The highlight on the AAXO calendar is certainly the second annual AAXO ROAR awards which will take place on 1 February 2018 at the Tickepro Dome in Johannesburg. Bigger than before, this glamorous event will celebrate excellence in the exhibition industry in Africa at a gala dinner.

Judges will include some of the best in the exhibition industry. The overarching goal of the ROAR awards is to create a platform for talented and dedicated industry professionals to enjoy: RESPECT for their participation, OPPORTUNITIES to grow their businesses, acknowledgement for their wonderful ACHIEVEMENTS, while taking RESPONSIBILITY for their safe practice and participation in exhibitions.

Entries are open and will be accepted in various categories for organisers, exhibitors and stand builders entering on behalf of exhibitors. Award Categories range from various trade exhibition categories to various consumer exhibition, Confex and table top categories. Brand new categories include ‘Social media” and “Africa Bound”.

Weaving adds, “AAXO’s vision is of a united, credible African exhibition industry. South Africa is one of the biggest exhibition industries in Sub-Saharan Africa and has every potential to compete in the international market. Initiatives such as the EoE, International Safety Training and AAXO ROAR Awards places the key players in the industry in an ideal position for faster growth.”

For more information on bookings or entries contact AAXO on 011 549 8300 or send an email to