References from some of our clients

Mining Indaba

For a North American based conference organizer, it can be quite challenging to orchestrate certain logistical items in a country that’s a half-way around the world, especially when time is of the essence and you need things done “yesterday”. For seven years, Shape of Africa has been one of our principal go-to companies to research, facilitate and acquire critical conference related items as well as providing immeasurable high-touch customer service and quality. Joe Hannan is a consummate professional who is a pleasure to work with on all levels.

Fred Noce | Director of Sales Mining Indaba LLC, USA

As the organizer of the world’s largest mining investment conference, the Investing in African Mining Indaba TM, our suppliers must be best-in-class to ensure we appropriately meet the needs of our clients. Shape of Africa, and its owner Joe Hannan, are long-standing partners in helping the Mining Indaba deliver a truly world-class event. Joe and his team provide not only critical on the ground support for us, they know how to handle our corporate clients who demand excellence. Anyone seeking help on corporate events, fundraising activities, team building, golf outings and or general events support would be well served to connect with Joe and his team at Shape of Africa.

Jonathan Moore | Senior Vice President and Managing Director Mining Indaba LLC, USA

Organizing one of the most successful events in the world is complicated and at times stressful. Organizing it from another side of the world just adds another layer of difficulty. Due to these complexities, the event operations team needs to be able to rely on the vendors and suppliers working on the event. Shape of Africa is one of those vendors. We rely on them not only because of their expertise, but also because of their consistent commitment and partnership to our team and to our event. Joe Hannan and his team deliver excellent service, top-notch products and support that are immeasurable. Joe Hannan is a true partner, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with Shape of Africa for years to come.

Tracy Feinsilver | Director of Operations Mining Indaba LLC, USA

I have worked with Joe and his team at Shape of Africa for 7 years now with the Mining Indaba. Joe is fantastic to work with. His attention to detail, fantastic customer service and professionalism are unmatched in the industry. Make the right choice for your event and work with Joe Hannan and Shape of Africa.

Nathan Hirsch | Account Executive Mining Indaba, LLC, USA

Renaissance Captial

We have built a strong working relationship with Shape of Africa over the past 8 years. They are extremely professional, reliable and well organized. They value their clients and go to every effort to exceed client satisfaction & expectation. Joe has fantastic ideas, is driven and extremely innovative & creative.

Terri Evans | Sales & Research Support, Equity Products Group / Equity International Sales


In my capacity as Senior Manager: Funder Relations and Contracting with Mediclinic, it is a genuine pleasure to recommend the services of Shape of Africa as a conference coordination and specialized events company. Mediclinic Funder Relations and Contracting department has contracted the services of Shape of Africa on several occasions for the arrangement of various functions, including Golf Days, Professional Breakfasts, Team Building and other functions of varying size and complexity. Each event was well executed, with exemplary attention to detail and service orientation displayed by Joe and his staff. It is based on the above previous experience that we intend to continue to engage Shape of Africa for our event and conferencing needs, with an expectation of the same level of service that we have become accustomed to.

Chantel Heyns | Senior Manager, Funder Relations & Contracting 

Corporate and Investment Banking Standard New York Securities

I have been using Shape of Africa for over 10 years to arrange investor trips to South Africa. Joe Hannan and his team have arranged everything from drivers, hotel bookings, wine route tours, Soweto visits, site seeing excursions and more. I have always found the Shape of Africa team to be professional, on time and polite. Nothing is too much to ask, and they will always go the extra mile. I have recommended Shape of Africa to numerous of my clients who have enjoyed the same experience.

Nolan Menachemson | CFA | Head: Equity Sales; Global Markets New York: Corporate and Investment Banking Standard New York Securities, Inc. New York

SAFCEC – South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors

This serves to confirm that Shape of Africa was appointed as events coordinator of the national SAFCEC conference in October 2012. Joe Hannan, Shape of Africa, became involved in November 2011 with our conference and was officially appointed on 17 January 2012. Joe was involved with all aspects of the conference – Accommodation of delegates, Budgets, Décor for the gala dinner, Entertainment, Golf day, Speakers, Sponsors, Transport, Venue and literally everything else. I worked very closely with Joe during the eight months preceding the conference and attest that he was professional in his approach to all our needs at all times. His contacts and networking with suppliers is remarkable and he was able to produce results for anything and everything. I highly recommend and endorse Shape of Africa. It was a pleasure dealing with Joe.

Roz Messenger | Regional Manager, Western Cape Office SAFCEC – South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors