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Helen Brewer

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Keep your skills fresh

Respective Knowledge Bubbles will update the experienced travel, training and venue participants on a whole range of MICE requirements with a supplied manual and high-value takeaway notes. Non-core tasks within the travel trade, venues as well as...

Potential Legislative Impacts on MICE

Two pieces of legislation are being debated or promulgated which could have a far-reaching impact on two prime MICE suppliers. Staging & Production Moves Swiftly The change-over from analogue to digital has prompted ICASA (The Independent...

Gloom times for MICE bar services

Booze abuse is proving a cause for concern within the SA MICE industry. Information gleaned from several sources – during November & December – indicating that personnel are over-imbibing to the extent that staff movements – at a function...

Relaxed, Refreshed & Renewed?

With the year-end recess a distant memory – pundits are predicting a rocky 2017. Not that 2016 could be regarded as a whole lot of fun.  Yet taking stock of some interesting MICE developments in the latter half of 2016 – it may be worthy for...

Will the real exhibition please stand up?

The exhibition industry is particularly sensitive to emulation and in the past few years, similar sector exhibitions held within weeks of one another have emerged and at times even at the same venue. Helen Brewer of the MICE Academy investigates…...

Accreditation…say what?

‘Credible’ companies are a misnomer Employer companies are not candidates for credibility in the true sense of the word. An employer entity can alter in many ways, which clouds the true interpretation of credible. A company can change its business...

Attendee Numbers Are Down

Irrespective of the type of event—numbers in the fourth quarter of 2016, in particular, are disappointingly low. A snap survey has revealed the following: No Fee Events The shorter the lead time to acceptance of the invitation, the more likely it...

Event planning standards has lift off

Tucked away within a comfortable set-up were several decision-making salaried event planners who assessed the event planning standards as drafted by the MICE Academy. The third event industry conference at Hackle Brooke was the outcome of in-depth...