Dynamic thinking is required to get the most value out of Events. At Growth Media & Events we provide the expertise and relations, the reach and resources, the people and the processes, the strategies and solutions to achieve meaningful and rewarding guest experiences.
We work in close partnership with our clients to offer a service that sets new standards in event management. All our events are tailor made irrespective of size or budget to be an extension of our clients’ business strategy. When it comes to events ...let our meticulous planning and great inspiration make the difference for you.
WHAT WE DO:
• Conferences & Seminars
• Gala Dinners & Award Functions
• Product Launches
• Community Events, Roadshows & Imbizo’s
• Golf Days
In an increasingly digital age, exhibitions are one of the few mediums which gives the company a direct access to its clients and showcases its products and services in a more emphatic manner. Exhibitions are a highly personalised form of communication which is sure to bring about the desired positive change of perception and emphatic branding in the minds of the consumers or the desired target audience.
After working on thousands of events and witnessing the evolution of exhibitions as a key component of the marketing mix, we understand the fundamental requirements of event organisers for exhibitions. We have in the past eight years undertaken the arrangement of exhibitions for several companies in varied sizes arranged as per the requirements of the clients either as standalone events or as
a side event forming part of a conference. As our basic philosophy, we deliver customised and turnkey integrated exhibition services to our clients.
Conferences & Seminars
At Growth Media & Events we understand that managing a successful conference entails a proactive hands-on administrative approach. This includes the coordination, supervisory and managerial role of all conference logistics to ensure that all elements to the event proceed professionally and promptly and that all stakeholders receive professional, efficient, fast, accurate and helpful assistance.
This includes developing branding for the conference look and feel; creating and maintaining an information rich conference website which will serve as content hub pre and post the event; delegate management which includes invitation, registration, accreditation, accommodation and transportation; venue liaison and conference publicity.
Having managed conferences for over a decade we’ve learnt that special attention must be placed on the invitation and recruitment of conference delegates, hence our investment on an accurate and reliable event registration service. This is one of the first experiences conference attendees have and we want this process to go well. Our registration system can provide you and yourattendees with trustworthy, easy-to-use online meeting registration services in a secure environment, as well as process registration through fax and email services.
For each of the conferences and summits managed by growth media & events we offer key functional competencies in the following event areas:
Event website development and maintenance
Invitation, registration and accreditation.
Accommodation and other hospitality.
Transportation and side events.
Banners, information boards and signposts.
Publicity & media relations.
Technical equipment–pa systems,screens and audio visual equipment.
Gala dinners and award functions
Growth Media & Events has the organisational experience, competence and resource capability to meet delivery requirements of any sized gala dinner and award function having managed in the past 13 years A-gradedinners for up to 2000 guests and smaller intimate gatherings of 60 guests. Our event solutions are tailor made to match the operational needs of our clients. We work off a detailed project plan with constantly updated timeframes and regular status and consultations with our clients.
It is our passion for innovation in event management that makes us attend various events in the United Kingdom and United States of America to learn new cutting edge solutions. It is the same passion that ensures we deliver excellent results to our clients repeatedly.
We provide creative and innovative recommendations to the gala dinner/awards function programme, award recipients, design components and marketing of the event.Having worked at all the major event venues in South Africa, we are able to negotiate cost and provision of facilities with the various convention centres and leading hotel groups and recommend on procurement. Growth Media event manager liaises with the venue to confirm and finalise all operational issues and facilities including food and beverage requirements as well as to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the event and related functions. We monitor the RSVP’s , supply final numbers and dietary requirements to the venue.
We take away the hassle from our clients and
co-ordinate all aspects of the event including but not limited to registration, décor, entertainment, MC, set up, production, seating, food and beverages and the sequencing of events. Prior to the award function, when required Growth Media liaises with the award recipient/s including provision of condensed resumes and topic detail. We ensure receipt of award recipient’s attendance two weeks prior to the event and liaise on any related issues i.e. collation of line-up prior to the event and ensure technical compatibility.At the venue we provide on-site registration and enquiry facilities by utilising our specialised online IT system. We assign a production and Floor Manager to ensure the smooth running of the gala event with special emphasis to the adherence to the programme and timings.
At Growth Media & Events, we offer extraordinary product launch event management. With over10 years in event and corporate meeting planning, we are informed, experienced and prepared to take on any product launch hospitality challenge.
With these emotionally powerful events gaining momentum in South Africa and becoming a primary marketing tool, organisations are investing more to thrust their new products into the public domain. At Growth Media & Events, we have the capacity and know how to plan and execute winning product launches to target audiences in the various LSM groups. We provide expertise in developing a promotion plan, which entails promotional materials, website development and updating, creating and distributing media releases to local media.
We understand that organising a product launch requires meticulous, minute-by-minute planning and detailed research and analytics to capitalise on opportunities and optimise results. At Growth Media & Events, we know how to manage the complexities that come with organizing a product launch. With our event management experts at your side, your event will be a memorable and positive touch point, ushering your new product into the marketplace with style.
We’ll work to know your business and industry and understand your challenges and messages so you can feel confident that your product launch will align with your values and vision and have precisely the right impact on your target audience.We advise our clients on the timing of their product launch events, looking into contributing factors like key industry trade shows, conferences and exhibitions planned. Our winning strategy is to identify the times and locations that afford maximum leverage for product launch events.Let us create the big bang effect that will firmly place your product in the minds of your target audience!
Community Events and Imbizos
Planning and putting together Community Events is one of Growth Media’s strong points. Our understanding and intimate knowledge of the various South African communities both urban and rural distinguish us from other event management companies. We know the protocol that needs to be observed in the different communities taking into consideration the ruling structure i.e. Traditional Council or the civil society structures.
We have managed community Imbizo’s for a number of clients, one of the highlights being three 400 participant Imbizo’s over a 3-day session in 3 different areas in each of the nine provinces for the National Development Agency (NDA). In six weeks we managed 27 events for 10 800 people. In Kwa-Zulu Natal for example these were held in Dundee, Pongola and Durban while in Limpopo it was held in Tzaneen, Thohoyandou and Phalaborwa.At Growth Media we conceptualise community events with our clients once we’ve established what the objectives are. We look at the various factors at play i.e. target audience, venue proximity, transport logistics and catering. Key to our success in putting together valuable community events is planning and preparing effectively, providing for contingencies, and having a flexible and adaptable approach. Our originality, creativeness and professionalism are judged on the accomplishment of our clients’ events.
Growth Media can take all the hassles away from your next corporate golf day. We can organise corporate days for both large and small companies.We are able to co-ordinate the entire day completely to let your staff enjoy the day and entertain your clients without any problems. Our staff will be on hand to make sure your day is the success it should be.
We can arrange all the following:
PRE EVENT SERVICES:
• Research and booking of the venue for the client
• Negotiating between the golf club and client
• Ensuring that the content of the day is suitable
• Ensuring that the timings for the day are suitable
• Collecting and organising all the guests’ names
• Ensure all players know the day’s programme
• nviting and organising the sporting celebrities
• Organising suitable prizes
• Organising a professional photographer
• Production schedule for the day
SERVICES ON THE DAY:
• Welcome and registering on arrival
• Distributing scorecards & welcome packs
• Organising a golf clinic
• Ensuring the tee times are kept
• Collecting and recording of scores
• Table plan and arrangement for prize-giving
• Prize presentation implementing
• Ensuring all your guests needs are met
• Continuous liaising with the golf course
We are able to cater for all numbers, from 8 to 72 or more. In addition, if one day is not enough, or even one Course is not enough, we can arrange for extra days and take care of all your transportation and accommodation needs.