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Event Management
BY Kate Shand
South Africa
23 March 2020
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Event Management


South Africa’s meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions industry is an important sector to attract foreign visitors and investment. In 2019, 11.4% of foreign tourism was attributed to this industry, where about one million business delegates are hosted annually. Factors that contribute to South Africa’s success as an events destination are the quality of infrastructure, accessibility and price. Despite being a long-haul destination, the cost of hosting a convention or exhibition in South Africa is highly competitive. Coronavirus has had a huge impact on conferences and tourism globally and in South Africa.


Competitiveness


South Africa is ranked number one in Africa in the International Congress and Convention Association ratings but has moved to second place behind Mauritius in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. East Africa is becoming highly competitive, with world-class convention centres and upmarket hotels appearing in Kampala, Nairobi, Kigali, Addis Ababa, and elsewhere. South Africa has sophisticated events infrastructure, venues and hotels. Industry stakeholders said that the water shortage in Cape Town was the biggest issue affecting the industry last year. Electricity shortages, crime and coronavirus are significant threats to the industry


Government Initiatives


The Tourism and Trade, Industry and Competition departments play significant roles in the event management industry as they oversee international and domestic tourism promotion and development, national compliance standards for events, funding and consumer protection. In 2019, the Southern African National Convention Bureau submitted 108 bids for international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. The bureau has prioritised the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, agri-processing, electronics and biofuels for future development.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on event management including events, conferences and exhibitions and the factors that influence them including tourism. There are comprehensive profiles of 84 companies. These include major conferencing venues such as the Cape Town International Convention Centre, suppliers to the industry such as Bidvest Services, Prosound and Scan Display Solutions, tourism groups such as Tourvest and concert organisers such as Big Concerts.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Regulations 9
4.1.2. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 11
4.2. Continental 12
4.3. International 15
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 17
5.1. Infrastructure 17
5.2. Economic Environment 18
5.3. Government Initiatives 19
5.4. Private Sector Initiatives 19
5.5. Rising Operating Costs 20
5.6. Information Technology 21
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 21
5.8. Labour 22
5.9. Cyclicality 23
5.10. Environmental Concerns 23
5.11. Crime and Security 24
5.12. Electricity Supply Constraints 25
6. COMPETITION 25
6.1. Barriers to Entry 26
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 27
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 31
Summary of Notable Players 31
COMPANY PROFILES 36
AFRICAN AGENDA (PTY) LTD 36
ATMOSPHERE COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 38
AV SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 41
B ONE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 43
BERMAN HIRE (PTY) LTD 45
BIDVEST SERVICES (PTY) LTD 47
BIG CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 50
BOLAND TOILET SERVICES (PTY) LTD 52
BRUNSWICK (SOUTH AFRICA) LTD 54
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE COMPANY (RF) SOC LTD 56
CENTEQ EVENTS CC 60
CHARMAL FOUR TRADING CC 62
COMMUNICATIONS FIRM (PTY) LTD (THE) 64
CONFERENCE COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 66
CONFERENCE CONSULTANCY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 68
DE-JAY HIRING (PTY) LTD 70
DLAMINI WEIL COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 72
DOGAN EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS (PTY) LTD 74
DOWNING EVENT HIRE CC 76
DUNN-HANDLEY STAGEWORKS CC 78
DWR DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 80
EASTERN SUN EVENTS CC 82
ECONOLOO CC 84
EVENT PRODUCTION COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
FANCY FLUSH (PTY) LTD 88
FIERA MILANO EXHIBITIONS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
FLEISHMAN-HILLARD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 92
FORUM COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 94
FT FOGTECH (PTY) LTD 96
G H HIRE CC 98
GEARHOUSE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 99
GL EVENTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 101
GREEN EXHIBITION SERVICES CC 103
HILL AND KNOWLTON STRATEGIES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 105
HOMEMAKERS EXPO (PTY) LTD 107
HYVE GROUP PLC 109
IMVUKO SERVICE AND SUPPLY CC 112
JUST SETS (SA) (PTY) LTD 113
KAT LEISURE (PTY) LTD 115
LUCIDITY TECHNICAL PRODUCTION SERVICES (PTY) LTD 118
M AND M HIRING CC 119
MAGNA CARTA REPUTATION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (PTY) LTD 120
MAGNETTE EVENT MANAGEMENT CC 122
MEGA WORKS TRADING ENTERPRISE 200 (PTY) LTD 124
MEROPA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 126
MESSE FRANKFURT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 128
MESSE MUENCHEN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 130
MJ EVENT GEAR (PTY) LTD 132
MS TRUST 134
MUSHROOM PRODUCTIONS CC 136
OGILVY AND MATHER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 138
OGO PRODUCTIONS (PTY) LTD 141
P EN D BEMARKING CC 143
PLATO COMMUNICATIONS CC 144
PR WORX CC 146
PRIMEDIA (PTY) LTD 148
PROSOUND (PTY) LTD 152
R P M CATERING AND EQUIPMENT HIRE CC 154
REED EXHIBITIONS GROUP (PTY) LTD 156
SAIL RIGHTS COMMERCIALISATION (PTY) LTD 158
SARCDA TRADE EXHIBITIONS (PTY) LTD 160
SCAN DISPLAY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 162
SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
SELBY'S PRODUCTIONS CC 166
SHOWTIME MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 167
SOURCE PUBLIC RELATIONS (PTY) LTD (THE) 169
SPECIALISED EXHIBITIONS (PTY) LTD 171
SPINTELLIGENT (PTY) LTD 173
STAR HIRE AND EVENTS 175
STARBURST PYROTECHNICS FIREWORKS DISPLAYS CC 177
SUPREME-SANITATION (PTY) LTD 178
T E TRADE EVENTS (PTY) LTD 180
TELOC WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 182
TERRAPINN LTD 184
TOP MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 186
TOTAL EXPOSURE (PTY) LTD 188
TOURVEST HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 190
TRAVEL WITH FLAIR (PTY) LTD 194
TRIONUM ENTERTAINMENT (PTY) LTD 197
TURNERS CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS (PTY) LTD 199
VWV GROUP (PTY) LTD 201
WACO AFRICA (PTY) LTD 203
WORLDSPORT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 207
WWP EVENTS CC 208