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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...

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...

It was a memorable event where industry partners, exhibitors, suppliers, media, employees both past and present, shareholders and owners joined together at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate the 50th birthday of exhibition organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. It was an evening of...

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...

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...

  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...

The exhibition industry is always changing and as a result it is important to stay on trend and to push boundaries in order to appeal to a rapidly advancing market. Kim Kitchen shares what we can expect from exhibition stands this year. ...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE Exhibitors should make it a priority to assess their stand’s visibility, and the message it communicates. Successful visibility can be achieved through the use of modern and effective illumination such as lighting, impressive AV, beautiful finishes, extended height as well...

Compex® has participated in various exhibitions such as Meetings Africa and Markex. These two exhibitions have been developed for the MICE industry, but with different opportunities for participants. Being both exhibitions organisers and exhibitors themselves, Compex® has learned how to maximise the opportunities presented by participation...

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