Showing posts with label What's New. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What's New. Show all posts

Friday, 19 June 2015

Future Angels Creche receives newly tiled classroom from EON, CTM and Hot 919 FM

How Exciting is this!!

The Event Organiser's Network is exceptionally proud to announce that together with Hot 91.9FM and CTM, Southgate, we will be doing a live broadcast handover of the newly tiled classroom at Future Angels Creche on Tuesday morning, 23 June, between 07h30 and 08h30. Tune in to Hot 91.9FM. If you are not in their broadcast area, you can live stream.

Future Angels Creche was adopted by the Event Organiser's Network about 18 months ago after doing a clients' site inspection at Soweto Hotel and a walk through the extremely impoverished area of Kliptown, Soweto. The exceptional lady, Mom Dolly, who runs the creche saw a need to take children off the street and is not yet fully compliant to receive a grant and continues to provide what she can from what the parents can give her together with donations and assistance.

This is one of the reasons EON does as much as we can for them and ask for donations, from time to time, of anything you can spare, educational aids, clothes, bedding etc. We also give them a Christmas party every year.
One of the things that is required to comply is to have the floors properly tiled. We have now achieved that for them but there is still a long way to go. They need the ceiling fixed and they need to build three child friendly toilets, etc, etc. Any assistance will be gratefully accepted.

If there is anything you or possibly your company could do to assist please call/email Nadine at EON, 011 781 4800, nadine[at]

Don't forget to listen in on 23 June between 07h30 and 08h30

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Johannesburg Showcase 2015 Update

A quick update on this years Johannesburg Showcase. EON Showcase Johannesburg 2015 will take place in the 1st or second week of August 2015.

We have not been able to confirm an exact date yet, as we have had a number of venues recently contact us wishing to be considered as the event venue sponsor and we are still evaluating the respective bids.

We should be able to announce a firm date before the end of April 2015.

Speaking of the Showcase, we successfully launched the inaugural Cape Town Showcase in March 2015. We put on a spectacular program of entertainers, speakers and fun interactive events.

The event was a roaring success and the 120 delegates who attended on the day gave the event a resounding thumbs up. View their evaluations and comments here.


Lagoon Lodge
Our Venue Experience program is well under way. If you have are not receiving your free invitations to attend these away and local networking experiences, either emails from us are being blocked, or you have not selected to receive invitations to these events when you became an EON member.


To change your preferences, simply login to the member zone of the EON web site and update your member profile. To login, use your email address as your 'Username'. If you have forgotten your password, click on the 'Forgot Login" link in the login window and follow the prompts, again using your email address as the username.

If you experience any difficulties, please let me know by email and I will assist.


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To do this, just enter your email address in the "Get Updates Via Email" area on the right side of the member web home page. Of course, you can unsubscribe at anytime


Please feel free to contact me directly about anything to do with EON. I love hearing from you.


Wayne Steven-Jennings
Owner: Event Organiser's Network
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015


This beautiful venue, 30 minutes from Pretoria in the Dinokeng region has availability due to a last minute cancellation.

Dates currently available
18 - 20 March 2015
Rooms currently available 31

Intundla Conference Venue only 55 minutes from OR Tambo / Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Pretoria, in the Dinokeng region, Gauteng Province’s Eco Hub. Intundla offers CONFERENCES, TEAM BUILDING, WEDDINGS, FUNCTIONS and SPA TREATMENTS in a perfect tranquil bush setting. Intundla Conference and Wedding Venue is situated in a pristine Private Game Reserve.

There are 7 Conference / Function Venues, Chapel, Restaurant, Lounge, Boma, Wine Cellar & Reception / Business Centre. On the bank of the dam is a swimming pool plus cocktail bar / lounge where you can watch the spectacular bird life or sip drinks while watching the gorgeous sunsets explode over the water. The Game Lodge is built around a dam with 37 luxury en-suite thatched chalets, an Executive Suite and a Honeymoon Suite.

 RATES: Conference sharing - R985.00 p/p, per night
               Conference single   - R1210.00 p/p, per night

Contact Intundla, direct
Telephone: 012 735 9913

This is a limited offer, make your booking and mention the information came from the EON blog!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Xmas party and graduation for our adopted Kliptown Creche

What a great feeling to be able to host our adopted creche, Future Angels' graduation ceremony and Xmas party.

This year, The Soweto Hotel joined us as venue sponsors and for the first time 36 preschoolers had their party and graduation at a 'Big" Hotel.

With big eyes and some apprehension, they all arrived walking in single file from their school about 500m away across the railway track.

This year, 5 preschoolers graduated. They received their graduation certificates proudly dressed in black tie, graduation frocks and caps. Really, Big little people.

We love being an ongoing part of the development of the Future Angles Creche.

Thanks to Mom Dolly, originator of the school and tireless teacher to all.

Thanks to The Soweto Hotel and of course to the team at EON.

It's been a year since we adopted the makeshift Future Angels
Creche in Kliptown.

Mom Dolly, initiator of the school and tireless teacher started the school in an empty room on her property in Kliptown, Soweto to cater for those little children who were left on the streets by moms who had to go to work.

Mom Dolly takes care of 36 preschoolers ranging in age from as young as 12 months to 6 years old, teaching them counting and alphabet through song and dance.

It is amazing and quite touching to see how so much can be achieved by so
little and how enthusiastic the little ones are.

EON has worked throughout the year to provide assistance where the school needed it.

We would like to thank those EON members and others who have made generous donations of food equipment, educational toys and more.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Festive season wishes to you and yours from The Event Organiser's Network

From all of us here at the Event Organiser's Network, we wish you a happy, safe and joyous festive season. Thanks for being part of a busy, eventful and awesome year.

Highlights of 2014 included:
  • Launched new web site and new "Member Zone" on
  • Over 30 Venue and Venue Networking Experiences at top venues around the country
  • EON 2014 Showcase, 450 members experienced 21 speakears, entertainers & comedians and networked with over 100 exhibitors.
  • Launched EON Showcases in Western Cape (March 2015) and Kwazulu Natal (September 2015).
We loved interacting with you during 2014 and look forward to seeing you again in 2015. Check out our 2015 kick-off venue experiences.

Till then.

Best wishes
Wayne Steven-Jennings and the awesome EON Team.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Future Angel's Creche Christmas Party and Graduation

The little one's at the creche are going to be so excited!

The Soweto Hotel has agreed to sponsor the venue for the Christmas Party and we will be there in full force with presents and goodies for all these special little people.

Thank you Soweto Hotel for agreeing to help us make this a special Christmas party.

If there is anyone able to donate anything, big or small, clothes, toys etc we will all be very grateful for your contributions and you can contact to facilitate collection within a reasonable distance.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

You deserve a year end cruise on MSC Cruises.

Cruise with the most modern fleet in the world at affordable rates.

• Corporate Meetings and Incentives,
• Once in a lifetime honeymoons
• The best family holiday you will ever have.

Each cruise is a unique experience, offering magnificent, exotic destinations.

Check out these amazing special offers on the MSC Opera

Departing 16th February – 20 February 2015 from Durban.
This cruise will travel to the beautiful Portuguese Islands, including Inhaca Island, where you can meet the locals, or almost have an entire island to yourself!

Prices range from R3 289pp to R4 099pp for a cruise you will never forget!

Departing 2nd March - 6th March 2015.
This cruise will visit the Capital of Mozambique (Maputo) and continue on to the Portuguese Islands.

Prices range from R3 289 to R4 099 per person.

Departing 9th March to the 13th March 2015.
Enjoy this exclusive party.. the “Oppiwater” festival. Don’t miss this amazing festival on water. All meals are included in the price, and all tickets to shows cost between R25 and R60 per ticket (Normal prices are R180)!

Prices range from R4 099 to R5 759 for the best time of your life at the Afrikaans festival on water!

Departing between 24 March 2015.We have a 4 night cruise to Cape Town via Port Elizabeth from Durban. Traveling from the warm Indian Ocean to the beautiful, Atlantic ocean is sure to leave you wanting more!

Prices range from R4099

Terms and Conditions apply, and all prices are subject to change. Limited availability.

To book your cruise or for more information, e-mail Nadine at


  • Beauty and medical treatments: aesthetics, acupuncture, radio-frequency and much more. Hair salon, Balinese and traditional manicure, pedicure...
  • Sports: tennis, basketball, squash, shuffleboard, jogging track.
  • Spa and fitness centres on all our ships: Balinese massages, sauna, Turkish baths, whirlpools, acupuncture, face and body anti-age treatments, aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, yoga, etc.
  • A family-run company with a family-friendly philosophy reflected in our ‘kids policy’. Kids will have bags of fun with our qualified entertainment staff on hand all day, every day to entertain children and teens aged 3 – 17, free of charge.
  • Theatre with Broadway shows, casino, disco, bands...
  • Internet point, library, F1 simulator, 4D cinema, Tax & Duty Free shopping...
  • Aquapark: pools (some of them covered), water slides.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Oppiplaas by Badplaas!

Come join the 5th anniversary of the "Oppiplaas" Afrikaans music festival! Big names such as Theuns Jordaan, Kurt Darren, Pieter Koen, and Jay will be there performing live!

There are various dates for various artist. On the 18th Of December there will be a Country Western Bush Braai, on the 20th Jay will be performing, and various other artists on the 23rd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st of December while you can start the new year off with festival dates on the 1st and 3rd of January 2015!

E-mail or visit for more info!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Did you know? Misty Hills has a 800sqm Exhibition Centre

Looking for the ideal venue for your next exhibition, conference, function or team-build? Then look no further than Misty Hills Exhibition Centre!

An 800 square meter exhibition centre is air-conditioned and is flexible in design. This enables you to tailor it to your individual requirements.

Situated only 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport with easy access to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Misty Hills really is an amazing place to host your next event!

To book your event call Misty Hills on (011) 950 6000 or 086 173 2237 or visit

Host your year end Function at Manhattan Hotel.

Manhattan Hotel is sure to make your year end function one to remember! With hospitality redefined by them, your function will be the one to go to at the beautiful hotel! The also offer free shuttle services to and from the Gautrain Station!

Call now to book your event on 012 392 0000 or e-mail

New Emperors Palace Convention Center Upgrades

If you're looking for a world-class convention center, your solution is conveniently placed for you alongside the O.R Tambo International airport! Not only does this mega entertainment resort boast 4 award winning hotels ranging from luxurious 5 star hotels to 3 star hotels for your comfort, but Emperors Palace now boasts a newly unveiled R30 million in brand new conference and meeting facilities to add to the existing Convention center!

The renovations comprise of a new South Wing expansion which includes an enhanced entrance experience, an extension to the original facility with an additional 440m2 sub-divisible ‘Fabia’ room, 220m2 ‘Julia’ room, five new 100m2 breakaway rooms, a new boardroom and extended pre-assembly areas. All rooms can be accessed from the service areas to allow for seamless and efficient service whilst additional seating areas in the pre-assembly area will also ensure comfort for guests!

New touch panel user interface technology allows presenters to control presentations, volume and lighting from their fingertips; at Emperors Palace Convention Centre each presentation is mood adjusted and tailored to the subject. Free Wi-Fi up to 500Mb is available to all guests and delegates per device, at any one of the 3, 4 or 5 star hotels and throughout the entire entertainment complex. These luxurious upgrades will ensure that local and international guests alike are guaranteed only the best in service and experience.

If you need a conference venue, Emperors Palace is the place to hold it! To book your date, call 011 928 1903.

Cape Hotels keeps on growing

A new property has jumped on board to join the Cape Hotels membership, adding to the already impressive portfolio of accommodation in South Africa. Sea Villa Glen Craig adds a touch of charm to the Cape Whale Route, providing accommodation for whale-watching enthusiasts in Pringle Bay, only an hour's drive from Cape Town.

Sea Villa Glen Craig is set on twenty six acres in a nature reserve,
alongside the beautiful village of Pringle Bay, and offers a perfect blend of modern facilities with old world colonial charm, designed to work harmoniously with nature in the most eco-friendly way possible.

To book a room with them, call 021 424 4937 or e-mail

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Tsogo Sun bringing War Horse to South Africa!!

The award winning UK stage production, War Horse, is coming to South Africa at Monte Casino in October, and will then move to the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town in December!

War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage!

Tsogo Sun are also having special War Horse packages! Visit for more information on their packages!

Contact 011 367 4250 or e-mail to book now!

Helping Future Angels: Part 2

We have had an amazing response to our first blog on helping our adopted future Angels at the future angels creche. We were looking for help, and we found it in the form of buckets of non-perishable food and toiletries from Blinds Décor.

We cannot describe the joy this donation brought to our little Angels and Mom Dolly at the crèche.

We would like to thank Blinds Décor from the bottom of our hearts for making this possible.

We got a pleasant surprise to see that the toilets are up and running as well as new gutters that really help keep the small outdoor area from flooding! The crèche does, however, need a kitchen, and can not be registered with child welfare without it. Please help our little angels anywhere you can, and remember, we will pick up anywhere within reason!

If you want to help, contact Nadine on 011781 4800

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

AJ Venter former Springbok and Sharks Rugby Player now available as a guest speaker.

People who have achieved at the top level in any discipline are generally well qualified to talk about how to achieve success, work as a team or maintain a positive mindset.

Experience is a great teacher and successfully playing at the top level in international rugby for many years will have created a knowledge base that can be of benefit to all of us.

AJ, is now available to speak at your next event or conference.

To book him, contact Nadine on 011 7814800.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Rose Bar blooms this spring!

Spring is all about new life! The trees and plants blossom, and new animal life has begun! Along with those things, the Rose Bar has also been injected with new life this spring!

12 Acres of luscious green grass house this oasis for the young, and the young at heart. Listen to the DJ'S gentle beats while you sip your freshly squeezed cocktail that refreshes like spring itself! The Rose Bar sets the perfect scene for those people who appreciate the finer things in life!

Let the rhythm sweep you into this amazing new season at the Rose Bar. Contact 021 795 6300 or e-mail for more info. You can also visit their website at

Run for Rhinos, and help save them! (from exhaustion?)

Intundla are hosting a rhino run on the 28th of September 2014! The primary objective of The Rhino Run is to raise funds and awareness for the war on rhino poaching. To date they have raised R255,000.00 for their beneficiary funds.

Registration opens at 06h30, pre-race briefing at 08h30 and the race will begin promptly at 09h00.
There will be 3 different routes through the Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa reserve for all fitness levels.

There will be Food and beverages on sale for all the spectators and participants.

For more information, or to book, call 012 808 0714 or e-mail them at and join the race to beat extinction! 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Just Haven Nomadic Spa

Need a Tranquil environment at your next event? Then Just Haven is just for you!

Harmonious nomadic gazebos, white draping billowing in the breeze, silver candelabra, warm wood, sumptuous chairs with soft throws and cushions, lush textures, and exotic fragrance, Just Haven can supply it all! Just Haven will bring new ideas to the table for your event, making the experience as comfortable and luxurious as it can be.

This is effectively a seven-star treatment in a world where luxury, delight and adventure are essential to well-being. Select your location, Just Haven will do the rest!

Contact Just Haven on 078 498 0799 or e-mail them at

Teambuidling with a sting in the tail. Scorpion 4x4 Teambuilding events.

Every company wants its teams, or staff, to work together really well. This gives good productivity and efficiency! But sometimes, the team chemistry is a little off, and all you need to do to rectify the problem, is send your staff on a team building course!

What better way to do this, than send them on a funfilled adventure with Scorpion 4x4 that is sure to help teambuilding and provide a course that they surely can't forget! They have 2 venues you can choose from: The Shed; which is set in what was previously a nursery shed, this venue can easily accommodate
between 20 and 200 guests, and The Tent; which is perched on top of a hill overlooking Midrand, accommodating between 10 and 150 guests. Bar services are also available!

You can also go off road driving sand driving, skidpan driving and defensive driving, advanced driver training, assistant instructor / instructor courses off road trailer driving courses, car care clinic, off-road recovery courses, and quad bike trails!

E-mail Scorpion 4x4 on for more info or to book your course!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Silent Conductor

Imagine a whole audience of non-musicians becoming an orchestra in minutes. Naturally and effortlessly.

Imagine the conductor not uttering a word yet speaking volumes – about leadership, communication, cooperation and synergy. Imagine a learning experience more powerful than words...Imagine the value to a conference, of everyone having one vision, one idea, one beat, being in one focus & working with united energy.

An organization is like an Orchestra. As the Silent Conductor, Steve's compelling presentation gives a hands-on musical experience of being a significant part of a powerful unit. Steve developed a unique non-verbal approach to group events. Every member of the audience plays an instrument, and so becomes an integral part of an interactive, rhythmic encounter that crosses all language and cultural barriers. Whether participants are accomplished musicians or complete novices, they become united, motivated and inspired.

To make use of this amazing speaker, e-mail