DHL pop-up steals the show at Cape Town 7s

Treble was extremely proud to have organised and managed the DHL pop-up fan area at the 2017 HSBC Cape Town 7s, especially since it took centre stage again! The months of planning, building, branding and logistics certainly paid off! We are grateful to DHL for allowing us to partner with them to deliver this unforgettable experience!

Treble delivers world-class food & beverage solution at HSBC Cape Town 7s

Green Point, Cape Town – We saw the speed of sevens rugby illuminating the Mother City this past weekend, as supporters from across the globe gathered for the highly anticipated HSBC Cape Town 7s. The Blitzboks performed extremely well during Saturday’s qualifiers but, unfortunately, went down to the All Blacks in Sunday’s semi-finals. They were able to claim Bronze from Canada, though, while the Cape Town 7s title went to the All Blacks after they defeated Los Pumas in a thrilling final.

Treble Group is extremely honoured to have been part of this magnificent, action-packed event. Our operations team successfully delivered an unmatched food and beverage solution for the third year in a row, catering for over 100,000 rugby supporters, making sure that everyone remained refreshed and hydrated with a wide range of local food and drink options.

Franchise giants, Woolworths and Nando’s, set up deliciously healthy pop-up stores, which were buzzing with customers for conveniently priced meals. Woolworths set up shop at two major kiosks in the inner concourse of the stadium and several conveniently-located coffee kiosks on the outer concourse. Nando’s, meanwhile, prepared and sold hot, fresh chicken on the sport, from two extremely popular marquees. We are so glad to have had Woolworths and Nando’s joining us this year and we could see that the supporters agreed!

As usual, we partnered with South Africa’s brewmasters, SAB, to deliver rugby’s staple refreshment at Cape Town 7s. SAB dominated with multiple watering holes to satiate even the thirstiest of fans. There was a strong presence of their all-new Castle Free – 100% Lager and 0% Alcohol – which became a new favourite among supporters. Our operations team mapped out the logistics of the solution with military correctness and made certain that all points were sufficiently staffed to avoid long queues.

Cape Town 7s saw the return of so many favourite food trucks from previous years as well as several new additions to the delicious menu, plus numerous popular vendors that served from within the stadium’s kiosks. We pride ourselves on partnering with local brands, giving these small businesses the opportunity to shine, as well as with national names and franchises. We are extremely happy with the result of our food and kiosk management from this year and we look forward to working with such great people again.

Meanwhile, our communications team was deployed to capture the supporters dressed in the variety of crazy and striking costumes that have become the Cape Town 7s tradition, and to document the sheer atmosphere of this great event. Our team, the official agency for the Springbok Supporters’ Club media and communications, kept those South Africans who could not attend in the loop of the Cape Town 7s vibe.

Using the wealth of experience that we have gained from extensive event and food & beverage management, the Treble team was able to conceptualise and deliver another world-class service to the 100,000 consumers who filled the stadium with their roar. We are thankful for working with industry greats such as SA Breweries, Peninsula Beverages, Woolworths, Nando’s and Redbull, as well as the numerous popular food kiosk and food truck providers. We are also exceedingly grateful to SA Rugby for partnering with us at this international-standard event.

Treble Group congratulates Lifesaving South Africa on achieving Federation of the Year at the 2017 SA Sport Awards

Johannesburg – Lifesaving South Africa walked away with the prestigious title of Federation of the Year at the 2017 SA Sport Awards on November 12, 2017. Treble Group is extremely proud of LSA’s accomplishment and of what the hard work that our partnership has achieved.

LSA has been the national association for lifesaving and lifesaving sport since 1913, and has saved over 120,000 people from drowning in that time. Today, they are leading the fight against drowning with over 7,000 volunteer lifeguard patrolling beaches, lakes and pools across South Africa.

In December 2016, Treble began their exciting journey as the exclusive commercial and marketing partner to LSA by igniting General Tire’s sponsorship of the organisation. General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre SA, has agreed to an initial three-year commitment to LSA with an initial budget of R5.2 million. As LSA’s primary sponsor, General Tire has assisted lifesaving clubs and members with duty kit and duty area equipment. General Tire has committed a media investment to elevate the profile of the organisation as well as the sport in South Africa. The media exposure delivered by Treble and General Tire has helped the sport of lifesaving to grow and compete with other national sporting codes.

Treble has also been integral in confirming HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco as Patron to Lifesaving South Africa and the initiation of an ongoing partnership with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA. The partnership launched with a donation of 200 rescue craft to LSA, worth R2 million. Her involvement has added another dimension to a significant year for LSA.

In 2017, General Tire and LSA launched an active education program aimed at decreasing drowning-related tragedies among children and adults. The Watersmart programme is a classroom-based, educational water safety program developed to complement the current Grade 4 Life Orientation curriculum. The program, presented by LSA Watersmart facilitators, was delivered free-of-charge to 80 schools nationwide, reaching over 12,000 learners in its first year.

Treble has truly enjoyed the journey with Lifesaving South Africa so far. Congratulations to LSA on winning Federation of the Year. You truly deserve it and we are proud to have worked with you, General Tire and HSH Princess Charlene to showcase what you are made of! We look forward to creating many more memories like these in the future.

Watch LSA President, Dylan Tommy in an interview with Sport Federation TV, talking about what Treble has delivered this year: https://youtu.be/6siCQb29ZcA?t=632

For more information on Treble’s involvement with LSA, visit: https://www.treblegroup.com/tag/lifesaving-south-africa/

Treble delivers top-notch entertainment and hospitality for Springboks clash with New Zealand

Newlands, Cape Town – We had the privilege of watching South Africa take on New Zealand first-hand, in what was one of the best international test matches to take place at DHL Newlands. The Springboks handed the Kiwis a nail-biting performance with a close 24-25 loss at full-time.

Meanwhile, the Treble events team delivered top-notch entertainment and hospitality to over 50,000 rugby fans from the world over. The Castle Lawns were setup with an all-out activation for the beer garden goers, with gees powered by Bokradio. All stadium bars and kiosks were putting out refreshing food and beverage at maximum efficiency. We were also grateful for the opportunity to kit-out several suites for DHL and CellC, and their guests.

The test match was a highlight on our calendar and we walked away extremely proud of our achievements.

Treble and Springbok Supporters’ Club unleash the magic of Boktown

Newlands, Cape Town – This past weekend saw the start of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, with the Springboks kicking-off at Nelson Mandela Stadium on Port Elizabeth. Our Boks continued their winning streak with another outstanding win. Treble Group and the Official Springbok Supporters’ Club also made sure that Springbok faithful all over South Africa could enjoy the action at Boktown.

Springbok supporters who are not able to attend the games arrive in numbers to support the Boks at key venues across the country. Treble’s activation of Boktown delivers a unique experience that offers supporters the best alternative to being at the tests with live entertainment, affordable food and beverage and fun competitions, activities and giveaways, in and around a live screening of the game. We have also partnered with the SA Rugby Legends Association and MyPlayers to invite seasoned rugby legends and current rugby stars to meet and greet supporters at Boktown. And, of course, we invite Bokkie – the official Springbok mascot – to entertain the kids (and parents!).

As part of their sponsorship of Boktown, PostNet giveaway two brand-new Asics Springboks jerseys to two of the Best Dressed patrons at each and every Boktown. Thank you to PostNet for the awesome prizes.

We were delighted to be joined by none other than Springboks Captain, Warren Whiteley at Boktown Montecasino, who gave great insight into the action during his Q&A sessions. Thank you to MyPlayers for inviting Warren, and for inviting Howard Mnisi (Xerox Golden Lions), Roelof Smith and Adriaan Strauss (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Tersius Marmaan, Vuyo Mboto and Warren Williams (Griffons), Nizaam Caar (DHL Western Province) and former Blitzboks star, Zain Davids. We are also thankful to the SA Rugby Legends Association for allowing us to host Boktown favourite, Gerrie Germishuys, and for welcoming Krynauw Otto and Marius Joubert.

We hailed the return of Boktown to Cape Town this weekend, activating at the Slug & Lettuce River Club, which hosted over 300 supporters. We were thrilled to partner with Heart FM who provided the live entertainment. The event was MC’s by Heart FM sports presenter, Tapfuma, and the DJ’ing was taken care of my popular radio personality, Suga. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Heart FM and are extremely grateful to River Club and Slug & Lettuce for the awesome venue.

Treble would like to thank Tsogo Sun and Slug & Lettuce River Club for the awesome venues. We are also honoured to work with industry giants like Mango Airlines and PostNet. These partners have made a fantastic contribution to the ongoing success of Boktown. We are all looking forward to welcoming supporters to Boktown on September 30, when the Springboks face Australia on home soil.

For more information on Boktown or the Springbok Supporters’ Club, visit: springboksupporter.co.za, or follow SSC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @saboksupporter.

Treble successfully delivers outstanding food and beverage solutions for Currie Cup at DHL Newlands

Newlands, Cape Town – The Currie Cup was back at the iconic DHL Newlands rugby stadium this past weekend as DHL Western Province played against the Xerox Golden Lions. We once again witnessed an astonishing performance from DHL WP with a 39-3 win!

Treble’s events and communications teams continued their high standard of delivery. The Club Newlands Lounge and 100s Bar were both open to supporters and patrons for pre-match drinks before kick-off, and we made sure that all the stadium bars and food kiosks were ready to take care of fans for food and drink! We were delighted to see both new and old faithful supporters cheering up and backing their team.

Our events team delivered another classic DHL Half-Time Run Challenge. The DHL contestants delivered the half-time entertainment for the crowd as they completed against each other for the R 1,000 grand cash prize. Congratulations to Richard Gysen for walking away as the Man of the Run.

“It was really excellent. I had so much fun on and off the field,“ said Gysen. “It was awesome being on the pitch. It was like being right next to the players. I will never forget this.”

The DHL Couch Experience winners were treated to an exclusive VIP food and bar and were spoiled with all kinds of treats before heading to the field for an exclusive live couch experience.

The evening proceeded in a well-heeled manner with the exclusive PostNet Kids Signing Session. We were delighted, as always, to see the warm smiles on the kids’ faces as they made their way onto the hallowed DHL Newlands pitch to meet and greet the players. We love working with PostNet to bring kids from our community closer to rugby and in bringing hope, inspiration and making some of their dreams come true!

It was another exciting weekend at DHL Newlands! The Treble team is proud to work with Western Province Rugby, DHL and PostNet to deliver sport and entertainment excellence for the Currie Cup.

Treble continues fun, food and drink activations for Currie Cup at DHL Newlands

Newlands, Cape Town – The Currie Cup entered the iconic DHL Newlands rugby stadium this past weekend as DHL Western Province played against the Steval Pumas on home ground, and delivered an outstanding performance with a 34-19 win. It was a combination of DHL Red and Yellow plus Western Province Blue and White as the faithful welcomed the Currie Cup season and amassed to back their boys!

Treble’s events and communications teams spearheaded the return of Currie Cup season with continued excellence. The Club Newlands Lounge and 100s Bar were both open to welcome fans to the stadium. We were happy to see faithful, regular and new, diving in and gearing up to support their team. We also activated all the stadium bars and food kiosks, making sure that fans were taken care of for food and drink!

The DHL Half-Time Run Challenge returns for Currie Cup, to keep fans entertained. Our events team activated the competition successfully and crowned Steve Bergman as the R 1,000 cash prize winner! We also took care of the DHL Couch Experience winners, who could not stay in their seats on the edge of the field, just meters away from the rugby action!

The match ended with exclusive PostNet Kids Signing Session. This was a bundle of success and smiles as we took the kids onto the hallowed DHL Newlands pitch to meet and greet the players. We are always delighted to work with PostNet to bring kids from our community closer to rugby.

Treble is extremely excited to be a part of the DHL Newlands action again for the Currie Cup. We look forward to activating and delivering our world-class offering for the rest of the season.

Treble takes part in the #egeXperience at the VS Gaming EGE Expo

International Convention Centre, Cape Town – This weekend saw Treble hitting the ground for the 2017 VS Gaming Electronics & Gaming Expo. Treble recently partnered with Impact Exhibitions and KFM to deliver this growing event, as well as securing VS Gaming as the title sponsor to the 2017 edition.

As part of their sponsorship of the event, VS Gaming hosted the South African DOTA2 Masters Grand Final at EGE this past weekend, which attracted the serious gaming spectators. VS Gaming also threw themselves into the thick of the event, engaging with exhibitors, attendees and cosplayers.

The cosplayers – or costume players – were some of the main spectacles at the event. Cosplayers are more than just fancy dressers, they are serious actors who temporarily take-up the look and personality of their favourite gaming, comic, television and film characters. There was excellent creative effort on the part of the cosplayers at this year’s expo who gave attendees a real treat with their over-the-top performances.

Attendees were also treated to wide range of gaming titles and gaming gadgets. The Sony PlayStation VR experience was particularly popular, showing players how futuristic consumer gaming can be. The stalls were filled with people of all ages, turning their heads and aiming their ‘guns’ in all directions!

The VS Gaming EGE experience did not stop at gaming and electronics, though. Attendees could compete in table-top and board games, and had their pick of memorabilia from the dozens of stalls that were present, which sold comic books, masks, ornaments and much more!

The main attractions were the gaming tournaments. The African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) partnered with Zombie Gamers to host day-long tournaments all weekend, including such titles as Injustice 2, Call of Duty and FIFA. These tournaments attracted professional gamers from all over the country.

Of course, centre stage went to the VS Gaming DOTA2 tournament. Fans of the game were treated to an exciting last leg of the tournament, particularly in the final between White Rabbit Gaming and XTC Gaming, which saw the two sides playing off over five maps – a first in South African DOTA2 history. VS Gaming staged a world-class arena and spectator experience and gave the expo a high-calibre touch.

Treble was extremely thrilled to be a part for the #egeXperience this last weekend and was proud to work alongside Impact Exhibitions, KFM and VS Gaming.

Great moments from VS Gaming EGE 2017:

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Treble announces Princess Charlene’s patronage of Lifesaving South Africa

Umhlanga, Durban – It was a gathering of well-known local dignitaries and friends of Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, who were present to witness the announcement of The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in South Africa’s patronage of General Tire Lifesaving South Africa. Treble was there to pull out all the stops and deliver a royal-standard event.

Treble staged the announcement at the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga and was attended we invited such dignitaries as former South African Rugby star John Smit and current Springbok Tendai The Beast Mtwarira. Numerous South African Surf Legends were also there to make their presence felt, including Shawn Thompson and Jason Ribbink. The host for the night was South African comedian and the official LSA brand ambassador, Siv Ngesi, who kept the crowd in giggles throughout the evening.

As the exclusive commercial partner to Lifesaving South Africa, Treble worked with LSA to secure HSH Princess Charlene to come on board as the official patron to the impactful organisation. Having a common goal and vision of promoting water safety, HSH Princess Charlene accepted this special call, which is close to her heart.

Mr Gavin Varejes, President of PCMFSA, also announced the distribution of two-hundred rescue boards, valued in excess of R 2 million, from PCMFSA to LSA, in conjunction Cell C and Richmark Holdings. This will see that every LSA-affiliated lifesaving club in South Africa receives rescue boards to carry on their critical service to the community. DHL came on board again to manage the delivery of the rescue boards to all clubs in the country.

The Treble team facilitated our usual world-class standard of event management, securing the venue, coordinating décor and catering, and delivering the dazzling branding solution. We are extremely grateful to Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, for taking on this role and we look forward to working with her Foundation.

Treble delivers smooth activation for DHL Newlands Super Rugby send-off

Newlands, Cape Town – This past weekend saw DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium buzzing with thousands of rugby fans for the much-anticipated Super Rugby quarterfinal between the DHL Stormers and the Chiefs. The DHL Stormers played hard but ultimately, the result was disappointing.

Treble continued to oversee the competition activations on behalf of DHL Africa. Eight lucky winners of the DHL Couch Experience got to watch all the rugby action right on the field, just meters away from the goal posts! And our team of professionals were back on the field at half-time to managed the DHL Half-Time Run Challenge, where five lucky contestants got to charge across the field and back for a cash prize of R1,000, courtesy of DHL Africa.

At the end of the match, we activated the exclusive PostNet Kids Signing Session. PostNet invited 20 girls from the Bettaway Organization for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the DHL Stormers.

The DHL Newlands food and beverage solution was also taken care of in the usual seamless and successful fashion. The stadium bars and kiosks were bustling with thirsty and hungry fans and we and our vendors delivered generously. The 100’s Bar and exclusive Club Newlands Lounge were crowded with patrons, regular and new, and the Club Newlands Castle Lawns saw a great Super Rugby send-off with a packed crowd.

Treble has truly enjoyed being part of the Super Rugby action at DHL Newlands. We would like to thank the Western Province Rugby, the DHL Stormers, DHL Africa, PostNet Southern Africa, South African Breweries and BokRadio for making this a memorable experience. We now look forward to igniting the stadium for the Currie Cup!