Forest Whitaker talks peace initiativeECHO Events was honoured to be involved in the recent Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme press conference. Forest Whitaker spoke at the press conference in Athlone, Cape Town, on the progress WPDI Youth Peacemaker Network programme is making in Athlone since it officially launched in August this year. Whitaker is a UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation. 11 Dec 2019 read more

Magnolia Social Dining Lounge opens at Erinvale Hotel and SpaECHO Events together with Ofyt had the privilege of being involved in the opening of the Magnolia Social Dining Lounge at the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa, adding a third restaurant offering to this prestigious property. With bespoke custom-made pieces and soft ambient lighting, Interior Designer, Clinton Savage, has created an interior that promises to offer diners a visual sensory delight. The newly designed restaurant aims to add an innovative, modern and interactive touch to Chef Stefan Bekker's exciting culinary combinations. 18 Nov 2019 read more

BNP Paribas presents the 'Women Changing India' exhibition in South AfricaEcho Events recently won the pitch to assist BNP Paribas in facilitating the set-up of this exhibition. In addition to setting up the exhibition, Echo also ran a media event as well as a client event on behalf of their client, BNP Paribas. 8 Nov 2017 read more

Kia sets the record for The World's Longest Test Drive with the all-new SportagePowered by the all-new Kia Sportage, which was officially launched in South Africa on 21 October 2016, Kia Motors South Africa has officially set the record for the World's Longest Test Drive Relay, announced by RecordSetter in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 October 2016. 1 Nov 2016 read more

Will it be third time lucky for Zakes Bantwini vs AKA?According to CANSA, one in every four South Africans is affected by cancer - through diagnosis of either family, friends or self. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - an annual campaign to raise awareness of the risks, the value of screening and early detection. SA celebrity Zakes Bantwini, who lost his own mother to breast cancer, is once again this year challenging AKA to a game of seven-a-side soccer in the name of 1Goal4Cancer. The question is, will it be third time lucky for Team Zakes this year? 25 Oct 2016 read more

ECHO supports Cape HackathonCape Town Hack-a-thon to create new app: let's reclaim public spaces 14 Mar 2016 read more

Zakes Bantwini and AKA take beef to the soccer pitch once moreSA music stars Zakes Bantwini and AKA will once again hit the soccer pitch in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Last year saw Bantwini challenge AKA to select a celebrity soccer team and go head to head against him for Bantwini's initiative called 1Goal4Cancer. Team AKA walked away victorious, resulting in AKA shaving off Bantwini's hair. This year, Bantwini has a score to settle! 22 Oct 2015 read more

International conferencing, one of ECHO's specialties...One of ECHO's many specialties is conferencing and besides handling our regular UK clients this year, we have also had the pleasure of working with various international groups from Angola, Iraq and the USA. 13 Aug 2015 read more

It's never too early to secure the perfect venueHave you started thinking of your company year-end function for 2015? It's never too early to secure the perfect venue and, having the right venue for your function makes all the difference. 21 May 2015 read more

Nandi Mngoma and Zakes Bantwini unite in songThis Freedom Day, Nandi and Zakes released their first ever duet, which is set to get Africans to unite in song and dance. 29 Apr 2015 read more

Easter treats at Lilitha CrècheEaster time at the Lilitha Crèche is always a fun affair: Easter bags with Easter eggs, a warm long sleeve top and a colouring in sheet were put together for each child who attend the crèche by the ECHO for Children Foundation. 14 Apr 2015 read more

Looking for a different and exciting year-end function?It's already September! How did this year go by so fast? (Perhaps it's due to the full eventing schedule that ECHO has had). The ECHO team is looking towards the next year-end function season, as November and December is a very busy time of year - venues need to be secured well in advance. ECHO has run varied, nationwide year end functions for its corporate clients, from snow themed family days (with actual snow), beach parties on the West Coast, formal sit down comedy evenings, roof top events in the CBD and leisurely picnics on the rolling lawns of a wine farm, to name just a few. 3 Sep 2014 read more

ECHO Events baking with purpose"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." ~ Nelson Mandela 22 Jul 2014 read more

Zakes Bantwini, Judith Sephuma, iFani and friends delighted Durban on Youth DayZakes Bantwini and his epic line-up of special guest artists - the legendary Judith Sephuma, Khaya Mthethwa, iFani, Bucie and Liquideep's Ziyon - wowed the audience of this year's Upfront with Zakes Bantwini. Hosted on Monday at the Durban Playhouse, the annual Youth Day production was a moving and sensational tribute to 20 years of democracy and to Nelson Mandela. 23 Jun 2014 read more

Virgin Active's 'RAK' nomination eventThe previously infamous NEK nomination has been turned on its head to help out those less fortunate. RAK nominations (Random Acts of Kindness) are a great example of viral volunteering. 31 Mar 2014 read more

Soft Walls - a solo exhibitionSoft Walls opens 5 February 2014 at 18h00
The Photo Workshop Gallery
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Hip hooray for 2014 and the 11th year for ECHO Events"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide 16 Jan 2014 read more

Rising Star, Nandi Mngoma looks back At 2013Nandi Mngoma, well known as a performer, All Access and SuperSport presenter is one of the talented individuals which ECHO Events has the privilege of managing. 6 Dec 2013 read more

ECHO and MSP beat the rain odds for triumphant charity golf dayAs the sun made its way through the clouds and sighs of relief travelled around the golf course, a top-notch team set up at Stellenbosch Golf Club with incredible tenacity and vigour for the annual MSP Charity Golf Day just as the sun rays reached the edges of the course. 19 Nov 2013 read more

ECHO Events once again arranged the prestigious Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards at Anura Vineyards. The event was a huge success and the passionate, terroir-driven producers in the Robertson district made an indelible mark at the awards, with two wines in the selected SA Terroir Top 5 Estate Wines as well as five national winners from all submissions. 2 Aug 2013 read more

ECHO for Children Foundation and Bletchley Park laptop donationThe ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Bletchley Park, lent a helping hand and donated a much-needed laptop for Thokozani Brother's fast-growing after-school programme. 26 Jul 2013 read more

Making a difference on Mandela DayFor Mandela Day, ECHO and Bletchley Park set to work spreading butter, jam and peanut butter on over 500 sandwiches for the non-profit organisation, Sarmie Mommiez. 22 Jul 2013 read more

Upfront with Zakes Bantwini live in DurbanOn 14 June Zakes Bantwini wowed fans as he returned to his home province for the Upfront with Zakes Bantwini live concert. Together with Ethekwini Municipality and Mayonie Productions, Durban fans were treated to a not-to-be-missed, one-night only musical experience as a tribute to the youth of South Africa. 16 Jul 2013 read more

Angel power at Virgin Active PowerzoneThe word "inspiring" comes to mind when summing up the day at the Virgin Active Powerzone at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Translated into English as "Sugar Bush", there is nothing sweet about Suikerbossie, the last (and sometimes brutal) hill of the cycle race where the Virgin Active Powerzone was located. 13 Mar 2013 read more

Upfront with Zakes Bantwini on SABCWell-loved for his exceptional talent as an entertainer, Zakes Bantwini fans are in for a treat as exclusive content from his brand new DVD, UPFRONT WITH ZAKES BANTWINI, airs on SABC this Thursday. On 16 June, Zakes Bantwini transformed the newly-built Soweto Theatre (South Africa) into an intimate concert experience for the recording of his first live concert DVD. An integrated 14-camera team captures the 13-piece band, dancers, string section, styled VJ'ing and legendary guest artists. 25 Feb 2013 read more

Meet Sarah Bell, the new member at ECHO EventsSarah is the new girl on the ECHO team, fresh from a degree in Public Relations and an internship at Media24. Sarah will be responsible for working with the team on events, conferences and brand activations, from our volume of event briefs and ensuring that our social media platforms are current and working across multiple areas of the company. 18 Feb 2013 read more

The ECHO for Children Foundation wraps up 20122012 saw the ECHO for Children Foundation actively involved in four charity projects and initiatives. Among the projects, The Foundation revamped Lilitha Crèche, an unfunded crèche in Kraaifontein, sponsored a Christmas Party for the same crèche and managed to maintain the Study Fund which sponsors the education of a scholar attending high school in the Garden Route area. 16 Jan 2013 read more

ECHO Events and partners collaborate on the NACMA Awards ProductionThe inaugural National Choral Music Achievement Awards (NACMA), hosted for the first time in the history of the choral music industry, took place at the Durban Christian Centre (The Jesus Dome) on 7 December 2012. 21 Dec 2012 read more

The ECHO for Children Foundation oversees Kraaifontein crèche overhaulThe ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Vanilla Concrete Design and Manufacturing Studio and Eikestad Plumbing, joined forces in what has been the Foundation's most challenging project to date. 5 Dec 2012 read more

TCM Pop Up Cinema: more than 1.21 gigawatts of fun with Back to the FutureOn Wednesday, 19 September 2012, TCM, the DStv channel dedicated to Hollywood's great movies alongside contemporary and cult classics, hosted over 200 excited Cape Town patrons and took them Back to the Future. 21 Sep 2012 read more

Virgin Active celebrates its 100th national health club, BalfourVirgin Active South Africa opened its 100th national health club, Balfour, situated in Balfour Park, Johannesburg. 3 Sep 2012 read more

TCM Pop Up Cinema's The Breakfast Club takes guests back to the 80'sOn the evening of 24 May 2012, denizens of Johannesburg went back to High School for detention. They were given the opportunity to watch The Breakfast Club, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies' Pop Up Cinema. 19 Jun 2012 read more

ECHO Events gets Upfront with Zakes BantwiniUpfront with Zakes Bantwini is a not-to-be-missed one-night only musical extraordinaire taking place on June 16th at the Soweto Theatre. The Durban-based music mogul announced this week that his first theatre stage performance, in association with Hansa, will pay tribute to the great South African musical story of Sophiatown. 12 Jun 2012 read more

Atterbury hosts contemporary broker function from the spectacular 25th floor of Atterbury HouseAtterbury was pleased to welcome Cape Town property brokers to its broker function on the 25th floor of the Atterbury House building in the Cape Town CBD. 8 Jun 2012 read more

Virgin Active joins forces with Ryk Neethling and Chad le Clos to develop Virgin Active SWIMVirgin Active launched its latest training innovation - SWIM. Developed by Olympic Gold medalist Ryk Neethling and endorsed by Commonwealth Games and world champion Chad le Clos, SWIM is a coaching programme designed for just about every one - young, old, fit or unfit. 15 May 2012 read more

The Active Angels danced, chanted and pushed uphillAs 35 000 cyclists braved Cape Town's scorching heat to complete the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday, 11 March 2012, 40 Virgin Active Angels on Suikerbossie hill were on hand to offer a much needed push as cyclists geared up for the last stretch to the finish line. 20 Mar 2012 read more

ECHO Events executes the launch of 22sevenECHO Events recently oversaw the launch of 22seven, an independent online personal financial service. The service blends behavioural science, play and technology to create new generation money management for South Africans - helping people to find money they didn't know they had. 6 Feb 2012 read more

ECHO Events and Virgin Active bring refreshment and flair to Ironman 70.3East London played host to the 2012 Ironman 70.3 triathlon in fine style on Sunday 22 January as 2 939 athletes were put through their paces facing a grueling 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre bike ride and 21 kilometre run. 1 Feb 2012 read more

ECHO Events and Cartoonito rise to the occasion at the 2011 Cape Town International Kite FestivalCartoonito had a brightly coloured and exciting presence at the annual Cape Town International Kite Festival, which took place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2011 in Muizenberg. ECHO, in conjunction with Turner Broadcasting, hosted the Cartoonito Story Telling Corner in the Boomerang marquee. The theme for this year's festival was "Uplifting Mind and Body" and was proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health and Heart 104.9FM. 9 Nov 2011 read more

ECHO Events sets elegant and contemporary tone for 2011 Novare SA Terroir Wine AwardsECHO Events and Conferences handled the conceptualisation and coordination of the sixth annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, sponsored by Novare Investments. Top South African winemaker's and enthusiasts gathered at the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate near Cape Town to pay homage to some of the country's finest wines. 1 Sep 2011 read more

TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events bring Viva Las Vegas to the Imizamo Yethu communityMembers of the Iziko Lo Lwazi Community Centre in Hout Bay were invited to a screening of Viva Las Vegas by TCM Pop Up Cinema and ECHO Events. Visitors enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and were treated to popcorn and refreshments whilst they journeyed into the life and times of Elvis Priestly and classic Las Vegas. Pop Up Cinema is a new film screening concept in South Africa which allows people to immerse themselves into the very heart and soul of classic film. 31 Aug 2011 read more

The ECHO for Children Foundation and Ricky Lee Gordon spend a day brightening Bulelani Day CareThe Bulelani Day Care Centre in Delft has risen from its humble beginnings, as two dilapidated shacks in the backyard of its principals' property, to a NGO registered Crèche with formal infrastructure and flooring. The ECHO for Children Foundation, with the help of their sponsors, undertook the task of painting the walls of Bulelani in order to brighten the overall atmosphere of the Crèche. The white, chromadeck panels provided the perfect blank canvas for local talented artist and social upliftment entrepreneur, Ricky Lee Gordon aka Freddy Sam of Write on Africa, to work his magic. This is not the first time that ECHO and Ricky have collaborated. They also joined forces in the collaboration of the adidas Originals 3 Stories, World Cup Campaign - which they went on to win a Silver Loerie Award for. 28 Jun 2011 read more

TCM and Echo Events bring classic Las Vegas to the Mother City for a unique cinematic experienceRacing red, 1950's convertible sports cars and car guards waving checkered flags set the scene for Viva Las Vegas on Thursday, 12th May 2011 at Vaudeville, Cape Town. Cinema goers walked into an interactional cinematic scene- A haughty Count, two greasy mechanics and Rusty and Lucky discussing the upcoming Grand Prix. TCM, formally known as Turner Classic Movies, POP UP CINEMA had arrived, bringing Las Vegas to the Mother City. 23 May 2011 read more

Following on from the hugely successful TCM Pop Up Cinema event on the 24th February in Johannesburg, TCM's Pop Up Cinema descends on The Mother City on Thursday the 12th of May at 18h00, leaving Capetonians no choice but to come out of hibernation. 4 May 2011 read more

Incisive Media and delegates congregated at the renowned Mount Nelson Hotel where boardroom presentations and informative talks by key note speakers filled the morning and early afternoon. Thereafter, afternoons were reserved for leisure. Activities catered for all preferences - from powerboating and helicopter flips for the adventurous to a food and wine tasting and township tour for those seeking a more cultural experience. 17 Mar 2011 read more

2010 was a silver Loerie award-winning year for the ECHO team. 21 Jan 2011 read more

Terroir Wine Awards sponsored by Novare InvestmentsECHO organises the fifth annual Terroir Wine Awards for the third year running. 15 Nov 2010 read more

ECHO for Children Foundation annual fundraiser a great achievement28th October 2010 on the Rooftop of the Grand Daddy 8 Nov 2010 read more

ECHO for Children Foundation annual fundraiser28th October 2010 on the Rooftop of the Grand Daddy 21 Oct 2010 read more

The Loerie Awards 2010A Silver Loeries in the live events category was awarded to ECHO and /A Word of Art for the adidas Originals World Cup Campaign. 5 Oct 2010 read more

adidas Originals celebrate originality during FIFA World CupEcho Events project managed the adidas Originals Campaign - a concept created and hosted by A WORD OF ART 27 Jul 2010 read more

Presented by Africa Centre, the Spier Contemporary, South Africa's largest biennial art exhibition, officially opened on the 13 of March 2010 at the City Hall in Cape Town. This extraordinary exhibition provides artists living in the country with an open platform to create and show new work, which reflects both the breadth and depth of the South African experience. ECHO Events were the proud event organisers. 6 Apr 2010 read more

forwardSLASH and De Beers go Vegas on the beachECHO once again, true to form successfully organised the end-of-year events for both De Beers and forwardSLASH. 3 Feb 2010 read more

Midsummer Valentine's concert for charity - ECHO ensures a magical evening filled with musicECHO are pleased to be involved in the organisation of such a worthy cause as the Montrose Foundation Concert. The event takes place on Sunday 14th February 2010. 2 Feb 2010 read more

Lion of Africa Insurance, an established growing insurance brand in South Africa, celebrated their 10th year anniversary on 19 November. 1 Dec 2009 read more

ACSIS is an independent financial services group that guides clients along their journeys in achieving financial well-being. This year, Acsis celebrated their 10-year anniversary and chose ECHO to assist with their celebratory arrangements which included an annual conference as well as a gala dinner. 9 Oct 2009 read more

Novare Terroir Wine AwardsNovare Investments has been the proud sponsor of the South African Terroir Wine Awards since their inception in 2006. This year The ECHO Team captivated the event in true encompassing style. 25 Aug 2009 read more

Mont Blanc Father's Day eventIt was no surprise to find that Echo was responsible for capturing the sophisticated and mastery craftsmanship of Mont Blanc at their Father's Day Event on the 18th June 2009 held at the Mont Blanc Boutique Store in the V&A Waterfront. 11 Aug 2009 read more

Discovery Health's Top Performing Brokers presentationEcho proved to be once again on top of their game at the Discovery Health Top Performing Brokers Presentation held on the 22nd June 2009 at the One&Only Hotel. 28 Jul 2009 read more

Echo manages Car Phone Warehouse UK seminarsEcho was approached by a UK-based marketing company to manage and implement a series of seminars for Car Phone Warehouse in South Africa. These took place from the 28th - 30th April 2009. 18 May 2009 read more

Echo Wellness - seminars styled for businessEcho has developed a range of Winter Wellness packages for the corporate market. These packages have been designed to be facilitated within your office space. The courses offer valuable “coping tools” to minimise stress and anxiety in the workplace. 7 May 2009 read more

Echo launches Green Conferencing! 15 Apr 2009 read more

Blue Blood launchThe Blue Blood store, located in trendy Heritage Square, was officially launched on Saturday, 21 February 2009. 31 Mar 2009 read more

Rennie Property Group launches renovated Absa buildingThe launch of the renovated Absa building was held on the 19th of February 2009. This, to showcase to invited guests, retail space designed and developed by the Patrick Partnership and the Rennie Property Group. 24 Mar 2009 read more

Echo is pleased to announce that we are now BBBEE-compliant. 30 Jan 2009 read more

The Echo For Children Foundation recently held its inaugural charity dinner at the exquisite La Colombe Restaurant in Uitsig. This, to mark its official launch and begin an annual tradition that will see the foundation raise funds for underprivileged children. 21 Jan 2009 read more

Echo's new website is live! Months of planning and strategising have culminated into a fresh, new look for our website; following on from our recently unveiled company logo with the stylish, apt strapline - “Events Styled For Business”. 20 Nov 2008 read more

Echo wins the Emirates Airline contractAn undoubted highlight for Echo has been winning the Emirates Airline contract. The first port of call was organising a road show for 1500 people in February 2008. This prestigious event, held at the CTICC and featuring a world-class performance by Johnny Clegg, was a fitting launch pad for the Emirates Airlines direct route from Dubai to Cape Town. 10 Apr 2008 read more

Echo organises the launch of Ciroc Premium VodkaAfter winning the bid to organise the launch of Brandhouse's new Ciroc Premium Vodka, Echo, in conjunction with Lange PR, organised two exquisite events. The first being at Summer Place in Johannesburg on 26 November and the second at Cape Town's Café Maxim two days later. 9 Nov 2007 read more

Echo wins the bid to organise the launch of Fleur Du Cap's new boutique wine rangeEcho, in conjunction with Singh and Son successfully organised the launch of Fleur Du cap's unfiltered boutique wine range. 23 Sep 2007 read more

Echo wins RisCura contractEcho had the pleasure of organising a casino gold evening for RisCura. This fun, innovative evening exuded style and sophistication in keeping with the RisCura brand. 17 Sep 2007 read more

Nancy Hoepner, Echo's newly appointed Project Manager, joined the team this month. This dynamic and talented lady has a background in performing arts and a BA honours degree in Theatre and Performance. 9 Aug 2007 read more

Echo wins De Beers Contract: Blessing of the Peace in Africa vesselThis prestigious event, an occasion to bless the De Beers Marine Peace in Africa Vessel, was commemorated by a breathtaking photographic exhibition, showcasing the vessel in all its glory. 3 Apr 2007 read more

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