Dinner in the Dark – An Unforg...

    When I first heard about the concept of dining in the dark, I must admit that it didn’t sound that thrilling. So when Spier invited me to attend their first ever Dinner in the Dark experience, I jumped at the chance to disprove my preconceptions. Plus, they graciously offered me a night in […]

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Tech Forecast 2015

In this technically driven world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the potential of technology in the events industry. Not only are event organisers beginning to realise the importance of engaging with delegates through event apps, but they are also beginning to see how technology is shaping everything about a show, from the materials […]

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Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Comfortably situated along Africa’s most well-known river, just below the equator, the Pearl of Africa resides. Uganda’s ideal location is the root of this country’s wonder. Uganda’s lush landscapes, endless to the human eye, serve as a magnificent backdrop to vast biodiversity. The landlocked country is home to some of the world’s most endangered mountain […]

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A Meeting and an Adventure – T...

Ask any seasoned traveller and they will immediately, without hesitation, share their favourite holiday experience. They will share the secret haunts they found, the places they received the best bargains, and of course the most exciting parts of the trip. Tourism is particularly pertinent to South Africa’s business-events industry, specifically from an incentive or a […]

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Mega Events 2015 – Who’s Makin...

There’s nothing more exciting than knowing your favourite artist is performing in your country. It’s exhilarating seeing the crowds as you enter the venue, knowing that you are part of some ecstatic, global community celebrating this person or show. Here at The Event, we know just how much you’re itching to join the throngs in […]

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Welcome to The Event, a division of Film & Event Media. We’re a South African based publishing house that is focused on everything film and events in Africa and around the world. The Event is Africa’s leading meetings industry magazine. The key to success in this growing industry is exposure to your target audience. The Event offers you the platform to reach that audience (international and regional) on a month-to-month basis, through a focused business-to-business publication.

Founded in 2003, Film & Event Media produces business-to-business publications, and acts as an online media hub for the film and events industries.  Our monthlies and annuals include: The Filmmaker’s Guide to South Africa – a yearly showcase of the SA film industry targeted at an international market; The Event – a monthly that covers the thriving African events and exhibitions industry; The Callsheet – a monthly about the African film industry that covers commercials, film, technology, documentaries and more. Film & Event Media publications also include The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa (EPG) – Africa’s leading meetings industry annual publication.


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Huawei intensifies mobile device rollout in Africa
  Recent moves by mobile telecommunications company Huawei Technologies has signalled the Company's intention to bolster efforts on the continent. During the first two weeks of December 2014 Huawei opened a customer experience mobile phone shop in Cameroon and launched a new generation HD intelligent desktop ...

Ivory Coast seeks more economic cooperation with Turkey
Ivory Coast is seeking more economic cooperation with Turkey, PM and Foreign Minister Charles Koffi Diby said Tuesday in Ankara. World Bulletin/News Desk  Ivory Coast is seeking more economic cooperation with Turkey, PM and Foreign Minister Charles Koffi Diby said Tuesday. Diby and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held ...

East Africa: 2015 Predictions for Businesses
[caption id="attachment_4876" align="alignleft" width="408" class=" "] Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited.[/caption] 2015 looks to be a great year for growth and innovation within the East African business community. Along with significant increases in tourism and advances in technology (for example, more robust mobile ...

Lagos Business School: a business academy for a rising economy
[caption id="attachment_4870" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Entrance to the Lagos Business School campus. The school has become a global leader in business education, and has recently announced exciting plans to run a full-time MBA programme[/caption] Business education is set to surge in Africa. Lagos Business School is prepared ...

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The Event Issue 12

The final issue of The Event for 2014 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This issue covers Meetings and Adventures, a Technology forecast for 2015, Mega Events in South Africa.