April 2015 - Over the next few months, First Car Rental will be profiling a number of companies that form part of Thebe Investment Corporation, which is Combined Motor Holdings' (CMH) BBBEE partner. First Car Rental is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMH.
The first company to be profiled is Thebe Reed Exhibitions - one of Southern Africa's most successful events management companies.
We asked Thebe Reed Exhibitions these questions:
In a nutshell, what does Thebe Reed Exhibitions do?
Offering over 12 exhibitions that span across three regions and attract over 2000 exhibitors and 240 000 visitors each year, Thebe Reed Exhibitions helps connect more people, more companies and more industry buyers than ever before. Thebe Reed Exhibition's diverse range of events comprise of world-class trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings.
Thebe Reed Exhibitions also offers strategic venue management solutions and our contract to manage the award-winning Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, on behalf of owners - the Sasol Pensions Fund - stretches until 2024.
When was the company established?
Formally known as Thebe Exhibitions and Projects Group (TEPG), the newly-branded Thebe Reed Exhibitions, which was established at the end of 2013, is a joint venture agreement with Thebe Tourism Group Pty Limited, a 100%-owned subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation - South Africa's first BBBEE Company, and the world's leading event's organiser, Reed Exhibitions.
Where are the company headquarters?
Thebe Reed Exhibition's headquarters are based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Reed Exhibition's headquarters are based in London, United Kingdom.
How many people are employed by Thebe Reed Exhibitions?
Thebe Reed Exhibitions is proud to employ 77 unique and dynamic individuals that span across various sectors such as Finance, General Management, Marketing and Sales.
Which major South African events will Thebe Reed Exhibitions be managing in 2015?
Thebe Reed Exhibiton's exciting 2015 portfolio includes: Africa Travel Week - International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa; Incentives, Business, Travel & Meetings (IBTM) Africa; and the World Travel Market® (WTM®) Africa. The Business Entrepreneurship and Franchise Expo; Decorex Joburg, Cape Town and Durban; 100% Design South Africa; the Gauteng Motor Fest; Mediatech Africa and the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange.
Who are the directors of Thebe Reed Exhibitions?
Carol Weaving - Managing Director of Thebe Reed Exhibitions: Carol brings to Thebe Reed Exhibitions a diverse working background in the business tourism and events industry. Thanks to Carol's continued passion, hard work, dedication and management, Thebe Reed Exhibitions is one of the largest and most successful business events companies in Southern Africa and is now in a position to grow its footprint across the African continent with many new ventures in the pipeline.
Jerry Mabena - CEO, Thebe Services: Jerry has vast experience in the marketing and property management sectors. Jerry is a proficient senior business executive with exceptional strategic thinking skills with a passion for developing individuals and working as a team. Recognised for his integrated approach to business, Jerry has achieved success in various senior executive positions.
Brett Hendricks - General Manager, Thebe Services: After 15 years in Finance, Brett moved into the position of General Manager for Thebe Services at the end of 2012. With extensive experience in financial management and corporate finance, his skills of number-crunching combined with his passion for the tourism industry, has made Brett an asset to Thebe Tourism and now Thebe Services.
Richard Mortimore - CEO of Reed Exhibitions, UK: Richard joined Reed Exhibitions as Managing Director of the Travel division in May 2006 and was responsible for the global development of the portfolio of travel and meeting exhibitions as well as running the day to day operations of the group. He is now responsible for a global network of events.
Corinne Cunningham - Commercial Director: Her role as Commercial Director encompasses responsibility for Finance, Strategy & Acquisitions and IT. She has worked for Reed Exhibitions for seven years and has been with the RELX Group for nearly 20 years previously at RBI in both the UK and continental Europe.
Thabo Molefe - Director: Over the years Thabo's career has seen him assume responsibility for new-Sales and Marketing strategies, as well as handling the development of customer markets and customer engagement models.
What is Thebe Reed Exhibitions' vision and mission?
Thebe Reed Exhibitions seeks to strengthen and grow its position as the top Exhibition and Venue Management Company in Africa, leading to sustainable and long-term benefits for the community we serve. Thebe Reed Exhibitions commits all of its experience and resources to inspiring and harnessing the most fundamental form of communication that exists - direct personal contact. Our mission is to invest in quality people and products and to provide a level of service that is unsurpassed in Africa.