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Marketing expert Leatitia van Straten has been elected as the new chairperson of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO), replacing Carol Weaving, who has headed the association since its inception in 2015. Van Straten, who has served as Marketing Director at Terrapinn and is now...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 23 May 2018 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared a new outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on 8 May 2018. Following this announcement, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), the...

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) has launched a news portal dedicated to exhibition and events news and information. The news platform, African Exhibition News (AEN), publishes and curates news from across Africa and abroad, relating to the big business of exhibitions and events. African Exhibition...

Dear Members, On the 19th February 2018 the 3D Group of Companies was placed in voluntary liquidation. We would like to caution all members at this point in their dealings with 3D and the related entities of the following in respect of voidable dispositions, the appointment of the liquidators, and...

With 4.4 million exhibitors, 260 million visitors and 98 billion € (109 billion US $) being spent With 4.4 million exhibitors, 260 million visitors and 98 billion € (109 billion US $) being spent by the them combined annually, the exhibition industry is thriving globally. Approximately...

Sustainability is a journey, and one that exhibition and event display specialist, Scan Display, has embraced. Its most recent project to promote greening has been the Cape Town branch’s installation of its own plant nursery which exclusively stocks water-wise, non-invasive plants. One of the company’s exhibition...

Partnership opens new channels to Europe for African exhibition organisers   Johannesburg, March 2018 – The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) has signed a strategic agreement with its Italian counterpart, the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association (AEFI), to support bilateral growth and collaboration.   The partnership agreement,...

On the evening of 1 February 2018, AAXO hosted Southern Africa’s most reputable exhibitors and organisers at the annual and exclusive ROAR Awards. The evening was a black-and-gold affair with glitz-and-glam everywhere and its sole purpose was to celebrate the work of outstanding professionals in...

AAXO ROAR AWARDS 2017 WINNERS LIST Distinctions in Exhibiting went to: Lafarge Holcim built by BluCube at Decorex Endress+Hauser at Africa Automation Fair Franke South Africa - Decorex Kitchen Trends Project 2017 built by Various stand builders at Decorex Beckhoff Automation built by Red Bellwether at...

  The second annual ROAR Awards hosted by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be held on 1 February 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome. Bigger than before, this glamorous dinner will celebrate excellence in the exhibition industry in Africa.   It will be the highlight of...

22 January, 2018 Press Release – Dissolution of 3D Group The Associations, AAXO and EXSA, of the exhibition industry in Southern Africa are very concerned and distressed to have heard the news that 3D Group have apparently dissolved and terminated all business activity as of 31 November...

If you answered yes to any of these questions  you have to be at the Exhibition of Exhibitions 2018!   The Exhibition of Exhibitions, a groundbreaking occasion,  was designed to equip exhibitors with information and innovative tools to boost the entire exhibition industry. New trends New technology New...

Over the last couple of years, AAXO positioned itself as the leading authority in the exhibitions industry in South Africa and Africa with a mandate to drive industry growth across the continent. This is exactly why the Management of the Ticketpro Dome are so proud...

AAXO is committed to growing the South African and African exhibition industry. The UFI global congress was recently held in South Africa for the first time ever and AAXO hosted the Africa Focus Session during this industry leading event. With more than 400 delegates from...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 1 November 2017 – The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and the Association of African Exhibition Organizers (AAXO) are pleased to announce a new partnership to actively promote the business events and exhibition industry within Africa. This ground-breaking agreement...

Now in its second year, the AAXO ROAR AWARDS is ready to welcome organiser and exhibitor entries.   We believe that you should be rewarded for the hard work and effort that goes into planning each of your exhibitions. Please have a read through the entry guidelines,...

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) released the schedule for the African exhibition event of the year, held from 29 January to 2 February 2018. With the Exhibition of Exhibitions (EoE), AAXO ROAR Awards, International Safety Training and organiser, supplier and exhibitor training hosted...

  AAXO would like to congratulate all the winners at the annual Top 40 Women in MICE awards which took place yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Winners in the organiser category Name Surname Company Postion Abie Pantshwa Fresh Corporation CEO Alex Buckley Into Africa MICE Manager Amanda Cunningham The Wedding Expo Managing Director Candice Christians Invesco Owner Carolyn Melnick Scatterlings Conference & Events Project manager Chantal Koen Tourvest IME Programme manager Chardonnay Marchesi Africa Travel Week General manager Cheryl Norwood-Young Where Next...

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