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.



CTIJF 2015 Pulls out All the Stops to Develop Locals

The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is set to be one of the grandest gatherings in Africa to date – just as their slogan suggests. The event, which takes place over 27 and 28 March 2015, has a number of satellite events in store, including the regular free concert in St George’s Square […]

SA Tourism banks on business events

SA Tourism is banking on a jump in the number of international business events and meetings held in the country in the next five years. Already the organisation’s conventions bureau has secured 177 bids for such events between 2014-2020, which represent 753 conference days involving about 253,128 delegates with an estimated economic impact of R3.5bn. […]

Locally produced Chardonnay crowned best in the world

Cape Town-based Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay recently beat all comers at this year’s Chardonnay du Monde competition and was judged as the best in the world. The 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde, a renowned international wine competition which was held from 11-14 March in the Burgundy wine region of France, featured over 800 other entrants […]

A Reciprocal Exchange

The Year of China in South Africa will have far-reaching cultural and business benefits One of Africa’s leading economies and the world’s largest developing country continue to forge even stronger trade, investment and cultural ties that will define the long-term relations of the two nations. In the joint communiqué between South Africa and China issued […]

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The Event Issue 3

Issue 3 of The Event is brought to you by Film and Event Media. This month, we dig into South African exhibition trends, we share the highlights from Meetings Africa 2015 and explore the Western Cape and its renowned Cape Jazz Festival.