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.



Introducing Spier’s New Leisure And Incentives Sales Executive

We’re delighted to introduce you to our newly appointed Leisure and Incentive sales executive, Lee-Anne Kurtz. Lee-Anne has 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, working in numerous travel agencies and tour operators in London for 2 years, before moving back to Cape Town working at AATB, SURE TRAVEL, SEEKERS and THOMPSONS HOLIDAYS as […]

Government may sideline its State IT Agency

Government may be questioning the relevance of its State Information Technology Agency (SITA), following continuing failures to deliver on its mandate. Speaking at an e-government industry event this week, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele warned the agency that its repeated delays and failure to follow its mandate would not be tolerated. Notably, the agency […]

SA ready to roll out the halaal welcome mat

As changing attitudes and US President Donald Trump’s travel ban alienate Muslim tourists from traditionally popular destinations such as the US, other countries stand to cash in from the growing number of Muslim tourists globally – and South Africa is one of them. Khalid Vawda’s Johannesburg-based specialised halaal tour operator, Islamic Travels and Tours, illustrates […]

Learnings from and for Africa’s Game-Lodge Industry

Travel and tourism in Africa is quite often synonymous with wildlife safaris. As tourism in sub-Saharan Africa grows there is an increasing demand for wildlife safari experiences ranging from day trips to multi-week adventures; from self-catering lodges and moving camps to luxury tents with plunge pools. As tourist and investor interest grows in the sector, […]

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The Event Issue 7

The Event Issue 7 digs into the significant roles venues and PCOs have in sustainability. We also explore the guiding principles of event design, and take a trip to an idyllic conferencing destination – The Seychelles. Brought to you by Film & Event Media.