Gearhouse Group has announced the renaming of their Training facility to the Kentse Mpahlwa Gearhouse Training Academy with the aim of furthering the legacy left by late Gearhouse director and colleague, Kentse Mpahlwa.
About The EventOnline presence The Event launched its website in November 2009 and aims to become the most widely used portal for information about the African events industry. This website attracts over 3 500 visits and 8 500 page views a month. In addition to the website, The Event is also on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.
History Founded by Lance Gibbons in July 2005, The Event has grown to become the most read printed trade publication for the South African events industry, covering meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, festivals, weddings, and all other types of events.
Print distribution The Event is distributed nationally to an average of 8 500 events industry role players each month, including advertising agencies, clients, production companies, suppliers, industry associations, related government departments and key media. We distribute extra copies at various industry events, such as IMEX, EIBTM, AIME, Meetings Africa, Markex, Design Indaba, The Loerie Awards, PRISA PRISM Awards, Mediatech Africa, The Event Summit, The Events Indaba, The EXSA Conference and The SAACI Conference.
BEE Rating 100% of what you spend with The Event can be counted as BEE spend.
Green friendly The Event is printed by CTP Printers, which has engaged Global Carbon Exchange as their partner in establishing their carbon footprint. In addition, CTP has received The Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. The newspaper is printed on Sappi 90gsm CARTMOGE 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. The Event has set up recycling systems and carpooling within its office and has committed to educating the events industry about environmental best practice.