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									Southern Africa                                                                 Official Journal of the

                  Conference,                                Voice Of
                                                                                    Southern African
                                                                                  Association for the
                                                                                 Conference Industry

                                                                                Official Journal of the

                  Exhibition &
                                                             The Industry
                                                                                        South African
                                                               In Africa                Federation of
                                                                                   Convention Cities

                                                                                       Official Journal

                  Events Guide
                                                                                     of the Exhibition
                                                                                       Association of
                                                                                      Southern Africa

                                                                               VOL. 27 NO. 7
R19,50 incl. VAT                               2007

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Official Journal of the Southern African
Association for the Conference Industry     Contents
                                                                                             Vol. 27 No. 7                   2007
    Official journal of the Exhibition
    Association of Southern Africa                                                           REGULARS
                                                                                            8 Opinion Poll
                                                                                              What are your views on the growth
                                                                                              of consumer shows in SA?
 Official Journal of the South African
   Federation of Convention Cities                                                          10 Inside Track
                                                                                              • Nigel Walker, chairman of the
                                                                                                SAACI Services Chapter and SAACI
                                                                                                Membership Portfolio, as well as
                                                                                                treasurer of EXSA, explores a few of
                                                                                                the challenges facing the industry on
                                                                                                one level or another.
                                                                                              • Howard Wharton thanks SAACI.

                                                                                            12 From the SA Tourism desk ...
    Southern Africa Conference,                                                               Angeline Lue, general manager of the
      Exhibition & Events Guide                                                               Business Tourism Unit of SA Tourism,
    is published by the proprietors,                                                          shares her views on the business
    Contact Publications (Pty) Ltd.         ABOUT OUR COVER                                   tourism growth strategy.
        (Reg No. 81/11920/07)
                                            13 SELBY’S – SA Internationally
                                               Accredited Audiovisual Service               18 Viewpoint
  Head Office physical address:
                                                                                              Risk management has become a high
  Suite 1, Fields Shopping Centre,             Provider
  Old Main Road, Kloof 3610.                                                                  priority in the world of business. Craig
                                              Selby’s South Africa has been                   Newman, chief executive officer of Expo
  Head Office postal address:                  servicing the conference and                    Centre in Johannesburg, talks about
  P.O. Box 414, Kloof 3640, South Africa.     events industry since 1980 and                  turning those risks into opportunities.
                                              over the years has experienced
  Tel: (031) 764-6977
  Fax: (031) 764-6974                         phenomenal growth.                            20 Strictly Speaking
  e-mail:              Circle 1 on reader enquiry coupon.            Roger Knowles discusses that one
                                                                                              favourite talk that speakers
  Publisher: Godfrey King                                                                     produce. And, says Roger, it is
  e-mail:                REGULARS                                         usually the best one produced in
  Editor: Irene Costa                       4 Comment                                         years of struggling to reach the
  e-mail:                                                                  peak in a difficult industry.
                                              Industry continues to better itself.
  Advertising enquiries:                    6 News
  Dawn Holmwood (Head Office)
                                                                                            22 Personality Profile
  Tel: +27 31 764-6977                        • Business tourism sector considers             Reg Ferreira, one of the long-standing
  Fax: +27 31 764-6974                          joint annual congress.                        respected members of the conferencing
  e-mail:               • Bumper month for international                industry, with more than 25 years
                                                congresses.                                   experience, has proved that passion and
  Tessa Buhrmann (KwaZulu-Natal)
                                              • CTRU looks at new revenue streams.            love is the key to success.
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24 Executive Chef Profile
   Craig McGeean has always had
                                               MARKET NEWS
   a passion for food, and his goal for
   the next few years is to share this         48 • Politicians’ forum proves long-term
   passion.                                         learning does pay.
                                                  • New CTRU board announced.
                                                  • Maropeng bids farewell to GM.
SPECIAL FEATURES                               49 The AV Alliance – proudly
                                                  associated with Meyer Sound.
25 EASTERN CAPE                                50 • EIBTM focuses on new technology.
   The Eastern Cape’s boundless promise           • Southern Africa dominates
   for hosting top-notch conferences and            World Luxury Travel Awards.
   events is one of South Africa’s best-       51 African Sun plans further
   kept secrets.                                  expansion into Africa.
                                               52 • Cape Town and Western Cape win
35 EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE                             Science Centre World Congress bid.
                                                  • Gauteng Tourism Authority
   VENUES                                           welcomes new COO.
   In this feature, this journal highlights
   a few venues considered to be an
                                               53 • Meetings Africa team “gears up”
                                                    with industry guru.
   exclusive venue for a variety of reasons.
                                                  • Scan Display pushes creative
VENUE NEWS                                     54 • Southern Sun unveils three flagship
38 Gallagher Estate takes inhouse                 • Spotme re-invents itself and the
   training to a new level.                         future of meetings.
39 Coca-Cola dome upgrades security.              • Gallagher Estate’s banqueting
                                                    manager ties the knot.
40 Mondior Concorde celebrates first
   successful year.                            55 New “spouse on the house”
                                                  programme launched.
41 CTICC scores with 2010.                                                                     46
                                               56 • Jo’burg Consumer Wine event hits
42 The Pavilion – more than just                    the mark.
                                                  • Peermont gives back to PCOs.
43 Multi-purpose arena set to open at
   GrandWest.                                  34 Newsbytes
44 Refurbishment for NH The Lord               58 Industry Appointments
                                               59 SAACI News
45 Free high-speed Internet access at          61 EXSA News
   Vineyard Hotel.
                                               62 Index of Advertisers
46 Pestana Bazaruto re-opens after
   revamp.                                     63 Calendar and Associations of
47 La Méridien to open resort in                  Interest
   Hazyview.                                   64 Directory


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              Industry continues

              to better itself
                     s the industry strives to further profes-       encouraging was the amount of global speak-          ing 2010, seems to be unfounded, if we look at
                     sionalise itself locally, I seem to find that    ers on the programme and their confidence in          upcoming international conference bookings.
                     the theme of self-evaluation is coming          South Africa. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a huge     In fact, from now to 2010 most of the con-
              through stronger now than ever before.                 amount of local event industry leaders at the        vention centres in South Africa have reported
                 This can surely be seen throughout this pub-        conference.                                          bookings of a number of prestigious confer-
              lication this month as I find industry members             Still, not everything was lost as a real posi-    ences and exhibitions.
              are starting to assess the industry, flaws and          tive announcement was made at the event.                According to Dirk Elzinga, managing di-
              all, by evaluating the challenges and in turn          Ivor Blumenthal, chief executive officer of           rector of Cape Town International Convention
              starting to actually find solutions.                    Services SETA, announced a “global certifi-           Centre, 2010 will be a bumper year for the
                 Though the process is in its conceptual             cation” project that would incorporate South         convention centre as a number of conferences
              phase it is gratifying to watch as we move             Africa, Canada and Australia that would be rec-      and conventions have already been booked.
              from being a self-involved industry to one that        ognised as a standard qualification in the dif-          Again, it must be added, 2010 is not the end
              is prepared to share and make a constructive           ferent countries. The pilot group would prob-        but the beginning. Hence, sustainability past
              difference.                                            ably also include Scotland and Jamaica.              2010 is the goal.
                 SAACI’s Conference & Events Chapter is on              This is a real step forward in the right direc-      A number of hotel groups, international and
              a major PCO accreditation drive that should            tion. What seems to be overlooked a lot of the       national, have announced new developments
              lead to a more professional level of confer-           time is that South Africa is very much part of       around South Africa.
              ence and event organisers. This move has led           the global village, dealing with the same glo-          Considering that long-term sustainabil-
              to both positive and negative criticism from           bal issues.                                          ity studies have been drafted by these hotel
              organisers, as some who are presently known               Globally, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is the          groups, the prospects must be good.
              as “professional” conference organisers would          biggest sporting event in the world and for             Furthermore, the confidence in South Africa
              be stripped of the title as they do not meet the       the better has continued to motivate the lo-         as a meetings destination is flattering as most
              criteria. Either way it is vital that the accredita-   cal industry into improving itself. Though we        of the new hotel developments planned for
              tion system goes ahead to ensure standardisa-          all continue to give this event the prestige it      South Africa have included conference facili-
              tion of what is known as a PCO.                        deserves, we need to remain realistic that this      ties. This is a clear sign of a buoyant meetings
                 Touching on skills development, one of the          is but one event that will take place over a few     industry.
              big challenges that the industry is facing, I          short weeks. Hopefully this will lead to many
              recently attended a session at the Event Man-          new events coming to South Africa.                                                 Irene Costa
              agement Body of Knowledge (EMBOK) Imbizo                  Initial concerns that the conference indus-                                           Editor
              at the Sandton Convention Centre. What was             try would see a downturn of conferences dur-                      

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                                                                                                                           COVER STORY
          SA Internationally Accredited Audiovisual Service Provider

    elby’s South Africa have had the immense                dent by the technical brief and requests organisers

S   pleasure and privilege to service the conference
    and events industry since 1980.       Since incep-
tion, Selby’s have experienced phenomenal growth
                                                            are putting forward for events.
                                                              Around the middle of 2006 Selby’s SA were
                                                            approached by a listed company who indicated they
over the years. This is a direct result of hand picked      wished to buy into the existing going concern.
staff and the continued investment in the latest            After lengthy discussions and subsequent legal
technology. Ron Selby has instilled in his key peo-         documents being draw up, both parties mutually
ple and project managers a hands-on approach and            agreed not to go ahead with the arrangement
attention to detail which has proved to be the key          and Selby’s SA continue to trade as before.
to their success. Ron’s strong business ethic and             Selby’s SA have been the preferred AV technical
attention to detail has been passed on to his son           supplier to the World Economic Forum for the
Ryan, who capably holds the position of Selby’s             current and past four years. This prestigious event
National Marketing and Client Liaison Manager. Ryan         was held at the CTICC 13-15 June 2007 and once
is well known for his warm personality and popu-            again Selby’s were awarded the technical co-
larity with clients. Ryan is a good example of how          ordination. The Selby’s team pulled out all the stops
Ron’s philosophy is being carried forward by the new        under the guidance of Operations Manager Llewellyn
generation of Selby’s SA people.                            Pieters and once again delivered an international
   Selby’s SA have recently undergone a huge                level of service. This prompted the organiser to
reinvestment upgrade with equipment. They under-            comment that once again Selby’s were on top of
stand the need to stay on top of the ever-changing          their game and that it is always a pleasure to work
climate of technology, this is made abundantly evi-         with this fantastic team.

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          DURBAN – +27 31 262 6752    JOHANNESBURG – +27 11 315 9006        CAPE TOWN – +27 21 551 2366
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Ryan Selby project managed the 4th World Congress
of Rural Women held at the Durban ICC in April 2007.
The 3 000 delegates were privileged to be the first
to use the new and old section of ICC Durban as
a conference venue. The 14 conference rooms, all

                                                                                                                        COVER STORY
with full audio-visual equipment, were networked to
a central hub by IT Manager Clinton McConnell and
his assistant Wayne McConnell.
  Interpretation was available in all conference
rooms, with six different languages per room.
  Full secretariat offices were available with ninety
personal computers, also networked and managed             blocks, makingTechnical Manager Fred Hilder’s job a
by Clinton and Wayne.                                      breeze. He was competently assisted by Dylan
  All the technical equipment used for both the            Gibbon, Richard Hooper, Bismac Mxabo, Temba
Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Gala dinner             Tsatsu and Jabulani Lushozi. The lighting design
was supplied by Selbys.                                    by Llewellyn Pieters was stunning to say the least.
  Starlight Pops 2007 was held once again at the           Sound design by Ron Selby was as always clear and
Durban Country Club. The team got an early build-          efficient, superbly operated by Jackie Cunniffe at
up during the week which gave them time to install         FOH with Megan Levy on the Monitor mix. It was in
the lighting truss with their new motorised chain          all a wonderful event once again.

Selbys Midrand has been very busy recently in
and out of Johannesburg. We did a huge func-
tion for Massmart at the Sun City Ballroom at the
end of May. This function was designed using our
exciting 3D visualisation concept. Using our 3D
drawing studio the client can “see” in photorealistic
quality what the function room and stage design will
look like in the venue before it happens. This design
process really saves a lot of time and frustration
when it comes to the actual setup because the client
has already “seen” the setup and knows exactly what
to expect. Roger did the stage and lighting design
and it was the first time we got to use our new Mac
700’s! At the end of the day the function was a huge
  We were also privileged to launch a new office            a bit on roadshows and conferences, going to
block being built in Midrand, the building had to be lit   Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban
up for the evening function but Mecah and the team         and even to Gaborone. We were also fortunate
did a fantastic job and it looked amazing.                 enough to do a conference in the Drakensberg
  The team has been travelling the country quite           for the Tsogo Sun group which went extremely well.

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                                                                       Cape Town
                     Selby’s SA Cape Town have moved to stunning new
                     premises in Montague Gardens and is being lead
                     forward under the experienced care of Cheron Selby.
                     Cheron is well known in the hotel industry and
                     was delighted to come into the Selby family
                     business from her position as GM of a well known

                     KZN Midlands boutique spa hotel. After spending
                     a few months at the Durban head office, Cheron
                     took up the challenge to return to the Mother
                     City as branch manager, bringing a much needed
                     fresh approach to Selby’s Cape Town. We wish
                     her huge success and clients will find her manner
                     friendly and efficient. She is a coffee connoisseur
                     and is always happy to see anyone who wishes                   via her cell phone 084 561 0727 or the direct office
                     to share a bottomless cup of the roasted bean                  line 021 552 2366 alternatively e-mail her at
                     with her. Cheron may be contacted directly either    

                                                                                              baby boom
                   Selby’s SA have experienced a boom of another kind and in light of this we would like to welcome the
                   following little Selby’s SA people into the world.

                                   Congratulations                                      to the various proud parents.

                                   Chad Selby – born 22 December 2006 to Ryan and Tammy (Durban branch)
                                   Connor Pieters – born 9 May to Llewellyn and Charmaine (Durban branch)
                                   Khanyi Radebe – born on 30 April to Thenji Radebe (Midrand branch)
                                   Nathan McFall – born on 30 April to Roger and Nicky (Midrand branch)
                                   And not to forget Emma Rae at head office who is due to have her baby any day now.

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