Our Approach

Event management companies must recognize the importance of time when creating, planning and executing any event. At Events Extraordinaire, event management is an exercise in balancing creativity with project management skills. It involves co-ordinating different areas such as logistics, operations, time management and cost management. We know that creating high quality events is getting the right balance between the client’s requirements, the budget the client has and the time available to create, plan and organise the event.

As time never stops, and corporate events have very definite deadlines, we view 'time' as the only constraint we have on what we create. The effective management and efficient use of the time available is critical to successful event delivery and the success of any event management company. Satisfying our client’s requirements is our primary objective.

We plan and coordinate operations before, during and after the event. We ensure logistics are in place to ensure a smooth event delivery of the event. However, creativity will always remain central to our activities and the focus of all our efforts.

It is what differentiates us from other event management companies.

Who is Behind Events Extraordinaire

Clara Mdlalose is an award-winning Event Planner and Certified PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) as well as a member of SAACI (the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry). She is fluent in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Northern Sotho. She is the former Director of PR and Events at Protea Hotels in Polokwane, Limpopo. She is a former Fundraiser for the Midwives Association of Southern Africa and The First Lady’s Trust Limpopo, where she produced many of their high-profile charitable events during her tenure at these organizations. Clara has gained extensive experience in the events industry for the past 16 years.

Clara has worked on an impressive portfolio of events ranging from government events , gala dinners, comedy nights, conferences, fashion shows and music festivals. Since setting up the company nearly 15 years ago, Events Extraordinaire have produced numerous conferences ranging from focus groups for 100 people through to conferences for over 2,000 people, as well as outdoor public and sporting events.

At Events Extraordinaire, Clara has developed a niche producing events and or conferences for and on behalf of the South African public sector and has produced numerous events around issues including awards ceremonies, launches, women, children and dis-abled groups, nutrition, wellbeing, HIV & AIDS programmes, mother and child care, men’s health, alcohol and smoking and other public health issues.

She is particularly passionate about producing stimulating, informative and high quality conferences and seminars utilising conference technologies and social media when appropriate.

Clara is increasingly being asked to consult and advise on the event industry. She has also been sought after in terms of the planning of event space and conference and meeting facilities.

Our Team

Events Extraordinaire has brought together many of the best and brightest players in the technology, hospitality and event planning industries. Our diverse team epitomizes the motto of the Managing Consultant: "True value is created at the intersection of multiple disciplines.”

Events Extraordinaire is an award-winning event design and production company, specializing in elegant corporate events and social events. We have a broad range of experience designing and producing corporate events, social events, grand openings, and non-profit events.

Events Extraordinaire will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Personalized service, meticulous attention to detail and cutting edge creative design are the trademarks that we bring to every event that we produce.

Events Extraordinaire works extensively with nationally recognized experts, ensuring that only the most proven professionals take part in creating your event. We have produced events in a wide variety of venues and are experts at transforming unexpected spaces into masterpieces of design. We have been recognized provincially for excellence as event planners and corporate event planners, receiving top awards from the esteemed Special Society like the PMR Africa Awards, a rating company comprising of CEO’s MD’s, Business Owners, company Directors and Senior Provincial and Local Government Officials. Our experience and professionalism is reflected in our ability to listen to our clients' needs and to translate them into events that are both exquisite and flawlessly produced.

You dream big. We make it happen. We will work with your vision and your budget and provide you with the best of our creativity, professional expertise, outstanding organizational abilities, and deep knowledge of resources and contacts. Understated or over-the-top, formal and extravagant or fun and laid-back—you decide, and we will bring it to life.