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Pinpointing MICE money

The MICE industry needs to come to grips with the various methods in which payments are made for services rendered to end-users so says the MICE Academy who are holding their 3rd MICE Focus Group on the 15th March at the 5 star Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. End-users are defined as the decision-makers to hold the MICE gathering and...

Green is here to stay

It’s great to see more and more people, especially big corporates and organisations jumping on the green band wagon. People who know a thing or two about going green are undoubtedly those at The Event Greening Forum (EGF).The EGF would like to commend six of its members for winning various green awards for activities and projects they were...

The power of one

The Unique Speaker Bureau (USB) introduces the fabulous Orchestrate, team building with a difference.Orchestrate is probably the most powerful demonstration of how individual incompetence in every team member can be turned around completely – in just 90 minutes. Orchestrate leads each person through a process of learning and discovery in...

Jozi: Hot & Happening

The City of Gold is hoping to live up to its name by turning tourism into that shiny bling we all love so much.Joburg Tourism is at it again; in an effort to promote tourism investment opportunities in Johannesburg, MMC Ruby Mathang [Member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Development] is leaded a delegation Joburg participated in at the...

Africa recognised

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) the voice of the global business travel industry announced that it will host the African Energy & Resources Travel Symposium in Cape Town on 3rd & 4th July 2013. This is the sixth event in 2013 for GBTA in this sector after the associations inaugural symposium in Europe in 2011. The new...

Team building’s time to shine

Hooray for  2013! The economic climate has meant that company team building has been taking a back seat. But not this year. Barry Futter, owner of Adventure Works and Jonathan Lechtman, owner of Maximilian Group are positive 2013 will be a success. The landscape of the team building industry has changed dramatically over the past five years and,...

Keeping it simple

The best of bush, game, spa and wellness venues Combining business with a little bit of pampering never hurt anyone. So, why not take your conference or meeting outside the office and enjoy a spa treatment while you’re there? With a face – or a view in this case – to launch 1 000 ships, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town is a place...

Brand it like Beckham

Why personal branding is so important In my travels as a speaker, I find that wherever I am in the world, successful business is based more than ever on the positive experience that the client or customer has. This experience will always be as a result of interaction with another person. In the meetings industry, people will talk about the...

Smart enough

How smart are you without your smartphone? It seems almost everyone uses a smartphone. These gadgets have outsold the PC for the past two years. You would be hard pressed to find a business person who uses an entry-level cell phone. For many people it’s difficult to live without the new breed of app eating, mega-memory phones. They have an...

A MICE venue investigation

There are over 3 500 MICE venues in South Africa. The majority of which are in Gauteng, with the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are not far behind. The range of venues with meeting facilities available is as diverse as the people of South Africa. Although there are a number of avenues where a meeting planner can source venues, there are very few...