Event Management

I have been involved with events management since the late 1980’s whilst I was still working for a corporate company.  Since 2004 I have been on the other side as a independent conference & event organiser.   I continuously conduct site inspections to new and existing venues, attend industry workshops as well as national and international travel & tourism trade fairs in order to stay up to date with the standard of the venues & trends within the industry at all times. I am based in Pretoria and provide event management and event planning services on a national and international basis.

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Once an inquiry is made, my services are contracted on management fee basis. Where applicable some services can be rendered to the client at no additional cost since a commission is negotiated with the service provider.

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  • Venue reservations and events management where client has already decided on the venue
  • Alternatively sourcing suitable venues for client’s needs
  • Arranging site inspections with the client to the different venues
  • Facilitating & monitoring the event planning process from making the provisional reservation, confirming the reservation, signing of contract by client, payment of monies due before deadline dates, etc.
  • Negotiating reduced rates with the venue where possible
  • Assisting with the details of the reservation were necessary (menus, programs, etc.)
  • Assistance with sourcing and booking suitable service providers for: entertainment, speakers, team building, transport, audio visual, catering, gifts, etc.
  • Sub-contracting experts for on-line registration, exhibitions, media services, event greening management, etc.

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Additional Services

  • On-site co-ordination whilst event is taking place

By providing event management services, the corporate contact person for the event has time available to spend on internal details. Liaison is done on a hands-on basis with the client being updated continuously on any event planning progress or changes on the reservation. All reservations are conducted on a professional basis, totally transparent and according to ethical and sound business principles. I provide a high level of event management services and build long term relationships with my clients.

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Please note that I network with other Event Managers / colleagues in the industry to assist with bigger and more complex events and have administrative support attending to my e-mails and calls should I not have access when traveling internationally.