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Member Spotlight: Herkie du Preez from Event Wizards

Each month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making sustainable events a priority in their business. This month we want to introduce you to Herkie du Preez, the head wizard at Event Wizards, an events production company that has a knack for pulling magic out of a hat.     Q. IN TEN WORDS OR LESS, WHO IS HERKIE DU PREEZ? Mirror mirror on the wall… coolest WIZARD of them all…   Q. TELL US ABOUT EVENT WIZARDS – WHAT DO YOU DO, AND HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE SUST
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EGF 2019 Conference Highlights

The Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) annual conference is an opportunity to share information and best practice recommendations that can both inspire and empower the MICE events industry to create more sustainable events. The 2019 Conference was no exception. Taking place on 11 July at Hominin House, Maropeng, the packed one day programme featured 14 speakers who addressed different aspects of the day’s theme: Imagining a Different Future. These are the highlights, as identified by the conference de
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The 2nd Annual Global MICE Summit

The Global M.I.C.E Summit is an annual conference and expo that brings together experts and industry stakeholders in the Meetings & Business Events Industry (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions). The summit focuses on analyzing the global trends and opportunities in the Meetings & Business Events industry. The event showcases innovative and sustainable products and solutions that are driving forward Africa’s MICE industry. Click Here for More Information &
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CEM Training

AAXO is planning to bring CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management) Training to South Africa and Africa for the first time. However, in order to work out the cost to do the training, they need to establish how much interest there is in it. Please take a look at the information below and contact AAXO’s Association Manager, Wesley Lofstedt at wesley@aaxo.co.za, to let him know if this is something you are interested in. Online Courses Offer distance learning to students with flexibility in sc
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ROAR Awards 2019

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The CPA requirements of disclosure & information

Part 2 in a 6 part series: The CPA requirements of disclosure & information. My first article on the role of the CPA (Consumer Protection Act) introduced you to a number of definitions. These will be of ongoing relevance as we continue exploring the role of the CPA, Act #68 of 2008, in the ‘greenwashing’ concept. This second insert will deal with sections 22 – 28 pertaining to information provided to the consumer in ‘any notice, document or visual presentation’.
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EGF Master Class & Conference offer bang for your buck

  Costing less than a square meter of exhibition floor space, the Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) 2019 Master Class and Conference offer incredible value for money. The half-day Master Class is on 10 July and the one day Conference on 11 July, both at Maropeng, the Cradle of Mankind. The theme is ‘Imagining a Different Future’. Targeting everyone who works in the business events industry (not just organisers) who are interested in sustainability – whether as a new concept you want to know more
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Greenwashing & the CPA

Part 1 in a 6 part series: An introduction to the concept & the purpose of the CPA, as it relates to greenwashing. Much has been said and written about greenwashing and it is a popular topic among not only environmentalists but the general public, especially now issues such as ‘getting off the grid’ has been become a ‘social agenda item’! So let’s start with a definition (Courtesy of Wikipedia): Greenwashing (a compound word modelled on “whitewash”),
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SANCB Business Events Survey

Dear Business Events Stakeholder, The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) is embarking on an important assessment of how South Africa scores as a business events destination and have contracted the expertise of the Destinations International for their diagnostic tool called DestinationNEXT. We are in the company of over 290 other destinations worldwide who have undertaken this assessment, and as such we feel the tool has been tried and tested, and the methodology is sound. The assess
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