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September 2012

Africa’s Leading Meetings Industry Magazine

Innovative Stand Design

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Loeries Winners SETE 2012


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The

Event

Africa’s Leading Meetings Industry Magazine

www.theevent.co.za

CONTENTS 4 Loeries

2012

The Event Industry Also Shines Publisher: Lance Gibbons lance@filmeventmedia.co.za Executive Editor: Maya Kulycky maya@filmeventmedia.co.za

8 SETE

The Sports Tourism Industry Plans For The Future

12 IT&CMA 14 SITE

Sales Manager: Rhoda Webb

China’s Growing Impact on Incentive Travel

rhoda@filmeventmedia.co.za

15 Head of Design: Zaid Hendricks zaid@filmeventmedia.co.za Sales and Marketing Assistant: Robyn-Lee Malan robynlee@filmeventmedia.co.za

57 2nd Avenue Harfield Village

The Loeries © zaid hendricks

The MICE Industry Gathers in Bankok, Thailand

Business Manager: Taryn Fowler taryn@filmeventmedia.co.za

2012

ICCA Resources At Your Fingertips

16 New

Partnership

Film & Event Media Teams Up With IMR

17 Industry

Leaders Update

18 Innovative

Stand Design

Cover Story: Stand Building Industry Analysis and Trends

Claremont 7708 South Africa Telephone: +27 21 674 0646 www.filmeventmedia.co.za

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Viva!

The 34th Annual Loerie Awards were held in Cape Town, South Africa 21-23 September

28 Achievements 29 Association

Spotlight

Scan Design

Cover Story: Innovative Stand Design A closer look at the stand building industry: current trends and what’s ahead

33 Events/Diarise 37 Directory

Listings

Chad le Clos and Michael Mabuyakhulu at the SETE Gala Dinner

SETE

Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) kicks off its second annual gathering in Durban, South Africa

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NEWS

Loeries 2012: The Event Industry Also Shines

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iva! The 34th Annual Loerie Awards were held in Cape Town, South Africa 21-23 September. The Loeries, which recognise, reward, and foster creative excellence in brand communications, are not just for the advertising industry. Events industry players should be throwing their hats into the ring, as the list of categories and winners below demonstrates. Next year, Viva Events! Congratulations to the following Loerie Award winners!

Prize

Category

Title

Entry Company

Brand/ Product

Ogilvy Cape Town

Kraft Foods/Stimorol - Mega Mystery

Be the Coach

Ogilvy Cape Town

South Africa Breweries/Carling Black Label

Africa & Middle East - Direct & PR Communication

Namibia Music Awards

Advantage Y&R

MTC/Namibia Music Awards (Country: Namibia)

Campaign Bronze

Africa & Middle East - Live Events

Before and After. The Unretouched Story.

TBWA East africa

Associação da Luta Contra o Cancro /Self breast exam (Country: Mozambique)

Campaign Bronze

Africa & Middle East - Print & Outdoor Communication

Heroines

DDB Mozambique

Associação da Luta Contra o Cancro /Self breast exam (Country: Mozambique)

Campaign Gold

Africa & Middle East - Print & Outdoor Communication

False Promises

DDB Mozambique

Instituto Criança Nosso Futuro /Human trafficking (Country: Mozambique)

Campaign Bronze

Africa & Middle East - Integrated Campaigns

David Dddumba

Campaign Silver

Africa & Middle East - Integrated Campaigns

Bring Zack Back Home

Campaign Silver

Integrated Campaign

Grand Prix

Integrated Campaign

Bronze

Silver

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Three Dimensional & Environmental Design - Architecture

The World’s First Alien Abduction Flavoured Gum

Vissershok Container Classroom

Metropolitan Republic Uganda Squad Digital Ltd Tsai Design Studio

MTN Uganda/SIM Card Registration Drive (Country: Uganda) Kenya Paraplegic Organization /Fundraising Campaign (Country: Kenya) Safmarine community projects/ Community classroom


NEWS Prize

Category

Title

Entry Company

Brand/ Product

The Black Box

afritects

The Soweto Theatre/Professional Theatre Complex

Silver

Three Dimensional & Environmental Design - Architecture

Gold

Design Interior Design & Temporary Structures

Skip. The Evolution of Washing. Installation

The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) Cape Town

Unilever (Pty) Ltd/Skip Liquid Detergent

Silver

Design Interior Design & Temporary Structures

Self Sustainable Stand

Derrick; Stephen Lamb & STR Architects

ICLEI /Climate Smart Cape Town

Gold

Design Interior Design & Temporary Structures

Slow in the City

Tonic Design

Slow/Slow in the City

Gold

Publication Design - Annual Reports, Brochures & Technical Literature

Dolls House

Ireland/Davenport

Habitat for Humanity /Habitat for Humanity Annual Report 2011

Campaign Silver

PR Communication Campaign

Darling to Carling

Ogilvy Cape Town

South African Breweries Carling Black Label

Campaign Gold

PR Communication Campaign

Back at Ya

King James

Santam/Santam

Silver

Direct Mail - Dimensional Mail

Machine (Big Wednesday)

Marmite/Marmite Sandwich Spread

Gold

Direct Mail - Dimensional Mail

Braille Burger

MetropolitanRepublic

Wimpy/Braille Burgers

Silver

Microsite

Clover Way Better”microsite”

Joe Public and Gloo

Clover/Clover milk, cheese, cream and butter

Silver

Microsite

Polo GTI Date Drive

Ogilvy Cape Town

Volkswagen/Polo GTI

Campaign Silver

Live Events

Team of Millions Mall Activation

The Jupiter Drawing Room Johannesburg

ABSA/ABSA Springbok Sponsorship

Silver

Live Activations

Who’s Driving You Home Tonight?

FOXP2

Brandhouse/Drive Dry

Silver

Live Activations

Ballet Box

Joe Public

The South African Ballet Theatre/Corporate

Campaign Gold

Sponsorship

Be the Coach

Ogilvy Cape Town

South African Breweries /Carling Black Label

Marmite Blogger Drop

Campaign Gold

Sponsorship

Darling to Carling

Ogilvy Cape Town

South African Breweries /Carling Black Label

Silver

Outdoor Media

Team of Millions Outdoor

The Jupiter Drawing Room Johannesburg

ABSA/ABSA Springbok Sponsorship

Silver

Ambient Media

Lounge

DDB South Africa

McDonalds/Kids Birthday Parties

Silver

In-Store

A shoe brochure in case of emergency

Ogilvy Johannesburg

POWA People Opposing Women Abuse / POWA People Opposing Women Abuse

Silver

Alternative Media & Field Marketing

Wall of Hope

Ogilvy Johannesburg

Yum Restaurants/KFC Add Hope

Campaign Silver

Posters

SOS Festival Poster Campaign

The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) Utopia

BirdLife South Africa/Save Our Seabirds Festival

Campaign Gold

Posters

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Machine (Big Wednesday)

Marmite/Marmite Sandwich Spread

Posters

Parents

DDB South Africa

McDonalds/Kids Birthday Parties

Campaign Silver

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NEWS

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd Andrew Human, CEO, The Loerie Awards

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd

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MC Hammer

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd


NEWS Johan Stemet

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd

Zizo Beda

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd

© Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd

Ogilvy Cape Town

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NEWS

3 Things You Need To Know About...SETE 2012

Sugen Pillay (Director: Business Development at TEPG and SETE Conference Director), Logie Naidoo (Spokesperson for the eThekwini Municipality), Olympic gold and silver medallist Chad le Clos, Carol Weaving (Managing Director: TEPG), Michael Mabuyakhulu (KZN MEC for Economic Development & Tourism) and James Seymour (CEO of Durban KZN Conventions Bureau) at the SETE Gala Dinner.

On 12 September, the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) kicked off its second annual gathering in Durban, South Africa with a star-studded banquet honoring Olympic athletes and featuring celebrity performers. But attendees soon got down to business, planning for 2012 and beyond. With sports tourism one of the fastest growing areas of the global travel and tourism industry ($182 billion worldwide value in 2011) SETE has quickly established itself as an important event on the South African tourism industry calendar. Sugen Pillay, Thebe Conference Director to SETE, says the event is a way to build on the connectivity and energy created by hosting the World Cup. “This event is really an attempt at bringing that togetherness again,” says Pillay, “to bring the industry to start working together.” Organizers reported signifi-

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cant growth in attendees at SETE this year, with international buyers doubling from 25 in 2011 to 50 this year. But Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Thebe Exhibitions & Projects, is aiming for an even better turnout in the future. “Our delegates at the conference we’ve probably gone up by about 30 percent,” says Weaving, “...our exhibitors is about a 10 percent increase, so I think your exhibitors and your local corporates is something we’re are going to work quite aggressively on for next year.” But in the meantime, there were important takeaways from SETE 2012. Here are the highlights you need to know about: 1. At SETE, the South African National Sports Tourism Steering Committee (NSTSC) unveiled their highly-anticipated 17 year strategy, signalling the government’s pro-active commitment to hosting sporting

events in South Africa. This sup- aging the bidding process, but port is critically important since events must also be supported funding levels are a key factor in by the other entities on the NSTdetermining the economic suc- SC: Sport and Recreation South cess of an event -- investment in Africa (SRSA), National Departmajor events is often paid for, in ment of Tourism (NDT) and SA part, by the government. Tourism. 2. South Africa will be bidding on sporting mega and domestic events through 2030. Although mega sporting events (like the World Cup) get the most attention, smallerscale sports events also pack an economic punch. 3. T h e South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SAKass Naidoo and Olympic bronze SOC) will be remedallist Bridgitte Hartley at the SETE Gala Dinner. sponsible for man-


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AT A GLANCE: The Sports Tourism Industry • • •

Over the last five years there has been a double-digit increase in sporting holidays among European tourists. A growing number of visitors are becoming special interest travelers who rank sport as one of their top ten reasons for travelling. Though sport is not a major driver of tourism to South Africa (about 10% of foreign visitors come to South Africa to watch or participate in sports events), the long-term outlook for growth in sports tourism in South Africa is expected to be strongly positive and was identified by SA Tourism as a niche market for potential growth.

Global Value of Sports Tourism

1 trillion USD (Total Tourism) 182 billion USD (Sports Tourism)

1 in 4 Holidays Have Sport As Their Primary Purpose Other Holiday

Sport Holiday

Source: National Sports Tourism Bidding and Hosting Strategy -Executive Summary, August 2012 National Sports Tourism Strategy, First Draft, September 2012 | 09


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THE NEXT 5 YEARS: INTERNATIONAL EVENTS TO WATCH What international events may South Africa host? Below is a list of possibilites... Event Next Available Date 2013 AFCON Africa Champs African Beach Champs BMX World Champs Beach Volleyball Tour Champions Challenge Commonwealth Youth Games FIFA U20 World Cup FINA Junior World Champs International Sports Tourism Ladies Fed Cup Mountain Bike WC Presidents Cup SA Open Short Course World Champs Sport Accord Tournament of Hope World Cup of Golf World Gym for Life World Volleyball Champs Zone 6 Games

2014

Source: National Sports Tourism Bidding & Hosting Strategy -- Executive Summary, August 2012

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2015

2016

2017


NEWS

Source: SASCOC Bidding & Hosting Strategy

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MEDIA PARTNERSHIP

IT&CMA & CTW ASIA

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he Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings Association (IT&CMA) & Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia takes place 2-4 October in Bankok, Thailand, bringing together meetings, incentives, confencing, and exhibitons (MICE) industry buyers and suppliers who are focused on Asia.

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2012 is an anniversary year for both the IT&CMA and the CTW. This year marks the 20th anniversiary for IT&CMA and the 15th for CTW Asia-Pacific. Their combined event, IT&CMA & CTW, is the leading international MICE show centered in Asia, offering the largest collection of Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers. IT&CMA brings together MICE suppliers and regional and international buyers for a 3-day exhibition showcase coupled with intensive business ap-

pointments. Exhibition features include destinations, products, services and solutions relating to meetings, incentives, conventions and events. Last year’s gathering was the largest in the event’s history, featuring 16,500 business appointments between a record 335 exhibiting companies and 491 MICE buyers and corporate travel managers. According to the IT&CMA, in 2011 50% of all buyers were new participants in the event and more than 90% of exhibitors reported that they expected to receive orders ranging from US$250,000 to over US$500,000 in the within a year of the event. Event organizers expect an even better result this year, as

IT&CMA & CTW will incorporate a luxury travel component in the show for the first time. This strategic move to expand the event to include luxury travel is intended to give buyers and corporate travel managers the opportunity to simultaneously source for products and services to meet the demands of their up-market clientele. Likewise, exhibitors with luxury offerings will be able to capitalize on the enhanced showcase and buying potential at the event. Film & Event Media will be attending IT&CMA & CTW Asia and will report back on opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on IT&CMA & CTW Asia visit: http://www.itcma.com/article. php?article_id=2913


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A CHAT WITH...DAVID SAND ON SITE 2012, BEIJING today’s biggest incentive groups are travelling from China. Amway send in excess of 10 000 incentive winners annually from its China region to international destinations. There is a great use of incentive travel in China and a huge desire for people who have in the past been severely restricted in their travel movements to see and explore the world. Incentive travel is a powerful motivator and loyalty tool. What are your top goals as the new Site Global President? To drive the growth of Site into markets and regions that have low member numbers China, India and Africa represent the key growth markets for us. To enhance the educational and research value members receive

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rom 15 to 17 September, members of the International Conference of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (Site) gathered in Beijing to discuss the development of the international incentive traveling market and China’s growing impact on the industry. We spoke with David Sand, the new Site Global President and CEO of UWin IWin to find out what members of the incentive travel industry need to know about Site now.

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Q: What do members of the incentive travel industry need to know about the Site conference in Beijing? A: The Site Conference Beijing was a huge success, showcasing the strength of the global nature of the Site membership with attendees from 42 countries. Site represents professionals whose major focus is on the “I” in the acronym MICE – the incentive component. The conference provided a buyer supplier platform that connected China inbound and outbound incentive travel needs with those of global play-

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ers. It educated the non-Chinese delegates on doing business in China and introduced many delegates to key players and thought leaders in this rapidly growing mega market. The conference was also used as a showcase of incredible events opportunities that Beijing has to offer, gala dinners on the Great Wall, spectacular events at centuries-old temples, live Chinese dance and cultural performing arts and use of the most modern architectural stylish hotel and event venues like the Olympic Water Cube. Q: Was there Site 2012 anything that surprised you about the MICE industry from the association at events, in China? China always surprises online and in local chapters. To a visitor with its scale and pace continue to support the incredof development. For the many ible global networking opportunibusinesses who are positioning ties and business return that Site to attract this market to destina- provides for all members. How was this conference tions like South Africa, this event different than those of the delivered many great learning past? What trends do opportunities and connected you you think it highl ighted? with the right people. Some of

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Being in China showcased the real power of face-to-face live events where delegate participation was high and the quality of education and speakers were truly global in nature and relevant. It really highlighted the growing impact that this market is having all around the world, and from an incentive perspective, how important this incentive travel segment is in the MICE industry. Is there anything you would like to add? It was great to see five South African organisations attend the Site Conference and also to see the great role that South Africa Tourism is playing in creating a big awareness for our destination in the China marketplace and facilitating relationship building. I was

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on the direct SAA flight between Beijing and Johannesburg, with Deputy Minister of Tourism and the CEO of South Africa Tourism who participated in the CIBTM exhibition three days before the Site conference to help raise the profile of South Africa in this key market.


NEWS

ICCA: A POWERFUL RESOURCE

THE 51st ICCA Congress in Puerto Rico (20-24 October) is right around the corner, and ICCA’s powerful resources are already at your fingertips.

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HE International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) represents the main

specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events. It comprises over 900 member companies and organisations in 87 countries worldwide. ICCA recently demonstrated its committment to Africa by launching an office on the continent on 1 September. An office in the Middle East was opened the same day. “We anticipate that both of the regions have tremendous potential for growth,” says Martin Sirk, ICCA’s CEO, “not just purely in membership but in the international meetings potential.” Members already have resources at their fingertips that can change how they do business. The ICCA Associ-

ation Database connects users around the globe. “We want all ICCA members to use the database on a regular basis, not just those in Africa, and local support will help explain more easily the many different ways the database can be used: for preparing for trade shows and promotional roadshows, for filtering the best prospective events to bid for, to connect with other ICCA members to exchange inside information, and to customise communication with prospective clients, to give a few examples,” says Sirk. Chris Prieto, Regional Director covering the African Region, says, “as the Regional Director for Africa my role is primarily to help ICCA members in Africa to get the most out of ICCA’s tools, events and

data. Great part of my time is going to be spent getting to know individual business objectives and priorities, so that I can help match these up with support that is available.” Rashid Toefy, Chief Executive Officer, CTICC and ICCA African Chapter Chairperson explains, “as an emerging economy it is critical that Africa punches above its weight. The ICCA database is a powerful tool to attract international association conferences to the African continent...Being a member of ICCA can play a key role in increasing the number of intra African meetings that rotate on the continent.”

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NEW PARTNERSHIP FILM & Event Media is pleased to announce a new partnership with International Meetings Review that will transform meetings industry coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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ilm & Event Media and International Meetings Review (IMR) have formed a partnership that will shine a spotlilght on the meetings industry in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).The partnership will be announced at the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Event is Sub-Saharan Africa’s premier meetings industry publication. It is more strategically focused on business than ever before -- keeping readers up-to-date on market trends, industry statistics, and business events. Lance Gibbons, Publisher

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of The Event, thinks the partnership with IMR will benefit members of the meetings industry both inside and outside of Africa. “We are very pleased to be part of a global marketing initiative that provides a platform for buyer and seller to engage. Branding both regionally and globally will become a lot easier and more effective,” Gibbons said. He continued, “with new venues opening in countries like Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zambia, Sub-Saharan Africa has more to offer than ever before.” International Meetings Review is an international meeting planner resource, delivering information worldwide through the collaboration of the International Meetings Review Network (IMRN). IMRN delivers a single multi-platform portal which aggre-

gates the con tent and distribution offer of the world’s leading publishers, associations and events. By delivering the aggregated news and meeting planner resources to the professional meeting planner communities, IMRN is truly a global gateway to and from international source markets. The partnership with Film & Event Media will provide industry access to Sub-Saharan Africa. “We’re really excited about Film & Event Media for two reasons,” says James Latham, Publisher, IMR, “the quality of the content and the distribution -- Film & Event Media’s investment in distribution and working with key stakeholders like the South African Convention Bureau. There are emerging states that are beginning to deliver an outbound market and therefore complement the global interconnec-

tions that are delivered by IMRN.” IMRN launched in early 2012 with a global news hub and 10 separate satellite editions showcasing countries or regions, with each edition delivered by local publishers. By 2013, the network will be complete with over 15country/regional editions in total, further strengthening the reach and content offer of this industry super-site. This combined, collaborative portal is unique in that it provides venues and destinations with direct access to a vast array of international meeting planners while having the flexibility to position their offer within the context of their country or regional showcase delivered by the relevant publishers. For more information on IMR, visit: http://www.internationalmeetingsreview.com/


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INDUSTRY LEADERS UPDATE

Joey Pather

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fter nine years with the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Joey Pather has left his post as Chief Operating Officer to become Managing Director for the Cape-FEDIC’s Tsebo Outsourcing Group. Pather joined the CTICC in 2003 as the Catering Manager, quickly advancing to become Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Says Pather, “in 2010, Dirk Elzinga’s tenure as Managing Director of the centre ended. I was promoted to COO and undertook and oversaw all operational aspects of the business. I played a key role in aiding in the smooth transition from RAI to a truly South African operating entity.” During his tenure at the CTICC, Pather saw events grow through their pioneering

stages to maturity and the attraction of worldwide events to Cape Town. These include: The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Mining Indaba, Design Indaba, World Diabetes, 19th World Diabetes Congress, 19th FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis Treatment & Prevention, Cape Town 2010: 3rd Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, International Astronautically Congress 2011 and the World Economic Forum. Pather says highlights of his tenure at the CTICC also include being part of a dynamic company constantly evolving to keep up with trends and technology, innovatively insourcing services, “thus promoting skills training and monetary saving,” and being part of the innovation campaign launched this year, which calls for “’reuse, reduce & recycle/cost saving and create environmental awareness.’” Pather says rather than naming a successor, the CTICC will be restructuring roles, “the CEO will be taking on some of my work while my other responsibilities will be divided between the

Executive Management team and a few key staff members. I have been privileged to have been asked to arrange the re-structure of the organisation before I left and I am confident that I have left a good respectable team behind and I have imparted all the knowledge which I have acquired.”

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Karin White

early three years after joining the Sandton Convention Centre, Karin White has moved to Sun International. Karin White, former GM of Sales and Marketing for the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) has moved to Sun International where she has taken up the position of General Manager, Events, Meetings and Exhibitions.

White joined the SCC in October of 2009. She reflects, “revenues were at their all-time high and as a business unit we had achieved excellent results year on year. We were also nominated as an ICCA marketing awards finalist in 2010 which saw us presenting to a 1000 strong conference attended by our industry colleagues worldwide. Over and above this, our international strategy laid out in 2010 paid off with immense return. We secured more mega events than the centre has seen before.” Now White has new goals in her sites. “To reposition Sun City as the most desirable conferencing and events destination in South Africa. As the resort already has world class facilities my role is to ensure that we align to best business practice both nationally and internationally and to deliver a one stop service offering to all of our clients.” White joined Sun International on 10 September. No successor has yet been named at Sandton Convention Centre.

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COVER STORY

INNOVATIVE STAND DESIGN

ATTRACT attention, sell, and be unforgettable. Successful stand designs do all this and more. Luckily, they have more tools at their disposal than ever before, making stands more engaging, affordable, and versitile than ever. Award-winning stand photo courtesy of XZIBIT.

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lan de Beer, Creative Director of Scan Display, has been in the stand design business long enough to remember when technology meant a TV set placed on a stand. But times have changed. Now de Beers is using “thin, wallmounted plasmas,” “iPads,” and LED lighting, like much of the rest of the industry. Customers expect the incorporation of the latest trends into their stand designs. And they can get it. “I think the European market is leading architectural and stand design, especially in Switzerland, Germany, and

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Spain. As a result we often look to them for what is the latest market trend,” says de Beer. Other industry leaders agree. Complete Exhibitions says, “clients have always expected value for money and quality service, now they tend to also expect that you will offer someting new and innovative.” They add, “good graphics are a must, a different floor even if it’s just a different carpet colour and the use of unique lighting. Average graphics can look amazing when properly lit, good graphics become wow graphics!” Jaques Jacobs, Head

of Design at 3D Design, says that although the objective remains the same -- keeping up with client expectations such as good design, good service, and good finish, the industry is changing due to outside factors. Jacobs says, “the energy crisis, greening, pollution, technology and new materials,” impact his work. “I draw inspiration from my surroundings, watching people and everything and anything that I feel will inspire me, which helps create new and innovative ideas,” Jacobs adds. The global economic downturn has also impacted the

industry, notes Murray Strauss, Head of Design at SSQ Exhibitions. “The industry has been hampered by various factors from the recession affecting marketing budgets to the slow pace of adapability from market players...There has been a noticable decline in fact, in terms of size, budgets, and forward thinking of exhibitions, primarily due to recession,” Strauss notes. In the following pages we take a close look at the stand industry: current trends and what’s ahead.


COVER STORY

THE STAND DESIGN INDUSTRY... AT A GLANCE Globally, there are 1 197 exhibition venues with a minimum of 5 000 sqm. They provide 32.6 million sqm of indoor exhibition space.

Approximately 30 700 exhibitions are held per year where 2.8 million direct exhibiting companies welcomed 260 million visitors.

15 countries account for 80% of the global indoor exhibition space.

EXHIBITION SPACE WORLDWIDE North America 7.9 million sqm

(24%)

Europe 15.6 million sqm (48%)

Asia 6.6 million sqm (20%)

Middle East 0.8 million sqm (2%)

South America 1.3 milliion sqm (4%)

Africa 0.5 million sqm (2%)

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COVER STORY

“PRO”SPECTIVE ON THE STAND BUILDING INDUSTRY

Photo courtesy of :Scan Display

We asked stand building industry pros to tell us what’s in, out, new, affordable, and next for stand design in Africa. Here are some of the most informative answers.

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How are stand designs different now than they were ten years ago? When I started in the industry we put TV sets on the stands. Now we have thin, wall- mounted plasmas or iPads set-up in docking stations. This is one example of how changing technology has aided us in designing better, slicker stands. Other areas that have evolved include lighting and finishes, giving us tools that create a very professional look. A second difference is the gravitation away from ‘busy’ stands covered with logos and graphics, and towards uncluttered and ‘clean’ stands, with fewer but bigger and bolder graphics. Less is definitely more at the moment. Thirdly, there is a growing awareness around sustainability. This has pushed design in the direction of thinking long term and re-usability,

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and beyond just one show or event. Fabric graphics prints are a good example of a re-usable and popular exhibition stand option. --Alan de Beer, Creative Director, Scan Display

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What is popular now in terms of colour, lighting, etc.?

Green and green design is the colour that most companies want to incorporate into their stands. Except for that, colour is very much determined by the clients brand and the goal the client wants to achieve at that specific exhibition. Lighting is a key aspect in exhibition design, from LED’s to neon lights and even colour changing lights, these lights seem to appeal and draw attention from people walking by to the stand, making lighting together with colour extremely important when designing an exhibition stand forming an extension of our clients corporate identity. --Jaques Jacobs, Head of Design, 3D Design

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Is there any difference in stand design here on the African continent versus Europe or other markets? We are generally a few steps behind Europe for many reasons when it comes to stand design. Budget and product availability being one of the main reasons for the differences, however the resourcefulness of our market has shown us replicating cost efficient alternatives and ideas to what is being done in Europe, with some stand out, uniquely African finishes and designs coming through. -- Murray Strauss, Head of Design, SSQ Exhibitions

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What features will stands have in ten years that they don’t have now? What coming innovation are you excited about? I believe the use of holograms and interactive screens will push stands even further than anyone thinks is possible. 3D projections seem to be gathering momentum and this could lead to a dramatic shift in what is possible on a stand.

Lighting and sound will continue to bring a real world experience to the visitor and at their current growth who knows what we’ll see in ten years. I do believe that stands will...adapt to the person or people visiting them, giving each visitor a “unique “ experience that is tailor made to their needs. -- Robert Walker, Business Development Manager, Complete Exhibitions

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What does the future hold for shell scheme? There will always be a need for ordered, modular exhibition space for new, small, or constrained exhibitors who just require a space or presence for their product or identity. W hat would be nice to see, is organisers embracing newer technologies and products for use in these shellscheme type cubicles. Modern finishes, lightweight fabric panels, new lighting technologies, etc. could really enhance what is essentially a blank canvas for potential exhibitors, and in turn, enhance the entire exhibition experience. -- Murray Strauss, Head of Design, SSQ Exhibitions


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THE STAND BUILDING INDUSTRY: SHOW ME WHAT YOU’RE WORKING WITH Like many other event-related industries, the stand building industry has incorporated new technologies and materials in recent years. Here is a short list of what experts say is available now, and whether it is generally affordable ($) or expensive ($$$). “New technologies like plasma screens, iPads and LED lighting...are all becoming more affordable as the markets for them grow.” -- Alan de Beer, Creative Director, Scan Display

Technology

Materials

Affordable ($):

Affordable ($):

LED Lighting

Lightweight Tensile Fabric

Colour Change AV Advances

Fabric Printing OSB Board

iPads

Using Banners with frames as divider walls, branding and ceilings

Plasma Screens

Melamine Panel

Expensive ($$$):

Expensive ($$$):

Interactive Technology Displays

Vinyl and Modular Glass Floorings

Hologram Touch Screens Interactive Projection

Printing on Vinyl Applied to Acrylic or Board New ,different plastics and acrylics for panelling and cladding Resin casts with materials captured inside

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STAND DESIGN: THE BASICS Types of Design: BANNER STAND: A graphic banner that rolls out of a base. Quick setup and take down. Lightweight.

CUSTOM DISPLAY: Tailor-made stand.

CUSTOM MODULAR HYBRID DISPLAY: Utilizes a wide

variety of building materials in one display such as laminate, fabric, metal etc.

MODULAR DISPLAY: Versitile. Can be added to or reduced to fit a variety of booth spaces.

POP UP DISPLAY: Display that can be set up by one person. Pop up displays are typically lightweight and portable and have a large graphic area.

TABLE TOP DISPLAY: Generally displayed on a table top

or table at waist height. Highly portable because they are small and lightweight.

TRUSS DISPLAY: Extremely durable metal displays. Known

for employing heavy-duty sections, many of these display systems use a twist-lock construction, making them easier to assemble.

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STAND DESIGN: SHOWING YOURSELF IN THE BEST LIGHT Types of Lighting: BACKLIGHT: Illuminating an item from the back.

COLOURED LIGHTS: Light that has passed through a coloured glass filter.

FILTERED LIGHT: Light that has passed through a glass

filter, absorbing some hues and permitting others to pass through.

HALOGENS: Last longer and are brighter than incan-

descent bulbs. Light is more easily permitted to radiate out to more brightly illuminate space.

GOBOS: A stainless steel or glass-etched cutout, that

when placed in front of a light, projects that image onto a wall or other flat surface.

LED LIGHTING: Lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, smaller size, and faster switching than incandescent bulbs.

WASH LIGHTS: Also known as “floodlights”, throw a wash of light over a space.

SPOTLIGHTS: A lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly onto a place or person.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Safety Screens is a Approved Applicator of Sapphire Flame Retardant, which is a manufactured product that has the stamp of approval from SABS, NBRI , CSIR and the South African Navy, and will issue an Official Certificate. It is used directly from the container and will provide positive protection from the spread of flames and afterglow. Many fire authorities are recommending Sapphire Flame Retardant and are approving fabrics that have been processed with this product. A flame retarding product is not a fireproofing product in that it will not stop material from charring in the vicinity of the flame, or in the case of thermoplastic materials such as nylon, from melting. But the big hazard of fire is the ability of flame to spread quickly on most flammable materials, causing damage over an infinitely wider area. Email info@safetyscreens.co.za www.safetyscreens.co.za Cell 0824518195 Fax 0866206126

XZIBIT is committed towards strategic design and attention to detail ensuring a successful brand experience. Our reputation as a creative, progressive company with the discerning ability to communicate our client’s marketing goals effectively has enabled us to deliver a focused, quality experience for over two decades. We design, create, plan, manufacture and project manage exhibition stands, events and experiential brand environments for national and international promotions. We influence and enhance the perception of brands with the ultimate aim of leveraging measurable return on investment for our clients. T 021 551 8783 | F 086 721 6769 unit 13 | montague gardens industrial park | montague drive | montague gardens | 7441 www.xzibit.co.za

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ADVERTORIAL

CONCEPT G

Exhibition stands and event infrastructure supplier ConCept G opened their doors two years ago and have grown into a tried and trusted industry brand.

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n the two years since its inception, ConCept G has planted its feet firmly in the events industry turf, becoming a member of numerous associations including EXSA, The Event Greening Forum and IFES. At present, owner Andrew Gibbs is Vice Chairperson and Treasurer of EXSA. “ConCept G has grown from strength to strength since inception. From a small company we have evolved into a medium sized entity, having been awarded some prestigious projects over this period that have further enhanced our experience and placed us on the map,” explains managing partner Gill Gibbs. “We are in the process of acquiring an established custom exhibition company in Cape Town, which has led to the expansion of our facility in Johannesburg and an increase in our staff complement. The acquisition further enhances our ability to provide excellent service and solutions to our clients.” The faces behind the brand are Andrew and Gill Gibbs. Andrew has extensive shell system and exhibition experience, having

worked at Oasys Innovations for five years. His wife and business partner, Gill, has been a key account manager for both Oasys Innovations and International Fairs & Exhibitions. Andrew and Gill see themselves as brand and image ambassadors to the exhibition and event industries, with a collective 26 years of experience and expertise, building on, and adding value, to the reputation of their clients. The results speak for themselves. “In our first year of opening, we were appointed to project manage the SA Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai, China, an eight month activation that comprised the actual bricks and mortar stage of the Pavilion building to the realisation of the interior finishes, displays, event, AV and content development,” says Gill. “In our second year of opening, we were awarded the IEC Gauteng Operations Results Centre at SABC, Auckland Park. In 2011, we were appointed by the preferred Agency to realise the Siemens Africa Sustainable Cities Road Show which was launched at Turbine Hall in JHB, then moved to

Cape Town and then culminated in KZN with COP 17. We have also provided custom solutions for Siemens and TCTA at WISA in Cape Town, appointed by their preferred agencies.” The company has also provided project management services to the rAge Expo over the past two years, with 2012 being the third opportunity. ConCept G has realised various system and custom (bespoke) design stands for rAge, some of which are Kalahari.com; NAG/The Verge; EA Games; Microsoft Xbox; NGL and FoxComp. It’s been a busy year. In May, the company was appointed to provide and finish the infrastructure, services and project management of AVI Africa, as well as various design stands for a poultry exhibition at Emperor’s Palace. ConCept G also provided a number of stands and pavilions at Saitex and Africa’s Big 7, as well as the media centre and hosted buyer’s lounge at Meetings Africa, Africa’s biggest business tourism lekgotla. Another personal highlight for Gill was being chosen as the preferred agency to man-

age branding and activation for Indaba. “Our company ethos is to go beyond the ordinary and not settling for less than the best,” says Gill. “Dedicated, professional and hands on service is key with deliverables and attention to detail. We have passion for our product, our clients and our industry. Our initial tag line at the inception of ConCept G was: ‘It is in changing, that we find purpose.’ We continue to uphold this as part of our ethos.” The business events landscape is ever-changing. Today, budgets are smaller than ever, and deadlines are short. There is also the new Safety at Sports & Recreational Events Act (SASREA) to contend with. ConCept G forges ahead by conducting extensive marketing to ensure a successful turnout and support as well as proficient planning and preparation and effective marketing, which is key to the success of any event. For more information visit http://www.conceptg.co.za

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ADVERTORIAL 3D DESIGN

Thirty-eight exhibition stands covering over 2 000 sqm, including nine double storey stands, built at three different venues, all completed within nine days...done perfectly.

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he last few weeks have been manic at the 3D Group, specialist exhibition stand builders and exhibition infrastructure suppliers. In total, we have built over 2 000 sq m of custom designed exhibition stands, of which 500 sq m were double storey stands, at three different venues in nine days.

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Thirty of the 38 stands were built at Electra Mining Africa and the other eight were built at the Johannesburg National Boat Show at the CocaCola Dome and at the African Property Investment Summit at Sandton Sun Hotel. In total, we had 136 people on-site and eight project managers, all in the capable hands of Ivor Allison,

Production Director at the 3D Group. “This is the most work we have done at any one time, and I must complement my incredible team that I work with. Without their dedication and commitment we would never have been able to pull this off,” says Allison. “We have had an exception-

ally busy time. I am happy to report that with our customer satisfaction reports completed, we have happy clients all round. This is not easy to achieve when there is so much pressure on our system...however, it goes to show that with a great team nothing is impossible,” says Conrad Kullmann, Group Sales and Marketing Director.


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ADVERTORIAL COMPLETE EXHIBITIONS

STAND DESIGN - GENERATING RESULTS

It is often said that the only limitation we have is the boundary of our own creativity. This can most definitely be applied to the industry of developing design stands. Whether creating custom or system stands, the challenge is always to push the boundary just a little bit further.

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f you looked back about ten years, you would see ‘design’ stands that include vinyl prints, some creative use of furniture and possibly a different colour carpet or floor. Nowadays, technological and inspired evolution in this sector has led to modern designs that are distinguished by the use of a variety of materials, unique lighting, different floors and levels and the incorporation of technology, all of which have become key fundamental elements. Robert Walker, Business Development Manager at Complete Exhibitions explains, “It is firstly critical to understand the client’s main goal for the stand and then design around that. Often it would be a product display, a networking opportunity or brand launch. Each objective will result in a different approach to the design to ensure that it is met. Together with this are the common parameters, such as floor space

and budget, which also need to be considered.” Typically, design stands have been utilised when working on large projects that offer expansive floor space. Complete Exhibitions recently conceptualised and built two large design projects which were uniquely different and posed different challenges. At the Sasol TechnoX, they were tasked with recreating a mine environment which needed to represent both hot and cold elements. Each of the divisions had a unique set of requirements that needed to tie-in within the overall theme. The next large project was the relaunch of the AFGRI brand at the recent Spring Show. While always adhering to strict corporate guidelines, this project required 12 distinctive design stands, each one representing a division of the organisation while presenting a unique look and feel. In all, there were 13 design stands and a fully functioning Farm City

and Town & Country Shop. Design stands, however, should not be limited to large projects only. A recent execution illustrating this was at the Insurance Institute conference and exhibition. The space provided was a very generic 3 x 3 meters. The brief was to construct an eye-catching environment through creative use of space. One of Complete Exhibitions approaches to creating differentiated design stands is the use of curves and bends in the place of straight beams and right angles. Walker explains, “Curves create a far more visually appealing stand. When used correctly this allows for the flow of a design to be greatly enhanced. Softer lines generate more interest and, when incorporated with appropriate graphic prints, can create a focal point on any stand.” Incorporating this approach, Complete Exhibitions developed a stand that exceeded the client’s expectations. As an exhibitor moving into

the world of design stands for the first time, they were delighted with the appearance and the effect that it had on the visitors’ approach. The reality of today’s economic climate means that the emphasis is on the design team and suppliers to come up with cost effective, reusable and sustainable solutions while delivering creative and pioneering stands that deliver on both function and form. Complete Exhibitions is a specialist company focussed on creating and building of exhibition stands, both modular and designer. They provide project management from start to finish including all exhibitor management, infrastructure delivery and set-up and overall show management pre-, on-site and post event. From large exhibitions requiring full show organisation to exhibition components supporting a conference, Complete Exhibitions’ pride is in well organised and effective service delivery.

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ACHEIVEMENTS

AWARDS

Gondwana

game reserve has been named South Africa’s Leading Nature Experience for 2012 at the World Travel Awards.

For the fourth year running Legend Golf & Safari Resort has been named Africa’s Leading Sports Resort and South Africa’s Leading Golf Resort at the World Travel Awards.

BTAFRICA AWARD 2012 Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the title of ‘Best International Hotel Brand’ at the BTAfrica Awards 2012. The title, which recognises excellence in business travel within South Africa, was awarded to Hilton for the exceptional product available at its hotels in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

PENDORING AWARD House of Brave won a Gold at the Pendoring Awards in the Poster category for the poster campaign for Blink Stefanus Beer by copy writers Stefanus Nel and Anette Nel.

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The Durban ICC has yet again clinched the World Travel Award’s Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre accolade for 2012. This is the ICC’s 11th win in 12 years of this award.

IRF AWARD XZIBIT and their client NBC were awarded Best Overall Stand at the recently held Institute of Retirement Funds Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town. In addition, XZIBIT and Vunani Asset Managers have won the Best Secondary Stand award at IRF in Cape Town

GLOBAL GREEN ECONOMY INDEX The 2012 Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), which measures green city reputations, ranks Copenhagen as the world’s leading green city.


ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHT

CATHSSETA, EXSA CATHSSETA Cathsseta, the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority, is the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) [the Skills Act] for the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Economic Sector.

SETE The two-day SETE conference was held in Durban at the ICC Durban from 12 &13 September 2012.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS SUMMIT 2012 Join GreenMatter for 2 days- 30 and 31 October 2012 in Johannesburg and contribute towards strengthening the skills pipeline within the environmental sector. Go to the location below to register for the summit and to get more information: http://www.greenmatter.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=45&Itemid=843

EXSA The role of EXSA is to serve the exhibition and events industry in South Africa. EXSA’s core strategy is to actively grow and develop the exhibition and events industry within Southern Africa. This is achieved through promoting the unique benefits offered by exhibitions and events, and raising the profile of EXSA members who include venues, organisers and suppliers.

EXSA AWARDS Date: 21 November Venue: Monte Casino Ballroom , South Africa Time: 18:30 for 19:00 Dress: Formal Tickets: R500 pp. Contact the EXSA Head Office for more information. 011 805 7272 F: 011 805 7273 www.exsa.co.za

SARS VAT RULING EXSA was delighted to inform its members recently that SARS has extended their VAT ruling whereby they are able to zero-rate VAT for international clients for EXSA members ONLY until September 2015.

EXSA’S NEW GREEN AWARDS

The awards seek to acknowledge and commend those suppliers and organisers who have successfully adopted sustainable practices for specific projects they have carried out. The judging criteria and point-allocation will be publicised early next month, so that those who would like to enter can get a clear indication of how to do this and what is expected of them. This year judging will take place retrospectively, and thus entrants will need to supply documentation to support their submission. A panel of judges will be selected from the Event Greening Forum management committee. It is hoped that the judging criteria will also serve as guidelines for those wanting to find out how to green a show or exhibition stand. For more information about the awards or the Event Greening Forum, please contact Pippa Walker on pippa@eventgreening. co.za or 011 447 4777. EXSA APPOINTS QUINTON DICKEN TO THE BOARD EXSA is proud to announce the election of Quinton Dicken, the Expovent Evolution’s regional operations manager, to the board of the Exhibition & Events Association (EXSA). Dicken has been appointed chair for the KZN EXSA Forum, and also sits on the EXSA board as the KZN representative for the association.

EXSA is proud to announce that they are launching Green Stand and Green Show Awards, to be presented for the first time at the 2012 EXSA Gala Dinner in November.

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ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHT

event greening forum The aim of the Event Greening Forum (EGF) is to promote and embrace sustainable and ethical business practices within the events industry in South Africa, with an initial focus on meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events.

event greening forum trAining Would you like to learn about event greening and what you can do to green your events? From large international events, to corporate functions or office parties – it matters. This one day training session has been designed to teach you how to do event greening in a practical way. The next Event Greening Forum training will be in: Cape Town, Intaka Island Century City - 09 October 2012 The training will run over a full day (8.30am to 4.30pm), and course materials, lunch and refreshments are included. The cost is R750 excl VAT per person, and 10% discount (R675, excl VAT) for Event Greening Forum members. Trainees will each receive a certificate of participation endorsed by the EGF. Please contact Pippa Walker on 011 447 4777 or pippa@eventgreening.co.za for more information. The training will include the following main elements, with local case studies:

What is event greening? What are the benefits and why is it important?

Why does it matter – climate change, global warming and carbon off-setting?

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What are the main greening practices that need to be implemented?

the section on practical implementation will include how to get started, the management principles and high impact areas that need to be considered.


ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHT

SAACI The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) is a Section 21 Company and is the umbrella body of the conference and meetings industry of South Africa. It is dedicated to maintaining and improving its levels of efficiency and professionalism. Its members consist of Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s), Destination Management Companies, Event Management companies, hotels, conference venues, etc. SAACI is recognised as the official body and mouth-piece of the conference industry by SA Tourism and government.

SAACI WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF CMP REPRESENTATIVE IN AFRICA The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) has welcomed the appointment of Chris Prieto as the Africa representative of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) qualification. South Africa currently has 36 CMPs and SAACI became a CIC member in November 2011. For more information visit http://www.conventionindustry.org/

IMVELO RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS A record number of 234 entries have been received in the 2012 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme. Imvelo, running for the eleventh year, awards tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and economic environments. Organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction with the National Department of Tourism, Absa, Eskom, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Department of Water Affairs and Don’t Waste Services, Imvelo has become synonymous with responsible tourism in South Africa. Winners will receive their awards at an awards ceremony to be held in Johannesburg on 31 October 2012. For more information contact Cheryl Stevens on 0861 333628.

Is your event SASREA Compliant? Make risk a non-event. Aon Sport, Recreation and Entertainment arranges event liability insurance for event organisers, venue owners and clients that need cover in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act 2 of 2010 (SASREA). Our experience helps us understand the unique challenges of planning and staging events and that each one can present different risks.

We want to partner with you in identifying and managing your financial and legal exposure so that your risk is managed in every event. • Event/Public Liability cover • Cancellation and Abandonment • Adverse weather risks for outdoor events • Personal Accident

Empowering Results

dani.ettridge@aon.co.za | steve.levitt@aon.co.za | 011 944 7290 | www.aon.co.za Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an Authorised Financial Services Provider. FSP# 20555. Aon is the Principal Sponsor of Manchester United.

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ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHT

site site is a global network of meetings and event professionals dedicated to delivering business results. the network of site professionals brings best-in-class solutions, insights and global connections to maximize the business impact of motivational experiences regardless of industry, region or culture. site serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.

site 2012, Beijing From 15 to 17 September, members of the International Conference of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (Site) gathered in Beijing to discuss the development of the international incentive traveling market and China’s growing impact on the industry.

site At iMeX AMeRiCA 2012 Meet Site at this year’s IMEX America. Site members can count on great education and networking opportunities. 11 October 2012 Sands Expo, Las Vegas, USA Site Stand: 272

tPsA the tPsA (technical Production services Association) is an association of members who operate within the Live entertainment/ events industry. TPSA members are invited to nominate candidates for the CPT TPSA Awards 2012. Candidates can be nominated for the following categories: •

Sound Engineer of the Year

Best Newcomer - Sound Engineer

Lighting Designer of the Year

Best Newcomer - Lighting Designer

AV Engineer of the Year

Best Newcomer - AV Engineer

Best Rigger of the Year

Best Newcomer -- AV Engineer

Best Rigger of the Year

Favorurite Sound Rental Company

Favourite Lighting Rental Company

Favourite AV Rental Company

Favourite Techincal Venue

Favourite Technical Staging Company

Production Manager of the Year

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 10 October 2012. Nominations can be made at: http://www.tpsa.co.za/test/tpsa_awards_CPT2012_nominations.asp

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COMING UP

DIARISE IT&CMA Thailand 2-4 October, Thailand ICCA Congress 20-24 October, San Juan, Puerto Rico UFI Congress 2012 6-9 November, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates SAACI KZN Year End Function 22 November, TBC EIBTM 27-29 November Barcelona, Spain

EVENTS September Hermanus Whale Festival 28 September - 1 October, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Heineken Symphonic Rocks 29 September, The Grand Arena Grand West Casino, Cape Town, South Africa

photo courtesy of webtickets

International Academy of Pathology

South Africa

Afrimold

29 September-5 October, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Homemakers Fair Expo

10-12 October, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

4-7 October, ICC Exhibition Centre, Durban, South Africa

Sam Nhlengethwa Conversations

Rocking the Daisies

27 September – 20 October, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

4-7 October, Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, South Africa

Laboratory Equipment Exhibition 11-12 October, ICC Durban, South Africa

BAFUNNY BAFUNNY: Rage 5-7 October, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

Rings of Fire (stand-up comedy) 11-14 October, the Teatro at Montecasino, South Africa

2-4 October, Thailand

Heineken Symphonic Rocks

Sports Life Expo

Whisky Live Festival

6 October, The Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa

12-14 October, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

October IT&CMA Thailand

3 -5 October, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Season of Sauvignon Aardclop National Arts Festival 2–7

October,

Potchefstroom,

6-7 October, Durbanville Hills Wines, South Africa

IMC Conference and Digital Edge Live Show 15-16 October, Hilton Hotel in Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa

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COMING UP

EVENTS LISTING plex FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

Retirement Expo 26-28 October, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

UFI Congress 2012

The Spier Secret Festival

Look & Feel Good Expo

27-28 October, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

6-9 November, Abu United Arab Emirates

Dhabi,

9-11 November, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

AfricaCom 2012 Baba Indaba 28-30 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Discop Africa 30 October - 2 November, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

13 - 15 November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Procurement World Exhibition 2012 13-14 November, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa

SAACI KZN Year End Function 22 November, TBC

Rapdasa Conference 31 October-2 November, Kwa Maritane Hotel, Pilansberg, South Africa

The Green Expo 23-25 November CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

The Bodysculpture Show – The CFO Show

Centre, Durban, South Africa

15-18 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

GBCSA

Cape Dairy Experience 23-25 October, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Cosmetex Africa 16-18 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johnannesburg, South Africa

Veritas Wine Tasting 24 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Photo and Film Expo 18-21 October, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

ICCA Congress 20-24 October, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Engen Roadshow 23-24 October, ICC Exhibition

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November 2-3 November, Sandringham, Stellenbosch, South Africa

CT International Kite Festival 3-4 November, South Africa

Muizenberg,

Soweto Marathon Winex 24-26 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Continental Congress of Dermatology 24-27 October, ICC Durban, South Africa

4 November, Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa

Cosmetic Beauty and Anti-Aging Expo 23-25 November, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Public Services tional Congress

Interna-

26-30 November, ICC Durban, South Africa

The Baby Expo Mamamagic 29 November - 2 December, Coca-Cola dome, Johannesburg, South Africa

Linkin Park 7 November, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa

Linkin Park 10 November, Soccer City Com-

The Investment Show 30 November - 2 December, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


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DIRECTORY LISTINGS ADVERTISERS COMPANY

REGION

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

WEBSITE

2 XZIBIT (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town

+27 21 551 8783

info@xzibit.co.za

www.xzibit.co.za

3D Design

Nationwide

+27 11 608 1588

conrad@3ddesign.co.za

www.3ddesign.co.za

AON

Nationwide

+27 11 944 7290

dani.ettridge@aon.co.za

ww.aon.co.za

Barmotion

Johannesburg

+27 86 193 7625

info@barmotion.co.za

www.barmotion.co.za

Cape Royale

Cape Town

+27 21 430 0500

neilen.tolmay@caperoyale.co.za

www.caperoyale.co.za

Complete Exhibition

Pretoria

+27 12 667 2076

exhibit@compex.co.za

www.compex.co.za

Concept G Exhibitions & Events

Johannesburg

+27 11 708 7991

info@conceptg.co.za

www.conceptg.co.za

East London International Convention Centre East London

+27 43 709 5202

info@elicc.co.za

www.elicc.co.za

Expo Centre

Johannesburg

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

ICC Durban

Durban

+27 31 360 1000

sales@icc.co.za

www.icc.co.za

Ingwenyana Conference & Sports Resort

Nelspruit

+27 13 750 7000

gm@ingwenyama.co.za

www.ingwenyamasport.co.za

Intercape

Nationwide

+27 861 287 287

info@intercape.co.za

www.intercape.co.za

Leading Incentives and Events

Johannesburg

+27 11 022 9264

info@li.co.za

www.leadingincentives.co.za

Litha Communications

Gauteng

+27 11 480 4922

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban

+27 31 582 8240

zamak@mmsdurban.co.za

www.mmstadium.com

Oasys Innovations

Nationwide

+27 11 210 2500

info@oasys.co.za

www.oasys.co.za

Safety Screens

Nationwide

+27 82 451 8195

info@safetyscreens.co.za

www.safetyscreens.co.za

Sandton Convention Centre

Gauteng

+27 11 779 0000

vino@saconvention.co.za

www.saconvention.co.za

Scan Display Solutions

Nationwide

+27 11 447 4777

justin@scandisplay.co.za

www.scandisplay.co.za

The Riverside Hotel & Spa

Durban

+27 31 563 0600

reserve@riversidehotel.co.za www.riversidehotel.co.za

Tshwane Events Centre

Gauteng

+27 12 327 1487

ricky@tshwabac.co.za

teresa@lithacommunications.co.za

www.litha-communications.co.za

www.tshwane-events.co.za

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REGION

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

WEBSITE

2 XZIBIT (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town

+27 21 551 8783

info@xzibit.co.za

www.xzibit.co.za

369 designs

Nationwide

+27 21 556 6368

steven@369designs.co.za

www.369designs.co.za

3D Design

Nationwide

+27 11 608 1588

conrad@3ddesign.co.za

www.3ddesign.co.za

African Graphix

Johannesburg

+27 11 023 2864

leruo@africangraphix.co.za

www.africangraphix.co.za

ARE Exhibitons

Johannesburg

+27 11 614 7585

paulm@areexhibitions.co.za www.areexhibitions.co.za

Blazepoint Exhibition & Shopfitting

Johannesburg

+27 11 394 3704

info@blazepoint.co.za

www.blazepoint.co.za

Complete Exhibition

Pretoria

+27 12 667 2076

exhibit@compex.co.za

www.compex.co.za

ConCept G Exhibitions & Events

Johannesburg

+27 11 708 7991

info@conceptg.co.za

www.conceptg.co.za

ESG Brand Architects

Johannesburg

+27 11 442 1161

jmornau@esgjhb.co.za

www.esggroup.com.au

Exhibitions SA

Johannesburg

+27 11 782 4660

info@exhibitionssa.co.za

www.exhibitionssa.co.za

Expovent Evolutions

Nationwide

+27 11 553 5200

expovent@expovent.co.za

www.uniquelyspectacular.co.za

IDG Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg

+27 11 474 3007

keving@idg.co.za

www.idg.co.za

Interact Media Defined

Johannesburg

+27 11 579 4940

sean@interactmedia.co.za

www.interactmedia.co.za

Joburg Set Company (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg

+27 11 882 9718

gary@joburgsetco.com

www.joburgsetco.com

Marketing Merchants

Cape Town

+27 21 511 6316

info@mmexpo.co.za

www.mmexpo.co.za

Maverick

Johannesburg

+27 11 265 2000

info@mavericksa.co.za

www.mavericksa.co.za

Oasys Innovations

Nationwide

+27 11 210 2500

info@oasys.co.za

www.oasys.co.za

Plan A Design

Nationwide

+27 31 569 1515

info@plana.co.za

www.plana.co.za

Scan Display Solutions

Nationwide

+27 11 447 4777

justin@scandisplay.co.za

www.scandisplay.co.za

Set Squared

Johannesburg

+27 11 792 2047

sales@setsquared.co.za

www.setsquared.co.za

Tangent Exhibitions

Johannesburg

+27 11 701 3279

info@tangentexhibitions.co.za

www.tangentexhibitions.co.za

Pro Events

Cape Town

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

Resource Design

Cape Town

+27 21 510 7776

karen@resourcedesign.co.za

www.resourcedesign.co.za

Redant Design

Johannesburg

+27 11 788 9121

info@redant.co.za

www.redant.co.za

Seat Works

Johannesburg

+27 82 774 6570

bronwyn@seatworks.co.za

www.seatworks.co.za

Sheer Volume Exhibtions

Johannesburg

+27 86 107 4337

malcolm@sheervolume.co.za

www.sheervolume.co.za

ShoCraft Exhibitions & Shopfitting

Johannesburg

+27 11 474 9286

enquiries@shocraft.co.za

www.shocraft.co.za

Stone-Eye Design Project Management Johannesburg

+27 82 956 4241

info@stone-eye.com

www.stone-eye.com

The New Dimension Group

Johannesburg

+27 11 803 6200

russell@newdimension.co.za www.ndg.co.za

Thiela Image Laboratory (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg

+27 11 315 7618

info@thiela.com

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