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Helen Johns

Helen is a well-known and highly respected member of the South African events and destination management community. Having established and managed her own company for more than eight years, she is acknowledged as one of the foremost experts in her field. Helen obtained a Bachelor of Social Science degree from UCT, majoring in Industrial Psychology. She then went on to travel the world, buying homeware, and wholesaling to various prestigious homeware stores around the country. In 2001 Helen was asked to set up and head the events division for an advertising agency, Oscar Tango. With Diageo / Brandhouse as their main client, Helen executed over 100 events a year for brands like Johnny Walker, Bells, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray etc. In 2010 Helen decided to start her own agency called MINT Productions & Destinations - a full service events & destination management agency specializing in effective event management solutions and unforgettable experiences for leading corporations and discerning private clients. Helen’s passion for uplifting women led her to, with a partner, launch the Women’s Lifestyle Expo in 2014. The event focuses on empowering women through educational and informative talks, while also catering for their health, wealth and wellbeing. Helen heads up a dynamic team, many of whom have international experience. Together they offer a professional, hands-on approach and consistently provide their clients with a result that is within their means yet beyond their expectations. Over the past 10 years MINT has executed successful and extraordinary events for international clients all over Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Mauritius. MINT is also the Southern African licensee for Quintessentially & Co Events, the world renowned luxury event management company. Clients include Facebook; Old Mutual; Nedbank; Entrepreneurs Organization; Criteo; Lucara

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Helen Johns

Cape Town businesswoman Helen Johns the Powerhouse Behind Women’s Lifestyle Expo

After a few years on the catwalks of South Africa and Europe, Helen Johns (Atlantic Seaboard/ City Bowl) found herself in the Mother City to complete a university degree. In between lectures and socialising in the city, she and a friend started a small clothing company on Greenmarket Square. Once her entrepreneurial spirit got a taste of the opportunities out there, there was no looking back - she co-founded The Source, a wholesale homeware imports’ company, and created an events’ company within an advertising agency. This eventually became Mint Productions & Destinations, an expert events’ company operating across Africa. Finally, Helen decided that merely leading by example was not enough to uplift and empower women in the real world, which is how the Women’s Lifestyle Expo was born. What better way to celebrate empowered women than bringing to South Africa its first Women’s Lifestyle Expo. “The Women’s Lifestyle Expo is about female empowerment and promotion of the extraordinary skill and talent found in every industry across the country,” explained Helen. “Women are masters at the art of multitasking, which is why the Women’s Lifestyle Expo has put together a diverse array of presenters and inspiring feminine experiences to be relished over one weekend.” Join her at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018), which will take place at Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza from Saturday, 29 to Sunday, 30 September. It promises to be a weekend to remember. Tickets are available at www.itickets.co.za. For more information about the #WLE2018, visit www.womenslifestyleexpo.co.za

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cape Town businesswoman Helen Johns the Powerhouse Behind Women’s Lifestyle Expo