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BMG appointment announcement - Marketing Manager, Darryn Wright

Darryn Wright has been appointed marketing manager, BMG – part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) business segment of Invicta Holdings Limited.

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Wright, with extensive experience in strategic planning and marketing management, has clearly-defined objectives as the new marketing manager at BMG.

His business acumen lies in strategy, supported by theoretical and practical know-how on how to commercially maximise allocated resource and budget.

With the view to winning market share and taking BMG into the future, he will forge relations with key stakeholders to build a formidable marketing and commercial foundation and team.

Wright’s strong organisational and people skills are highlighted in his impeccable track record and this bodes well for BMG’s current requirement.

Wright was previously marketing manager for Torre Industries – also a JSE listed parts and components organisation in the industrial sector.

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Transport & Construction and Trucks-Parts & Equipment - More about us and what we can offer you

Transport & Construction a very well known name is a 118 page A5 digest that is Mailed Monthly - directly to 14 500 decision makers both nationally and internationally.

Trucks-Parts & Equipment a 72 page A5 digest that is mailed nationally and directly to 12 500 company decision makers each month.

These digests have been running for over 22 years is the market leader in the industry.

In addition, understanding the power of online exposure, we have a professionally designed Website. Here you, as a client, will be automatically featured on our business directory with a Google map to your address and a link back to your website. Our website can be reached on www.transportandconstruction.co.za. Due to substantial traffic through our site, we are highly ranked on the Google search engine, making it easy for company decision makers to find us and therefore find you.

We also offer a Weekly Newsletter. Our Newsletter has grown to 18000+ recipients. Our newsletter helps to keep you up to date with the latest happenings within the industry. As a client of Transport & Construction and Trucks-Parts & Equipment you may send us any company related news or specials to run in our newsletter. This is just another valuable service we offer. Keeping every corner covered for our clients.

In addition to all this we have an Online Shop, where you can upload your own stock for buyers to view and enquire directly. Our online shop is "Your Biggest Seller" for all your plant equipment, parts and services. You may maintain your own stock daily or as needed and without restriction, listing as many items as you may have. The products that are listed within Online Shop are well categorized, so that your product is seen by prospective clients. Our Online Shop can be reached at www.plantandparts.com.

Some of the industries that we cover but is not limited to construction, earthmoving, material handling, truck & bus companies, parts and plant rental, government & semi government, transport. This ensures that we are targeting people within your industry - introducing the buyer to the relevant seller.

So give us a call and benefit from this complete package. Our confident sales team is willing and able to assist you in gaining maximum exposure.

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Xylem harnesses the heavy metal with its new marketing manager, Lorraine Smart

Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, is proud to announce the appointment of its new marketing manager; Lorraine Smart. With decades of experience and a hands-on approach, Smart beat out a slew of candidates for the position. The avid ACDC-fan is set to bring her unique skillset and industry know-how to the role to further expand Xylem Water Solutions’ reputation as a global thought-leader.

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Jazz Festival to boost local economy

Cape Town once again plays host to travellers from all over the world visiting the city for the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), which takes place on the first weekend of April 2016. According to Bruce Deneys, Director of sales and marketing at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, a five star hotel in Cape Town.
 
"This increasingly popular event attracts in excess of 37,000  people each year, and provides a much welcomed boost for the local economy," says Deneys.
 
As a result of  the recent ‘mini-festive season’ of back-to-back public holidays during March, Deneys says that the hotel has witnessed an influx of travellers to the region over the period, and that the internationally recognised CTIJF will only boost these numbers as local and international tourists alike flock to the city for the event.
 
“It was reported that 37 000 music lovers attended the Jazz Festival over the two festival days in 2015. However, the festival brings more than music and tourists to the city – it brings opportunity for employment, upskilling of labour resources and business to hotels, restaurants and entertainment establishments city-wide,” says Deneys.  
 
Given the challenging economic climate, all sectors in the Western Cape have been challenged to contribute to positive economic change, and the local hospitality sector has met and exceeded the challenge, says Deneys. Based on most recent figures, the 2014 CTIJF alone created 2,723 jobs and contributed R 553.3m o the local economy – almost double that of the festival’s contribution to national GDP before the recession of 2008. 
 
“The festival doesn’t only provide revenue for the event itself, but for all participating suppliers and members of the hospitality sector. Guests travelling to Cape Town spend money on accommodation, restaurants and transport providers, as well as in local retailers. This surge of visitors also creates jobs as providers seek to meet the increased demand for products or services,” says Deneys. 
 
Small and medium enterprises are also set to benefit from the hosting of large scale international events such as the CTIJF, especially small local businesses such as catering companies, security firms, audio-visual engineers, media specialists and accommodation operators.
 
He explains that given an event such as the CTIJF can contribute so significantly to the local economy, it is a huge boost and inspiration to the entire hospitality sector. “This event consistently proves that the arts, culture and hospitality sectors are major role-players in the broader South African economy.
 
“The City has the potential, through the promotion of the CTIJF and other similar events, to continue the development of a sustainable event tourism industry that can boost the sector and continually contribute to the country’s economy, especially in light of current economic challenges.”
 
Discussing South African tourism numbers in general, Deneys believes that the number of travellers to the region will continue to increase as a result of the weaker Rand. “The weakening Rand has made it even more expensive for South Africans to travel abroad, resulting in many instead looking to travel and holiday locally. Meanwhile, for international tourists, the favourable exchange rate is making travel to the country even more affordable,” concludes Deneys.
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New Altron, new identity

Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) has launched a new corporate identity following its recent reorganisation into two divisions, namely Altron TMT (Telecommunications,

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