Making the Most of It

Recently I was speaking to a friend who is doing something they really love and have wanted to do for a long time – and she was sharing how much she is enjoying the current work she is doing. Often we don’t think of work as something to be enjoyed – but rather tolerated and endured – and it challenged my mindset.  It also made me realise how fortunate I am to be doing something I am passionate about.

Meetings Africa 2018 – Shared Economies

What an exciting time we had showcasing our products for the first time at Meetings Africa 2018 from the 25th – 28th February at the Sandton Convention Centre.  We were part of a group of 12 SMME’s selected for the Sustainability Village to provide gifting for the conference delegates, speakers and hosted buyers.  With theme titled “Shared Economies” it proved how the business tourism sector can implement local economic development in a sustainable way.  The voucher card system used (see image below) enabled delegates to purchase items of their own choice from each of the vendors at the Village.

This concept really changes the game in terms of how gifting has been done for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition (MICE) industry – and we hope that others will soon follow the trend.  One of the highlights for us was the opportunity to speak on SABC’s Morning Live about African Mamas Crafts and what we do.  To view the short video – click here.

Nomaswazi Tinus – Founder & Director: African Mamas Crafts speaking on SABC’s Morning Live.
The voucher card system used by buyers during Meetings Africa 2018.

Buy Local Summit

Next week 14-15th March 2018 sees us back at the Sandton Convention Centre once again showcasing local design at the Buy Local Summit and Workshop hosted by Proudly South Africa.  We have done this event for the last 2 years, however it is encouraging to see the buy-in and support it is now getting from large corporate and government departments.

It’s going to be an exciting year and we look forward to sharing the amazing journey with you!

Till next month,

Nomaswazi Tinus
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts

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