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Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair
Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

22 Mar 2017

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners
Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017...

22 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality
#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention
#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Whisky Live tours SA
Whisky Live tours SA

Whisky Live will this year be taking its Celebration events to Cape Town at The Lookout, Granger Bay, from 6-8 April, Pretoria's Brooklyn Design Square from 4–6 May and Durban from 1–3 June.

16 Mar 2017

Hawes and Kedia
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Final insights from a houseboat

Team Scan Display SA recently spent time on a houseboat on the Rhine river during the 2017 EuroShop global retail trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany...

10 Mar 2017

Africa World Expo debuts in Johannesburg in July
Africa World Expo debuts in Johannesburg in July

The inaugural Africa World Expo (AWE) will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 30 July to 1 August 2017...

8 Mar 2017

Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa
Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa

The second Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA), powered by Hostex, will open at Gallagher Convention Centre on 7 May 2017...

7 Mar 2017

Fairnet
First day overdose for Scan Display at EuroShop

As usual, the first day of EuroShop was a visual sweet party with a sugar overdose of note after two hours of visiting a single exhibition hall. With one hall done and seventeen to go, it is overwhelming.

6 Mar 2017

#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Scan Display, live from EuroShop!
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Scan Display, live from EuroShop!

Scan Display is one of many retailers showcasing their product at the global retail trade fair, EuroShop, in Düsseldorf, Germany from 5 to 9 March 2017. Attendee Paul Hugo says so far they've seen, “new ideas, new trends, creativity and wow,” at EuroShop 2017...

6 Mar 2017

#eComConfex: Become digitally intelligent, or go home
#eComConfex: Become digitally intelligent, or go home

If your business does not have digital intelligence at its core by 2020 you may as well go home. This is according to James McCormick...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Mar 2017

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce
#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Feb 2017

Flying the flag at KITE
Flying the flag at KITE

Being held from 26-28 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) is a horizontal trade show that showcases industrial products, services and solutions targeted at industrial industries in the KwaZulu-Natal region...

Issued by Pyrotec 20 Feb 2017

Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education
Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3m for education

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the annual Cape Wine Auction raised a record-breaking R22.3 for its 22 beneficiaries that affect education and the lives of children...

14 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017
#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017

Decorex SA 2017, showcasing in KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng, will feature four expertly-designed kitchen stands in the Franke Kitchen Trends-sponsored feature...

14 Feb 2017

Business is booming for the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel
Business is booming for the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

The Century City Conference Centre and Hotel has exceeded its first-year target of hosting 50,000 guests within the first eight months and as of February this year, almost 80 percent of its 2017 target has already been booked...

13 Feb 2017

Nick Sarnadas, event director of Food and Hospitality Africa, and Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Montgomery Exhibitions, accept the award.
Food & Hospitality Africa scoops Best Trade Exhibition category award

Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 - 6000sqm) at the first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards...

13 Feb 2017

Fire & Feast Butchers' Festival first in Johannesburg
Fire & Feast Butchers' Festival first in Johannesburg

The Fire & Feast Butchers' Festival, being held at the Ticketpro Dome from 31 March to 2 April 2017, will be the first of its kind in Johannesburg...

8 Feb 2017

Travel industry excited about upcoming Africa Travel Week
Travel industry excited about upcoming Africa Travel Week

Excitement is building for the upcoming Africa Travel Week which will see three travel industry events - WTM Africa, ibtm africa, and ILTM Africa - being held at CTICC from 19 to 23 April 2017...

7 Feb 2017

eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February
eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February

The third eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens on 22-23 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Feb 2017

Collaboration between industry bodies to facilitate growth within meetings industry
Collaboration between industry bodies to facilitate growth within meetings industry

African meetings' bureaus had a collective 338 meetings across the continent according to the ICCA regions in 2015, indicating around 9% in meetings growth in Africa for the year...

2 Feb 2017

SACSC offers three expert sessions in three cities
SACSC offers three expert sessions in three cities

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) is sharing insight from leading economist, Dawie Roodt and political economy analyst and futurist Daniel Silke...

1 Feb 2017

MamaMagic scoops two Best Consumer Exhibition awards
MamaMagic scoops two Best Consumer Exhibition awards

At the recent 2016 African Association of Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and Exhibition Association of South Africa (EXSA) Exhibition Industry Awards, MamaMagic, The Baby Expo scooped up two Best Consumer Exhibition awards...

31 Jan 2017

Fairview takes home three international awards
Fairview takes home three international awards

At the World Cheese Awards, held in San Sebastián in Northern Spain on 16 November, Fairview took home three international awards for its artisanal cheese...

26 Jan 2017

Gill Mkhasibe
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Gill Mkhasibe to speak at ITF on how brands are purchased in informal retail

The Trade Intelligence Independent Trade Forum (ITF), being held on 23 February 2017 at the Focus Rooms, Sunninghill Sandton, will feature Gill Mkhasibe, MD and co-owner of The Mkhasibe Group (TMG), who will answer ‘How is your brand purchased in the informal trade?'

23 Jan 2017

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Red Heart Rum to sponsor Zando Cape Town 10s

Red Heart Rum has signed up as a sponsor of the Zando Cape Town 10s rugby games, with naming rights. The event will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club on 3-4 February 2017 and will see a number of rugby legends, celebs and media personalities in action throughout the weekend...

20 Jan 2017

WTM Africa registration is now open!
WTM Africa registration is now open!

With registration officially open, the local and international travel sectors are gearing up for a bigger and better year than ever with WTM Africa 2017 - Africa's most extraordinary B2B travel exhibition...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 20 Jan 2017

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Renewed focus on value in e-tailing levels the playing field
#BizTrends2017: Renewed focus on value in e-tailing levels the playing field

The online retail space in South Africa is often categorised as underperforming, but while there is plenty of room for improvement, this perspective might be a little shortsighted...

By Kevin Tucker 11 Jan 2017

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