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Author: Martin HIller

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Women of influence

The South African MICE industry has produced some remarkable women known for their impressive professional accomplishments, talent and passion. At the Cape Town International Convention Centre, three women – CEO Julie-May Ellingson, CFO Fairoza Parker and GM: Food & Beverage Tracy Mkhize – are co-creating a new phase in the convention...

You’re Invited – a launch, training & a worldwide celebration

It’s ‘all systems go’ for the MADEX on 7 and 8 June 2017.  For AAXO, these will be an eventful two days… In addition to exhibiting, AAXO is launching their Associate Membership, conducting Organiser and Exhibitor Training and Serving the Industry for Global Exhibitions Day (GED17). You are invited to join! While the launch of the...

Brigade, maestro or prodigy – chef of the year competition caters for all

From those at the top of their game to those just entering the kitchen, and even the F&B teams who create a seamless front- and back-of-house experience, the 2017 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year competition caters for every kind of chef. With a reputation for launching chefs’ careers for over four decades, the Chef of the Year (COTY)...

Five top entertainment trends in 2017

There’s something about hosting an event that makes attendees go “wow” that fills any event planner’s heart with a great amount of pride. So we’ve been scouring the web trying to find the best of the best upcoming international trends, that have not even landed in South Africa for the most part. Ideas that will leave...

Entertainment inclusive venues you need to make a note of

As an event planner, you probably get the occasional event that requires more than just your average empty hall, décor and DJ. It’s for these types of events that you need to keep reading because we’ve found the perfect venues that incorporate good food with good entertainment. Stardust Theatrical Dining Situated at 118 Sir Lowry Road...

Take this into consideration when choosing entertainment for your event venue

When it comes to deciding on entertainment for your event, booking the right type for your chosen venue is really important – you don’t want to be squeezing a 10-piece band onto a tiny stage, or putting an acoustic duo in the middle of a field. Usually, our very first concern around venues is choosing the best one for the best price, but how does...

New free online tool helps SA festival, event organisers track economic impact

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) – a national public research entity of the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC), hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University promoting capacity building across the cultural domains – has empowered South African festival and event organisers to track the economic impact of their events. “We are...

The 31st SAACI Congress (RSA) & 30th Anniversary

The 2017 Southern African Association for the Conference Industry Congress – SAACI 2017 – will be held at the CSIR ICC in Tshwane, South Africa, from 2 to 4 June 2017. This forward-thinking congress welcomes professionals from a variety of conference industry sectors including conference and event organisers, event management companies and...