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Event Greening Forum announces new membership structure

The Event Greening Forum (EGF) has simplified and fine-tuned its existing membership structure to better serve its membership base. Greg McManus, the EGF Chairperson, says, “Our new membership categories should enable easier access to the EGF for a variety of organisations and bodies, including non-profits, while ensuring fair benefits and...

Responsible event gifting with the Meetings Africa’s Sustainability Village

The problem Gifting for events is a challenge, largely because it generally leads to a bulk order of the same gifts which aren’t personal or to everyone’s taste. Additionally, large gift orders tend to depend on sourcing imported goods which can be obtained in large quantities, quickly, easily and at a low retail cost (but often a high...

Pre-launch of The Regency Apartment Hotel

The Regency Apartment Hotel in Ashlea Gardens, Menlyn, Pretoria hosted its pre-launch event recently. The luxury lifestyle development is due for completion in June 2018 and is set to showcase the best in secure urban hotel standards. The R350 million development is situated in the exclusive Menlyn Node, perfectly positioned for ideal access to...

The new faces of Faircity

Six fantastic properties with six unique personalities fall under the widening umbrella of Faircity Hotels and Apartments. As this young and agile hotel group grows by leaps and bounds, the time came for each property to get its very own identity, inspired by Faircity’s Service by Design promise. Faircity is both immensely proud and supremely...

A new way to secure sponsorship for your event

Typically, event planners create tiered sponsorship packages in order to appeal to potential sponsors. This approach means you give them a mix of attractive options (such as platinum, gold or silver) so they can find one to perfectly suit their budget and end-goal. Correct? While this is somewhat true, you should also consider that maybe a...

The Top 40 Women in MICE 2018 has launched

The Top 40 Women in Mice 2018 was officially launched at a stylish breakfast function on 28 February 2018, hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre. Now a highlight of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) calendar, these awards are a rare opportunity to celebrate the exceptional women whose passion, motivation and...

Scan Display Cape Town’s new water-wise plant nursery

Sustainability is a journey, and one that exhibition and event display specialist, Scan Display, has embraced. Its most recent project to promote greening has been the Cape Town branch’s installation of its own plant nursery which exclusively stocks water-wise, non-invasive plants. One of the company’s exhibition designers, Jacob van Zyl, drove...

Easy ways to stay healthy aloft

It’s been said that food is either your best medicine or slowest poison. With World Health Day approaching on Saturday, 7 April, Luane Lavery, Brand Communication Manager for British Airways and kulula.com, offers the following advice for travellers. Don’t gas and go: some people find that foods with plenty of onions, cabbage and beans make them...

Rand Show 2018 media launch offers a sneak peek of the highlights

The Rand Show media launch kicked off in style this morning at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) at Nasrec, when the host with most and master of ceremonies, Idols star Boki Ntsime, serenaded the media. The CEO of JEC, Craig Newman, opened the media briefing talking about the longevity and staying power of the Rand Show. “We’re delighted to have...