Creative Event Solutions was founded in 2014 with the main focus on new and innovative event products. All our products must conform to at least three of five advantages. Low logistics, brand friendly, modular ability, visually stimulating and low manpower. 

All our products focus on:


  • Low logistics.

  • Simple and easy assembly.

  • High visual impact both inside and out.

  • Light weight and very easily transportable.

  • Incredible quality.

  • International certification of the highest norms and standards.

  • Modular design enabling various sizes to connect seamlessly.

  • Unique ZIP in ZIP out interchangeable branding.

  • Rapid assembly and dismantling.


Paul Van Der Riet


Paul sold his successful brokerage having spent 21 years in the insurance industry to focus on his creative side. Having started and launched the first moving sports field billboards in South Africa and a short investment in scanning technology and modular flat pack homes, his fascination with modular design and architecture which served as a hobby since childhood found an outlet and  Core Event Structures got off the ground. He travelled to Europe in 2013 and 2014 researching the latest trends in event structures and event products. Thanks to new materials and manufacturing processes the critical element of low weight, easy assembly, high quality, top European certification, visual appealing, strength and interchangeable branding became possible. You will find him on his mountain bike when he finds a rare moment away from the office, letting out steam on a technical trail somewhere on one of Cape Town’s beautiful wine farms or mountains.

Megan Barthies


Megan takes on the complex job ensuring the smooth running and planning of events as well as the back office duties. Megan has always been interested in the events industry, working for promotional and events companies while studying at university. She completed her studies at the University of Cape Town in 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Management Studies, specializing in Organisational Psychology. She officially joined Creative Event Solutions in the beginning of 2018 after working part time on events run by the company. During her free time, you’ll find her outdoors or listening to live music. Her role at the company is dealing with the day to day running of the office and involvement in the planning and execution of events