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Taking a gamble Closer to home

Just under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino has meeting spaces that can accommodate between 30 and 3 000 people. The venue opened its doors in 1997 and offers a variety of activities and entertainment. While it is certainly not as big or sprawling as Sun City, it too provides an assortment of things to do to entice...

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon technology into mobile devices in 2013, making location technology easily accessible....

A sophisticated blank canvas Part 2

The JSE also hosts training programmes that look at how companies can attract investors or speak to financial journalists, understand financial statements, etc. This iconic venue offers all the bells and whistles and Carol Crozier, manager: Company Services, says the spaces have been designed to encapsulate any brand – much like a blank canvas....

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...

Park Inn Newlands Aperol Spritz Friday specials

The terrace at Park Inn Newlands is perfect for an unconventional afternoon meeting or after work relaxation. Turn Friday on it’s head and end your day on a high note. The chilled-out environment to sip on a deliciously refreshing Aperol Spritz! Note this down and set aside the last Friday afternoon and evening for a leisurely drink at Park Inn...

New San Deck: best in African elegance

One of Sandton’s most stylish outdoor spaces – San Deck – has reopened following a full refurbishment, bringing to life a uniquely African meeting spot carved into the Sandton skyline. With a spectacular location in the iconic Sandton Sun, the San Deck is vibrant, stylish, and comfortable. Designed to take full advantage of the spectacular...

City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam Now Open

City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is opening its first batch of 41 rooms today (16 November 2018) on the first and second floors. The hotel will have 148 rooms in total when complete and their general manager is Anneke Pienaar. Opening special for City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam valid from 17 November 2018 to 28 February 2019 is as...

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...

Tourvest Launches New Nanyukie Lodge

Integrated tourism group Tourvest’s new lodge, Lemala Nanyukie, in the central Serengeti opened successfully to a full house on Saturday 10 November. Lemala Nanyukie is a 45 minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti and offers guests panoramic views of the annual wildebeest migration as well as many other game.  It...

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...

Super foods boost conferencing experience

Super foods are gaining popularity as people become more health conscious. Adding Super foods to your conference delegates is not only on-trend , but it improves their concentration and heightens their brain functionality ensuring the objectives of the day are met. Executive Chef of the Sandton Convention Centre, James Khoza  believes that when...