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Meet Montecasino’s newest Marketing Manager

Gareth Kaschula, Montecasino’s Marketing Manager since August 2018, is in his element – in “undoubtedly the finest casino in South Africa,” he states, and in an industry and a career he loves. Gareth has been in marketing in the casino industry for 24 years. “Apart from the casino offering, there really is no other industry that offers the...

Get interactive or go home

2017 was an innovative year for digital signage and display, and 2018 promised to be even more monumental. Both organisations and the public have embraced the digitalisation of… well, everything, and it is safe to say they want more in 2019. The nature of decision-making and the meeting rooms and conferences that support productivity are changing...

Event Greening Forum are Walking the talk

The Event Greening Forum implemented a number of sustainable event practices at its recent Master Class and Conference, explains Zoe van Niekerk. Every time we host an event like the Event Greening Forum (EGF) 2018 Master Class and Conference, we treat it as an opportunity to showcase event greening measures. These events were no different…...

Africa Trade Forum 2018 hosted by Nigeria

The Africa Trade Forum 2018, hosted by Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and co-organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and the African Union Commission (AUC), took place on 2-3 November, 2018 in Lagos. The Forum brought together stakeholders from across the continent,...

Lilizela Awards for Town Lodge and Road Lodge

The sixth edition of the annual Lilizela Tourism Awards organised by South African Tourism was held in Johannesburg in November. Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said in his opening address, “It is a real privilege to be here with you to celebrate your successes and achievements. That’s what tonight is all about: recognising and rewarding...

Festive Season Financial Hacks

With the rising cost of living and the festive season around the corner, personal finance management is becoming an increasingly top-of-mind priority for South Africans. Andile Jonas, Head of Marketing at Momentum Financial Planning, gives a few financial hacks for consumers to not only survive the festive season without breaking the bank, but to...

Taking a gamble these holidays?

Having your next meeting or event take place in and around casinos might be a risky bet that brings with it enormous rewards. Meetings surveys the hotspots. Lights flashing, chips stacking and slot machines ringing – there’s no place quite like a casino. For high-rollers and risk-takers, this is the ideal playground and it may well be the next...

Another Award for The Maslow Sandton

The Maslow Sandton, which celebrated its 5thbirthday earlier this year, has stacked up yet another award. The hotel, a specialist business hotel in the heart of Sandton, has been announced as the Luxury Hotel Country Winner: South Africa in the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards for 2018. The Luxury Hotel Awards, now in their 12thyear,...

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...

Farewell to the office party and hello lunch

Many companies are moving away from hosting office parties and according to a survey by OfficeTeam, only 36% of professionals feel that company parties are fun. Rather than hosting a party after hours that about two thirds of staff would rather not attend, treat them to lunch. Harnessing its convenient location a few minutes from Cape Town’s...

Comair wins at Business Traveller Africa Awards

kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) were respectively named Best African Low-Cost Airline and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards this week. Held in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine and now in its seventh year, the awards recognize excellence inx the South...