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.


30th SAACI Congress: With Knowledge, It’s Possible

  SAACI, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry is the recognised umbrella body of the business events industry.     SAACI 2016 returns to the province where the idea of SAACI was born in 1985. Mangaung is the official host city for this prestigious congress. Adriaan Liebetrau, chief executive officer of SAACI, said: […]

High Speed Transport and Internet for ibtm world

Connections mean everything The journey to and from this year’s ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), in Barcelona is going to be as fast as the event’s high-speed internet access with the opening of the onsite Metro Station at the Fira Gran Via. Opened earlier this year, the L9 Metro Line will deliver attendees from the airport in […]

ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number one city

ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014. These numbers reconfirm the consistent growth pattern in the association meetings market as identified in ICCA’s 50-year […]

INDABA 2016 Africa’s Top Travel Trade show – a success

Africa’s Top Travel trade show, INDABA, took place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from 7 to 9 May and was attended by a total of 7 292 delegates. Seventeen countries from across the African continent exhibited with 96% of the space available utilised efficiently. By the end of this three-day show, […]

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The Event Issue 5

The Event Issue 5 is brought to you by Film and Event Media. This month, we explore the wonders of conferencing in the wild, what to look forward to at INDABA 2016, as well as all of this year’s WTM Africa highlights. We also place the spotlight on African associations, with a special development piece […]