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Boost your conference with social media marketing

Social media has revolutionised the way we live and especially the way we communicate with each other.  It’s no longer just about keeping up with the Motsepes or spying on old partners – now social media is an essential part of the conference marketer’s playbook and...

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Creative and unusual event ideas to help you stand out

It’s hard being an event planner! You’ve got to do deal with a jaded crowd who’s seen and done it all so you’ve got to overcome their sense of ennui – while still pleasing your boss and sponsors and coming in under budget. Inspiration and creativity are needed now...

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Cock and Shoot Ensures Events Rock

Riversands entrepreneurs Jerry Shabangu and Andries (Scooby) Makgato from Cock and Shoot (derived from cocktails and shooters) are the guys to call when it comes to mobile bars at events. The company recently celebrated its fifth birthday and there have been some...

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An eye for style

Bright, bubbly and highly accomplished – there’s nothing that entrepreneur Cindy Malaza can’t do. She works with event planners to create the most luxurious event interiors. Malaza is the owner of Timeless Opulence, a bespoke furniture, event hiring and interior...

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Seven tips to throw the best end of year party

Year-end functions can sometimes be a hit and miss affair – it's hard to please everyone and often expectations around the party are over the top. If you're looking to shake things up or simply organise an amazing function that will be the talk of the water-cooler for...

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How to host an eco-friendly conference

Sustainability is a key buzzword right now and holding a sustainable event doesn’t only offer great bragging rights - it also helps the environment, making it a win all round. Keep reading to learn how you can plan and host an environmentally friendly conference -...

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Baked by Opy – takes the cake

Omphile Magasa, a dedicated IT professional never thought she’d become an entrepreneur - let alone a baker - when a serendipitous turn of events completely changed her life. It all started in 2016 with the desire to bake her daughter a special smash cake. She says, “I...

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Exhibitors at KidEx Children’s Expo

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the exhibitors you can expect to see at KidEx:    Trophy Robotics Trophy Robotics mixes curiosity, imagination and critical thinking using LEGO bricks, motors and gears to invent unique, powerful machines, capable of...

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The evolution of conferencing

Humans have been coming together and sharing information since the dawn of time –imagine early cave men gathered around the fire planning the next day’s hunting trip. While a rudimentary example – this is conferencing – a formal meeting of people with a shared...

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