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Helen Brewer

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Slow event & travel payers cause for concern

The major hospitality associations such as Fedhasa are becoming increasingly concerned about slow payments which the hotel industry is facing.  Millions of rands appears to continue and owed to a number of establishments known as ‘billbacks’ by the...

Event Standards programme confirmed

Innovative inputs are set to propel the event management industry into an era of professionalism and better understanding of the client’s expectations to ensure a greater return on investment with each event undertaken. The morning session of the...

Event Management Certification programme facts

The South African event management industry has been striving for status in relation to their individual experience over a protracted period of time. Many event planners have a wealth of knowledge – learnt at the coal-face due to trial and error....

Event Planning ‘Behind the Scenes’

For all the tasks that take place when planning an event which involves a myriad of discussions and written agreements with a vast range of suppliers and services – it is the wise planner who gives thought and indeed understands the requirements...

Gilan Gork – A Master of Professionalism

The main meeting room was packed to capacity  with two large screens, indicating in huge memorable letters plus photo that Gilan Gork – Master Mentalist – would soon be taking to the stage. Punctuality Personified A refreshing count-down...

A wake-up call for event planning

Why do we have conferences in the first place? was the immediate question which came to mind when reading the other Michael Jackson’s excellent article entitled ‘Thoughts on Re-engaging Conference Audiences’.  Jackson’s opening salvo...

MICE Planners note the duty of care requirements

The question was posed by a group of event managers: Do we, as planners, have a duty or responsibility to society? Without much debate the answer was a resounding ‘yes’. With privilege comes responsibility.  We have a duty and responsibility to...

EGF Conference: Highlights & other lights

With a bevy of media in attendance, who will doubtless report back on the exceptional presenters at the EGF Conference on 21st July – in particular Britisher Roger Simons who, with outstanding professionalism, wowed audiences on both the...