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The big issues facing SA's small business
The big issues facing SA's small business

Carol Weaving, MD of Reed Exhibitions, says building social capital and business capacity is the primary function of the Small Business Expo...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 5 hours ago

Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion
Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion

No, I'm not a designer, but I am a human being. And Design Indaba 2018 spoke to me like one...

By Jeff Harvey 1 day ago

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show
#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show

Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X and first-year student at Fedisa Fashion Design School in Cape Town, has been invited to showcase his 'Immortal' collection at the inaugural Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2018

Scan Display Cape Town's new water-wise plant nursery
Scan Display Cape Town's new water-wise plant nursery

Sustainability is a journey, and one that exhibition and event display specialist Scan Display has embraced...

Issued by Scan Display 4 Apr 2018

Do you have what it takes to be a growth hacker?
Do you have what it takes to be a growth hacker?

"Growth hacking" is "a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels, product development, sales segments, and other areas of the business to identify the most efficient ways to grow a business" (thanks for this definition Wikipedia)...

By Natasha Heiberg, Issued by Madex 27 Mar 2018

25 years with Johannesburg Homemakers Expo
25 years with Johannesburg Homemakers Expo

This year marked a 25-year partnership between GL events South Africa and the Johannesburg Homemakers Expo...

By Adele von Well, Issued by GL events 26 Mar 2018

How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions
How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant?..

Issued by Madex 9 Mar 2018

Bulletproof Marriage offers relationship counselling at The Wedding Expo in Johannesburg
Bulletproof Marriage offers relationship counselling at The Wedding Expo in Johannesburg

Visitors to The Wedding Expo, which will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on 10 and 11 March, can benefit from free, non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 27 Feb 2018

Exhibiting made easier, and more affordable
Exhibiting made easier, and more affordable

Would you like to reduce your annual exhibiting costs? Do you want a stand design that can be adjusted for each exhibition you attend? Do you need an impactful solution for road shows?...

Issued by Scan Display 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA
#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA

Thabisa Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light judged has been named the 'Most Beautiful Object in South Africa' by public vote at Design Indaba 2018...

26 Feb 2018

Comic Con comes to Africa
Comic Con comes to Africa

The first Comic Con Africa will be hosted in South Africa on 14-16 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 22 Feb 2018

Confex industry stimulates business growth
Confex industry stimulates business growth

"Recent research by the National Convention Bureau shows that up to 60% of international delegates who have come to South Africa will come back within the next five years with their family - creating a ripple effect in the economy..."

22 Feb 2018

Scan Display honoured to receive four exhibition industry awards
Scan Display honoured to receive four exhibition industry awards

Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, admits that being a stand builder for the exhibition industry is challenging: tight deadlines and limited budgets constantly need to be balanced with exacting standards and a hugely competitive market...

Issued by Scan Display 21 Feb 2018

Automation industry calls for collaboration to make SA globally competitive
Automation industry calls for collaboration to make SA globally competitive

Key stakeholders in South Africa's automation industry have called for greater collaboration to drive industrial progress...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 19 Feb 2018

Reed Exhibitions launches SMARTBUILD South Africa
Reed Exhibitions launches SMARTBUILD South Africa

SMARTBUILD is a new division within Reed Exhibitions which offers an in-house design and stand-build service, available to exhibitors who have booked 12sqm and above space-only exhibition stands...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 13 Feb 2018

'For real homes'
'For real homes'

The 2018 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo will take great strides in bringing a thrilling variety of features and exhibitions, sure to tantalise every imaginable taste...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 12 Feb 2018

Hear us ROAR: Madex expo scoops two AAXO exhibition awards
Hear us ROAR: Madex expo scoops two AAXO exhibition awards

Madex was the proud winner of two prestigious AAXO (African Association of Exhibition Organisers) ROAR (Respect, Opportunities, Achievement, Recognition) 2017 awards last week...

Issued by Madex 7 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: All that Africa has to offer

Wowing the world with what Africa has to offer. That is the purpose of Meetings Africa...

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

SANDF set to wow Rand Show visitors!
SANDF set to wow Rand Show visitors!

Tens of thousands of Rand Show visitors annually rate the massive SANDF static display, explosive capability demonstration and entertaining arena programme a highlight of their visit...

Issued by Rand Show 2 Feb 2018

Artificial intelligence expo comes to South Africa
Artificial intelligence expo comes to South Africa

A first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence expo, AI Expo Africa, will take place in Cape Town from 9-11 September 2018...

30 Jan 2018

Indulge in all things Indian at Experience India feature at the Rand Show 2018
Indulge in all things Indian at Experience India feature at the Rand Show 2018

The inaugural Experience India feature is a specialised Indian retail experience scheduled to place at the Rand Show from Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April...

Issued by Rand Show 29 Jan 2018

CTICC 2 opens for business, strengthens Cape Town tourism initiatives
CTICC 2 opens for business, strengthens Cape Town tourism initiatives

The new facility is set to strengthen Cape Town's reputation as a global business events destination and marks significant progress in the CTICC's strategy of becoming one of the top ten long-haul convention centre's in the world...

29 Jan 2018

Entries now open for first-ever African edition of international festival of craft, Ciclope
Entries now open for first-ever African edition of international festival of craft, Ciclope

Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is hitting the shores of Cape Town this year in its first-ever Africa regional leg...

Issued by Ninety9cents 26 Jan 2018

Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year
Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year

Aimed at those completely obsessed with marketing - from digital and social media to advertising, PR and everything in between - Madex 2018 will take place 6-7 June this year at Sandton Convention Centre...

Issued by Madex 24 Jan 2018

Dissolution of 3D Group
Dissolution of 3D Group

The associations of the exhibition industry in southern Africa, AAXO and EXSA, are very concerned and distressed to have heard the news that 3D Group has apparently dissolved and terminated all business activity as of 31 November 2017...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 23 Jan 2018

DHL announces title partnership of Africa's largest e-commerce and fintech event
DHL announces title partnership of Africa's largest e-commerce and fintech event

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce Money Africa Conference & Exhibition, which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on 14 and 15 March...

Issued by Kinetic Events 17 Jan 2018

The Pentawards will host dedicated conference in China
The Pentawards will host dedicated conference in China

The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, will host a dedicated conference in China in collaboration with ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018...

8 Jan 2018

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