South Africa’s Top Meeting Ven...

  With a new year, come fresh new features in The Event. We are pleased to reveal the first in a new series of monthly features that will focus on South Africa’s top corporate meeting venues. This month, The Event is turning the spotlight on some of Cape Town’s grande dames: Lanzerac Wine Estate and […]

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South Africa’s Top 10 Speakers...

The highlight of any event or conference is often its speaker line-up. These range from sports heroes to tech buffs, but each come with the simple objective of educating or informing attendees in a particular subject. A speaker can often make or break an event, which is why it’s imperative to ensure the speaker matches […]

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Golfing Events: A Branding Exe...

As the world slowly drags itself out of the global recession, the golfing industry, too, has seen development in various sectors. Despite a number of clubs merging thanks to a decided drop in club membership and time spent on the course, the golf conferencing and events industry has remained surprisingly resilient. According to Bradley Forge, […]

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The Conference Company’s Assoc...

The Conference Company, professional conference organisers, hosted an interactive workshop attended by delegates from across the spectrum of associations and relevant industry professionals, at the gorgeous Tsogo Sun Waterfront Hotel. Spearheaded by Nina Freysen-Pretorius (CEO), The Conference Company is a team of dedicated and skilful professional s centred on service excellence. Such excellence was experienced […]

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Planning Your Event in Africa ...

Planning Your Event in Africa – An A-Z Guide Part 1 From venue selection and logistics, to budget, marketing and more, event planning can be a harrowing ordeal if not done correctly. Most companies or associations tend to hire a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) or at the very least, a company with some experience in […]

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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.



7 African startups to pitch for $500k prize at Seedstars World
  Seven African startups will on February 4 pitch for the chance to win the US$500,000 equity prize at the Seedstars World global startup competition in Geneva, Switzerland. Seedstars World during last year hosted local competitions in 36 countries to find the best locally-grown startups, and is ...

Agribusiness begins to boom in Africa
The world's population is constantly growing, and with it the interest of investors in Africa's arable land. The continent has vast untapped potential - but can local producers compete with foreign companies? The wind whistling through Berlin on Monday (19.01.2015) was icy. Three Italian tourists carefully ...

SA is a good financial investment
[caption id="attachment_5086" align="aligncenter" width="457"] President Jacob Zuma is leading the South African delegation to this high-profile gathering to reaffirm our investment profile to the worlds top social, political and business leaders, says the writer. Picture: Elmond Jiyane, DoC[/caption]   South Africa Inc is ready to share lucrative ...

Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director
[caption id="attachment_5082" align="alignleft" width="328" class=" "] Nick Pilbeam[/caption] Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel. Newly appointed Pilbeam, who brings with him an enormous amount of growth strategy knowledge and industry insight, will head up the travel division of ...

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Event 2015 Issue 1

The first Issue of the new year is brought to you by Film & Event Media. In this month’s Event, we talk about golfing events and branding, South Africa’s best speakers and how to plan your event in Africa.