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A sophisticated blank canvas Part 1

More than 130 years down the line and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has elevated its brand by opening up stunning event spaces to the public that were previously only available to listed companies. This iconic venue offers all the bells and whistles and Carol Crozier, manager: Company Services, says the spaces have been designed to...

Off the Grid Conferencing

Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude?    With the advent of smart phones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference environment has become a haze of digital noise and distraction – where once the guest speaker was venerated, looked upon with interest...

Tourvest Launches New Nanyukie Lodge

Integrated tourism group Tourvest’s new lodge, Lemala Nanyukie, in the central Serengeti opened successfully to a full house on Saturday 10 November. Lemala Nanyukie is a 45 minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti and offers guests panoramic views of the annual wildebeest migration as well as many other game.  It...

New and creative working spaces

Stimulating your small team or finding creative spaces to brainstorm is challenging when you don’t have your own office space, which is conventionally the case for small or start-up businesses. Co-working spaces have become the new trend, also forming their own types of office culture as well as supporting the different businesses they house by...

Chef Martha Williams invited to cook in Abu Dhabi

Chef Martha Williams from the 5-star Plettenberg Hotel has been invited to cook at the Cape Malay Food Festival at Vasco’s, Hilton in Abu Dhabi in October. She will present her delicious South African recipes in her unique Cape Malay cooking style. Every year the Hilton in Abu Dhabi choose the month of October to celebrate International cuisine....

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest experiences for casino players. Lotriet’s trajectory through his working career has...

Why conference add-ons matter

Giving a conference a hot topic isn’t the only way to draw crowds; some cool add-ons can also attract an audience. Travelbags spend a lot of time matching suitable add-ons to our events to make them all the more worthwhile for you, the attendee. What makes a conference exciting and enticing for the delegate? Firstly, the topic, then the sponsor,...

Say YES to Effective BEE

BEE Novation, one of South Africa`s leading transformation consultancies, will be hosting a series of national one day seminars dealing with the latest developments in transformative BEE and the benefits of implementation of the YES initiative. This is the only event that will feature YES and the DTI, supported by Izwilethu. What is YES? The...

The ultimate in events ICT

Ultimate Data Sciences has over a decade’s experience in working with professional conference organisers, stand builders, and infrastructure providers. Our unique blend of technical and creative skills enables us to offer a range of information and communication technology products and services to the events industry. We employ a professional and...

British Airways celebrates Durban route launch

A few days ago British Airways’ first thrice-weekly direct flight to Durban landed at the city’s King Shaka International Airport from London Heathrow. The event was marked in lighthearted and lively fashion with a flashmob at the airport, celebrating iconic characters from Britain and KwaZulu-Natal. A short video of the event is available for...

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the average person’s attention span is now just eight seconds. With so many distractions...

Comair wins at Business Traveller Africa Awards

kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) were respectively named Best African Low-Cost Airline and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards this week. Held in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine and now in its seventh year, the awards recognize excellence inx the South...