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2016 CONFERENCE FEEDBACK 2016 PAGE 6 Annual Conference & This year’s ARC Annual Conference was combined with the first ARC Expo, the biggest ever coming together of residential community industry stakeholders in South Africa. The Expo, which took place on 29th and 30th of July 2016 at Midstream Estates, Centurion, showcased the residential community industry, including many of our member estates and service providers, and provided the opportunity for all stakeholders to debate and deliberate on the many challenges facing the industry. But the Expo wasn’t only about information and education on industry-related matters. It included a Family Fun Day that was filled with activities for the whole family, demonstrating MIDSTREAM ESTATEs what estate living is all about. Thank you to Midstream – the estates, the church venues Expo idea was born, have worked closely with Among our other sponsors were B-Safe, and staff who’s assistance was invaluable. us and have provided assistance with marketing, Exaro Utilities Company, NIC Brokers, Remade communications and logistics. Recycling, Hydrocentral Heating (HCH), the The ARC Conference and ARC Expo would not Smart Technology Centre, REDi, SpeedSentry, have been such a huge success without the The Industry Law Desk, made up of specialists SSG Holdings, High Tech Security Solutions support of our sponsors and partners. A big in specific areas that impact directly on (TechNews), The Community People and thank you to all! residential communities, provided ongoing Zapper, as well as industry associations, the information and advice throughout the Expo: Community Associations Institute of South Telkom, our headline sponsor, was remarkable. Alan E Warrener Attorneys, AJ van Rensburg- Africa (CAISA), the National Association of Thank you, Telkom, for your tremendous VRB Attorneys, IACT Africa (consultants on the Managing Agents of South Africa (NAMA), FTTH contributions, from the glittering gala dinner to Protection of Personal Information Act and Council and the South African Landscapers the star-studded entertainment, from activities the Promotion of Access to Information Act), Institute (SALI). to prizes, to name but a few! Kusile Consulting Services (human resources Our gold sponsors, Cell C, Impro, MTN, Servest and labour relations consulting) and My Estate A number of managing agents including (health and safety compliance). Petro Group, Trafalgar and MidCity were also Landscaping & Security and Vodacom, provided represented and exhibited their offerings to the strategic contributions to the events and Our valued silver sponsors this year were activities, including many prizes. Bidvest SA Water, Gurumanzi, Secsyst Access industry – thank you. and Workforce Management Solutions, who Thank you to the residential communities that Our event partners, OnTV, Estate Living and provided prizes and support to ensure the showcased their beautiful estates, including; GLOVent, who teamed up with ARC when the event’s success. Midstream Estate, Eagle Canyon Golf and