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ibtm world hosted buyers – apply now!

International meeting planners from more than 100 countries have put forward their applications to qualify for ibtm world 2016.  The quality of applicants is higher than ever with many planners taking part for the first time, wanting to take advantage of the business, networking and education programmes www.ibtmworld.com . “There is only a matter...

Year end functions made easy at Prince’s Grant

It’s that time of year again – time to start planning your year-end function to make sure that your company celebrates the successes of 2016 in style! Take advantage of Prince’s Grant stunning venues and professional team and follow Function Coordinator Jacolette Mostert’s expert advice to make sure that your year-end event will not soon be...

KAMERS/Makers at The Galleria

Following the record-breaking April show at St Johns’ College, KAMERS/Makers will take our ever-growing community of our country’s most creative, innovative and exciting ‘makers’ to The Galleria in Sandton in late September. This new Spring show is a response to the ever-growing demand in Gauteng for hand-crafted,...

Symphony Wine Festival at Montecasino

Really looking forward to The Symphony Wine Festival at Montecasino this weekend! Guests can look forward to a fantastic range of exhibitors from the food industry, wine and liquor industry as well as from the luxury goods market. The festival will allow visitors to savour, linger longer or sample and shop from a wide range of produce in the...

What’s the best way to market my events company?

Events companies are most likely to grow their profile through their existing networks. Some event planners spend thousands of rand on big ads in business magazines and wait for the calls to roll in. Dr. Jeff Goldblatt says this is a mistake. Goldblatt advises new entrepreneurs in this industry to “stay away from the mass market.” While a listing...

How do I become a certified event planner?

If you are considering getting a diploma or certificate in event management, make sure to choose a degree or diploma in marketing or public relations, both of which will give you a solid grounding to prepare you for your career in events. Damelin offers a one-year Certificate in Conference, Exhibition and Event Management at campuses throughout...

New Sandton venue opens – The Galleria

Corporates looking for the perfect upmarket venue near the Sandton CBD finally have a new option to consider: The Galleria officially opens its’ door this week and promises to be a classy and stylish canvas for corporate events both large and small. Developed by the successful team behind iconic event venue Scarlet Ribbon… The Galleria hopes to...

6 audio visual tips to create a powerful event

When you’re preparing an audio visual budget for your event, there’s a lot more to think about than simply how much money to allocate for themes, lights, sound and vision. To ensure you’re getting the most value for money from your event’s AV design, a solid knowledge of the capabilities of both technology and your audio visual company are...

Global awards for chief convention bureau officer at SANCB

South Africa’s efforts of promoting the country as a premier business events destination are certainly not going unnoticed with the head of the South Africa National Convention Bureau receiving yet another nod of approval by the international business events industry. Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer at the South Africa...

Marriott International completes Starwood worldwide acquisition

Marriott International, Inc.has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury and select-service tiers as...

Empowering South Africa’s women must be priority

The first Black woman to sit on the board of directors at Protea Hotels by Marriott®, Dorcas Dlamini has risen to the top of the hospitality industry with seeming effortlessness. But hers is actually a story of what raw talent and ambition can achieve, given the right circumstances. At only 32, Dlamini is the Director of Sales for a...

Tsogo Sun’s SunSquare Monte adds flair to the square

SunSquare Montecasino, the trendy, sought after hotel overlooking the award-winning Montecasino complex in Fourways, is the latest Tsogo Sun hotel to modernise its guest offering. At an approximate cost of R16 million, guests will enjoy even more comfort and convenience. Easily accessible from both O.R. Tambo and Lanseria airports, the SunSquare...