How Innovative Fabric Shell Schemes Make Custom Display Booths Possible
The traditional shell scheme used by event organisers and exhibition venues have some limitations, especially when it comes to the creation of custom display booths.
Problems with traditional shell schemes
The panels are heavy and difficult to set up. With posts separating the panels, it is almost impossible to create seamless graphic display walls. In addition, the panels scratch, and the vinyl-based graphic prints cannot be re-used. This makes custom display stands expensive and tedious to design and set-up.
How our solutions make it easier to set up exhibition stands
With the new and innovative fabric shell scheme as available through us, it is possible to address all the mentioned problems. Seamless fabric walls are easily attached to the posts. With the lightweight of the scheme, setting up event booths is faster and more cost-efficient; the latter being an added bonus.
Components of the fabric shell scheme
It consists of a modular aluminium system that makes it easy to create display stands that feature seamless fabric walls. This is possible because of the silicone edge graphic technology offered. The white poly twill fabric is stretched over the posts, from one corner to the other. These panels can be replaced with custom graphic fabric walls.
The standard scheme consists of a 3 x 3 m booth. With only four aluminium posts as compared to the 10 posts of the traditional scheme, it is faster and easier to set up. Traditional schemes for exhibition booths consist of 32 locks and nine panels to insert. The new schemes have only 12 locks to tighten with three panels to attach.
The system is dark grey powder-coated for easy fading into the background. This also helps to emphasise the graphics. We offer the scheme in 1 m, 2 m, 3 m, and 4 m wall modules. As such, it is possible to create display booths according to space availability.
The fabric can be re-used, washed, and stored. With several wall-length options, all the exhibition booths at an event can look as if custom designed. The scheme has a sophisticated look and feel, which adds visual appeal to any stand. The fabric scheme can also be used at conference entrances.
Re-usability of graphics and easy transportation
The lightweight components of the scheme make it easier to dismantle and transport. Clients can use their graphics at other events as well. With such, fully customisable display booths are possible at a fraction of the time and cost of the conventional plastic panel schemes that are heavy and take up more space in storage.
Improve your exhibition spaces with our range of solutions
We offer a range of options to create stunning and innovative stalls. Such also includes counters, pop-up displays, brochure stands and banners. Offer your exhibitors more choices and improved booths with our custom options. Get in touch for more information about our stand building options including the innovative fabric shell schemes for your exhibition or trade show.
Africa Health: Top Event for Healthcare Professionals on the Continent
Africa Health is considered the largest event for healthcare professionals in Africa, to be hosted from 12-14 May 2020 in Johannesburg at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. It is the must-attend convention for manufacturers, pharmaceutical representatives, and healthcare professionals.
With hospital services, clinic offerings, accessories, equipment and services on display, in addition to medicine showcasing and discussions on medical chemicals to form part of the prestigious event, it is one of the best-attended medical conventions on the continent. Healthcare professionals from around the world attend while the exhibitors gain opportunities to showcase their latest breakthrough technologies to a targeted audience.
With over 600 exhibitors and more than 10 500 professionals expected to attend from several exhibiting countries, it is the convention to visit for optimal networking, brand exposure, and product launches. With so many visitors to attend, companies have every reason to display their products and services, enhance their corporate images, and build brand visibility.
Attendees from 68 countries provide for an exceptionally large target base, all interested in the newest, most innovative and cost-effective technologies and services relevant to the healthcare industry.
Visitors and exhibitors alike have ample opportunities to network with trade specialists and healthcare professionals. From suppliers to customers and investors will attend in the hopes of establishing contacts and meeting potential suppliers or clients.
The product scope is just as impressive as thousands of products will be on display. This, of course, gives visitors more options and chances to negotiate contracts or to compare offerings.
Attendance also serves to stay current with the latest developments and ongoing trends in the industry. Visiting helps to gain insight as to the direction of healthcare over the next ten years.
Attendees can improve their skills and expertise levels through participation in workshops, seminars, group discussions, training classes, and conference attendance. Visitors and exhibitors can also explore nearby attractions in the surrounding areas.
For parties interested in exhibiting, a warm invite has been given to book their spots as early as possible since 72% of the 2019 exhibitors have reserved space at the 2020 convention and exhibition. Space is thus limited and to stay competitive in the industry, it is important to have a stand at the 2020 event.
Companies not yet convinced of the benefits of showcasing at Africa Health 2020 should take note of the reasons 2019 exhibitors have rebooked their sites.
New Business Opportunities
With over 10 500 visitors to the event, opportunities to meet new clients and suppliers abound. Tradeshows provide the perfect platforms for informal contact building. Agreements worth millions of rands come in place at such exhibitions. If your plan is to grow your brand in 2020, then visiting and exhibiting at the largest gathering of its kind in the healthcare industry of Africa is a must-do activity.
An exclusive selection of opportunities only open for exhibitors gives even more reason to book a stand for maximum brand exposure. If you have not yet booked your stand or visitor ticket, do so right away to become part of the growing network of successful healthcare professionals and service providing companies in Africa.
Propak Cape 2020 Boasts an Impressive Exhibitor Profile
The Propak Cape 2020 event will be hosted from 20-22 October 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the Western Cape and will be open daily from 09:00 to 17:00. Interested parties have been invited to connect with thousands of visitors to increase brand awareness, establish contacts and expand markets.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to generate sales leads, as well as increase conversion rates at the event where buyers and sellers get face-to-face meeting time. With over two decades of hosting the event, Propak Cape 2020 is already a favourite trade show with key players in the industry. With large scale face-to-face marketing, promotion, and sales opportunities to a targeted audience of close to 6 000 attendees, exhibitors have every reason to book their stands at the impressive packaging trade show.
Benefits of exhibiting at the Propak Cape 2020 event include:
- Opportunity to sell directly to willing buyers and key influencers.
- Build brand exposure in the Western Cape.
- Exposure to new customers.
- Generate qualifying sales leads.
- Forge stronger customer relations.
- Introduce products in front of important decision-makers.
The event is as beneficial for exhibitors as it is for the many thousands of visitors. Exhibitors and sponsors have opportunities such as brand exposure in the event’s e-zine publication, establishing a presence on the website, and gaining extra coverage of their brands through the Propak Cape app. Participants can also benefit from the profiling opportunities in the Propak Cape Visitor Guide and inclusion in the event social media marketing and platforms. Various types of sponsorship opportunities exist to maximise the potential of brand exposure.
Visitors can also realise several benefits including opportunities to learn more about products, services, and key industry aspects at the free seminars. The premier visitor lounge is expected to be as popular as ever and the opportunity to see new product displays before such products have reached the market is another reason to visit the event. Thousands of new and innovative products and services will be showcased at the exciting packaging trade show.
The event is co-located with the Print Expo, FoodPro Expo, Pro-Label Expo, as well as the Wine & Olive Oil Production Expo. The exhibitor and product portfolio includes but is not limited to substrates, polymers, paper, boxes, cans, containers, closures, pouches, drums, bottles, and flexible packaging, to name only a few.
From manufacturers and suppliers to agents of plastics processing materials and equipment will exhibit. Service providers and suppliers of blow moulding and injection moulding equipment are also on the exhibitor list. Providers of converting, extrusion and chilling equipment will also be among the exhibitors. In addition, suppliers and key role players in the provision of processing aids, recycling materials and equipment, as well as feeders will display their products.
If not comprehensive enough, the exhibitor list includes the likes of suppliers printing and labelling products such as bar-coding and label applications. The list is by no means exhaustive, and for a full exhibitor profile visit the Propak Cape 2020 website. Whether you want to showcase, meet with suppliers or buyers, or want to gain insight into the industry, it is the event to attend if you are involved in the packaging industry.
How to Attract More Visitors to Festive Display Stands
Festive display stands, similar to any themed-event booths, must have specific elements to make them stand out. Below are a few tips to help with the design and set-up of festive expo stands.
Use Designers and Exhibition Staff Members
The designers of display stands understand the principles of effective design to create stunning showcase spaces. The exhibition staff members are the live parts of the exhibition. Though all expo spaces must be designed to be interactive and effective display spaces with or without the presence of staff members, the full potential of a booth can only be realised if the exhibition staff members understand that festive means friendly, helpful, professional and joyful. This means they must have happy faces as even the most festive of display stands can become a dreadful place if the staff members are all but inviting.
Help Festive Event Goers to Find Your Display Stands
If you invited clients to the exhibition, trade show or market, make sure they know how to get to your booth. Provide them with downloadable directions to the exhibition and instructions from the entrance gates in getting to your booth. You can also use indicative boards along the way showing the path to your booth.
Use Technology to Arrange for Matchmaking
Study the attendee list and target relevant event goers with ads or invites for freebies or meetings at your display booth. Have staff members ready to engage and to make sure the attendees feel welcome when responding to your invites.
People love giveaways and especially over the festive period. Make sure the freebies you hand out are practical, memorable, branded and things they will want to show others. Also add free foods and drinks to the collection.
In line with the particular festive period, add décor that fits and creates an atmosphere of joyfulness. Your booth should not shout. Instead, the message should be subtle, but effective.
If it is festive, then there must be games for all. Create a free to enter the competition for the day of the event and make sure people can see what to do. Have the draw on the event day at a certain time as this will ensure that visitors will return to the booth later on in the day.
After a day of festivities, people want to rest. Indeed, many may go home early because they are thirsty, hungry and tired. Give them a place to rest, as well as refreshments and freebies in a comfortable setting. With festive display stands, you can add more seating and refreshment stations. Have your marketing material ready at these stations to help them remember who it was that took care of their needs first.
Use Professional Designers
Make use of our expertise in the design of award-winning festive display stands to make sure your booth draws in more people. From walls to lights and modular booths are available from us. Get in touch to discuss your particular event requirements.
Meetings Africa 2020 Focusses on Shared Economies
Meetings Africa 2020 will be hosted in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre from 24 to 26 February 2020. It is considered the epitome of international travel, tourism and recreational services events.
The focus of expo is the highlighting of the continent as a prime tourism destination. During the expo, an extensive view is given about the travel industry on the continent. The exhibition is a superb spot for meeting influencers in the industry and developing an international network of experts, investors and key role players.
For visitors to the expo, it also represents the ideal place for booking holiday trips to places across the continent. With the aim of the event being to create a platform for business to business networking and business to client marketing exposure, it covers the entire spectrum of tourism, travel, recreational, and hospitality services on both the business- and client-side of things.
A diverse range of brands, services, products, and opportunities are displayed and introduced during the event. Industry professionals meet up to promote the continent and create awareness of Africa as a holiday destination.
It will be the 15th event, and as such, the event is expected to be exceptional. It is hosted by the South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB). Trade exhibitors have been invited to showcase their offerings at the event whilst interested attendees are invited to book tickets early on.
The Pan-African trade event has the theme of Shared Economies for 2020. This highlights the collaboration needs of industry professionals and the importance of working together as a continent because tourism is key to improving the economies on the African continent.
Products from many countries will be on display. In addition, the Meetings Incentive Conference and Exhibition (MICE) will add the discussion and decision-making element to the event.
With thousands of meetings taking place between exhibitors and visitors, it is an event not to miss as a trade exhibitor or buyer. The impact of the MICE players is huge as it affects not only the tourism industry, but also larger economies because of the positive ripple effect of job creation and business opportunities.
The event targets from travel agencies to associations, event planners, executives, and booking agencies. Exhibitors benefit from opportunities to meet with more than 400 qualified hosted buyers in face-to-face meetings. A targeted business match-making platform is in place and industry peers can network across the different sectors. Participants can launch their new products or be introduced to such, have opportunities to network, in addition to gaining information through educational sessions.
Participants from cruise liners to spa resorts, conference organisers, travel publications, accommodation providers, and tourism authorities form part of the participant and buyer lists. PR agencies, marketing companies, incentive houses, association buyers, and sales agents also participate in the expo. The participating country list is impressive whilst people and organisations from countries such as Argentina, France, Singapore, Sweden, Kenya, China, and Korea, to name only a few, are expected at the event.
Thousands of visitors are expected with the estimated exhibitor count at more than 500. It is a must-visit and participate event. Join other role players, exhibitors, and buyers at the significant Meetings Africa 2020 expo.
Oil Week 2019: Where the Future of Africa’s Energy and Gas Is Discussed
TheAfrica Oil Week 2019 is
hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) at 1 Lower Long
Street in the Foreshore of Cape Town. The event is considered the leading
platform for intelligence collection and transactions for role players in the
oil and gas sector on the African continent. The event is hosted from the 4th
to the 8th of November 2019, giving participants several days in
which to form partnerships, seek investments, offer investments, and
participate in meaningful discussions relevant to the industry.
The most prestigious and
respected E&P stakeholders in the sector attend the event. Being on the
list of participating companies already provides exceptional prestige and
opportunities for participants. People from international oil conglomerates,
investment companies, and governments are among the participants, and the key players
with which attendees can rub shoulders.
With top decision-makers on the
attendance list, discussions and workshops on topics of importance are set to
impact the future of the industry. Numerous beneficial partnerships are formed
at this event with its bidding rounds. Energy ministers from various countries
on the continent also attend, giving even more weight to the outcomes of
discussions and partnerships.
The ministers attending the event
include the US Assistance Secretary for Fossil Energy, the Premier of the
Western Cape, and ministers from Uganda, Tunisia, and Equatorial Guinea. The
focus includes an in-depth look at what the future holds for the energy and gas
sectors, and what can be expected from future energies.
The Africa Oil Week has been CPD
certified. This means the event has been certified according to the
requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This describes the
activities by professionals in a particular industry committed to the engagement
and development of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The event,
therefore, meets the requirements of a proactive development platform for
professionals within the oil and gas industries.
Among the Many Notable Speakers
Providing Exceptional Insight in the Industry Are:
- Adewale Fayemi – MD of Exploration and Production in South
Africa, as a representative of Total.
- Karyna Rodriguez – Petroleum Geoscientist from TGS.
- Ahmet Dik – CEO of Victoria Oil & Gas.
- Ajay Trikam – Director of Energy from the Western Cape
- Alan Driscole – Principal Geologist from Beagle Geoscience.
- Jasper Pejis – Exploration Vice President for BP.
- Jeremy Asher – CEO of Tower Resources.
- Richard Nelson – Deputy Coordinator of Power Africa.
- Thabane Zulu – Director General of the Department of Energy,
The above list is indicative of
the level of professionalism and influence at the Africa Oil Week. It is by no
means exhaustive as several keynote speakers address peer professionals at the
event. The event includes an impressive VIP and government attendance
Top brands in the industry
sponsor the event and just as many exhibit, so their brands receive tremendous
international exposure. Among the many exhibitors are names such as Aveon
Offshore, ION, Polarcus, and TGS, to name just a few.
Africa Oil Week is a noteworthy
event that puts industry players in the driving seat regarding the future of
oil, energy, and gas on the African continent. If you missed this year’s event,
make sure to gear up for it next year.