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The 2012 EXSA Conference takes place from 6-7 February 2012 at the Fairways Hotel, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. Amongst its speakers are Hans Bruder, MD of Octanorm, Germany who will discuss the latest trends and stand designs in Europe and Kris Willand, MD of ESG, Melbourne, Australia on...

Building a solid trade platform

This year’s Hardex, the marketing exhibition for South Africa’s hardware and allied products industry, will be held at Sandton Convention Centre, 15 - 17 September 2007. According to the organisers, Exhibitions for Africa, more than 70% of stands have been sold and upwards of 5000 visitors are...

Dates for Securex Joburg

Securex, the comprehensive business-to business platform which showcases security, safety, fire and protection solutions available in South Africa, will run 20 - 22 June 2007 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Organised by Exhibitions for Africa, the expo is aimed at buyers from the...

Another industry award for Sandton venue

At the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa's (EXSA) annual awards banquet held on 15 November 2006 at Gallagher Estate, the Sandton Convention Centre received the Best Exhibition Venue 2006 award. In August, the centre received the TPSA Award as the Best Technical Venue, and, in October, a...

Patron for SA's first beading exhibition

Mindy Brooks, former editor of Bead & Button magazine in the US, has agreed to be the patron of Beadex, South Africa's first international beading and jewellery exhibition. "Beading and jewellery making are two of the hottest trends in crafts the world over," she says, "and in the past few years...

International rose garden for SAA Cape Town flower show

Award-winning international garden designer David Stevens is to bring the first international show garden to this year's South African Airways Cape Town Flower Show, which takes place 26 - 29 October 2006. His 'Contemporary English Rose Garden' will become a permanent installation on the new show...

Futurex Cape to incorporate new business equipment show

This year, visitors to Futurex Cape at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 27-29 September 2006, will also benefit from free entry into the collocated Equip exhibition. Equip is the new business solutions for SMEs and home-based professionals exhibition that made its debut at the Sandton...

Expo subsidies for black SMMEs

The Eskom Small Business Development Expo takes place 7 -10 September 2006 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng, running alongside the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo (FBOE) and during Joburg Business Week. Black-owned SMMEs that are registered as South African businesses and which have...

dti funding for SMMEs at aerospace and defence expo

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has confirmed funding for the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo, Cape Town, 20-24 September 2006, which will allow 30 SMMEs to participate alongside global players in the aerospace, defence, maritime, and...

Here comes the bride...

Winner of the EXSA Exhibition of the Year award in the consumer category for two years running, Wedding Expo is set to once again go ahead at The Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate, 2 - 3 September 2006. The expo generally attracts over 7500 visitors. "In the eight years of being involved in the wedding...

Trade day at consumer wine show

Business men and women in the food and entertainment industry in Johannesburg are invited to the Jo'burg Wine Show's trade day on Friday, 28 July 2006, 12pm - 2pm. Email document.write('' + bRev('az.oc.wohseniw;46#&enniroc') + '');az.oc.wohseniw@enniroc to register for a free ticket....

BEE expo means business

The Border Kei Chamber of Business is hosting the first Black Economic Empowerment Exhibition at the Christian Centre in Buffalo City, 27 and 28 July 2006. The key objective is to highlight the latest policy developments, products and services in the BEE arena and establish business relationships...

Caprice to heat up the catwalk

"The secret is out internationally that Cape Town is one of the world's most stylish destinations," says celebrity and fashion entrepreneur Caprice. "There is an amazing creative renaissance going on in South Africa, with Cape Town being the perfect place to showcase this work to the world; I was...

PC, gaming and tech expo locked on target

29 September to 1 October 2006 will see rAge, owned by Tide Media, in its fourth year of showcasing the most popular and cutting-edge computer and video games, technology, gadgets and products at The Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate. To date, the event has attracted year-on-year growth of 30% in both...

iWeek conference boosts exhibition space

iWeek, the Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA) and UniForum SA's annual gathering, will have 450 square metres of floor space available to exhibitors this year at its new The Castle Kyalami location. This should attract greater numbers of delegates and provide vendors with the...

Temp liquor licence for consumer wine show

Recently, speculation within the wine industry has raised questions regarding the licensing requirements needed to sell wines to consumers at the Jo'burg Wine Show, to be held at Gallagher Estate, 28 - 30 July 2006. However, according to Andrew Dunkley, MD of Gallagher Estate, the expo and...

Stealing the big screen

Following on its success last year, Standard Bank has once again won the Most Innovative Stand award at the 2006 International Franchise Expo (IFE) held at Sandton Convention Centre, 4 - 6 May. Designed by PR and brand activation agency Magna Carta, the stand featured a 'mini movie theatre' for...

Expo space at CT Book Fair sold out

All exhibition space at the inaugural Cape Town Book Fair (CTBF), to be held 17 - 20 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is officially sold out, more than a month in advance of the event. Organisers are now concentrating on driving feet through the door.

Four-day expo at fashion festival over Easter

The Cape Town Fashion Festival is hosting a four-day Fashion Expo & Sale at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the Easter weekend (14-17 April 2006). With "A Winter Wonderland of Fashion" as the theme, visitors will be treated to daily designer fashion shows on a ramp of real snow,...

Dome's emergency clinic of international standard

Managed by Medical Management Consultants, the new fully-equipped Coca-Cola Dome medical clinic allows for advanced emergency treatment during events or exhibitions. With emergency vehicles on standby at the treatment area, the clinic will make all necessary arrangements for transfer to a higher...

Beauty world prepares for annual makeover

Expect innovations and variations at this year's Beauty Africa 2006, the annual beauty industry exhibition to be held at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 15-17 July. Key among the innovations is the new corporate identity with its distinctive look and feel, designed by Tenaka's Tribe...

Exhibitions go 3D

The 3D Group has added a new company to its portfolio of companies specialising in stand design, building, furniture hire, portable displays and electrical fittings. The new company, known as 3D Shell, will partner with show organisers to create memorable exhibitions by going 'beyond the box' - or...

Sandton hosts Meetings Africa

More than 80 internationally hosted buyers in the business tourism industry - from countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the USA - will be at the Meetings Africa exhibition on 27 and 28 February at the Sandton Convention Centre. Meetings Africa will be...

Non-members welcome at EXSA conference

The EXSA conference scheduled to take place on 9 March 2006 at Glenburn Lodge, alongside the AGM on 10 March, will now include non-members in order to allow more industry players to benefit from the event. The member-only AGM on day two is free of charge to all members. For the conference programme...

Meetings Africa gears up for visitors

Meetings Africa, the largest business tourism exhibition on the African continent, is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27 to 28 February 2006 and has opened for visitor registration. Local and international visitors can register on www.meetingsafrica.co.za, allowing them fast...

EXSA 2005 Awards

The annual Exhibition Association of Southern African (EXSA) Awards will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 17 November 2005. The theme is Country & Western. EXSA will be handing out the EXSA 2005 'Best' Award to the best venue, organiser, service company, venue employee, organiser employee...

dti to host Export Africa exhibition

The Department of Trade & Industry is to host the inaugural Export Africa exhibition, the continent's first multi-sector export exhibition, from May 17 to 19 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Gerard Soverall advises that ExportWeek is designed to provide potential, established...

Bridex makes it down the aisle to applause

Over 3400 visitors attended the Gauteng bridal exhibition, Bridex, held recently at Gallagher Estate. 128 exhibitors included the foremost suppliers of a multitude of bridal wares and services, from chocolate dessert fountains to designs from over 30 of SA's couturiers. Bridex Cape takes place at...

TEC wins Markex stand award

The team from TEC Multi-Media and Video showed off their design flair with a Best Stand Award (highly commended category) for their stand at the Markex World of Events Expo held at the Sandton Convention Centre last week. Produced by Exhibitions for Africa, this was the largest Markex Show held to...

MICE Conference postponed

The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference & Exhibition) Conference which was to be held at Sandton Convention Centre on 26 February 2004 has been postponed. The conference was intended to bring about closer collaboration within the MICE industry. According to The Exhibition Association of Southern...

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