event organisers

Conference in the hills

Sani Pass is the mother of all South African mountain passes. In every sense this location outperforms others. It outdistances, outclimbs, and outperforms with consummate ease. In perfect proximity, nestled right on the banks of the Mkhomazana...

Be the host with the most, for your guest speakers

An interesting and memorable guest speaker can transform a good event into a great one. However, as an organiser, you need to realise that you have an important role in their success. With this in mind, follow these 9 steps to host guest speakers...

Ready, set, connect! 6 steps to Wi-Fi bliss

“Arguably, all of the factors that can contribute to poor Wi-Fi performance are under the organiser’s control,” says Gavin Burgess, Managing Director of Ultimate Data Sciences. That’s right; Wi-Fi is not sorcery or black magic, as much as it feels...

Understand your liability under the CPA

“It is imperative that event organisers understand the many requirements of the CPA,” says Advocate Louis Nel, a lawyer who specialises in the travel, tourism, events and hospitality industries. You may also know him simply as “Louis the Lawyer”....

5 tips for event décor on a shoestring

“Marketing spend is becoming more cautious and frugal. Money spent on events is last on the list, and the ‘nice to have’s’ that go beyond the venue and food tend to be frowned upon,” says Katja Schmidt, the MD of Potters Hand Activations. As...

Attendee Numbers Are Down

Irrespective of the type of event—numbers in the fourth quarter of 2016, in particular, are disappointingly low. A snap survey has revealed the following: No Fee Events The shorter the lead time to acceptance of the invitation, the more likely it...

Dubious breed of business event organisers

It’s the Chinese that first stated: ‘May you live in interesting times’ Within the business events planning industry there is a resounding element of truth to this statement which unsuspecting potential presenters should heed.A new breed of...
women in mICE

TOP 40 WOMEN IN MICE: PART 3

Meetings magazine and The Planner celebrates the women who have made their mark on the MICE industry. Everyday this week we will be highlighting ten of the wonderful women who made the Top 40 Women in MICE list. Join the conversation...