time flies when you're having fun

Posted by admin on 01 November 2018 12:28:56 CAT

Fifteen years ago few could have predicted how the digital revolution would change how we all do business and we are proud to say we have had the opportunity of working with international tech giants  as well as local IT trailblazers. We have embraced change and evolved, but have never lost sight of our core values which form the foundation of our business.

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It’s ironic that in an era of massive disruption, our core values have remained the same!  In 2018, we are still committed to excellence in service, iconic venues, food and striving to answer the needs of the market with our unique philosophy of art, style and fine food which influences everything we do from creating amazing venues, designing unforgettable weddings, hosting brilliant events and creating cutting-edge conferences and launches for clients across all sectors. 


With Art and all things creative as one of our brand pillars we are thrilled to have launched Turbine Art Fair (TAF) in 2013 at our iconic venue Turbine Hall. TAF has become established on the culture calendar as one of South Africa’s most exciting art fairs, showcasing emerging artists to enthusiastic audiences for the past 6 years! 


Our commitment to Style is has always been our mission in everything we do from creating our beautiful venues and styling them accordingly to the way each and every plate of food and table setting is curated. 

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Food – we are passionate about food and concentrate on how food production, processing, distribution and consumption are integrated to enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health of our communities. We love creating food/menus which reflect global trends and innovative presentation whilst showcasing the very best local ingredients.


Weddings are a celebration of love, trust and partnership and these sentiments can be applied to wedding design, planning and execution too. Thank you to all our beautiful brides who have entrusted the forum company with the privilege of turning their dreams into reality. We have loved being part of so many special “ I do’s” across our venues.


Back in 2003 we strategically considered how we would switch things up and pursue innovation. We were going to be doing things differently! Little did we know that this mindset would result in the forum company becoming a trendsetter in conceptualising and hosting some of the most original and talked about events, like our novel Underground Dinners at Turbine Hall and special champagne and wine parties in the city and the countryside. We have loved them all and look forward to hosting many more captivating occasions in the future.

We are so proud to have worked with many famous names and brands along the way and what a thrill it was to meet these brilliant personalities and to work with these globally established companies.

Very little in life can be achieved alone and certainly reaching this 15-year milestone would have been impossible without our team of dedicated collaborators. When we met Oprah along our journey, she dished some excellent advice -  "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks and appreciation to our staff who live and breath our brand and whose passion and excellence has allowed us to achieve so many accolades and awards.

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We love what we do and look forward to another 15 years of art, style and fine food!

Glynis Hyslop