Nina’s end of term as ICCA President – Interview in Dubai. Read this article
According to the City of Cape Town’s modelling, “Day Zero” – the projected date when the city would cut the ordinary supply of water to its citizens – will not take place this year. Attachment Size Cape Town Beats Day Zero.pdf 1.29 MB Read this article
Nina Freysen-Pretorius is currently attending and will be speaking at the ICCA Scandinavian Chapter meeting. Please visit http://iccadenmark.dk/programme.html for further details. Read this article
The importance of people, the power of community Nina Freysen-Pretorius Dear ICCA members and Friends, Wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy 2018! With the month of January behind us, I hope that it has been a good start and an indication of only more positive things to come for us all. In the Southern Hemisphere our summer school holiday Read this article
Durban businesswoman Nina Freysen-Pretorius has been named as one of the most influential people in the international meetings industry in 2017. Included in US-based Successful Meetings magazine’s annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry, Freysen-Pretorius is chief executive officer of The Conference Company, which also has offices in Cape Town and Read this article
TAIPEI – The World PCO Alliance has released an official statement on its partners’ commitment to managing security risks on behalf of their clients. The statement, known as the “Alliance’s Duty of Care Commitment” is a response to an increasingly adverse international climate, and expresses the provisions that each Alliance partner provides its clients to ensure that they manage and Read this article
“Expect the unexpected Risk mitigation strategies for event organisers When planning an an international congress or conference, you can never plan enough. Civil unrest, terrorism or disease are a reality, and must be considered by planners. Putting together a risk mitigation plan is now a job critical funstion, but it does remain initimidating.” Business Events Africa November Vol 36 No Read this article
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Sexual harassment is extremely prevalent in South African workplaces. Some sources estimate that 70-80% of all working women have experienced sexual harassment at some or other time. Employers cannot afford to take the phenomenon of sexual harassment lightly. In a recent case, the plaintiff was awarded damages in excess of R 4 million, to be Read this article
Ahead of the 55th ICCA Congress in Kuching Malaysia, Nina had the great honour & opportunity  to meet the Governor of Sarawak Tuan Yang Terutama  Read this article
What is BEE? Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is an initiative launched by the South African Government to address the restrictions that exist within the country for Black individuals to participate fairly in the economy. The BEE Act allows for the existence of the B-BBEE ‘Codes of Good Practice’ which provide the structures for the BEE Scorecard and certain rules Read this article
The African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE), based in Johannesburg, South Africa has appointed The Conference Company as its secretariat. Formed in 2015 to serve as the professional society for those in the association management profession in Africa, AfSAE will connect associations – of which there are some 500 on the continent – so that they develop and become successful, Read this article
To ensure we remain on trend, we have incorporated a slight edge into our redesign, thank you to our in house design specialist Logico – we love the edgy shwe shwe. We are currently working with our website design partners – Deep Current, our website will be undergoing a slight change too and we are excited to launch this later Read this article
When next you visit The Conference Company JHB office located at The Longpoint Office Park in Fourways be sure to remember we have moved from the first floor to the second floor. Signage is available on the second floor. Read this article
Nina Freysen-Pretorius is proud to announce that The Conference Company is a Certified Level Two (2) B-BBEE Contributor. What is BEE? Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is an initiative launched by the South African Government to address the restrictions that exist within the country for Black individuals to participate fairly in the economy. The BEE Act allows for the existence Read this article
World PCO Alliance sees turnover grow in 2014 Per Ankaer, from ICS – International Conference Services in Denmark, the President of the Alliance says : “ Our Alliance’s members’ – consisting of 19 Professional Congress Organizers worldwide – total turnover has grown 10% over the last year. The members operated numerous confer ences this past year , including European Society Read this article
If the global meetings industry stands for any one single principle, it is the importance of talking and listening to others, and to finding non – violent solutions to important, complex, profoundly difficult issues. With an ever changing global economic environment with many socio economic and political challenges it seems that our tolerance and empathy for each other has been Read this article