Education

Catch up on Event Safety for Dummies

If you missed the PCO Alliance Network’s Event Safety for Dummies event that took place on Friday, 04 June 2021 as a hybrid event, you can catch up on this on theplanner.guru. At the end of last week, the PCO Alliance Network hosted the Event...

Get ready to visit PlanetIMEX!

On 06 May 2020, the IMEX Group will launch a new project they have been working on: PlanetIMEX. This virtual experience offers visitors unlimited, free access to three islands that are created in 3D and have interactive features to explore their...

SAACI announces its student outreach programme

SAACI, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry, has launched a student outreach programme for youth who want to enter the business events industry, and who are studying towards this goal. SAACI Chairperson, Kim Roberts, says,...

Trending on 2020

As we close off on 2019, the events industry is abuzz with excitement in anticipation of what the upcoming year has in store. Going into 2020, technology is expected to play a stronger role than ever within the events space. From a marketing and...

Compostable alternatives to plastic

In events, single-use or disposable plastics have been especially useful in offering convenience, speed, scale, hygiene and affordability. Think of an event with thousands of attendees, and how quickly and safely they can be catered for with...

Make your events accessible

With as much as 15% of the world’s population and 7.5% of South Africa’s population having disabilities, why wouldn’t you make your events fully accessible? Lynn McLeod remembers going to the movies in the 80s with her wheelchair-bound mother. “It...

Safety proof your event in 2019

As an event organiser, part of your portfolio is to ensure the security of both your attendees and your staff. The bigger your event, the more important health and safety (SHEQ) become, but even for small events, it should still be a consideration....

Sustainable social responsibility

It is simply not enough in this day and age to merely exist as a business providing goods or a service to a relevant market. Aside from all the dots and crosses on the respective letters of the alphabet, there needs to be more mindfulness given to...

Top business tips from Marnus Broodryk

Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, speaker and SME advocate. He recently released his first book “90 Rules for Entrepreneurs; The Codex of Hustle” and spoke to Meetings to weigh in on small businesses within the MICE...

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing...

Mitigating the risks

The potential hazards posed within the events industry may not seem to be much reason for concern at first, but health and safety should be at the forefront of any gathering where a significant number of people are expected. The Global Citizen...