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Lia Marus

Lia Marus is a highly skilled editor and writer. She has an extensive background in publishing, both magazines and digital publishing. For the last 10 years, she has worked in the digital marketing space as a copywriter and as a mentor to up-and-coming editors. As her first love is publishing, she is excited to join the team at The Planner Guru and to continue to grow and develop the brand.

Drawing delegates to your stand

According to a study conducted by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), only around 16 – 20% of exhibition delegates will visit your stand of their own volition. This number obviously gets bigger with increased show turnout, however,...

The Venue Partner

The Johannesburg Expo Centre is a seasoned industry player whose success is underpinned by its networks, people and forward-thinking approach. The Exhibition Planner talks to its CEO, Craig Newman, about how these move the venue and industry...

The SANCB works for YOU

The Meetings & Event Planner learns how the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) is forging a brighter future for the South African business events sector. The SANCB is a division of South African Tourism (SA Tourism), focused on...

Bringing in the next generation

Meetings explores what our industry is doing to support young talent struggling to find their place in the events industry. At face value, two South African challenges – youth unemployment and the event industry skills shortage – look like they...

MICE in Mozambique

At the end of 2023, INATUR invited Meetings on a press tour to Maputo to discover what makes it an enticing destination for MICE events, as well as the latest developments in establishing a new Mozambique Convention Bureau. Here’s what we learned....

Your guide to crafting green expo stands

Keen to have a sustainable exhibition stand but don’t know how to go about creating one? Relax, Chat’r has you covered with these simple but effective steps. For most of us, transitioning into a more sustainable way of doing things is a slow and...

Celebrating Lindiwe Rakharebe

Lindiwe Rakharebe is undoubtedly a MICE industry legend. During her tenure as the Duban ICC’s dynamic CEO and leader, Lindiwe has propelled the venue into the spotlight with accolades such as Africa’s and South Africa’s best convention centre,...

Grow with us

The Marriott Melrose Arch Collection of Hotels The Marriott Melrose Arch Collection of Hotels is boldly growing into the future and invites you to grow with it. The Marriott Melrose Arch Collection of Hotels is striving to consistently elevate...

City Lodge Hotels makes new key staff appointments

The City Lodge Hotels group, which is synonymous with providing amazing experiences at prices that suit every budget, have recently made a number of key staff appointments. Nkosenhle Ngongoma At the end of 2023, Nkosenhle Ngongoma took up the role...