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.



SA Designates ZAR100 million to Tourism Industry
The South African government announced last week that it will be spending ZAR100 million to market the country’s tourism industry. Newly appointed Tourism minister Derek Hanekom said on the 26th that the marketing efforts will include the continued Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left ...

A Chat with Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom
SAACI Congress came to an end on a hopeful note; delegates leaving with inspiration and innovative ideas. Not least of these delegates was the newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. The Event’s Publisher, Lance Gibbons, sat down with him to find out what’s in ...

Creative Minds Collide at The Loeries
All things creative collide this September at the annual Loeries Creative Week Cape Town. Across the continent people are leaving their boardrooms and cramped offices to converge on the city. Some come looking for inspiration, while others are bringing their innovations with them, eager and ...

It’s Tourism Month in South Africa – But Why?
As we celebrate twenty years of democracy, the recent passing of our beloved former president Nelson Mandela is still heavy on our minds. A conglomeration of events and tours around his life have formed and taken on lives of their own, and not least of ...

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The Event Issue 08 | 2014

The Event is brought to you by Film and Event Media. In this month’s issue we tackle Working in Africa, Industry Buzzwords and Youth in Eventing.