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How the CPA impacts event indemnity – for EVERYONE in the events industry

You are likely familiar with the many types of indemnities in the events industry, some examples being: contractual clauses that exhibitors must sign; the terms and conditions that delegates must accept when registering to attend a conference; or the signage at a venue stipulating that by entering the building, event attendees are accepting...

Your favourite corporate gift picks

The ideal corporate gift is one that is going to be kept, used and treasured over the years. But what does this mean? The Planner asked around to get ideas on which corporate gifts have been a hit and why. Read on for some inspiration. . Carol Weaving Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions “The gifts I prefer are the ones that are either practical...

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 pre-packaged meals, disposable cutlery in sterile packaging, and disposable coffee cups (made from paper,...

Create a conference to remember

Faircity Hotel group, with their ‘service by design’ ethos, have designed a conference with a difference by partnering with a world-renowned memory expert, Grandmaster Kevin Horsley, to create a truly memorable conference. As Conference organisers know, the purpose of a conference is to get your people together to share key ideas and...

Conference in the hills

Sani Pass is the mother of all South African mountain passes. In every sense this location outperforms others. It outdistances, outclimbs, and outperforms with consummate ease. In perfect proximity, nestled right on the banks of the Mkhomazana River and surrounded by the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve lies Premier Resort Sani Pass. Situated right by...

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 not just our carbon footprint but our social impact too. At this point in time, having some sort of...

Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 2)

Planning and organising an event in Tshwane, big or small, is a cinch with the city’s vast spread of venues and popular to-dos. The CSIR International Convention Centre, also a mere 15-minute drive from the main city centre, is better suited for business events and conferencing. This centre has been designed and built with special soundproofing...

Secrets of the flying tribe (Part 2)

Getting from one end of the country or the world to the other for both business and pleasure has been revolutionised and those who take to the skies are now also asily grouped. Shaun Pozyn, head of marketing at kulula.com, takes a light-hearted look at some of the tribes we find, and what we can learn from them. The leisurely:These are often...

The environmental impact of travel

Grace Stead is a sustainability practitioner and co-founder of the Event Greening Forum. While we are working on hosting responsible events, we often forget the huge impact of travel and accommodation. Grace Stead puts forward some important points for consideration. Responsible tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and...

Meetings made easy in Tshwane (Part 1)

Home to over 3 million people, Tshwane is a hive of activity with a lot to offer. At a glance, Tshwane seems rather innocuous as a destination but don’t pass up the area if you’re looking for a unique take on your next meeting or event. The Tshwane area is sprawled across 6 298 km2and caters for a variety of different types of events. For larger...

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 Industry who might be going through some tough times in our current economic climate. What do you think is...