A world filled with possibility where events come alive after being masterfully executed. A place where past trends are shown the back door and fresh new impressions and experiences are welcomed in.
A world where the five senses are brought to life through vibrant staging solutions, energetic and emotive conferences and events, delicious tasty fare and the passionate interaction of lighting and sound.
Innovative, creative and people driven, we offer strategically inspired solutions for all your events... sprinkling the magic dust till the very end...
Sue Marillier steers the ship with a dedication and passion far beyond her years. An idea generator of note, Sue‘s can-do attitude and limitless thinking is the backbone of a career spanning over two decades. Driven, energetic and solution orientated the sky is the limit for Sue Marillier & Associates.
Her client base, which continues to grow, includes: BMW South Africa, AECI, Irizar, Brandhouse, Xerox, Avroy Schlain, GMSA, Pfizer, GlaxoSMithKline, General Motors, Hollard Insurance and Alcatel and Farmsecure to name but a few.
Partnering with the best in the industry and securing top end skills in line with her brand values has resulted in a high level of execution and success over the years.
Keystone continues to diversify within the company to find new and exciting ways to impress their clients, making each show unforgettable and exceeding the client’s expectations. We pride ourselves on being a complete creative and technical solution, the essential link to any successful show. In addition we continue to maintain and build personalised relationships with each and every client, ensuring their individual needs are met.
Keystone has worked on the top international conferences that have come through South Africa as well as local conferences and events. They work closely with the design team and can create modern solutions to boring content
When Conferencing our multimedia department can assist you with different, existing media or building them from scratch, videos can be shot and edited for Launches, Incentives or Motivation. Our camera team can send a Live Feed to the screen and Record your session for viewing later.
State of the art equipment is used enabling us to do highly advanced Video Conferences - National and International using Satellite or ADSL Broadcasting.
We have a Network of suppliers that allows Keystone to operate Nationwide with ease. When Roadshows move outside of JHB we will arrange all relevant logistics including: Travel, Equipment Rental, and more. Our network includes tried and trusted suppliers in all categories.
MD of the Keystone Group. Jonathan overseas all productions from top to tail and ensures the correct level of quality and continuity. Jonathan studied finance and spent two years abroad working in the fashion and music industry. Alongside his partners he built Keystone into a group of companies and manages the staff, logistics, operations, client base and focuses on producing high level shows.
Jonathan also oversees the services and studios within the group including: Event & Show Design, Event & Show Production, Multimedia Presentations, Video Production, Audio Production, Studio Hire (Photo, Video & Sound) and Equipment Rental.
Christopher is the world’s leading show designer and is the lighting and production director for the Keystone Group. Christopher studied Entertainment Technology at The Durban Institute of Technology where he got several years’ experience in theatre production. He moved to Johannesburg soon after where he has worked in the staging industry for 15 years of which 10 have been at the helm of the Keystone Group.
Christopher builds realistic 3D models of events which include lighting pre-programming and audio visual content, these can be rendered into a video fly- thru which can be used to pitch for large events and later used as the base to which everything is built and programmed around.
Christopher attends the Pro Light and Sound Expo in Frankfurt each year as a presenter on the Show Designer stand where designers from all over the word come to view. He also builds the training manuals for Lighthouse in Holland who is the developers of the software.
Video Director of the Keystone Group. Warren directs, edits and manages shoots for all video production. He works as an effect editor and compiles creative content of the highest level.
Warren started his career in Durban, getting involved in all aspects of staging while studying Entertainment Technology at The Durban Institute of Technology. While doing his 3rd year practical training in Johannesburg he started working as a set designer and technician but quickly took to camerawork and editing soon after.
All the edit suits at Keystone are now completely Adobe Creative suite 6 based. The highlight here is the dynamic link between all the different software programs that allows for more efficient and more creative outcomes. Warren has been involved in almost every aspect of filming, editing and effects which gives him the perfect understanding of how things need to look and run.
Unique Speaker Bureau (USB) is a speaker management company comprising top national and international speakers. Covering a wide range of topics this collaborative team of professionals share their knowledge and experience to inform, enlighten and inspire their audiences in an ever-changing world.
As owner and manager, Paul works pro-actively with his clients and has assisted event planners with thousands of events over the past four years including hosting a Speakers Corner at leading business-related expos and indabas around South Africa. Through hard won experience Paul works tirelessly to provide a professional service and has developed a unique approach to the speaker selection process to help clients match the right speaker(s) for each event.
USB’s collaborative team of keynote speakers, MCs and program directors (facilitators) are carefully chosen for their presentation content, professionalism, expertise, experience, depth and collaboration with the aim to give invaluable exchange in abundance to every client resulting in successful events. Often the entire line-up of speakers is chosen from the USB stable due to the cohesiveness of its team.
Paul’s insight, experience and collaborative policy enables him to provide instant information on speakers and help select and secure the most appropriate speaker for each type of audience, the information needed to make sound decisions quickly and within budget. He understands the sales and marketing industry and his caring nature ensures that his client’s requirements are met and exceeded. It is for this reason that he has managed events and speakers for engagements as far afield as the USA, Dubai and the UK to name a few and has also brought some of the best international talent to South Africa.
Storyline Studio is a fun, creative and unique design and publishing studio based in the Western Cape but operating globally. Welcome to a world where verbal and non-verbal communication connects, defines, solidifies and legitimizes. Oftentimes the mere thought of the word communication makes us mumble, fidget and sigh. But in a world filled with colour, text and noise our message needs to clarify, connect and aid in collaborating to ensure it comes across loud and clear.
Stories are incredibly powerful – regardless of whether we make millions writing them, whether 1000 people read them or only five, whether we give them away or hide them in the cupboard, they are all still enormously giving! They carry your unique fingerprint and offer a glimpse into your heart and soul. Whether they are poems, illustrations, informative, educational, autobiographical or pictorial, stories make our world a much brighter place.
We conceptualize, write, design and market your Magazines, Coffee Table Books, Story Books, Photo Books and Art Books. Professional, cost effective, customized, 100% unique. Your story, your adventure, your life, your strategy, published, shared and forever enjoyed.
Branding and Communication:
From the humble business card to a Travel Incentive Pack, we focus on Branding and Communication and with over 20 years’ experience in the industry we remain passionate about writing, designing, creating, printing and conceptualizing anything and everything for corporate campaigns, meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events and normal day to day business! We work closely with our clients to ensure 100% brand and strategic compliance and we are 100% driven to ensure that our clients are more than happy at the end of the day. We are indeed every companies Brand and Communication Ambassadors!
Telmo’s passion for recording audio started during his high school days. He started recording demos on simple four track tape recorders. At that time he was also playing instruments in these bands. The bands gig’d around and had some radio play. This motivated him to pursue a career audio recording and studio engineering.
He moved to London in his early twenties where he obtained his (BA) Music Technology at the London Collage of Music and Media, Thames Valley University. After university and a job at Ascent Media Group and Cartoon Network, he returned to South Africa to work with Keystone Productions and to startup a recording studio with them. The studio was then setup to cater for Keystones audio needs as well and recording demos and albums for the music industry. As it grew and gained momentum, it moved away from music recording and audio for live events into the field of audio post-production.
The Soundscapes was formed in 2007. It specializes in audio post-production. It offers a comfortable and affordable studio facilities. Its main services include Final Mix, Voice Recordings, Radio Adverts and composition of Original music. The studio is equipped with the latest in audio technology and uses some of the best brands of gear around. This assures top-class quality on par with other “bigger” facilities out there. The key with ‘The SoundScapes’ is its attention to detail and service to its clients. No job is to big or small and everyone that works there is treated with the same degree of importance and urgency.
One of the bigger projects that it has been involved in was the relaunching of SABC 2’s Morning Live. The theme tune and other music used in the program were all created at ‘The SoundScapes’. Telmo co-composed and produced all the music and everything was recorded, mixed and mastered at the studio. This work is heard by thousands of people around the country seven days a week, every week. Furthermore, other credits include KCTV on DSVT with three seasons of final mix as well as a host of other productions scattered around SABC and DSTV channels.
Unique solutions for unique clients… as individual as you are.
The above will integrate all the normal Events Services we offer including but not limited to:
AV Staging/ Lighting/ Décor/ Transport/ Accommodation/ Speakers/ Entertainment/ Exhibition Stand Building/ Video/ Production/ Voice Overs/ RSVP Management/ Catering/Teambuilding/ Logistics/ 3D Rendering/ Social Media integration/ On-Site Registrations/ MC/ Event Openings / Teasers/ Gifting/ Air Tickets/ Transport / Catering/ Photography/ On-site Video Editing/ Event Theme Design and Conceptualisation/ Venue Finding/ Gifting/ Delegate Feedback Analysis/ Printing etc.
Some guest speakers
Dr Venter joins me in thanking you most sincerely for the great job you did in turning our awards into the most glamorous of occasions.
The impressive stretch sets, gobos and beautiful lighting were absolutely wonderful and much of the success of the décor is due to your own hard work and diligence.
Working closely with Jacques and his team, you managed to transform the somewhat dull venue into fantasyland and everyone is still talking about it.
Thank you so much Sue in taking the ball and running with it. I really appreciate all your professional efforts and would certainly like to call on you again to assist with other events in the future. With much appreciation from both Dr and myself,
PICK ‘N PAY
I would like to make use of this opportunity to thank you for all your help and assistance in ensuring the success of our recent General Merchandise Conference. I know it is not always an easy task making sure that everything goes according to plan but you definitely achieved this.
Your planning and attention to detail resulted in a problem-free conference for us and this is much appreciated. Once again thank you for all your hard work.
NATIONAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE
I tried to call you yesterday to give you the wonderful feedback from my boss. He’s asked me to please thank you for the excellent arrangements and let you know that “everything was perfect”!!!
The business leaders were very impressed with the arrangements and Andre said that the shuttle service was wonderful with the driver’s very accommodating and great. All round then you were amazing, especially for going the extra mile and ensuring that everything worked out perfectly, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
ATLAS COPCO EXPLORATION PRODUCTS AFRICA
I guess we are all still coming down from the incredible "high" of our event. I have heard nothing but positive comments from our Customers, staff and Swedish Guests. The organisation was perfect, the food was fantastic, the entertainment was spectacular and the decor was awesome!!!
Please will you pass onto Linny her team and all of the many other people involved my congratulations and thanks for a truly fantastic effort. I am very proud to have been associated with such a professional team of people. I look forward to working again with you in the future. Once again my thanks and sincere congratulations.
GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA
Thank you for all your assistance and prompt service provided over the last 2 weeks for the Truck Launch. We have had numerous comments that the accommodation and transfers were very well handled.
GlaxoSmithKline SOUTH AFRICA
Thank you for all the work on the advisory meeting on Saturday, all went very well.
BYTES DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS
I am sorry I am only getting round to thanking you now for the lovely picture which encapsulates our wonderful year start event.
Thank you very much, it is great and looks fantastic next to last year’s picture. Thanks again to you and your team for delivering yet another successful event. Please extend my thanks to the guys and Keystone.
GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA
Just want to say a HUGE thank you for all your assistance in the LAAM conference. Much appreciated.
Technology Top 100
Alles het baie goed afgeloop en ons het goeie terugvoer gekry. Weereens dankie.
GlaxoSmithKline South Africa
Thank you to you and your team for a job well done! The meeting was a huge success and you were part of that.
CHEMICAL SERVICES LTD.
Thanks again for all your wonderful input, your amazing organisational skills and your ability to put everything into practise - I so enjoyed working with you on this project and look forward to doing so again in the future. Also wish to say thanks to all the ladies in your office, who did so much towards making our Sales Day the incredible success it was. The positive feedback has been phenomenal and has been told more than once, that this was the "best sales day ever".Scary, because how do you top it again next year!
GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA
Just a short note to thank you both for helping to make this conference one of the best ever - we have had very good feedback on all the arrangements, décor, sound etc. with many compliments on the professionalism of the whole event. Without your tireless involvement this would not have been possible.
Just to say thank you for a well-organized business meeting. All went very well.
Great compliments from the guys re the food as well as the sound guys.
Once again – thanks.
CHEMICAL SERVICES LIMITED
Thank you very much for your hard work, good thoughts and efficiency over the past few months working on our Sales Day. I thought yesterday went off very well and that it was most enjoyable in all aspects.
All your colleagues were also very pleasant and helpful yesterday so a BIG thank you and well done toyou and your team!!
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your professionalism, attention to detail, humor, patience and hard work.
Feedback from the Dealer network has been unbelievably positive and for this I say thank you. I could never have done this without all of you.
Sue - a special mention to you for being so unbelievably professional. You knowledge is as amazing as your check lists.
Well done to all of you for your excellence and performance.
CHEMICAL SERVICES LTD.
A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU for all your incredible suggestions, efforts, hands on professional manner in which our Sales Day was handled yesterday - the feedback has been phenomenal and the day remains a highlight of the year for all who attended.
Take care, and I look forward to our next joint venture that we will hopefully be doing in the not too distant future.
IRIZAR SA (PTY) LTD
I don’t know how to say WELL DONE without sounding over the top!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! The stand is awesome the food magnificent!
Thanks so much – you are a star and I trust your company knows your value!!!
I would like to thank you personally for the major contribution you girls made to the success of PMA 2010.
The serious challenge you faced as a “first time “conference company to PMA you acquitted yourselves with flying colours.
Whilst our attendance left much to be desired, the compact venue made it cosy. However, your hands on, behind the scenes work made congress a roaring success.
Thanks guys for everything. Give yourselves a pat on the shoulder and feel very proud! YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!
From my side, a big thank you, it was such a pleasure working with you guys and I’m going to miss sit, got sort of attached to you! Please pass on to the rest of your staff as well Clayton and Keystone.
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