Mpumalanga – Bringing Events C...

Meaning ‘land of the rising sun’, Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. It offers some unique safari experiences from the Kruger National Park, The Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon in the world – and Sudwala Caves. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the Mpumalanga landscape, […]

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It’s Tourism Month in South Af...

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 these are the many options in the tourism sector. For […]

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The Business Behind Associatio...

Everyone has heard of at least one association, whether they are related to the business events industry or not. But these are not organisations that simply aggregate members. Associations are a vital part of the events industry, helping to create better working standards and encouraging both international and local trade in the industry. Numbers in […]

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Creative Minds Collide at The ...

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 hopeful to earn a coveted Loerie Award for excellence in […]

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The SAB World of Beer – A Worl...

The SAB World of Beer is a 5-star conference centre. Our world-class venue offers five meeting rooms, and can accommodate up to 180 delegates. For outdoor functions, we have a serene courtyard available with capacity for up to 200 guests. In addition to the use of our outstanding facilities during your conference, work event or […]

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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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South African Tourism board appoints new Chairperson
Following the resignation of the Chairperson of the Board of South African Tourism, Mr Frank Kilbourn, Minister of Tourism Mr Derek Hanekom has appointed Mr. Zwelibanzi Mntambo as the new Chairperson of the board with immediate effect. Minister Hanekom congratulated the new Chairperson on his appointment: ...

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents has welcomed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba’s announcement today that the new immigration regulations that require South African travellers to apply for unabridged birth certificates to travel internationally with their children under the age of 18 due to ...

Andrew Human Unpacks Loeries Creative Week
The Loerie Awards inspire creativity, stimulate competition and gather all of Africa’s latest and greatest advertising professionals in one city for an amazing experience. Creative Week Cape Town, now in its fifth year, is an annual celebration of innovation, culture, design, and of course, brand ...

Ticket, Please!
As the business events industry across Africa continues to blossom, we are being faced with a wonderful problem – wonderful in the sense that so many people are taking interest in African events. But how does one manage the sheer numbers at exhibitions and conference? ...

The Event Issue 9
The Event Issue 09 | 2014

The ninth issue of The Event, Africa’s leading meetings industry publication, is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In this edition we unpack Loeries Creative Week, where innovative ideas abound. We also also dig into the business behind African associations and explore untapped markets.