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Five trends in event design not to miss in 2017

Staying competitive in the event design and planning industry means constantly staying abreast of trends and styles and working them into your projects and proposals. While fads come and go, trends can stick around for years and sometimes decades – making setting aside time to research them a worthwhile pursuit. Here are five event design trends...

To app or not to app?

Despite 81% of event planners saying they had used engagement technology as part of their work, 39% regarded themselves as beginners or novices when it comes to event apps, according to a recent live poll taken by Lumi. A small but significant 12% said they knew nothing about them. The poll, taken at the beginning of an event for conference and...

Congratulations to Kyle Smith, DES for achieving another first for Africa

OCS, or on-line content solutions is the leading global engagement platform for sharing information. Virtual events, live streaming and hybrid conferences are sometimes misunderstood as add-on features of live events whereas they are actually fully integrated but separately produced events with their own set of objectives, strategy and outcomes....

SA’s Neo scoops 2017 UFI Next Generation Leadership grant

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Neo Mohlatlole, Business Development Director at Seven Colors Communications, as one of the five talented exhibition professionals from around the world who won the 2017 UFI Next Generation Leadership grant. “It is exciting to have been chosen as one of the winners,” Mohlatlole...

Tsogo Sandton Mile Chefs pull their weight in the healthy-eating arena

The Tsogo Sandton Mile proudly hosted an exclusive Chefs Experience ahead of the Arnold Classic Sports Festival, taking place at Sandton Convention Centre later this month. The Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile – the richest square mile on the African continent – is home to four flagshipTsogo Sun properties: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton...

What you really need to know about the Dreaded Safety File and the OSH Act!

You are invited to attend the EXSA Academy’s latest one-day Workshop: DE-MYSTYFYING THE OSH ACT The EXSA Academy is delighted to invite you to attend their latest workshop.  This one day workshop will cover OHS Legislation – and is aimed at all Managers;  HR Managers and Supervisors. (US 120344).  The following items will be covered: Introduction...

Fit For Travel: The Fitness Travel Trend

The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research recently revealed that only 22% of U.S. hotel visitors still use hotel gyms. The study, which covered 33 U.S. hotels across 6 global hotel brands seemingly contradicts another research report released by the Global Wellness Institute, which stated that “Global wellness tourism revenues grew from $494.1...

The centre for the less good idea: season 1

Splitbeam was involved in providing equipment for the launch season of collaborative work for The Centre for The Less Good Idea: Season 1, between 1 – 5 March 2017 at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct. The event was the brainchild of renowned visual artist, William Kentridge, providing artists with a space in which to explore...

Sets Drapes Screens expanding its horizons in 2017

Concretizing the ethos of Sets Drapes Screen(SDS) in 2017, is the fast-growing set building company’s new look and revamped 160sqm work space. “It is extremely important that our employees work in a safe and inspiring environment but it is also vital that our building reflects what we are about as a company. We are active in various arenas...

How to get the best return on investment from your Meetings Africa 2017 stand

2017 is a new year with new trends, new products and lots of potential new customers. This year there is also an unprecedented number of places to show off your latest creations to the industry and if you play your cards right, smash those sales targets.  Everyone knows that exhibitions are expensive so what can you do to fully maximize the...

Your reputation is ALWAYS on the line

If you read the article we published last week, How to choose the right supplier for your event, you may have picked up on the fact that with each one of the four tactics we shared, there was a clear link to the fact that your reputation, as the event planner or even the host, is on the line whenever your chosen supplier stuffs up. Now as...

GameChanger – Winning a PRISM Award

This year the PRISM Awards celebrates 20 years of Public Relations and Communication excellence. As the Awards have grown in stature and support, so too have the benefits that Award winners reap. Whether it is a large Public Relations consultancy or a one-person company – all past PRISM Awards winners can testify to the value of entering the...