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More than marquees

Downings Marquee Rentals is celebrating a major milestone, as the company turns 20 in 2020! Meetings talks to the Downings team to understand what it takes to deliver an exceptional service offering that has stood the test of time and become a...

The single biggest factor influencing venue choice

The venue choice plays a significant role in any event’s success; so how do event planners choose the ‘right’ venue? There are a lot of factors that need to be considered, but interestingly a study by the International Live Events Association...

An unrivalled venue solution

Operating under new ownership for nearly a year, the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is working harder than ever before. CEO Craig Newman highlights the venue’s unique selling points that will continue to see it exceed expectations in 2020. During...

Smart venue selection

A venue is one of the most important aspects of an event and choosing the right one for your next meeting or conference will impact everything from accessibility and catering, to AV and logistics. The venue you select can easily make or break your...

12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

Selecting the right venue is critical and according to event professionals on LinkedIn, when asked what they would consider the most important points to keep in mind for choosing a venue for their events, here are the most frequent responses:...

Selecting your party venue

The type of event is obviously the first thing to take in to consideration when selecting your venue and the second thing will be your budget. A wedding, gala dinner etc would certainly need an upmarket venue – the only drawback with using a well...

Choosing a venue for your event

Over the years I have developed a few key partnerships with venues with whom I have good relationships, and with whom I have worked with well in the past. Things to keep in mind when looking for your ideal venue are: – How many people are you...

Building relationships with venues

You will often find that face-to-face meetings with a few key venues can go a long way in cementing a mutually beneficial relationship between you. Chat to them about the type of events you usually hold – see how they can work with your...