2010 bumper crop for NAMPO

The 2010 NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show recorded a record number of 650 exhibitors and 68 900 visitors over four days. From a basic Harvest Day show in 1967, the event grew to attract forty international exhibitors from the United States, Argentina and Australia. The exhibition infrastructure was supplied by Oasys Innovations.
Says Oasys Managing Director Kevin Kennedy: "NAMPO is a perfect example of how an event can negate any illusions of a sluggish economy. Our engagement with this event has evolved from a supplier status to one of complete partnership. It is not so much about the volume of materials that we supplied, but rather how we project managed the exhibition infrastructure to accommodate the marketing collateral of the exhibitors and to support the organiser to create a successful and festive event."

The show is organised under the auspices of Grain SA. Chairman of the NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show Jub Jubelius comments: "In a time where surplus grain stocks and low commodity prices are a reality, we are excited about the fact that the Harvest Day created a platform for information, advice and solutions to producers. It is not only a family outing; it is a valuable business trip indeed."

Oasys supplied 2,700m2 of shell scheme built in seven halls, installed 43 marquees and laid 7,500m2 of carpet tiles. The company also supplied furniture, plants and audio visual equipment. Custom stands were built for Senwes, Zinchem and Northmec.

Jubelius concludes that a high interest has already been recorded for the 2011 show: "As the show receives more international recognition, our status as a trade show will be underscored."

10 Jun 2010 09:01

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