Welcome to the Event, a division of Film & Event Media. We’re a South Africa-based publishing house that is focused on everything film and events in Africa and around the world. The Event is Africa’s leading business-events 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 Africa (FMG) – 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 also publish The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa (EPG) – Africa’s leading business-events industry annual publication.

The Event is printed by Exhibit Print 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.



Gambians keen to kickstart tourism after crippling crisis

Tourism in Gambia has been hit hard by the crisis sparked by ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to leave office as well as the threat of military action by regional bloc Ecowas. But there are high hopes that the return of new President Adama Barrow and the security provided by Senegalese troops stationed in the country […]

Chinese Tourism to Africa Is Up, but Travel Companies Are Wary

Africa is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among adventure-seeking Chinese tourists. The number of visitors who went to Africa in 2016 was up sharply due to looser visa restrictions and new direct flights between China and Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa, among other popular destinations. Chinese arrivals in South Africa alone were up 93 […]

South Africa sees growth in wedding tourism thanks to big fat Indian weddings

South Africa is witnessing a rise in wedding tourism involving overseas Indian families. It recorded a 27% increase in the number of Indian tourists last year thanks to weddings. Nearly 81,500 Indian nationals visited South Africa till October 2016, of which around 5,000 were from Chennai. Briefing reporters at a press conference here on Monday, […]

India’s medical tourism gets Africa’s attention

Lagos – Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor […]

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The Event Issue 2

The Event Issue 2 is one of our biggest editions of the year! Published by Film & Event Media, we bring you a special focus on Meetings Africa 2017 and some top tips from incentive travel leaders – and much, much more.