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 Sue McGuinness

Business Development

Sue McGuinness is well-known in the South African medical conference industry for her experience, business and personal ethics, integrity and reputation. As a seasoned conference organiser, she has over 25 years’ experience of working exclusively within the medical and event management industry.  This experience and breadth of knowledge is backed by testimonials and references from many clients confirming a proven track record of highly successful and profitable repeat congresses. 


 Cornel Wasserman

Financial Manager

Cornel is a highly organised, dedicated and motivated finance professional with 20 years experience in the industry.  He ensures timely, efficient and accurate account management and preparation.  He has extensive experience in all accounting aspects including VAT, taxation, reconciliation, forex, banking, debtors, creditor control, payroll, SAP, month end reporting and auditing.


 Claudette Lamont

Executive Events Manager

Claudette brings to the team her calm, highly organised management approach,  having been a team leader for numerous association congress events (from 100 to 1000 delegates), over the past  7 years in the events management industry.  Her ability to multi-task,  eye for detail and excellent project and financial management skills ensure that clients are provided with a professional service at the highest level.  She is also a great mentor to new team members who she readily takes under her wing. 


Lauren Raubenheimer

Senior Events Manager

Lauren has several years project management experience within the medical events industry.  Our strong relationships with exhibition partners is a testament to her  friendly and efficient approach.  Her ability to remain calm under pressure combined with an excellent sense of humour is highly rated by the team as well as our partners. 


Richard Moneron

Sales Manager

Richard has over 20 years experience within the medical and pharmaceutical sales industry.  He is proficient in English, Afrikaans, German and Indonesian.  He also has significant financial experience in terms of budgeting, financial management and financial report analysis.  Our trade partners value his commitment and service ethic and he is a reliable and a popular  member of the team.


Chipo Minawu

Travel and Events Coordinator

Chipo has extensive background in the travel and safari industry. In addition to providing support to the Events Management team, her experience with compiling tailor-made travel itineraries and her knowledge of properties and travel destinations, ensures that she is able to offer our clients a most memorable experience in Africa. She has an excellent service ethic, is a multi-tasker with an eye for detail and a general all-rounder who provides strong support to our team. 


 Samantha Terblanche

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

Samantha has over 20 years of experience in project management within the luxury hospitality industry, NGO and CSI fields. Being fully bi-lingual, her ability to network and multi-task adds great value for our strategic partners and clients alike.  Sam’s writing abilities and IT skills are well applied in our marketing approach. 


 Claire Jettke

Events Coordinator

Claire has previous experience in management and course co-ordination positions and found her passion in events a number of years ago gaining experience within the areas of Medical and IT.  Claire is highly dedicated and enjoys immersing herself in projects and seeing them through to completion with pride and honour. Although Claire works well on her own, she enjoys working in a team, driving a project forward and seeing the rewards when a successful project comes to completion.

Cornelia Carstens

Book Keeper

Cornelia comes from an accounting background in the IT industry and is fully bi-lingual.  She brings efficiency and a “can do” attitude to our accounts department where she plays a key role in assisting our trade partners and delegates.


Nicol Brandt

Exhibition Partner Coordinator

Nicol studied film and music production and has a background in the design and management of exhibitions. She has strong project management skills, is familiar with floor layouts and risk assessment protocols and is able to offer our trade partners assistance and support with exhibition design and briefing of stand builders. An energetic team player, she is an all-rounder who is always willing to offer assistance to her colleagues and contributes enthusiasm and a spirited outlook to present and future projects.


 Opal Khumalo

 Junior Accounts Assistant

Opal is a multi-lingual deadline driven individual who is a great asset to the Finance Department.  She is able to work under pressure and meet the required stringent timelines . She has a number of years financial experience and contributes her great technical strengths to the team. Opal efficiently assists delegate and trade enquiries and manages company invoicing and registration requirements.

Delight Masocha 

Events Co-ordinator

Delight has 8- years of experience within the Hospitality Industry with a major focus on conferencing and events.  She brings to the team her gentle and calm nature which is a great attribute and one which has enabled her to build strong and lasting relationships with clients. A great team player with a keen eye for attention to detail and always ready to offer a ‘delightful’ service to our clients. 


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Team Testimonials

Just want to add, as always, it has been an absolute pleasure working with Nelia, she is an asset to EOA.  Wishing you a successful AfricaPCR 2017.” Charmaine Hunter, Sales and Marketing Assistant, CRM and PI Business Units, BostonScientific.

“Dear Nicol and Team, Thank you so much for having Nivashee, Shaun and I from SA Media Holdings at VTA 2017, it was very much appreciated. Your organisation from start to finish was superb as well as your communication via our cell phones. Your venue was excellent and the food was great. All in all, a great Conference and well attended.”  Harriet Landman SA Media Holdings, Key Account Manager – Medical

“Dear Lauren, thank you and MSD for organising. Your efficiency is refreshing and truly appreciated.  Looking forward to SAASP 2017.”  Huzaifah Khan, Senior Pharmacist, Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

“Dear Sam, regarding the progress of our website and marketing campaign, this is much needed positive news, so well done… A special thank you, it is quite clear to me that you have tried your level best and I really appreciate this. Thank you for all your remarkable effort and spirit in this process.  Very much appreciated!!” Llewellyn Padayachy, Meeting Chairman, 8th IFNE World Congress of Neuroendoscopy 2017

“A very big thank you to Chipo Minawu for arranging the trip for us. Everything was perfectly organised and smooth – even perfect. We both had a wonderful time.  Your service was always patient and professional, and the choices made for us were all great!” Prof Gavin M Joynt, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Dear Samantha and Sue – Amazing work you do. May you be blessed over and above your expectations. Your kind gestures speak volumes.” Irene Kearns, Head of Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg

“Dear Cornel, Just to confirm I have received all the files with the accounting records. I have to thank you, I am most impressed with the way you have compiled the files, I know a lot of work must have gone into this and you’ve made my life easier. Well done to both you and your team.”
Rob Bulder, Accounting Officer Infection Control Africa Network – ICAN Congress 2016

“We could not have done it without you! The organisation was fantastic, and you dealt with all glitches with such professionalism and patience. We have had so many compliments already, which are mostly attributable to your team.” Professor Michelle Wong, SATS Committee Member & Head of Pulmonology, Department Internal Medicine, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

” Thank you for all your help with the logistics for the congress, you are a good team and Charmaine was lovely and most helpful.” Professor  Dilip Nathwani, International Faculty Member  ICAN Congress 2016 &  Co-Director Academic Health Sciences Partnership in Tayside, United Kingdom