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Author: Pippa Naude

How to run an effective Facebook competition

More than a billion people around the world use Facebook, including 13 million South Africans. This makes it an invaluable tool to reach you audience. Of course, everyone else will have the same idea, so you will need to battle through a lot of ‘noise’ to be heard. Promotions like competitions and giveaways can be just the trick to do this....

Lloyd Orr launches LOCMICE

Lloyd Orr Communications recently launched their specialised division within the group and has been appointed to look after the representation of very niche DMCs that cater to special groups and MICE bookings. DMC’s that cater to special groups and MICE bookings signed up to work with the South African MICE industry.  They are: Insiders...

URGENT! Free Assessor Training – calling for volunteers

The Services SETA have allocated funding for the overall events industry. In order to capacitate the potential learners in the future we will need assessors and moderators to assess the learners. (For which you will get paid.) But in the meantime the Services SETA are offering free training to all those interested in participating as skills...

Relentless Innovation is Driving the Conference Sector

Relentless innovation is vital for conference providers to succeed in current times. So says Angela Lorimer, Spier’s Commercial Manager who was recently ranked by Meetings magazine as among the Top 40 Women in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector 2017. Fierce competition, in-house meetings and technological...

EXSA GM MOVES ON

EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) has announced that Phumulani Hlatshwayo has officially resigned from his role as General Manager as he moves on to explore other opportunities. Hlatshwayo, has accomplished many successes since joining EXSA in May 2016, and will be missed. With over 12 years in providing leadership and...

The ConCept G Group of Companies launches ConCept G Audio Visual and Electrical

One of the largest service providers to the exhibitions and events industry in Southern Africa, The ConCept G Group of Companies has responded to the need for a professional audio visual and electrical supplier in the industry and has subsequently, launched a brand new company under the Group’s portfolio: ConCept G Audio Visual and Electrical. In...

Conference in the Penthouse at Cape Royale Luxury Hotel

Cape Town, June 2017 – Along the Green Point strip next door to the CBD, resides the five-star Cape Royale Luxury Hotel. Offering more than just luxury accommodation, the hotel is now encouraging corporates to have their next meeting or intimate conference in one of the penthouse suites, with private terrace and garden area. The rooftop penthouse...

CTICC celebrates 14 years by giving back to local community organisations

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) celebrated its 14th anniversary on 28 June and what better way to celebrate than to give back to the community of Cape Town. On Wednesday, 28 June, the centre donated R14000 worth of much-needed goods to each of its five local community partners. The donation (worth R70 000 in total) included...