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South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market
South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

3 days ago

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March
Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

Durban bridal show taps into the big business of beauty
Durban bridal show taps into the big business of beauty

The newly upgraded bridal exhibition, NWJ Bridal and Beauty Experience, will from this year be incorporating an interactive beauty aspect into its event offering...

9 Feb 2018

Buy local to create jobs
Buy local to create jobs

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: Sharing the benefits of tourism

The importance of Meetings Africa in terms of its contribution to the macro-economy of the country cannot be underestimated. "It serves to boost tourism revenue while driving employment."

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 2018

Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards
Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards

South African wine and beer producers as well as design studios are invited to enter the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards...

5 Feb 2018

Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit to be hosted at Belmond Mount Nelson
Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit to be hosted at Belmond Mount Nelson

The 2018 edition of the Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit being held in Cape Town on 27 February will be attended by luxury brand owners and wealth managers from South Africa and beyond...

Issued by Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit 26 Jan 2018

Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions
Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions

The South African Cultural Observatory has made a last call for abstract and panel discussion submissions for its third International Conference, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this March...

23 Jan 2018

Forget Milan, Florence is cradle of Italian fashion
Forget Milan, Florence is cradle of Italian fashion

Think Italian fashion and you are likely to think of chic central, Milan. But "Made in Italy" actually has its roots in Florence, where the hotly anticipated Pitti Uomo trade fair opens this week...

9 Jan 2018

Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March
Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March

Unilever, Beiersdorf, Coty, SC Johnson, Henkel, and Edgewell are some of the major brands set to attend Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Shanghai 2018...

28 Dec 2017

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Raise the bar on your next corporate exhibition or go home

If participating as an exhibitor in one or various exhibitions is part of your organisation's below the line advertising (BTL) strategy then that part of your marketing budget should not be wasted but should be well spent and hopefully with some ROI...

By Tralone Khoza 28 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018...

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events...

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

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Imagining the possibilities of an Africanised Black Friday

Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items and electronic devices to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.

By Vincent Magwenya 28 Nov 2017

Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape
Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape

Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24-26 October, the Propak Cape expo attracted just under 6,000 visitors...

28 Nov 2017

Rand Show 2018 welcomes Toy Adventures to Kids Expo
Rand Show 2018 welcomes Toy Adventures to Kids Expo

Toy Adventures will join the line-up of exciting new exhibitors, exhibiting at the Rand Show for the first time, at the Kids Expo @ Rand Show...

Issued by Rand Show 24 Nov 2017

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo
Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

National Cape Antique Fair comes to Cape Town
National Cape Antique Fair comes to Cape Town

The National Cape Antique Fair will be taking place at The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate in Constantia from 17 to 19 November...

15 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region
Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region

The annual Manufacturing Indaba has its sights set on expansion and growing its current offering to manufacturers both from South Africa and from the SADC region...

14 Nov 2017

Decorex SA reveals #rhythmoflife theme for 2018 events
Decorex SA reveals #rhythmoflife theme for 2018 events

Now in its 25th year, South African d├ęcor, design and lifestyle exhibition Decorex SA has announced 'Rhythm of Life' as its 2018 theme.

2 Nov 2017

Ask Afrika's Orange Index Awards: Taking away our emotions
Ask Afrika's Orange Index Awards: Taking away our emotions

Technology might be assisting us to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction ever, but this is at the cost of our humanity...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Oct 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection...

25 Oct 2017

WBeauty collaborates with celebrity make-up artist ahead of SAFW
WBeauty collaborates with celebrity make-up artist ahead of SAFW

As the official beauty sponsor of SA Fashion Week (SAFW), Woolworths' WBeauty in collaboration with make-up artist to the stars, Sir John, hosted two beauty masterclasses...

24 Oct 2017

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#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands
The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands

Stokvels are huge business, but most companies are still not responding to this informal banking sector. Find out how your brand can be part of the Stokvel value...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 17 Oct 2017

Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events
Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events

Changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of online shopping means that shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves by becoming lifestyle and event destinations.

12 Oct 2017

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