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Exhibitions adapt and evolve to meet market needs

According to the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), exhibitions are important for marketers to satisfy critical goals in identifying new customers, reaching sales leads, and building product and company awareness. B2B exhibitions are the face-to-face marketing channel of choice for brand marketers and are highly valued in achieving...

When is boutique ‘boutique’?

Boutique hotels are intimate and feel personal – things larger hotels can never quite imitate, but what exactly are the fabulous details that make boutique hotels feel ‘boutique’? When one thinks of boutique hotels, intimacy and uniqueness certainly come to mind; however, at the core, the main difference between a regular hotel and a boutique...

NOMINATE TODAY! Top Women in MICE Awards extends nominations deadline

The Top Women in MICE Awards has announced that it will extend the deadline for nominations until the end of June. “We are so excited about all the new developments we are seeing taking place in our industry and we remain committed to recognising the invaluable contribution made by our women. To this end, we feel our nominations should be...

Marriott Hotels & TED Fellows Salon inspire “vibrant innovation”

Marriott Hotels in partnership with TED, hosted its first TED Fellows Salon in Cape Town, South Africa, sparking conversations around Africa’s beauty, rich heritage and innovative spirit. Held at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, renowned TED Fellows, Kenyan musician Bill Sellanga and South African conservation biologist Steve Boyes,...

Introducing the Green Stand Awards

For the first time Africa’s Travel Indaba will introduce the Green Stand Awards to recognise exhibitors who go that extra “green” mile to build and design stands that are environmentally and socially sustainable. Taking place between 2-4 May, 2019, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC), Africa’s Travel Indaba recognises the...

CTICC’s cashless system means hassle-free fun for festival-goers

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is always looking at ways to improve the experience for visitors and clients. To ensure seamless events, the CTICC incorporates the latest technological advances. “Last year, besides making sure that the jazz festival was a water-wise event (right down to the menus we created), we also initiated the...

Sandton Convention Centre is once again Best Venue at industry awards

Sandton Convention Centre proudly notched up two big wins at the prestigious combined 2018 Exhibition Association of Southern Africa’s EXSA-llence Awards and the Association of African Exhibition Organisers’ (AAXO) Roar Awards, held on 31 January 2019, as voted for by the supplier and venue members of EXSA. Sandton Convention Centre was named the...

Sun City hosts cultural events with ease

It’s not often that we are able to experience other people’s cultures or celebrate non-commercial holidays with them. Fortunately, Sun International takes the initiative to be more inclusive and their array of facilities make it possible.  We have a huge asian community in South Africa and we’re fortunate to have huge numbers of Asian...

Five world-class speakers set to inspire SA

Driving growth and prosperity in South Africa with a positive mindset and excellence in effort is the purpose behind a two-day Real Success 2019 ‘Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever’ event, which features five inspiring South African multi-millionaires and is scheduled for 19 and 20 January 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre. The event, which is free...

The end-user experience

During events, there is a great deal of consideration that needs to be given towards the end-user experience. What your delegate or attendee is going to see and do at your event is at the forefront of this. Exhibitions generally speak for themselves and, aside from ensuring there are enough stands to fill the space occupied at an exhibition,...

Ring in the New Year at Sun City

Celebrate beginnings and endings with no less than six parties unfolding across Sun City Resort this New Year’s Eve. Whether you choose to kick-up the sand till dawn with a beach party; dance into the New Year at a foot-stomping DJs bash; or enjoy an opulent dinner dance at The Palace. On the beach at the Valley of Waves, DJ Jazzy D and resort...

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 concert made headlines recently as there were a lot of questions around safety measures, but a lack of...