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Price of Staging and Production explained

In a world full of information any meeting or event manager having to get several messages across at a gathering knows full well the value of effective staging and production techniques. MICE buyers of a range of products and services continue to be overwhelmed at the charges for staging and production. There are many different reasons for the...

EXSA members give insight into trends for 2016

Exhibitions are one of the most effective mediums for establishing and maintaining customer relations. In an increasingly digital age, they are the only medium in which buyer, seller and product physically come together – a potent force for any business. The exhibition industry has received positive feedback after a recent barometer was...

Alarming tourism statistics: Time for Ramaphosa to act

The latest Tourism Business Index (TBI) 3rd quarter results from Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has been released and the findings are alarming. Business confidence is at a record low, with the second lowest reported since 2010, and the lowest yet this year. The drop in confidence is largely attributed to national government’s...

The role of business events in tourism

by Glenn van Eck, CEO of Magnetic Storm  Tourism has usually focused on accommodation, hospitality, transportation and entertainment with visitor attractions such as, theme parks, amusement parks, sports facilities, museums etc. taking the centre stage. Event organisers and event managers have realised over time that there is an area that has yet...

Dance against rhino poaching for World Rhino Day

It takes only 40 seconds for a poacher to hack off a rhino horn, so a new campaign is getting people all over the world to do any kind of dance , and then post a 40-second clip onto their social media pages tagging Rhino Disharmony or post directly to their Facebook page. In time for World Rhino Day on 22 September, the 40 Seconds Rhino Dance...

Why you should consider a hybrid event

MCI’s South Africa’s managing director, Rashid Toefy discusses the benefits of including a hybrid element in an event. Why are hybrid events so popular? Not so long ago, many event planners actively avoided going hybrid for fear of ‘cannibalising’ their face-to-face meetings and events. Today, however, both planners and their clients are...

INDABA exhibitors to showcase their product offerings

South African Tourism invites all South African travel and tourism exhibitors who are registered for this year’s Tourism INDABA 2015 to design pre- and post-INDABA tours for media, trade and buyer delegates attending the show this year. These packages will be promoted in all South African Tourism’s communication with INDABA registered delegates...
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Investing in African Mining Indaba

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) welcomed approximately 7 000 delegates to the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba™, 9 – 12 February 2015. Since first being held at the CTICC in 2004, the number of delegates has increased exponentially. “The benefits of Investing in African Mining Indaba are widespread – not only for...

Emperors Palace conference specials

Emperors Palace’s conference facilities provide the ultimate in service excellence. With features like 500 megabytes of free Wi-Fi per device as well as state-of-the-art presentation technology, your experience at the Palace of Dreams is one that will not be easily forgotten. Day Conference Package starts from as little as R460* per guest...