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2016 Event Trends

Being a phenomenal event planner means thinking differently and adopting new behaviours, It is not just about staying ahead of the competition, but changing the game by being unconventional, innovative and embracing new ways of the thinking. The Meetings & Event Planner l 2016 Trend Report gives you the means to do just that. Download …

How to Plan Your Event Catering

The 1802 Restaurant at d’Ouwe Werf. Stellenbosch “Rubber chicken circuit” is a phrase commonly used to describe events such as the one you are aiming to host. This is because most business delegates and politicians attend several events during a year. To avoid falling into this category, assess the guest profile.   To plan the …

10 Hip Entertainment Ideas for Your Event

Event entertainment is big business. Event planners are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing acts and performers for events, as there is a plethora of entertainment to choose from. Bond tribute acts and stunt shows were hugely popular in 2012, thanks to the release of ‘Skyfall’ and the celebration of 50 years …

Conference Planning Guidelines

General The amount of planning, committee work, advance deadlines, etc., in part depends on the size conference you are planning. Regional conferences require lots of planning and hard work. Organize Establish regular planning/reporting meetings. Set up email lists. Always make it clear who is supposed to do what and when. Keep minutes/notes of your meetings …

11 Tips for Booking your next Keynote Speaker

Don’t overlook these important tips to help you find a winning speaker for your event: Years of experience as a speaker – no less than 3 to 5 years for the real thing. International experience – this is rare and is a high credibility marker. Range of experience – look for a good mix of corporate, community and …