End of Year Parties & Cor...

As we near the end of 2014, the air is buzzing with party fever. Planning a successful end-of-year event is often quite a task for companies and should not be left for the last minute. There are so many things to consider, for instance, what music or entertainment will be on hand? Will you have […]

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The ABCs of PCOs

Part 1 Professional Conference Organiser is a word that’s flung across the event space quite often. The name itself – better known as PCO – is pretty self-explanatory and needs no dictionary definition. But what exactly does a PCO do and why are they pivotal to the industry? Tamlynne Wilton, Director of Business Development & […]

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Loeries Expo- Another Resoundi...

The Loeries Expo is a branding and marketing exhibition that took place at the historic City Hall during the Cape Town Creative Week, leading up to the Loeries Awards ceremonies on the weekend. Creative Week Cape Town started as a legacy event for Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid. Some of the brands that […]

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Spotlight- Fashion Weeks

Fashion Weeks in South Africa are an exciting time, fashionistas fill social media feeds with photos from different shows, hot models, the latest creations from designers and snaps of the who’s who of the fashion world seated front row and centre at the runway shows. Creating sustainable businesses in fashion is more than showcasing designs […]

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Emerging African Events Market...

South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Egypt have long been continental leaders in business events. These countries have seen continuous growth in the meetings sector as they ploughed into their respective industries. But now a new breed of conference managers are emerging in Africa – and we’re not talking about Rwanda with its new convention […]

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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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Uganda Hosts Two International Tourism Events in November
Uganda is set to host the 39th annual Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress on November 11-16, and a short week later, will follow up with the Uganda International Tourism Expo from 14-16 November. This is a very busy time of year for the Uganda’s tourism ...

The World Focuses on SA at HIVR4P Conference
The HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) Conference 2014, held at the CTICC from 28-31 October, is the first global conference to feature the latest research on all forms of biomedical HIV prevention. It opened with real hope for those living with the virus, with vaccine ...

SETE 2014 Shows Promise for Sporting Events in Coming Years
The 2014 edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference and Exhibition, taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), kicked off its first morning session with key speakers delivering some thought-provoking views on hosting events in cities around South Africa. The event ...

New Head for Wesgro Convention Bureau
Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion agency, Wesgro have appointed Ms Corné Koch as the Head of their Convention Bureau. The agency will benefit from Koch’s extensive experience in business tourism, communication, marketing and key stakeholder engagement which she brings ...

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The Event Issue 10 | 2014

The tenth issue of The Event, Africa’s leading meetings industry publication, is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In this edition we unpack the success of the Loeries expo, we also also dig into the business behind the emerging African markets and we explore cooperate gifting and end year parties.