Basha Uhuru is conceptualized and hosted by Constitution Hill, a National Heritage Site boasting a living museum with a rich historical treasure chest and is also home to the Constitutional Court – a beacon of hope for the nation. Association with the Constitutional Court’s valuable South African signature art collection ensures sponsors the opportunity to […]

Do you learn anything at conferences?

I’ve always thought that conferences and seminars were a little ho-hum. However, I went to one recently and I have to admit that I really did learn a lot. It was called “The Future of Advertising” and held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, lasting two days. It was organised by Knowledge Resources – a […]

Gearhouse South Africa Chooses Avid

South African based, Technical supplier to live events, Gearhouse South Africa recently purchased 2 Avid VENUE S6L-32D systems to add to their existing AVID Audio inventory in their Johannesburg operation. “Gearhouse South Africa bought Avid Profiles back in 2010 and they have proven to be a hugely popular console specified on almost every touring rider […]

Gearhouse Chooses Avid
The Iceberg: Success Cannot Be Bought

Africa can no longer throw platitudes and money at the global business-events sector if it expects to see long-term benefits to the economy. Former Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom announced at Meetings Africa 2017 that National Treasury had approved a bid fund that had allocated R20-million for 2017/18 and R90-million for the following three years […]

Zeitz MOCAA Appoints The Aleit Group

The Aleit Group, renowned for its spectacular, high-end events and weddings for the past 17 years, has been appointed by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) as the exclusive restaurant and event operator throughout the museum. This includes the management of the restaurant and venue on level six, as well as all […]

The Atelier Group
The Cape Town Flower Show Delayed Due To Drought

In respect of the Western Cape’s worst drought for over 100 years, Growth Events, owners of the Cape Town Flower Show, announces that the 2017 show will be deferred until October 2018. Show Director, Karey Evett explains:  “We believe we should bow to the industry’s challenges in these difficult times.  The Cape Town Flower Show […]

The Cape Town Flower Show Delayed Due To Drought
Spaces limited at 18th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference

The 18th annual PAMRO conference will take place from Sunday, 27 August, to Wednesday, 30 August, at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. It will address the theme ‘Content is King, and he is one of us’. Only a limited number of spaces are available for delegates who are encouraged to book early to avoid […]

The Vinyard Hotel
IMEX Does Its Part to Support a More Sustainable Trade Show Industry 

The IMEX Group has been ramping up its efforts to create a greener, cleaner and less wasteful trade show industry. As evidenced by the results of the IMEX America 2016 Sustainability Survey, conducted by the IMEX Group and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) prior to last year’s IMEX America, many event organizers are also doing their […]

IMEX Trade Show
More than 40,000 expected at ‘biggest ever’ London Technology Week 

ExCeL London is preparing for the biggest ever London Technology Week, expected to bring more than 40,000 professionals across a number of events. Beginning next week with anchor event TechXLR8, the festival celebrates the talent and creativity of London’s technology industry. It will welcome headline speakers from News Corp, EE, Sage, Harvard Innovation Labs and […]

London Technology Week 2017
How Should You Handle Cold-Call Emails

It’s an inevitability on both sides of the equation: Either you’re receiving a lot of cold-call emails or sending them out—and it can be frustrating either way. Want to get someone to actually respond to an unsolicited message? The secret is personalization. As a journalist, I have a problem that frequently arises: I get a […]

Cold Emails