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AAXO ROAR Awards 2019

The African Association of Exhibition Organisers, is proud to host the fourth annual ROAR Awards in 2020.  This award is aimed at acknowledging and recognising excellence in exhibition organisation.  All entries will be judged on their successful exhibition strategy incorporating marketing, public relations, operations and activation.  This prestigious award will provide organisers with a platform to showcase their event, positioning the exhibition as an award winning event and allowing for further growth opportunities.


All AAXO approved members who have organised an exhibition in Africa during 2019 are eligible to submit entries into the AAXO ROAR awards.

Companies may submit more than one entry as long as the exhibition was held in the year 2019.

It is compulsory that all entrants are approved members of AAXO.


The AAXO ROAR Awards will be presented to the winners at a celebratory gala dinner on 31 January 2020 at Gallagher Convention Centre.  Winners will receive national media coverage and industry recognition.


The judges will comprise of a panel of distinguished exhibition, communication and marketing specialists.  The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into.

All entries should be completed in Powerpoint Presentations and follow the order of the guidelines provided. AAXO will send a link to all organisers directing them to the ROAR Awards Portal where submissions can be submitted.

The following entries won the best Exhibitions in their respective categories in 2019:

Best Trade Exhibition 6000m2 & under, Madex Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Best Trade Exhibition 6001m2 – 12 000m2, WTM Africa, Reed Exhibitions

Best Trade Exhibition 12 001m2 & above, Electra Mining Africa, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Best Consumer Exhibition 6000m2 & under, The Getaway Show JHB, Ramsay Media’

Best Consumer Exhibition 6001m2 – 12 000m2, MamaMagic Cape Town The Baby Expo, Exposure Marketing

Best Consumer Exhibition 12 000m2 & above, MamaMagic JHB, The Summer Baby Expo, Exposure Marketing

Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 6001 m2 – 12 000m2, Decorex SA Durban

Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 1-6000m2, Fire & Feast Meat Festival

Best Trade & Consumer Exhibitions 12 000m2 & above, Livestock – Die Groot Plaasproe, Agri Expo

Social Media, Comic Con Africa, Reed Exhibitions

Africa Bound, Caminex 2018, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Best Overall Exhibition Winner 2018, MamaMagic Cape Town The Baby Expo

The following stand building companies won in their respective categories:

Best Stand 36m2 & below, Scan Display, Madex June 2018

SSQ, Best Stand, 37 – 140m2, SSQ Design, Mobile – SHC, Electra Mining 2018

EFAM, Best Stand 140 m2 & above, ITR Africa , Bauma Africa 2018

The following companies received certificates of Excellence voted by Member Organisers:

Certificate of Excellence , Best Venue 2018 Voted By Organisers, Gallagher Convention Centre

Certificate of Excellence, Best Cleaning Company Voted By Organisers, ZF Cleaning

Certificate of Excellence ,Best Security Company, Lodge Security

Certificate of Excellence, Best Logistics Company, La Rouxnelle

Certificate of Excellence for Stand Design, Scan Display

We would also like to give a HUGE thank you to the following sponsors that came on board in 2019:

AAXO would like to thank Sandton Convention Centre that sponsored all the trophies for the awards

Sponsorship opportunities for 2020 are available and we would encourage any company that would like to get involved to do so.