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.


The Event is printed by Forms Express and their suppliers have The Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. The magazine is printed on Hi-Q 80gsm gloss, wood free white paper, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests, and uses vegetable-oil-based, environmentally-friendly inks conforming to the highest European standards.



JIM Cancellation ‘Wake Up Call’ For Exhibitions Industry

  The exhibition industry – show organisers, exhibitors and suppliers alike – should regard the cancellation earlier this month of the Johannesburg International Motorshow (JIM) as a wake-up call to heed the subtle shifts that have been characterising the business-to-business side of the playing field for some time now. This is the opinion of 3D […]

Last Call for Loeries Entries

Excitement is building, as agencies across the Middle East and Africa are putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be the winning Loeries entries. For those used to running on adrenaline, there’s still time to make the 31 May deadline. For the first time, Durban will be hosting the Loeries from the 10 […]

Excitement Mounts for the 2nd Annual Showbiz Entertainment Arts Expo

Taking place at Museum Africa Newtown, Johannesburg on 4 & 5 September 2015, the SEAexpo 2015 brings together South Africa’s greatest talents in performance, art and entertainment. Now in its second year, the SEAexpo is an event like no other. This one-of-a-kind expo puts arts and entertainment under the spotlight, over the course of a […]

Association Spotlight: A Chat with the Heads of SAACI and SITE

South African associations have been vital in keeping the meetings industry in the country and the wider continent alive, partnering with major events, and arranging congresses of their own that attract international and regional delegates. The Event sat down with Adriaan Liebetrau and Tes Proos to find out what’s happening in 2015. Adriaan Liebetrau, CEO […]

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The Event Issue 5

The fifth edition of the Event magazine is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month, we explore a new industry vogue – casino conferences – and find out where the best spots are to go on Safari. We also place the spotlight on INDABA 2015.