Cardinal is your specialised Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Events planning partner. We provide a fully comprehensive planning, coordination and management service, with just one point of contact from the project’s inception until its completion.

Working tirelessly to ensure the success of your event, the Cardinal team is known for our utmost dedication and commitment to professionalism.

Our track record of success spans over more than a decade. It has culminated in our Founder, Viviene Barberis, being included in the Top 40 Women in M.I.C.E in 2016. Cardinal was also a 702 Small Business Awards finalist in 2015.

We have built sustained relationships with an extensive network of venues in South Africa, Africa and across the globe. It allows us to cater for groups of up to 1,500 people effortlessly.

We have personally selected each of our suppliers and venues, which enables us to deliver extraordinary Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Eventing experiences to our clients.

In additions to our drive to uphold impeccable standards and exceptional levels of service delivery, Cardinal is distinguishable by the fact that our focus on incorporating your product or service into the DNA of the experience. Ultimately, our attention to the finest detail makes your event a raging success.

The four points on Cardinal’s logo represent our four core areas of expertise: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events. Coupling this expertise with our willingness to explore every possible direction, Cardinal creates unique experiences for our clients.


Viviene Barberis has won over numerous clients due to her in-depth knowledge, hands-on approach and sincerity.

Clients have come to trust, respect and seek out her advice, suggestions and project management ability. Certain clients go so far as to completely hand over their events and conferences – in their entirety – safe in the knowledge that Viviene and her team will deliver solutions that exceed expectations. Beyond the planning and management requirements, her enjoyment for delivering personal and creative ideas shines through.

The ability to impress with her own signature designs and themes, as unique as the clients themselves, provides Viviene with immense pride and satisfaction in completing the perfect event or occasion.