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.



Big data transforming South African marketing sector

True personalisation can only be achieved by harnessing the massive amounts of data a company generates, in the right way, says Zareen Hartley, Marketing Manager at Software AG SA. The company’s big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernise their systems and optimise processes for smarter decisions and better service. Marketing […]

WTM Africa 2015: Interest in visiting Africa grows

The World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) was fantastic this year and exceeded all expectations, according to Sugen Pillay, the exhibition’s commercial director. Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, he said the international buyers at WTM Africa were impressive, and were “impressed with the exhibitors”. WTM Africa 2015 was held in Cape Town from 15 […]

Nigeria Projected to Hit $1 Trillion in GDP by 2030

Nigeria’s economy will more than double in the next 15 years, according to projections from the United States Department of Agriculture. Today, with an annual GDP of around $500 billion, Africa’s largest economy is 27th in the world. By 2030 it is expected to climb up to 19th place just ahead of the Netherlands. Nigeria’s economy, […]

PR professionals honoured at the 18th annual PRISM Awards

The 18th annual PRISM Awards saw the country’s best public relations and communication professionals flock to the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April. All entrants vying for one of the coveted trophies, the night, themed African chic, was one of glitz, glam and due celebration. Hosted by media personalities Ashraf Garda and Leanne Maras, the […]

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The Event Issue 4

The Event Issue 4 is brought to you by Film and Event Media. In April, we give you a list of some of the best African Luxury Trends and we discover Jacaranda Events’ unique selection of offerings in Tshwane. We also give you a detailed peek into the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival and chat […]