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IS everyone invited? Making your event more accessible (Part III)

Part III: access for those with visual impairments. Click here for Part I, which covers event access for wheelchair users, and here for Part II, which covers access for those with hearing disabilities. If you have read Part I and Part II of ‘IS everyone invited?’, you may have started to notice that many of the adaptions to improve event access...

IS everyone invited? Making your event more accessible (Part II)

Part II addresses access for those with hearing loss. Click here for Part I, which covers wheelchair access, and here for Part III, which covers access for those with visual disabilities. Here are 11 ideas to make your event more accessible to people with various types of hearing loss. As hearing loss is experienced different from individual to...

DURBAN ICC SCOOPS VISION 2030 AWARD

The Durban ICC was honoured as the winner of the Industrial Policy Action Plan Award at the inaugural Vision 2030 Awards. The winners were announced on the 22 June at the highly anticipated awards ceremony held at Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg. The Vision 2030 Awards are a first of its kind in South Africa. The awards recognise the achievements...

Exhibiting with VR & AR: what we learned

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are sophisticated technologies that have the potential to change the way we do many things, especially in the field of marketing. This is because of their ability to – as their names imply – alter our realities, either through adding to, or augmenting, them (AR), or by re-creating alternative, new...

Get your Eco Groove on: a conference with a difference

If you recognise the need to stay abreast of the latest sustainability trends and developments in the events industry, then the Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) annual one-day conference and Master Class is for you. This year’s programme will help PCOs, DMCs, exhibition and event organisers, suppliers and venues work more sustainably. The conference...

IS everyone invited? 3 ways to make your event more accessible (Part I)

Part I: access for those in wheelchairs. Click here for Part II, which covers access for those with hearing disabilities, and here for Part III, which addresses access for those with visual disabilities. As an event planner, you would never dream of turning people away from your event – but if you have an event that is not accessible to those...

Gearhouse South Africa chooses Avid

South African based, Technical supplier to live events, Gearhouse South Africa recently purchased 2 Avid VENUE S6L-32D systems to add to their existing AVID Audio inventory in their Johannesburg operation. “Gearhouse South Africa bought Avid Profiles back in 2010 and they have proven to be a hugely popular console specified on almost every...

Are you ready to connect, engage, learn and grow?

Join EXSA for a customer-centric conference this winter. EXSA is inviting all members and non-members to fire up the brain this chilly winter at its much anticipated 2017 conference. This is not only an opportunity to connect, engage, learn and grow, but with its customer-centric focus and jam-packed itinerary, participants will get an...

Cape Town’s hottest new event space to open in September

  The Aleit Group, renowned for its spectacular, high-end events and weddings for the past 17 years, has been appointed by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) as the exclusive restaurant and event operator throughout the museum. This includes the management of the restaurant and venue on level six, as well as all events...

Seychelles Tourism coming to a city near you

Seychelles, voted the Top island in Arica & Middle East in the Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards. JOHANNESBURG – JUNE 2017: The Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles will in July host this year’s MICE and Leisure Roadshow in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. The Johannesburg leg of the event will take place on 18 July at...