SPECIALISED EXHIBITIONS, a division of the Montgomery group
With a proud heritage spanning 50 years, Specialised Exhibitions, the largest trade show organiser in Southern Africa, remains the marketer’s first choice time and again. Our continued success lies in our ability to look ahead, to embrace change and to move forward. It’s in our culture, our DNA, to create a vibrant, energetic and innovative environment that instils confidence in exhibitors and keeps us at the forefront of our industry. Specialised Exhibitions is owned by the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Johannesburg Expo Centre
Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention and events venue is one of Johannesburg’s best-known landmarks. In addition to positioning itself as the exhibition, conference and event organisers’ venue of choice, the JEC is committed to strategically aligning itself with carefully selected partners that provide an experience that prioritizes convenience and aptitude.
AAXO (Association of African Exhibition Organisers)
AAXO is a collaborative platform primarily representing exhibition organisers in Africa. This collaboration guarantees an investment in the growth and development of exhibitions as well as industry challenges being addressed. Having earned the acclaim as an association that delivers on its obligations, AAXO is committed to promoting the industry, encouraging businesses to invest and participate in exhibitions, affording members tools and resources for successful exhibition management, and encouraging world-class industry standards. This dedication is evident in AAXO’s commitment to linking organisers to a network of suppliers and opportunities to ensure growth in the exhibition industry.
SA Events Council
The SA Events Council is an industry-wide coalition which unites 14 event-industry-related Associations with a unified voice in all interactions with the various government departments and bodies for whom the hosting of events is an area of focus. It comprises the broader events industry from conference, exhibition and events suppliers, to performers, venues, organisers and promoters, representing over 2,000 companies and over 50,000 professionals in the events industry. After only a few months of existence, the Council is successfully creating business and networking opportunities as well as educating and connecting stakeholders to provide for the success, professionalism and longevity of the entire South African events industry, particularly during the uncertainty of the global pandemic. SAEC showcases the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, concerts, theatre- and family entertainment shows, festivals, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the council brings the industry together to emphasise its importance.
UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.
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Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau
With South Africa being the gateway to Africa, Gauteng is where it all starts, with an extensive track record of staging successful conferences and events. It is the epicentre of South Africa’s business events industry, offering world-class venues and infrastructure for meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events. Helping to increase the province’s high-yield business tourism market, the Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau (GCEB) provides information and assistance to meeting and incentives planners, the media, corporates and association buyers who show an interest in one of the five regions that it promotes. Support services include standard bid support material, venue and accommodation sourcing, and using networks to gain local association and promotional support. Using its extensive list of key stakeholders, such as airlines, hotels, venues, tour operators and government protocol offices, the bureau is capable of delivering quality services to interested parties.
Official Media Partners:
Business Events Africa
Business Events Africa has been in existence for 40 years and is the official industry journal for the conference, exhibition, special events and incentive markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The publication has a highly focused readership of people at the very heart of these industries. This trusted source of information keeps readers up-to-date with the most relevant news, trends, interviews, destination features, and venue showcases.
Meetings magazine, together with The Exhibition Planner, The Meetings and Event Planner and The Incentive Planner, is the mouthpiece for the meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibition and business tourism sectors. Distributed to key role-players throughout South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. These titles investigate new trends and ideas relevant to these industries and are dedicated to simplifying purchasing decisions.
Platinum Gold Radio is an internet–only radio station, combining great conversation, entertainment and feel good music. Based in Gauteng, South Africa, this magazine–style, modern radio station broadcasts to a dynamic audience across South Africa and globally, in an easy-going style keeping them informed and entertained. Regular on-site broadcasts bring a fresh aspect to this up to date radio format.
Barmotion is more than just a Mobile Bar Company, we offer full turnkey hospitality and branding solutions specifically tailored to your requirements. Providing the best results for your below the line marketing campaigns, that work wonders in boosting your brands presence at any event or expo stand.
Be the Solution Communication Consultancy
Be the Solution Communication Consultancy is a solutions driven company aiding small and medium companies in the development and management of their various communication, marketing, digital programs and activity needs. This includes management and maintenance of corporate identity, design of corporate stationery and logos, internal and external communication campaigns, employee engagement and public relations activities; content development and management of small, medium and large enterprise websites as well as development and maintenance of social media platforms ensuring the right outcomes for a business in terms of communication to their internal and external stakeholders which include employees, communities, customers and shareholders
Downing Marquee Rentals
At Downings Marquee Rentals we utilize our technical knowledge & expertise to deliver a wide variety of quality products & equipment at a consistent standard and most importantly with a price tag that offers great value for money.
EMC Emergency Medical Services
EMC Emergency Medical Services is a registered Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service. Licenced by the Department of Health to provide Rapid Intervention Vehicles, Advanced Life Support Ambulances and a state-of-the-Art Twin Engine Aeromedical Helicopter 24/7. EMC is also licenced by the DOH as an Event Medical Service, offering a wide variety of tailormade services to the events industry.
Based in Johannesburg South Africa- Ethos Productions is a company that prides itself in providing solutions, constructive strategies and creative content to complement the media industry. As a company we believe in maintaining a standard of integrity and so providing a high standard of service. Ethos evaluates a scenario, identifies objectives, and designs a customised solution to reach optimal results.
The company was established by Nicole Timmerman and Earl Osborne, both media practitioners in 2018 and is facilitated by a group of multifaceted, informed, and talented people. The principled production house serves within core business primary conceptualising concepts for television, creating content for both terrestrial and digital platforms.
Expo Guys – suppliers of exhibition infrastructure including exhibition shell scheme, event electrical infrastructure and design stands. With over 15,000sqm of event infrastructure available, an inhouse graphics department (vinyl/fabric and print), a selection of modern furniture for hire and a creative team of designers, we offer a one-stop solution for exhibitions and events.
ExpoScreens security barriers prevent theft and industrial espionage at expo-stands. ExpoScans is the premier solution for electronic sales-lead services and delegate tracking. Since 1994, hands-on husband and wife-team Floh and Petra plus crew are passionate professionals, serving annually over 90 conferences and exhibitions pre-Covid.
GL events SA is the leading Events and Exhibitions infrastructure and service supplier in South Africa. GL events provides a full turnkey of service solutions for: exhibitions, trade shows, events, conferences and the retail space. Our brand is strengthened by our National and International footprint giving us the ability in bringing people together.
INDUSNET was founded with the objective of providing an expert service to bridge the gap between Business and technology. As independent technology architects and solution specialists INDUSNET operates as if an extension of its client’s work force. The advantage of being independent ensures that the clients best interests are always placed first as no limitations are experienced with service offering or product suites. INDUSNET is product agnostic, making largely use of experts in different disciplines to ensure the best quality end product.
Inhouse Exhibitions & Logistics
We are a small but effective and productive team of individuals. Our passion for exhibitions and logistics shows in every event we do and works towards offering a world-class service offering to our clientele. The industries we serve are multi-faceted, and we work with each client and observe their individual needs, whilst tailor-making our services to their niche. We take pride in our approach and look forward to offering our name as a leader in the logistics community.
Jodene Shaer is a social media strategist and trainer, specialising in social media strategy, content and community management and training. We consult to businesses and brands on the integration of social media into digital and marketing plans
Larouxnelle Logistics & Consulting
Larouxnelle Logistics & Consulting is a privately owned South African based company which operates within the niche field of exhibition freight forwarding and onsite contracting.
Lodge Service Group
The Lodge Service Group is a well-established loss control organisation which was founded in the US in 1919 and has its headquarters in the UK since 1930. It has been operating successfully in South Africa since 1964. Lodge Events is a division of the Lodge Service Group and offers events safety and security solutions. With over 40 years’ experience, Lodge Events is a heavyweight in the event industry and has been the security provider for a range of major exhibitions, concerts and sporting events nationally.
Lodge Events has an unrivalled reputation for customer support and dedicated account management. Our business philosophy is to understand the specific needs of each of our clients, develop strong and honest working relationships and deliver tailored solutions to meet clients’ safety and security needs. We are committed to providing professional, reliable, efficient and cost-effective security personnel who offer total protection for our clients’ events and assets.
Main Event Catering
Main Event Catering is in the business of providing catering services to some of South Africa most prestigious and well-known events and venues. Established in 1996, we have decades of unrivalled experience in the catering industry. Our team consists of dedicated people who are passionate about what they do, ensuring only the highest possible standard of service
delivery and quality. We provide catering services to the top venues in the city, including the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Emirates Airline Park, Sandton Convention Centre, FNB Stadium, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit as well as Imperial Wanderers Stadium.
Not only do we have talented and passionate staff, but we also have the most high-end equipment out there, with state-of-the-art, professional kitchens and a regional footprint of more than
MicroFOG is a Microbial Disinfectant with Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (SUPERQUAT). It is a low cost alternative to your professional sanitizing services, and is safe and easy to use.
MicroFOG kills Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Mildew, Mould, Organic and Inorganic odours with a dry mist that permeates your entire room.
Used in Hospitals, Schools, Hotels, Transport, Offices, Restaurant’s. The canister takes 2 min to empty and is safe to return after 15min.
Product is food safe and contains a rust inhibitor.
Orange Orbit offers a turnkey solution in digital content from pre- to post production. So, weather you need an onsite video or studio webinars we have a dynamic team to assist with digital media content. We film, we animate, we script, and we produce digital content for all events and expos!
Pinnacle Welding & Safety
Pinnacle Welding & Safety is a one- stop professional manufacturer and supplier for all welding and PPE products, we value your business through our product ranges, quality, prices and services. Headquartered in Johannesburg, we strive for business excellence throughout our distribution network in all SADC countries.
Screencom is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of Audio Visual & Sound Equipment. We specialise in Events, Corporate/ Business Functions, Exhibitions, Product Launches, Festivals and Productions. We offer a complete package from our highly skilled Technicians to our friendly office staff. We offer all our services on any rental period or permanent installation anywhere in the country and our neighbouring countries.
The PR Partnership
RSA Draping and Balloon Specialists
At RSA Draping and Balloon Specialists, we are dedicated to providing personalised service and offer tailor-made event and corporate function décor to suit all occasions. Our services include: Expert draping, Furniture hire, Décor & flower arrangements for any event.
South African Tourism
South African Tourism is the tourism marketing arm of the South African government. Simply put, our job is to promote the country domestically and internationally, whether for leisure, business or events tourism
We are committed to meaningfully contributing to the government’s objectives of inclusive economic growth, sustainable job creation, and redistribution and transformation of the industry through:
- Increasing the number of tourists who visit our country
- Increasing the geographic spread, length of stay and spend of all visitors
- Improving seasonal arrival patterns
- Working to transform the industry so that historically disadvantaged South Africans may benefit from the sector
We have operations in 13 international markets, with a mandate to market and share all that is unique, warm, and beautiful about South Africa.
TIXSA is more than just a ticketing company:
– We are the technological backbone for our clients.
– We ignite memorable and streamlined audience, participant, sponsor, and volunteer experiences
– With the focus on assisting you to excel.
– Our forward-looking solution is built to power application solutions as well.
With over 20 years experience in the exhibition and event industry, we supply organisers, stand builders and exhibitors with a variety of pot plants and plantscaping features. A family owned business with a dedicated staff, we share a passion for plants and the buzz of the ever evolving world of exhibitions and events.
Website INK is a professional Website Development & Digital Marketing Agency. We specialize in projects that combine beautiful interactive design with the World Wide Web.
We understand that having a great website is not the only aspect of your online success that’s why we specialise in online marketing to help you succeed!
Website Ink is now more than a decade old and we have built over 300 websites and worked with large corporate companies.
We serve customers in all industries and has been working in the exhibition industry for the past year building over 20 websites, we are currently working on exhibition apps and we are also focussing on sales funnels to secure more exhibitors as well as increasing visitors in these tough times.
Wires & Wireless
Wires & Wireless embraces a culture of excellent service, a deep-rooted passion for technology and prides itself on delivering high-end turnkey IT and security infrastructure solutions to suit your needs. Hands-on involvement in daily activities by the directors, Andrew and Brad, ensures the smooth running of all projects, together with highly skilled technical teams, providing individual and professional solutions.
After 40 years’ extensive experience in the cleaning industry we established ZF Cleaning Services in 1994 inspired by a vision to be involved in developing our emerging economy – to take the initiative and create a successful cleaning service company, fulfilling the mutual needs of the public and business sectors, our staff and management, and the community alike. Our aim is to establish good business relations and understand the unique and diverse requirements of each and every client, thereby ensuring the best possible service, solutions and products.
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