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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...

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Exhibition and Events Association for Southern Africa (EXSA) are proud to announce a joint awards venture – two industry awards ceremonies under one banner. An industry first, the ROAR Organiser and Exhibitor Awards together with the...

    *25% off – January Special Tickets are now on sale for the hugely successful South Africa Bike Festival, which debuted as the FIRST event in 2016 at the ALL NEW Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Back by popular demand from industry members and visitors alike the festival...

Press Release November 2016 AAXO announces ROAR award judges and entry requirements After announcing the exciting news of the first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards set to take place on 26 January 2017, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) is proud to announce further details regarding...

South Africa Bike Festival returns to fuel industry growth and dominate the SA motorcycle market in 2017 Kalayami Grand Prix Circuit.  This year saw international media and exhibition company, Clarion Events UK, launch the inaugural and premier South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, at Kyalami...

Joint Press Release November 2016 Exhibition and event industry unite for Annual Awards The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Exhibition and Events Association for Southern Africa (EXSA) are proud to announce a joint awards venture and open first call to nomination of judges for the...

The first ever Global Exhibitions Day takes place today on 8 June 2016. Driven by Paris based UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, Dallas based IAEE – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events and numerous association partners from all around the world,...

Ian Sequeira, EVP, Exhibit Surveys Inc. shared a Free Tradeshow & Event ROI Tool Kit with the AAXO delegates at the AAXO Organiser Sales Training Day on 18 May.   Visit their website to register.    ...

Click here to listen to the full recording of the webinar. Click here to download the slide deck of the webinar. Nancy Drapeau, PRC Research Director Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) A 23-year market research veteran with over 17 years in the B2B trade exhibitions sector. As CEIR’s Research...

One of the most exciting evolutions in the design industry of late has been a fresh definition of the term “African Style”. Gone are the conventional rustic or overtly colonial-style offerings we’ve come to expect of décor that emanates from the Mother Continent. Instead, materials...

DRC Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo at opening session in Lubumbashi in June “There is no doubt that 2016 is a challenging year for the mining sector and therefore, also for the DRC” says Elodie Delagneau, event director for the upcoming DRC Mining Week...

The City of Cape Town is the place to be next month as WTM Africa begins on 6 April 2016 With just under three weeks to go, momentum around WTM Africa 2016 is swiftly building.  As Africa’s leading B2B exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel...

African Utility Week’s Innovation Hub offers unique opportunity “Our goal is to take our clean cooking fuel to every energy poor household in Uganda by 2020 and to every country in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030” says Sanga Moses, CEO of the ground breaking company ECO-FUEL AFRICA...

A stamp of approval from AAXO means quality and credibility – AAXO is bringing SA in line with international standards If it’s AAXO-approved, it’s credible and quality-assured. The Association of African Exhibition Organisers has worked relentlessly since their inception in 2015 to ensure that exceptionally high...

Providing everything the homeowner needs to renovate, restore, build or decorate, Decorex Durban, which takes place from the 18th to 21st March at the Durban Exhibition Centre, is an event not to be missed by anyone interested in creating a beautiful home. Themed ‘Take it Home,...

The bachelor pad, the man cave, the lad’s lair… call it what you will, but the demarcation, in recent years, of an exclusively all-male space in the home has given new definition to the term ‘masculine décor’. In the past, the trend has been admirably...

In line with its firmly entrenched reputation as KwaZulu-Natal’s premier décor, design and lifestyle show, Decorex Durban promises a thrilling line-up of design brilliance, including both established names and exciting emerging talents to watch. Amongst those exhibitors who’ve firmly earned their designer stripes is Westville-based Creative...

One of the most exciting evolutions in the design industry of late has been a fresh definition of the term “African Style”. Gone are the conventional rustic or overtly colonial-style offerings we’ve come to expect of décor that emanates from the Mother Continent. Instead, materials...

Growing German interest in Zambian agri sector German pavilion at Agritech Expo almost doubles this year “Made in Germany” will make a big impression at the annual Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April when 14 German providers of agri machinery and livestock equipment will be part...

 “Koeberg is a cash cow for Eskom” President Jacob Zuma’s remarks during last week’s SONA on the country’s nuclear future might seem contradictory, but this is not the case, says Dr. Anthonie Cilliers of North West University’s School of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering. President Zuma said...

All eyes are on reducing costs and increasing machine run time Global energy giant Shell will return as a platinum sponsor to African Utility Week at Cape Town’s CTICC from 17-19 May. As the country goes through tough economic times and companies are facing growing price tags...

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