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.


Dragonfly Africa Management Buyout

The Dragonfly Africa Group, Southern and East Africa’s leading travel and destination management company, is proud to announce that a management buyout of the business has been concluded.  CEO Mike Waller and three other executives, Yolanda Woeke-Jacobs, Director of Sales and Marketing, Barry Schreiber, Director of Finance, and Kerry Roos, Director of Operations and Product […]

Get Excited – Meetings Africa 2016 is Almost Here!

Meetings Africa is the premier business event of South Africa’s ever-burgeoning MICE industry. 2016 will be no different, and is set to bring over 600 delegates to the Sandton Convention Centre in February to explore new products and trends, learn more about the association movements on the continent, and to futher the region’s meetings, incentive, […]

EXSA Announces New Chairman and Board

Following the EXSA AGM held during the EXSA Conference, EXSA is delighted to announce that Neil Nagooroo of Sandton Convention Centre has been voted in as the new EXSA Chairman. EXSA (the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) is now in its 36th year and has four Forums within the Association – Venues; Organisers; […]

AAXO: Joining forces for industry growth

Joining forces for industry growth: Announcing the joint AAXO/SAACI conference and AAXO’s participation in the UFI Global Exhibitions Day initiative Bringing industry members and key thought leaders together for an intensive programme of learning and knowledge-sharing, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO)’s 2016 Conference has been arranged to coincide with two other significant industry […]

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The Event Issue 1

The Event Issue 1 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This January we explore the top corporate venues in Africa and we bring you part 1 of an A-Z guide in planning your association conference in SA.