Highlights from Quarter 3

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Quarter 3 was jam packed with everything from an International Film Festival to a Tech conference and everything in between! We’ll start in July where Brazil, Russia, India and China visited our shores for the 2018 BRICS Summit. As part of the summit Durban played host to the BRICS Film Festival at the Playhouse Company for a week-long celebration of storytelling and cinematic excellence.  Each country was honoured with the screening of 5 films followed by an intimate networking cocktail which gave the audience a chance to rub shoulders with filmmakers and sample cuisine from BRICS nations. The week-long celebration was concluded with closing night awards ceremony featuring energetic performances from teen singing sensation Lusandra and amaZebra traditional dance group, for a full list of films in the competition visit…
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THE SECOND QUARTER AND MAY MADNESS

THE SECOND QUARTER AND MAY MADNESS

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THE SECOND QUARTER AND MAY MADNESS May was the highlight of the second quarter, we welcomed new clients World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Invest Durban while solidifying relationships with old ones such as African Renaissance and Global Labs. The African Renaissance Festival 2018 was opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa, he highlighted the government’s strategy for inclusive social economic transformation setting the tone for the festival. The message was carried through to the closing concert, which celebrated 20 years of African Renaissance and musical genres birthed in KZN. Energetic performances from Gqom artists, Rude Boyz and Moonchild Sanalley and Maskande, Mqadasi and Magmaqhinga had the crowd on their feet. Invest Durban, the investment unit of EThekwini Municipality embarked on an investment drive to the United Kingdom. The main focus of the…
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Looking back on the first quarter of 2018

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Looking back on the first quarter of 2018 The year got off to a great start at our beautiful new offices (address https://bit.ly/2H33BZb), to ignite 2018 we decided to have an office warming, any excuse for a party. We transformed our workspace into a cocktail venue where we delighted clients, stakeholders and service providers with delicious food from Eat Greek, glamorous yet relaxed summer décor from Lifestyle Bazaar and smooth music from Chris Jensen. Guests were treated to trendy gin cocktails, from The Gin Girls. We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who attended the office warming.   Back to work, our oldest clients Democracy Development Program (DDP) presented an opportunity for delegates to upack SONA 2018 with leading political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi at the Garden Court Marine…
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WHY HIRE AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

WHY HIRE AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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WHY HIRE AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY You are probably wondering, why should I hire an event manager? I could use that extra money elsewhere in the budget … Well we are here to tell why you should consider it. •Expertise and experience – collectively thoughtFIRE has over 50 years combined experience in the industry, no event is too big or too small for us to manage! We sit with you to develop a detailed project plan which is continually updated and used to manage and guide the event as it unfolds. •Focus/ budget control – thoughtFIRE is 100 % focused on producing a world class event while you are able to focus on your other responsibilities. We take care in identifying and defining project tasks and ensure that they are…
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