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The countdown has begun as marketers prepare for Markex 2014

Jo'burg and Cape Town await the hottest marketing, promotions and special events expo in southern Africa, as Markex returns to both cities in this year.
Giving suppliers of products and services across a broad spectrum of the marketing, promotions and eventing industry their annual opportunity to showcase their latest innovations, concepts and offerings, Markex is the only face-to-face platform for brands to connect with the thousands of visitors that will descend on Markex at the Sandton Convention Centre and at the Cape Town International Convention Centre respectively.

Just two years away from reaching its third decade in existence, Markex will be held in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 June 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre and in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14 to 15 August 2014.

Each year, over 250 exhibitors in Johannesburg look forward to introducing themselves to potential clients and strengthening relationships with existing clients, and this year companies in Cape Town will be afforded the same opportunity. "It's an expo that gives a guaranteed return on investment, exposing your brand to thousands of visitors, 91% of whom are advertising and brand managers, business owners, chief executives, copywriters, creative directors, FMCG managers and public relations practitioners, to name a few," says Brad Hook, Exhibition Director of Markex.

"Exhibitions offer marketers unparalleled opportunities, and possibly the most important one is to rapidly accelerate client face-to-face engagement frequency. Meeting prospects face to face is probably the fastest and best way to build relationships, and exhibiting at trade shows also gives companies the opportunity to find new prospects and meet new people, thus expanding their business reach," says Hook, who lists among the reasons to exhibit at a trade show that they offer the perfect opportunity to build your brand in a relevant environment and to sell directly to serious buyers in active buying mode.

Hook reports that, although much of the space available has already been booked out, there is still time to secure a stand in both the general access area in Hall 2 and the 'Trade Only' section in Hall 1.

To be part of the action that will be taking place in Cape Town when the world's attention is focused on the city as it claims the 'World Design Capital 2014' title or to showcase your brand in Jo'burg, the 'world-class African city', contact Fran Lurie on 082 570 7942 or e-mail .

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Posted on 5 Mar 2014 11:26

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