focus group

Let's do some eco-eating

Following on from September’s MICE  Focus Group when SACA’s (SA Chefs Associations) Thomas Overbeck took us through three hours of real understanding of what happens in the kitchens and participants gained much valued credits – the MICE industry is...

Serious food for thought

‘The catering was appalling’.  How many times has that been the first reply when a conference, award banquet, product launch or brain-storm session outcome was mentioned?    The real answer to the catering should be more questions – who provided...

Follow me, I’m right behind you

‘What singles out specific MICE venues as first choice?’ questioned one corporate event manager at a recent MICE Focus Group. The rhetorical question could have been – how long is a piece of string. Being a leading venue by following what other...

Snooze you lose

‘We live in an age where you cannot be passive and merely the proverbial spectator’ especially in the event industry. This was part of the message presented by Louis the Lawyer and Wayne Duvenhage at the sixth MICE Focus Group of 2013. Entitled...

Keeping it personal

‘Your choice of cell phone is irrelevant in applying for credit or registering for a conference or pre-booking your intention to attend an exhibition’. Therefore the type of cell phone you purchased is relevant and between you and the cell...

Get a designed MICE plan without fire

It’s all about good planning to ensure a successful event. Yet the amount of slog that is required for the conceptual side in order to get ‘mega bang for minor bucks’ leaves most programme planners exhausted before they even attempt the essential...

2nd MICE Focus Group is hot, hot, hot!

Participants attending the 22nd Feb Focus Group at the upmarket Gallagher Convention Centre are in for an information update bonanza.The peripheral services provided for MICE gatherings are the stuff that can make or break the difference between...

A MICE success!

The first inaugural Focus Group for the serious MICE industry individuals zeroed-in on every aspect of event lighting techniques. Participants were taken through their paces as to good and not-so-good lighting. As proceedings commenced the...