End of Year Parties & Cor...

As we near the end of 2014, the air is buzzing with party fever. Planning a successful end-of-year event is often quite a task for companies and should not be left for the last minute. There are so many things to consider, for instance, what music or entertainment will be on hand? Will you have […]

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The ABCs of PCOs

Part 1 Professional Conference Organiser is a word that’s flung across the event space quite often. The name itself – better known as PCO – is pretty self-explanatory and needs no dictionary definition. But what exactly does a PCO do and why are they pivotal to the industry? Tamlynne Wilton, Director of Business Development & […]

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Loeries Expo- Another Resoundi...

The Loeries Expo is a branding and marketing exhibition that took place at the historic City Hall during the Cape Town Creative Week, leading up to the Loeries Awards ceremonies on the weekend. Creative Week Cape Town started as a legacy event for Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid. Some of the brands that […]

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Spotlight- Fashion Weeks

Fashion Weeks in South Africa are an exciting time, fashionistas fill social media feeds with photos from different shows, hot models, the latest creations from designers and snaps of the who’s who of the fashion world seated front row and centre at the runway shows. Creating sustainable businesses in fashion is more than showcasing designs […]

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Emerging African Events Market...

South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Egypt have long been continental leaders in business events. These countries have seen continuous growth in the meetings sector as they ploughed into their respective industries. But now a new breed of conference managers are emerging in Africa – and we’re not talking about Rwanda with its new convention […]

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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.


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.



CTICC continues to expand its macro-economic contribution
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) delivered a solid economic performance and a sterling set of financial results for the 2013/2014 financial year. The CTICC continued to boost the macro-economic landscape of the province and country and contributed R 3.1 billion to Gross Domestic Product ...

Craig Newman, CEO of Expo Centre, appointed to UFI board of directors
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 ...

Big Names on board for the 2014 Sports and Events Tourism Exchange
This years’ Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) conference and exhibition, taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) on 29 and 30 October, will see top South African names from Cell C and Nedbank featuring alongside that of Martin Reynolds, Head of Marketing, ...

Over 600 leaders from Africa and United Arab Emirates will gather for the 9th African Economic Conference in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. The theme for this year’s conference is "Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation". President of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, said: “The Africa Global Business ...

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The Event Issue 10 | 2014

The tenth issue of The Event, Africa’s leading meetings industry publication, is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In this edition we unpack the success of the Loeries expo, we also also dig into the business behind the emerging African markets and we explore cooperate gifting and end year parties.