Tech Talk – Biometrics in Acti...

  When most people hear the word ‘biometrics’ one of the first things that come to mind is invasion of privacy. “Why do they need anything more than my fingerprints?” I’ve heard people ask this in the UK when the idea of biometrics was first introduced a few years ago. These days, however, it’s difficult […]

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More Innovation in Store at EI...

EIBTM, the leading international event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and business travel industry, is back in November this year with some exciting things on the line-up. Reed Travel Exhibitions’ flagship gathering for IBTM events expects to welcome international visitors from over 150 countries to Barcelona, Spain, for three days of exhibiting, conferencing and doing […]

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Craig Newman, CEO of Expo Cent...

  The Event: Congratulations on your appointment! Is this something you’ve had your eye on for a while? Craig Newman: Absolutely, yes. With UFI being the leading exhibition body in the world and the affiliation to UFI being so wide, with North America, South America, Asia and of course Europe being a major player. I […]

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Banking in Events – Who’s at t...

Over the past two to five years, banks have been scrambling to keep up with Africa’s mobile revolution. Not only do most major banks offer a secure mobile banking app, but many have recently begun to change the events industry, too. Advances in quick payment technology are spearheading this metamorphosis, with IT News Africa reporting […]

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Bottoms Up! Africa’s Food ...

Today, African food is the most diverse cuisine on the planet, says Food Editorials. “Africa’s history is rich and so is its cuisine. With influences from so many other countries – Dutch, English, Asian and Indian, Africa’s new cuisine is the newest global food trend.” The continent’s food and beverage industry has exploded on the […]

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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.


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Kenyatta International Convention Centre to tap into Sh32 billion conference tourism pie
Kenya is angling to tap into the billions of shillings that go to the South Africa economy, when the country convenes its first business meetings, incentives travel, conferencing and exhibitions ( MICE) early next year. The event is designed to share knowledge, institutional memory and implementation ...

HOW TO … Run an effective, memorable conference
CONFERENCES can lack direction, with the after-hours events being more memorable than the formal programme. However, a recent conference run by the Journey to Excellence programme with the Southern Africa Initiative of German Business, held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, provided an example of a conference that worked, ...

Here Is One Way To Multiply Investments In African Startups In 2015
Today, investors around the world are gathering to discuss how to multiply investments in African startups in 2015. This discussion sees global angel investors and entrepreneurs focused on African innovation gather in meetups around the world. One way to grow investments in African startups has however ...

WTM Africa spills the beans on 2015 at exclusive premier showcase events
Key South African tourism industry members and top media in Johannesburg and Cape Town were invited to share in World Travel Market (WTM) Africa’s excitement as they spilled the beans on WTM Africa 2015. The Premier Showcase Events were held in Johannesburg at the Southern ...

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The Event Issue 11| 2014

The eleventh issue of The Event, Africa’s leading meetings industry publication, is brought to you by Film and Event Media. In this issue we celebrate the leaders in the continent’s food and beverage industry, explore most innovative cities around the world, and discuss current key events in Africa.