Agenda for FBI 2012

How cold and wet is it suddenly? As I type this the rain is gushing down my study window and I am grateful for the steaming cup of NoMU hot chocolate that is warming my hands and insides!  We are in for a weekend of red wine, hot curries and soups for sure! I love this time of year.

Before the weekend claims you all please take a look at the newly updated Agenda/Program for this years Food and Wine Blogger Indaba that is happening on June 24th. You may want to book your ticket if you haven’t yet. I have been thrilled at the rate that booking is going and just over 70 seats are already taken. There is so much excitement out there about the Indaba and my aim is to bring you the best event ever! There is still just one more workshop waiting for confirmation on a sponsor but it will definitely be happening.


08h00 –  08h30 Registration, tea and coffee n/a
08h30  – 08h40 Welcome and introduction Paul Raphaely (NOMU)
08h40 –   09h15 Ethics, etiquette and why we blog Jeanne Horak-Druiff (Cooksister)
09h15  –          09h50 Web Design and Usability Ricky van der Walt (Webshift)
10h00  –     10h25 Monetising your blog Alida Ryder (Simply Delicious)
10h25  –   10h35 A Word from Yuppiechef Paul Galatis (Yuppiechef)
10h35 –   11h00 TEA
11h00 –    11h30 Building your blog brand with social media Linda Harding (Squashed Tomato)
11h30  –  12h00 Writing for the Web Carine Visagie (Fresh Living)
12h00  –  12h30 Pinterest for bloggers John Gardner (Fresh Living)
12h30 – 12h35 Instructions for workshops, introduction to lunch wines Paul Raphaely
12h35 – 13h30 LUNCH BUFFET

WORKSHOPS – You may choose to attend ONE workshop from Group A  (before tea) and ONE workshop from Group B (after tea). Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please let me know via the contact me  page as soon as you have registered which workshops you would like to do.

13h30 –   15h00 Food Writing workshop Sam Woulidge
13h30 –   15h00 WordPress and plug-ins Mark Forrester(WooThemes)
13h30 –   15h00 Food Styling & Photography Workshop Sam Linsell (Drizzle & Dip) & Tasha Seccombe
13h30 –   15h00 Getting the most out of your camera – photography basics Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister)
13h30 –   15h00 Writing and publishing a cookbook  & cooking dem Sarah Graham (A Foodie Lives Here)
13h30 –   15h00 Cake Decorating Hands-On Workshop Grace Stevens (Cupcakes by Design) Limited to 15 people
15h00 –  15h30 TEA
15h30 –      17h00 Basics of food styling and props Sam Linsell(Drizzle and Dip) FULLY BOOKED!
15h30 –  17h00 Photoshop, post processing and how to “read” a photograph Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister) & Alida Ryder(Simply Delicious)
15h30 –  17h00 Grappa and food pairing workshop Profumi D’Italia
15h30 –  17h00 SEO and live Blog Audit Neil Pursey (Webgrowth)
15h30 –  17h00 Gorgeous Bubbly and canapé matching workshop Pieter “Bubbles” Ferreira (Graham Beck) & Garth Almazan (Steenberg)
17h00 –  17h30 Charity auction and prize draw

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change and the organisers reserve the right to do so, should the need arise

You will find the Payfast PAY NOW button on the same page as registration. It is a simple process to pay and you can pay via credit card, EFT, Mimoney or UKash

Once you have registered I WILL get the registration form…no need to do it twice. And you will receive confirmation and your ticket via email once payment has been made. I am slightly behind in my admin as I have been a little under the weather this past week. But I am catching up now 🙂

Don’t forget to fill in your workshop choices when registering. Others may have booked before the workshop choices were all given so please contact me and give me your choice of ONE from A and ONE from B. These are on first come first served basis so if they are oversubscribed I will notify you and give you the choices left.

Have a great weekend and be safe.



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