Business Events

Medinfo 2010 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics

September 12, 2010

Cape Town, South Africa will host the 13th International Congress on Medical Informatics from the 12 - 15 of September 2010.

This will be the first time MEDINFO is held in Africa. It promises to boost exposure to grassroots healthcare delivery and the underpinning health information systems. This will open the door to new academic partnerships into the future and help to nurture a new breed of health informaticians.

Registration closes on 1 September 2010. Register now to avoid on-site registration fees.

The CHIRAD Foundation
The CHIRAD Foundation is supporting Medinfo 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa by raising funds for SAHIA (South African Health Informatics Association) to help students who would otherwise be unable to attend the congress.

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Marketing and Advertising Entrepreneur Dale Hefer discusses her book “From Witblitsto Vuvuzela

August 19, 2010

In a rapidly evolving industry, new and innovative ways of understanding target markets and go-to market opportunities are required.

Great marketing is always about people, ideas and uniqueness.

Hefer delivers compelling ideas on how to market South African products and services that make them irresistible. Her approach is witty, accessible and informative. In addition to talking about the South African target market and how to approach it, she will also touch on how an advertising agency works as well as mention some of the essential ingredients for an effective creative concept.

“The greatest myth in South Africa is this idea of a black market and a white market. There is just one market.” Victor Dlamini

Dale Hefer
Dale Hefer started her company in 1998 as a one-woman show. Operating from a rented garage and using her boyfriend’s computer and money given to her by her sister as start-up capital, Dale soon grew the business to the R1-million mark. Today she employs a team of 40-plus and has projected earnings of R70 to R80 million. Dale is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. As founder of the Chillibush Group of Companies, she has grown the company to include Advertising and Design, Investor Relations, Public Relations, Events and Consulting. Her company was voted a top-three small agency by the Financial Mail in 2004 and by Finweek in 2006. Hefer was a Businesswoman of the Year finalist in 2002, a finalist of the Ernst & Young Global Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2007 and was the Gauteng Businesswoman of the Year in 2008. In 2009 she was a finalist in the Top Women in Business and Government awards. She regularly lectures on marketing, advertising and entrepreneurship.

The first 20 people to book and pay for this event are eligible for a free copy of the book! (Note: A table booking will be limited to 2 free books)

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Tourism Business Conference

August 19, 2010

Are you in the business of tourism? Then don’t miss the Tourism Business Conference running alongside the Destinations Expo. The theme is “Improve Your Bottom Line!” and the daily programmes include: Technology and E-commerce (19 August), The Business of Hospitality (20 August) and My SMME Tourism Business (21 August).

For bookings and tickets contact the organisers, CADEK Media, on +27 21 855 4750 or visit

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Destinations Expo – The Holiday and Travel Expo

August 19, 2010

Need a break? Plan your next holiday at the annual Destinations Expo to be hosted at the CTICC from 19 - 22 August 2010. Re-discover exciting local destinations, travel to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The expo offers an array of ideas and concepts for your next family vacation, romantic breakaway or holiday of a lifetime. Make use of the many specials and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Experience all aspects of travelling from luxurious accommodation to the great outdoors, as this year sees the introduction of dedicated exhibition areas for safaris, camping and adventure travel. Apart from these exhibits, you can also participate in interesting activities such as cultural experiences, wine tastings and food pairings.

The show will be open daily from 10:00 – 18:00. Entrance is R50 per adult and kids under 18 enter for free. Pensioners and students receive a R20 discount. Tickets are available at and at the door.


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A breakfast with world renowned business strategist CLEM SUNTER

August 18, 2010

“Be a foxy futurist in times of great uncertainty”

Europe – the next domino to fall will be…? …and its knock-on effect
China vs. America – will the world’s largest economy lie East or West
South Africa – will it stay in the premier league?

“We live in a world that is constantly evolving, and yet within this evolution history seems intent on repeating itself.” Clem Sunter

Clem Sunter was born in Suffolk, England, and educated at Winchester College. He went to Oxford University where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He has been with Anglo American Corporation since 1966, where he is now Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cape Town in 2004 for the work he has done in the field of scenario planning. Clem is the author of 3 books; The Mind of a Fox - Scenario Planning in Action, Games Foxes Play - Planning for Extraordinary Times and Socrates & the Fox - A Strategic Dialogue

The first 20 people to book and pay for this event are eligible for a free copy of the book! (Note: A table booking will be limited to 2 free books)


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Tracking the Future: 10 Global Trends that will affect the world in the next decade and beyond.

July 30, 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010, 08:00 for 08:15

Speaker:  Daniel Silke is one of South Africa’s leading Independent Political Analysts and Keynote Speakers. Covering South African and Global political issues, his presentations are analytical, insightful and highly entertaining. Silke has spoken before some of the largest international corporates including Microsoft, Cisco, Standard Bank, Engen, Anglo Platinum and Old Mutual and currently lectures widely to business and corporate audiences.

For catering purposes, please complete RSVP template below and
return via e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 26 July 2010

Name and Surname, Company Name, E-mail Address, Tel No, Website, and Business Description (10 words).

Limited seats so please book early. Banking details below.
Please fax or e-mail a copy of your deposit to 086 611 3189

Cost: R150 per person

Banking details:,
Account name: Amy Biehl Foundation Trust
First National Bank: Adderley Street branch
Account number: 62085677890
Branch code: 201409
Reference: Your name / company name

Free parking available.

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Hotel Investment World Africa

July 26, 2010

A two day conference for hotel investors, financiers, developers and operators.

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De Hoop Collection and Madikwe Collectiona social networking event

July 19, 2010

De Hoop Collection and Madikwe Collection will be having a social, networking event to familiarize our agents with our Nature Reserve and Game reserve in our new office venue.  There will be snacks and drinks.

Should you be interested in attending please RSVP to:  Sam at 021 422 4522 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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The Global Forum

June 26, 2010

This June, at a time when the eyes of the globe will be on South Africa for its historic moment in the world of sports, the Global Forum, hosted by Fortune, TIME, and CNN, will gather global leaders in Cape Town to focus on substantive issues and opportunities in the developing world. Since 1995, the Global Forum has convened the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. For Cape Town, we will enhance the experience by including TIME 100 honorees: the world’s most influential people from the highest ranks of government, science and technology, business, sports, media, entertainment, and nongovernment organizations. Their participation will yield rich insights into the broader, interdisciplinary context in which today’s global companies are operating.

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SWC Ubuntu Water Tour & Aquafest: 11 – 15 June 2010

June 11, 2010

Who is Dr. Emoto?

Bookings through Computicket

On the invitation of the Ubuntu Water Foundation, Dr. Emoto is returning to South Africa for his third time, to bring this powerful message of Water, transformation & sustainability in Africa, and as a key to optimal wellness and performance during the time of the Soccer World Cup 2010. The Ubuntu Water Foundation launched in October 2009, commits to undertake and support projects to inspire South Africans to fully embrace Ubuntu and Water as Sacred Heritage Resources and impact the manner in which they engage each other and the environment through experiencing the benefits of interconnected community. These projects will assist unifying the South African people by encouraging lifestyle changes within their homes and environments by providing wellness and water-based solutions with a special focus on the youth and community sectors. Through a dynamic interactive, education process, Ubuntu seeks to revitalize the individual spirit whilst opening eyes to the wealth of diversity forming our communities. This includes the WINE TO WATER CAMPAIGN -an Awareness, Education and Donation campaign, linking global wine sales to local water programmatic content: resource management, education and access.

To support Dr. Emoto’s mainstream message of universal tolerance and environmental sensitivity around Water, we are hosting a series of several public talks and events as follows:

THE UBUNTU ‘AQUAFEST’ is a two day wellness aqua-ganza with a mix of free and ticketed events, incl. guest speaker Dr. Emoto and others like Miyera Maasai Warrior
UBUNTU SPA OPEN-DAY: 12 & 13 June 2010, 9am-5pm FREE: Networking, Education, Demonstrations & Products Expo
VENUE: Cape Town Medi-Spa/Ubuntu Wellness Centre 99 Kloof Street.

Meet Dr. Emoto, explore various demonstrations, wellness and vibrational products on display at Ubuntu Hall and Medi-Spa’s Ubuntu Wellness Centre, and learn of the projects lined up to promote love and gratitude in South Africa by the NPO Ubuntu Water Foundation.


SATURDAY 12th June 2010

VENUE: Ubuntu Church Hall, Kloof Street
3 talks by Dr. Emoto on the sacred nature of water and looking at how everything in nature is one interconnected whole.
TALK 1: 10am-11am(90m) (R120) ‘WATER, Healing & Sustainability’
TALK 2: 12am-1pm (90m) (R120) ‘WATER, Healing & Sustainability’
TALK 3: 2pm-3pm (90m) (R120’WATER, Healing & Sustainability’


SUNDAY 13th June 2010

VENUE: Ubuntu Church Hall, Kloof Street
TALK 4: 3pm- 5.30pm (120m) (R295) ‘UBUNTU WATER’**Entrance: R295 for talk alone (R395 incl. Aqua Chillout CD)
-An overview of NPO host Ubuntu Water Foundation, the years ahead
-A seminar from Dr. Emoto introducing you to his acclaimed messages from water & the latest breakthroughs in his research.
-A special guest opening presentation on the incredible local urban water project “Reclaim Camissa” by founder Caron von Zeil.
VENUE: Waterfront Aquarium
*Entrance: R120 for session alone, (R395 includes Emoto talk prior)
Hosted at Cape Towns Two Oceans Aquarium, this unique event and NPO fundraiser creates a compelling mix of Chill-out music by Digital Lama & Friends, Therapists by Ubuntu Wellness, Underwater visuals by Afterlife AV Artisans. Amazing Decor provided by the Starfish Foundation. Crystal bowls and audio harmonics finish the touch.

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