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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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The EGF – “We practice what we preach”

“The pressure is on,” admits Event Greening Forum (EGF) Chairperson Greg McManus. “That was always going to be the case, as we preach sustainable event practices and now we need to practice what we preach!” This is in reference to the EGF’s upcoming Master Class on Wednesday 10 July and Conference on 11 July 2019. Both events target the broader MICE events industry and their information-driven programmes will help attendees to learn practical ways to create more sustainable events. The EGF needs
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Green Tourism Incentive Programme

Dear Tourism Business Owner The Department of Tourism hereby wishes to inform you that a new application window for grant funding for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme and the Tourism Transformation Fund has opened from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019. The Green Tourism Incentive Programme is a resource efficiency incentive with the objective to encourage private sector tourism enterprises to move towards the sustainable management of water and energy resources whilst adhering to responsible to
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Fighting climate change – one conference at a time

A 42kW solar power system installed almost two years ago on the Spier Conference Centre roof has resulted in significant energy savings, offsetting roughly 40% of the Centre’s annual power usage. Consisting of 156 panels, the system is also an important tool in our fight against climate change. “Carbon emissions from electricity generation is one of the biggest culprits responsible for global rising temperatures,” explains Spier’s General Manager, Joep Schoof. “Harnessing ample sunshine to
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Member Spotlight: Lorin Bowen from Lorin Bowen Business Events

Each month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making sustainable events a priority in their business practices. This month we want to introduce you to Lorin Bowen. It’s likely you know Lorin from her previous role as the SAACI GM, but a lot has happened since then and she now runs her own business providing conference, exhibition and event management services.   Q. IN TEN WORDS OF LESS, TELL US WHO LORIN BOWEN IS. The person INVOLVED in everything I set my min
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EGF Conference wins Silver

The Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) 2018 Conference and Master Class received a Silver African Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Market in Cape Town, on 10 April 2019. The award category is a new one – Best Sustainable Event, for which the EGF was acknowledged in the small event category. Justin Hawes, the Treasurer of the EGF, accepted the award and said, “It’s wonderful to be acknowledged in this way. As an organization that promotes sustainable event practices, it is imperative that
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