About DARC Industry

DARC Industry offers the full range of event management services for corporations both nationally and internationally.

DARC Industry specializes in co-ordinating part, or all, of the services as desired by the client, no matter what the type or size of event.

DARC Industry is located in Johannesburg, but events have been co-ordinated in all the main South African cities as well as Sun City and also African and other international destinations such as Mauritius, Nigeria, Kenya and Namibia.

DARC Industry has as its aim to serve clients by providing the highest quality professional services in the eventing and conferencing arenas.

As a management entity, DARC Industry contracts the most knowledgeable and passionate service and product providers at the best possible rates.

DARC Industry provides a collaborative culture that enables all those involved in realizing an experience to thrive professionally and personally.

DARC Industry is led by Demetris Van Zyl who has over 15 years’ experience in the corporate events and stage management spheres.

In addition to the business, Darc Industry is also community driven, paying specific attention to the role of the arts within the community and contributes annually to such charities as Dance for a Cure.

About Demetris Van Zyl

Demetris van Zyl has over 15 years’ experience in the event and stage management arenas.

Demetris began his career in 1997 at the State Theatre in Pretoria. Whilst working his way through the ranks he mastered the areas of sound and lighting rigging and design, as well as stage management and his titles included Props Master, Technical Stage Manager and Stage Manager on the many shows performed there, ranging from the classical ballets such as Nutcracker to contemporary dance triple bills, musicals like Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story to operas including Aida, as well as various drama productions including Death of a Salesman.

In 2000 Demetris became Technical Manager of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, co-ordinating all the technical elements of this diverse arts festival, which offers over 900 performances at more than 35 different venues over an eight day period, as well as exhibitions, markets and visual art installations.

From 2003 to 2011 Demetris joined O’MAGE, delivering top quality events for major clients from the retail and automotive industries to blue chip investment companies, as Artist Manager, Set and Events Designer and Director.

Demetris is proud to be using his vast experience as well as the solid relationships he has forged with complementary service providers, to beget his own events planning and management company:

DARC Industry – realizing experiences