World Congress of Audiology (WCA)

Please accept my heartiest congratulations on an extraordinarily well-managed congress. It was a real pleasure to visit Cape Town. Do you know if there is going to an on-line photo archive that delegates can access?
Prof Robert Cowan, PhD, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia

On behalf of our team we want to congratulate you on a highly successful event. But then, Eastern Sun has such a brilliant track record that it is almost difficult to expect anything less. From an exhibitor point of view it was probably our largest investment to date, and arguably also our most successful.  We always appreciate working with your team, and this year at the WCA was no exception.  
Michelle Reyneke, Chief Executive Officer, Sivantos (Pty) Ltd

I would like to thank you so much for this amazing congress. Everything was perfect and smooth. Every detail was considered. It is not easy to deal with such a big event. I am honored to have participated in this perfect organization. Thank you for your hospitality. We love Africa and African people.   
Ebru Zeren, Ankara, Turkey

We know that this is not yet the end (a lot of things to tie down still) but we need to add a huge thank you after the WCA 2018. WHAT AN EVENT!! Our hearts are full. We loved every minute of it. And we are the ones who know what it took to put this wonderful congress together. Every precious minute your team spent to create magic… words can not be enough to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. When can we do it again :-)))).   
Dr Susan Strauss, WCA Congress Chairperson

Hear-hear!!! Just echoing what Susan had said. Denise, you and your team were amazing! You've been working with us for the past 6 years and it has been an absolute pleasure!
Dr De Wet Swanepoel, Past-President, International Society of Audiology

South African Society of Dermatological Surgery (SASDS)

I have said it to all of you before, but would like to also put on record.  Without your brilliant team, this would not have been such a huge success. Thanks for all your patience and prompt professional service. 
Dr Derek Odendaal, SASDS President and Congress Chairman

South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA)

Eastern Sun Events, thank you for always being available and coming up with solutions when I felt that I had reached a cul-de-sac. I appreciate your dedication in making this the best SASA conference ever.
Dr H C Vorster, Local Organising Committee 2020

It was an honour to attend and participate in this conference.  It also set a great precedence on how we can practice personal hygiene even without COVID19 to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
This was for me the best conference attended ever because of the great logistics you had in place.
Dr Emmanuel M Makasa, Lusaka, Zambia 2020

I would like to thank Eastern Sun Events. Denise, Lizl, Sam, Wanda, Margaret and Cindi, you did a fabulous job
working with the LOC over the past 18 months. Your expertise showed in all aspects of the planning and implementation. 
Dr Johan Kotze, Chairman SASA LOC, 2020 

You guys have been awesome and exceptionally proficient and professional. I cannot imagine trying to organize a SASA Congress without ESE on board! 
Dr Ludwig Bodemer, 2019 Congress Chairman

I thought the ES team ran a brilliant congress!  
Tim Borland, Mundi Pharma, Exhibitor

It was as much a pleasure and an honour to work with such an incredible team! Thank you very much to you for all your hard work as well! 
Dr Megan Jaworska, 2018 Local organising committee

Thank you for making our congress such a great success! 
You all make things run so smoothly and effortlessly, whilst only a few know exactly how much “behind the scenes work and stress” is involved. 
Dr Dirk van Zijl,  SASA Immediate Past President

Firstly, huge thanks and congratulations for your and Eastern Sun’s brilliant and tireless work for our congress. We would have drowned without you.   
Dr Anthony Beeton, 2017 Congress Chairman

I wanted to extend my thanks to you for your amazing organisational skills over the last week and for the months leading up to the congress. I mentioned to Justiaan that I felt that the congress could have stood on its own anywhere in the world based on the quality of the faculty and the content covered. That equally extends to you and your team. It was noticeably apparent to me and my colleagues how well run it all was.  Thanks again, I hope this will not be the last time you and your team are involved. 
Charles B. Nyman, Assoc. Director Interventional Cardiac Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

I just arrived back in Toronto. I had a wonderful trip. Thank you for all your expediting. I have been involved in a variety of international meetings over the years and I think your group provides the best organization that I have seen.
Prof Peter Slinger, University of Toronto, Canada

I would like to congratulate you and your team for the excellent service before – and during our annual congress. It was a real professional performance from your side.  Please send my thanks to all at Eastern Sun Events
Dr Peter Bettings, Past SASA President 

The congress itself was organized in way setting new higher standards for me, as I have to take part sometimes in congress arrangements here in Finland.
Dr Anne Vakkuri, Helsinki, Finland 

On behalf of Bbraun's team I would like to thank you for arranging a fabulous Beach Party and great SASA 2006. It has been a pleasure working with all of you and we look forward to working together some time in the near future.
Gerda Oberholzer, Marketing Manager, B Braun Medical

Your organisation is exceptional and we will be the first to advertise this – “Eastern Sun Events”, “Eastern Sun Events”, ”Eastern Sun Events”. Congratulations SASA 2006
Prof David Morrell, Congress Chair & Dr Adrian Wentzel, Vice Chair

I have met and worked with many professional congress organisers during the past 30 years but you won the Olympic Gold Medal. You won all the Oscars available – Best director, best movie, best actor.
Anneke Meursing, President - World Federation of Anaesthesiology, Netherlands

I believe that this is one of the best organised and run meetings that I have ever been to. You guys are able to party hearty, that balance of good science and entertainment is unusual.
Ashish Sinha, USA 

South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery / South African Association of Audiologists / The South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association  (ENT, SAAA & SASLHA)

I just wanted to send you a personal thanks and huge congratulations on your management of the recent PE ENT Conference. I have been extremely fortunate to be invited to conferences and have already been the invited speaker in 31 countries and am therefore in a very good position to compare the quality of different event organisers.

A most important factor is the communication from the conference organisers to the delegates and faculty. Your team can only be described as exceptional in this regards. Mande, Michelle and you have been incredible in terms of your rapid response to queries and your overall communication throughout. This might seem obvious to you, but is very rarely encountered , and so you have my most humble respect and sincerest appreciation.   Keep up the good work and if you ever need an international referee, I would be happy to help out. 
Prof Raymond Sacks, Macquarie University & University of Sydney

Thanks for your expert skills at organizing the congress- I really appreciate you guys and the way you go about doing the job in the friendly manner you do.  The congress was once again a great success and a testimony to the tireless efforts of the organizing committee and especially to Eastern Sun Events who have excelled in their role as the Congress Management team. 
Dr John Black, Congress Chairman

Thank you very much for all your hard work and please say thanks to your brilliant team. Thanks for always staying calm and sorting out all the hassles, it was a pleasure working with Eastern Sun
Dr Carlos dos Santos, Local Organising Committee

It was a pleasure to participate in the congress. You did an outstanding job and I sincerely appreciate all your help . Russell Ries, Professor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

As always it was a great pleasure to participate in the conference in South Africa. The hospitality is always first class . The arrangements made by yourself and other members of your team were impeccable.
Prof Bruce Murdoch, Director, Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane  

Thanks for your expert help - could do with an efficient team like yours in the UK!  
Richard Irving, Keynote Speaker, United Kingdom

I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful organisation of the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Congress in Drakensberg. I was delighted to meet you and have great admiration for your organisational abilities.
Prof William Coman, Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Queensland

Once again, you are a miracle worker!!  Eastern Sun rocks!!
Janet Whitehouse, Speech & Language, Local Organising Committee

It really makes a huge difference to us when working with efficient people.  No frustration involved.  And, really, I have had nothing but good experiences when dealing with you and your team.     
Aranke, SA Biomedical, Exhibitor

I would like to thank you heartedly for all your great help and support. You made our visit to your wonderful country one to remember.  The organisation of the congress by Eastern Sun events was just outstanding.  I look forward to attending conferences you organise in the future.
Prof Hisham Khalil, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Congratulations on hosting a most spectacular and flawless congress. The event was indeed first world and I wish you and your team the very best for the challenging new year, I have every confidence that your team will rise to the occasion and produce a masterpiece.   
Dr M F Essa

Thank you for all the excellent financial management.
Prof Chris Joseph

I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for the really committed, efficient, passionate, patient, and sympathetic way you ran our Congress.  It's hard to imagine a Company doing their work with more commitment and dedication.  
Prof James Loock, Congress Chairman

Thank you so much for a well organised congress. It was a pleasure working with you.
Prof Jos Hille, SA Head & Neck

Many thanks for the great congress you organized this week. It was very worthwhile for Cipla, and we appreciated all your efforts. Your staff were great too. 
Catherine Williams - Product Manager (Respiratory), Cipla Medpro

Thank you so much for all the effort you and your team put in to make the ENT/SASLHA/SAAA congress such a wonderful success. Congratulations!
Colin Samson, Advantage Laboratories

Thank you Michelle and everyone for your help and hospitality during our visit to SA. I thought that the organization, quality of the programme and degree of participation from the ENT society was outstanding.  
Prof Robert J.S. Briggs, Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Thanks Kim, for the most professionally organised ENT meeting I have attended in the last 19 years! Best for 2005.    Paul Furbank, Exhibitor

South African Gastroenterology Society & Gastro Foundation of Sub Saharan Africa (SAGES & GFSSA)

Time and again the SAGES congresses and all the Gastro Foundation events you and Karin are involved in are always of exceptional high standards, from the organization, communication, quality of program, venue, quality of presentation facilities, flow of events, congress bags, congress dinner, food and drink in between... it is always of the highest standards, not only professional but also stylish. Very few, also international congresses and events, that can keep up with you at all.
Dr AJ Terblanche, Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Eastern Sun has done a fantastic job as usual. You really are the best team to work with!
Karin Fenton, SAGES Secretariat

I get to many international meeting each year around the world but none have been to so well and thoroughly organised with respect to the schedules and information – thanks so much!
Rehan Haidry, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Director of Endoscopy, University College Hospital, London

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all those at Eastern Sun for the professional way in which you acted during the organisation of the congress. It made our job a whole lot easier. 
Prof Damon Bizos, Congress Committee

Congratulations to Eastern Sun and all on organizing committee for an outstanding meeting. 
Chris Kassianides, Gastro Foundation

Thanks to you and the entire team once again for all your help, ,support and guidance during SAGES…a wonderful meeting. 
Prof Reid Ally, Congress Chairman

I would like to thank you for your impeccable organization of all of my complex logistics prior to the SAGES meeting. Not only did you fully inform us about all aspects of the congress but all of the arrangements were perfect. 
Prof Eamonn Quigley, Keynote Speaker, Ireland

I would also like to take this opportunity to compliment you and your staff for the excellent organization, assistance and commitment shown. The level of efficiency and dedication has impressed everyone. Your company has certainly impressed. Will be more than willing to utilize your conference / congress organizational skills in the future. 
Dr Naidoo

I have to thank each and every one of you for the work, help and organisation that went into this congress. You did a superb job in all aspects.  
Prof Heine van der Walt, Co-chairman

SA Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Allied Professions (SAACAPAP)

Congratulations again for a phenomenal meeting Petrus. And thanks Denise to you and your team for an incredible job - it's going to be a hard act to follow.  
Wendy Duncan, President SAACAPAP

I almost fell off my chair when I saw that we managed to make a meaningful profit.  So, I wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU for pulling a minor miracle out of the hat!!!  The feedback we received about the congress was excellent, including specific comments about the excellent organising.

So, many thanks to you and your team!!  
Prof Petrus J de Vries, Congress Chairman

Association of Surgeons of South Africa and South African Gastroenterology Society Congresses  (ASSA SAGES - Misc)

Thank you for these very gracious words acknowledging the efforts and diligence of the Durban LOC. We owe much of the success to our superb congress organisers, Denise Kemp and her team. They are a formidable force: consummately professional, collegiate and always obliging.   
Dr Ines Buccimuzza, ASSA Local Organising Committee

I did not have the time to thank you for the fantastic meeting you organized in PE. The venue was perfect and the organization was faultless. Please extend my sincere thanks to your team as well.  
Prof Eduard Jonas, Head: Surgical Gastroenterology/Hepatopancreatobiliary Unit, 
University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

Congratulations a on a well-organised and superb meeting.   
Dr Pradeep H Navsaria, Trauma Local Organising Committee

South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES)

Back at work reflecting on a unbelievable meeting.  It was a incredible success.  The delegates loved it / the trade seem very happy/ the content was good/ the “after party” – great.  What a venue!

It would not have been possible without you wonderful ladies - you are the meeting.
Dr Dick Brombacher, Past President of SASES and Congress Chairman

Thank you for an incredibly well organized Congress and ensuring that all JnJ events were Red. We accumulated some good leads at the meeting and have already done some cases with excellent results.   
Carol Fox, Exhibitor. 

Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA)

Thank you for working so hard to organise a wonderful conference. The conference achieved the rare combination of being both professional and friendly and now also cost effective. This is a wonderful achievement. 
Stan du Plessis, ESSA

International Society of Mushroom Science Congress (ISMS)

ISMS wishes to whole-heartedly thank the Cape Town ISMS Congress Organizing Committee and SAMFA for hosting a very professional and memorable Congress. I'd particularly like to highlight the outstanding job the Organizing Committee did in planning and providing a Congress that was scientifically and operationally first class. The word is out globally about a truly great Congress. You should all take a bow individually, as a team, as an organization, and a country for a job well done and for bringing kudos to ISMS through your efforts.
Greg Seymour, Past President ISMS, Sydney, Australia

From us at Topterra we want to congratulate you and give you a well deserved compliment on the organization of the ISMS conference last week. If you can pull of such an event and everything runs that smoothly that an outsider would think that it must be an easy job, than it is really well organized. For us, as preferred industry supplier and one of the sponsors, it was a delight to be part of this.
Gé Wijnands, Managing Director, TOPTERRA Holland B.V., Netherlands

International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)

You can be proud of having such a diligent, hard working enthusiastic and friendly, smiling bunch on your team. The professionalism with which every aspect of the organization was handled is truly remarkable. A great big thank you to each one of the ESE team members for their roles in ensuring the success of the event.   
Dr Fozy I Peer, Congress Convenor, ISRRT

On behalf of the delegates of the Americas, I wish to thank you and your staff for a well planned congress...From the feedback, our contingent thoroughly had a fantastic visit to your beautiful city...All of the events were fantastic and enjoyed....Your staff has been so accommodating and pleasant. This blended well with the rest of the total event...Congratulations on a Congress well done and to be remembered...... Thank you again for a job well done.
B. Patricia Johnson, Senior Vice-President ISRRT Board of Management, USA

I dont think any other future ISRRT congress would be better organised than the Durban congress------CONGRATS. Charles O'kello, Kenya

SORSA is proud to have you as a partner and I am sure that we will continue to make use of your services in future. You have done us proud and have shown to the rest of the world that Africa (and particular South Africa) compares well to first world countries when it comes to hosting conferences of this magnitude. 
Aladdin Speelman, President, SA Society of Radiographers

Critical Care Refresher Courses (CCRC)

Many thanks! Congrats on organising a superb meeting - you guys are stars.
Dr Ivan Joubert, UCT

I have attended many congresses the past 30 years, and never did I come across congress organisers so well organised as your group. Thanks for the high standard delivered as well as the way in which you made everybody feel special. 
Dr Heilie Uys

Thank you again for all your hard work, you guys were a pleasure to liaise with and just so professional! Well done!  Rencia Gillespie - University of Cape Town

SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry) 2004

Comments taken from the evaluation forms:

I've been to various other conferences and nothing can compare with this one. The whole process, from registration, to the social events, to the various presentations of the guest speakers - absolutely everything was superbly organised and carried out.

From the minute we arrived until we left there were no hitches or problems and for us delegates everything went off like clockwork.