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Conceptual event planning: remember R&D

Before venturing on a long road journey – one is advised to check all essential parts of the vehicle, in case the journey is abruptly halted in some remote part of the country. There is no difference when deciding to plan and promote a workshop, think-tank, training session, conference et al – the types of meeting gatherings are almost endless....

A call for transformation at LETPC 2016

With the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, The South African Roadies Association (SARA) is very pleased to announce that the country’s only live events technical and production conference has been given the green light for LETPC 2016 and the next three years. The Live Event Technical and Production Conference (LETPC) 2016 will take...

LETPC 2016 attracts international presenters

A practically United Nations line-up of national and international speakers feature at this year’s Live Events Technical & Production Conference LETPC2016. This event is a ‘must’ for all involved within the live events technical & and production sector of the MICE industry. With information overload confronting the world today – staging...

Green event policies & challenges to be highlighted by event decision-makers

We all want more event business irrespective of the type of venue, suppliers or services provided to an ever-growing corporate, association and government market. Because the world is becoming more aware and indeed concerned with environmental destruction – organisations have implemented greening policies and procedures in their businesses...

Conceptual versus logistical planning

This article courtesy of Helen Brewer from the MICE Academy. If almost care-free planning of any type of event is to take place – it is wise to follow the step-by-step process – each and every time. Conceptual planning is the first step before any logistical planning can commence. The differences between the two are very clear and very different...

Defining an authentic certificate of competence

Article courtesy of Helen Brewer from the MICE Academy. So you went to the industry conference or enrolled for that course for which the blurb boldly declared  ‘the content and hand-out materials are going to set you up for total knowledge transfer’.  Both time and money have been spent and at the end of the proceedings the crowning glory is……....

Four words not in the event management dictionary

Article courtesy of Helen Brewer of the MICE Academy There are endless courses & articles of one type or another on Event Management and ‘doing it properly’ presented or worded by various individuals with a string of initials behind their names.  Unless the initials appertain to the individual being the originator or the forerunner of the...

Mara Naboisho takes gold at African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A conservancy that truly and remarkably brings together community and wildlife conservation to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winner this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, Mara Naboisho...