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Author: Martin Headger

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon technology into mobile devices in 2013, making location technology easily accessible....

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Businesses booking corporate travel for executives focus on every itinerary detail, from flights to accommodation, dinners to entertainment. But is risk mitigation considered when transfers between events are simply listed on the itinerary as “transfer by taxi” or “self-drive in hired car”, with executives left to their own devices to travel...

Another Award for The Maslow Sandton

The Maslow Sandton, which celebrated its 5thbirthday earlier this year, has stacked up yet another award. The hotel, a specialist business hotel in the heart of Sandton, has been announced as the Luxury Hotel Country Winner: South Africa in the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards for 2018. The Luxury Hotel Awards, now in their 12thyear,...

A sophisticated blank canvas Part 2

The JSE also hosts training programmes that look at how companies can attract investors or speak to financial journalists, understand financial statements, etc. This iconic venue offers all the bells and whistles and Carol Crozier, manager: Company Services, says the spaces have been designed to encapsulate any brand – much like a blank canvas....

Location, Location… Location(PART 2)

All the planning and brilliant service provision in the world cannot, and will not, guarantee a successful exhibition without one very key element: the venue. The venue of an exhibition is critical and is as important to the exhibitor as their stand because, without either, there would be no event to speak of. The trends The exhibition industry...

Park Inn Newlands Aperol Spritz Friday specials

The terrace at Park Inn Newlands is perfect for an unconventional afternoon meeting or after work relaxation. Turn Friday on it’s head and end your day on a high note. The chilled-out environment to sip on a deliciously refreshing Aperol Spritz! Note this down and set aside the last Friday afternoon and evening for a leisurely drink at Park Inn...

B2B matchmaking gives expos a crucial boost

In an increasingly competitive trade conference and exhibition environment, targeted B2B matchmaking is proving to be an investment that delivers measurable returns. Offering a B2B matchmaking service at events can be costly and time-consuming; which is why many organisers tend not to offer this, hoping their delegates will meet and engage during...

New San Deck: best in African elegance

One of Sandton’s most stylish outdoor spaces – San Deck – has reopened following a full refurbishment, bringing to life a uniquely African meeting spot carved into the Sandton skyline. With a spectacular location in the iconic Sandton Sun, the San Deck is vibrant, stylish, and comfortable. Designed to take full advantage of the spectacular...

City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam Now Open

City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is opening its first batch of 41 rooms today (16 November 2018) on the first and second floors. The hotel will have 148 rooms in total when complete and their general manager is Anneke Pienaar. Opening special for City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam valid from 17 November 2018 to 28 February 2019 is as...

Location, Location… Location? (Part 1)

Exhibition organisers have their work cut out for them – by sheer virtue of an exhibition, it’s large-scale, requires intensive coordination and the entire setup of the event relies heavily on the venue. Meetings unpacks this further. When shopping for a venue for an exhibition, planning is imperative to determine what resources are needed. From...

Tips for your next event website

We can all agree on the importance of having a website for an event. Big or small, a strong online presence is crucial. But what makes for a successful website? Ultimate Data Sciences offers a few pointers for you to consider for your next event website. By Brad Montgomery Graphical content/branding An event website is an extension of the brand,...

Farewell to the office party and hello lunch

Many companies are moving away from hosting office parties and according to a survey by OfficeTeam, only 36% of professionals feel that company parties are fun. Rather than hosting a party after hours that about two thirds of staff would rather not attend, treat them to lunch. Harnessing its convenient location a few minutes from Cape Town’s...