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.



MEETINGS AFRICA 2015: Opening Ceremony Highlights

Meetings Africa 2015 opened with much pomp and praise from all and sundry. Not only was the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, present to ring the bell and signify the event’s official opening, but every speaker that took to the podium praised the organisers for a stellar job in bringing this trade show together year […]

Forget Oil, Business Events is the Most Promising Growth Sector in Nigeria

  Speaking from the show floor at Meetings Africa, Paul D’Arcy, Mike Lord and Ben Asoro gave an inspiring presentation on the topic of Calabar International Convention Centre and the growth of business events in Africa. So what does Nigeria’s entry of Calabar ICC mean to Africa’s conference industry? The centre is situated in the […]

MEETINGS AFRICA 2015: Watch our Exclusive Interview with HWB Communications

HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd is a leading public relations, media and communications agency based in Cape Town. Operating in South and Southern Africa, with direct access to international public relations networks, HWB has a wealth of offerings for both regional and international clients. The Event sat down with HWB Communications’ CEO Evelyn John Holtzhausen and Zeenat Parker, […]

MEETINGS AFRICA 2015: We Talk to The Conference Company’s CEO for More Industry Insights

Essentially a management company for all things MICE, The Conference Company specialises in conference, exhibition, association and destination management. Their service is all-encompassing – from planning and set up to actually running a conference and/or exhibition. At ConfCo’s helm is Nina Freysen-Pretorius, a dynamic CEO with vast passion for Africa’s business events industry. The Event tapped into […]

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The Event Issue 2

Issue 2 of The Event is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In it, we find out what’s in store at Meetings Africa 2015, who’s on top of the mega events food chain and how to plan an event in Africa.