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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:31

Zimbabwe is set to host the Data Centre Africa Expo conference – the first ever in the country – as part of efforts to grow the data centre market and to update players in the ICT sector of developments in the industry. The Data Centre Africa 2018 is set to run from February 7 to […]

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:12

TMT Finance Africa will take place on 15 March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa will play host to the TMT Finance Africa event for the first time, which will see more than 200 regional and international telecom, media and technology leaders, investment bankers, investors, advisers and government representatives meet for […]

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 16:32

Day Zero is the day that the City of Cape Town anticipates it will need to turn off the taps. It’s not an inevitable outcome – yet. Rather, it is a date that can arrive sooner or later, or as a best case outcome be avoided altogether, depending on how Capetonians manage their water usage. […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:55

In May each year, the annual ICCA Rankings for association meetings are released. Here’s a recap of Africa’s place in the global conference and events sector. Every year the International Congress and Convention Association releases their much-anticipated country and city rankings based on the number of international association meetings taking place across the world. This […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:38

Exhibitions at conferences, or confexes, provide a wealth of opportunities to improve the delegate experience. Susan Reynard reports. South African confexes are on a par with and similar to the rest of the world. Confex content is strong and well aligned with attendees’ areas of interest. So says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display Solutions. […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:30

Incentive or reward travel planners are under pressure to deliver dynamic experiences. Two experts share what they’re excited about this year with Susan Reynard. Looking at the country through the eyes of an incentive travel planner reveals myriad ways to unpack and repackage the “South African experience”. South African Tourism encourages incentive travel with a […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:59

Instead of fudging the numbers and faking sustainability at your next event, take a leaf from the experts and make greener choices now. Susan Reynard examines the options. Greenwashing is one of the marketing messages thatbusinesses and consumers need to watch out for. With some venues, organisations and major events showing the way, it has […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:40

SHARED ECONOMIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT MEETINGS AFRICA 2018 The annual must-visit event on the travel trade calendar, Meetings Africa, will highlight the benefits of shared economies to the country and the continent. Susan Reynard reports. Meetings Africa will be hive of activity later, as the travel and tourism trade, plus local and international buyers […]

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 16:01

James Latham, Executive Producer of The Iceberg: “January spells the conclusion of Year 1 for The Iceberg and on behalf of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and Fred Productions presenting The Iceberg, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2017 and to celebrate the changing dialogue that you […]

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 15:30

International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with growths of 5% and 13%, respectively. Against this backdrop, tourism ministers, Spanish authorities and private sector gathered to discuss future tourism prospects at the Ministerial Round Table on Tourism Development in the MENA Region, during the Madrid International […]

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