod. The term ‘future-proofing’ was first used in the electronics industry. It describes how software, computers and...

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Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 1)

Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 1)

Home to over 3 million people, Tshwane is a hive of activity with a lot to offer. At a glance, Tshwane seems rather innocuous as a destination but don’t pass up the area if you’re looking for a unique take on your next meeting or event. The Tshwane area is sprawled...

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Get interactive or go home

Get interactive or go home

2017 was an innovative year for digital signage and display, and 2018 promised to be even more monumental. Both organisations and the public have embraced the digitalisation of… well, everything, and it is safe to say they want more in 2019. The nature of...

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Event Greening Forum are Walking the talk

Event Greening Forum are Walking the talk

The Event Greening Forum implemented a number of sustainable event practices at its recent Master Class and Conference, explains Zoe van Niekerk. Every time we host an event like the Event Greening Forum (EGF) 2018 Master Class and Conference, we treat it as an...

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Top business tips from Marnus Broodryk

Top business tips from Marnus Broodryk

Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, speaker and SME advocate. He recently released his first book “90 Rules for Entrepreneurs; The Codex of Hustle" and spoke to Meetings to weigh in on small businesses within the MICE Industry who might be going...

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Secrets of the flying tribe

Secrets of the flying tribe

There are quite a number of different tribes within the MICE industry and like all interesting nations and cities, the world’s population of fliers is very diverse and constantly changing: Shaun Pozyn, head of marketing at kulula.com, takes a light-hearted look at...

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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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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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Different types of conference attendees

Different types of conference attendees

Everyone attending a conference has a reason to be there. Although this article is written tongue in cheek, there are some truths to these different types of attendees – see how many you can recognise. I know as a conference organiser I have met almost all of these in...

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Event management software

Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up...

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10 tell tale signs you are in events management

10 tell tale signs you are in events management

A tongue in cheek note from a local events manager - see how many of these apply to you too. Wardrobe filled with mostly black clothing? You are not boring or funereal. Nope, you are an events manager. You can totally rock black every day for the next 3 weeks, without...

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Apps for events planners

Apps for events planners

In the last few years the use of apps and smart phones has increased vastly. We now read our emails, check our messages and can basically operate an entire office off of a tiny little device that fits in to our pocket or hand bag. So it only makes sense that event...

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Lacto-ovo whatinism?

Lacto-ovo whatinism?

From Banting to Veganism – there are so many different types of dietary requirements out there – how on earth does one know what to cater for and where to draw the line when catering for large groups? There are two main streams of dietary requirements – belief based...

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Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues to cement its presence as one of the fastest growing, independently owned hotel chains in South Africa. Starting off with 40 bedrooms, the group now plans to expand and add 13 new hotels to their portfolio over the next 5 years...

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Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Giving and receiving incentives is very important. Everyone wants to feel valued, whether they're employee, colleagues, partners or managers. So why not take the initiative and give them something to smile about? Win 1 of 2 Jodi Deerling Boxes, It's easy! How to...

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CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

On the 11th of December, CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson announced the convention centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which showed that not only had the CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues and impressive operating profits but...

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Using beacons at your next event

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon...

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Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer...

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Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Businesses booking corporate travel for executives focus on every itinerary detail, from flights to accommodation, dinners to entertainment. But is risk mitigation considered when transfers between events are simply listed on the itinerary as “transfer by taxi” or...

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Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest...

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Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the...

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Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at...

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The Transition of Taste

The Transition of Taste

No fine-dining experience is complete without an unforgettable dessert. Chef Chelsea Logan, who helms the pastry team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, said, “Dessert plays a defining role in rounding off the overall dining experience; it cleanses the palate and...

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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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