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Location, Location… Location(PART 2)

All the planning and brilliant service provision in the world cannot, and will not, guarantee a successful exhibition without one very key element: the venue. The venue of an exhibition is critical and is as important to the exhibitor as their stand because, without either, there would be no event to speak of. The trends The exhibition industry...

B2B matchmaking gives expos a crucial boost

In an increasingly competitive trade conference and exhibition environment, targeted B2B matchmaking is proving to be an investment that delivers measurable returns. Offering a B2B matchmaking service at events can be costly and time-consuming; which is why many organisers tend not to offer this, hoping their delegates will meet and engage during...

Location, Location… Location? (Part 1)

Exhibition organisers have their work cut out for them – by sheer virtue of an exhibition, it’s large-scale, requires intensive coordination and the entire setup of the event relies heavily on the venue. Meetings unpacks this further. When shopping for a venue for an exhibition, planning is imperative to determine what resources are needed. From...

A sophisticated blank canvas Part 1

More than 130 years down the line and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has elevated its brand by opening up stunning event spaces to the public that were previously only available to listed companies. This iconic venue offers all the bells and whistles and Carol Crozier, manager: Company Services, says the spaces have been designed to...

New and creative working spaces

Stimulating your small team or finding creative spaces to brainstorm is challenging when you don’t have your own office space, which is conventionally the case for small or start-up businesses. Co-working spaces have become the new trend, also forming their own types of office culture as well as supporting the different businesses they house by...

Chef Martha Williams invited to cook in Abu Dhabi

Chef Martha Williams from the 5-star Plettenberg Hotel has been invited to cook at the Cape Malay Food Festival at Vasco’s, Hilton in Abu Dhabi in October. She will present her delicious South African recipes in her unique Cape Malay cooking style. Every year the Hilton in Abu Dhabi choose the month of October to celebrate International cuisine....

Why conference add-ons matter

Giving a conference a hot topic isn’t the only way to draw crowds; some cool add-ons can also attract an audience. Travelbags spend a lot of time matching suitable add-ons to our events to make them all the more worthwhile for you, the attendee. What makes a conference exciting and enticing for the delegate? Firstly, the topic, then the sponsor,...

British Airways celebrates Durban route launch

A few days ago British Airways’ first thrice-weekly direct flight to Durban landed at the city’s King Shaka International Airport from London Heathrow. The event was marked in lighthearted and lively fashion with a flashmob at the airport, celebrating iconic characters from Britain and KwaZulu-Natal. A short video of the event is available for...

Incentives can be a lot of fun

As the year winds down and South Africans start to plan their holidays, many employers will look at incentives to reward their teams for their work and inspire them to start the new year with gusto. Dawn Weir, Head of kulula work, says team-building can be a constructive and enjoyable way to end the year. “This wonderful country has so much to...

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at Publico Ristorante, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay says, “While they...