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Putting productions of every shape and size together for over 20 years. Now CEO of TheSquad Creative Events and on a mission! Creating brilliantly planned, well executed and bodacious event experiences. Teamwork, underpinned by strategic planning with passion and expertise. That's what it's all about.
5 things you need to know about 'Zoomers'

In honour of Youth Month we're getting to know our Zoomers better. Zoomer is another word for Generation Z, people born between 1997 and 2015, with age 24 being the oldest...

By Kelly McGillivray 11 Jun 2021

#BizTrends2021: Nurturing events back to life

Kelly McGillivray, squadron leader at theSquad Creative Events tells us what she thinks eventing will look like in 2021...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Jan 2021

3 intense wellness trends for 2020

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

10 tips to creating seamless events

There's a reason why being an event coordinator was identified as the fifth most stressful job in America last year (after police officer) - things can go wrong. Bringing events to life is fun and adrenaline works wonders when it kicks in, but the communication and production elements have to knit together seamlessly...

By Kelly McGillivray 29 May 2019

The 7 don'ts of event catering

Event planners and managers from Johannesburg and beyond quake in their Nike's when certain things are suggested in the catering arena. Be it a brand activation, product launch or year-end function, some concepts and food you steer clear of when feeding large groups of hungry people...

By Kelly McGillivray 12 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 21 Jan 2019

Five tips to making engaging corporate video

Often the idea of making a corporate video conjures up visions of an enormous budget, hours of pre-production, ever-shifting shooting schedules and numerous changes in the edit suite...

By Kelly McGillivray 25 Sep 2015

Seven ways to win with conference presentations

Planning a kick-ass conference involves scheduling presenters to share their wisdom, brand-knowledge and make key corporate announcements...

By Kelly McGillivray 25 Jun 2015

Leaving a lasting impression

Planning and managing events involves research, management of resources and people; it means working for hours on-end assessing potential risks...

By Kelly McGillivray 7 Oct 2014

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