FIATA World Congress

FIATA World Congress: Exciting Event in Cape Town for Freight Forwarders

If you have not registered for theFIATA World Congressto be hosted in Cape Town from 1-5 October 2019, do so immediately. It is the most exciting event for freight forwarders and logistics providers in the world.

Who is FIATA?

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations – the largest non-governmental association of its kind. The association represents more than 4000 players in the industry in over 150 countries.

Who hosts the FIATA World Congress?

FIATA and the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) host this year’s World Congress in South Africa.

How many participants and exhibitors can you expect?

A whopping 1200 participants and 60 exhibitors have already registered for the 2019 FIATA World Congress.

How many hours of networking are available?

With 15 potential hours of networking, it is an event not to miss. Brand exposure, the ability to develop long-standing and trusted business relationships, and getting your firm noticed are among the many reasons to exhibit at or, at the very least, attend the 2019 edition of the FIATA World Congress.

Should you attend?

Yes, if you want to rub shoulders with key players, stakeholders, and influencers in the freight and forwarding industry. It is an event for all stakeholders in the industries of customs and excise, logistics and distribution, and freight and forwarding. If you fall in one of the categories listed below, it is an event you simply must attend and that should be high on your priority list:

  • Director, general manager, or president of the company.
  • Chief executive officer.
  • Buying officer.
  • Sector director.
  • Manager in the supply chain, fleet operation, finance, or business-development domain.
  • Logistics-planning consultant.
  • Customs and excise officer.
  • Industry supplier.
  • Freight forwarder.
  • Student a relevant to logistics or freight forwarding qualification.
  • Import & export officer.

The FIATA World Congress is relevant to businesses and stakeholders in the following sectors:

  • Cargo handling.
  • Health and safety.
  • Customs and clearance.
  • Border management.
  • Government departments.
  • Logistics, distribution, and warehousing.
  • Port management.
  • Insurance.
  • Cargo-tracking systems.
  • Port and terminal security.
  • Marine.
  • Supply-chain management.
  • Payment management.
  • Information and communications technology.
  • Financial services.
  • Transportation.

Freight forwarding plays an integral role in successful international trade. Sponsoring, attending, or exhibiting at the FIATA World Congress thus hold several benefits for your company, including, but not limited to:

  • Participation in international discussions on topics surrounding freight and forwarding.
  • Networking with thousands of visitors and a plethora of exhibitors.
  • Getting brand exposure.
  • Developing long-standing business relationships.
  • Creating valuable sales leads.

The jam-packed programme includes various social events and activities for accompanying people, such as wine and Bo-Kaap tours. It also includes discussion forums, top speakers addressing highly relevant issues in the industry, and group discussions, in addition to exciting exhibitions.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of the exhibitors, participants, or sponsors of this event because it provides a powerful platform for discussion, growth, and networking in the industry. Register to exhibit at the event and get in touch with our team to help you make the best possible impression with a superb exhibition stand at the 2019 FIATA World Congress.

African Distributor Conference

African Distributor Conference a Huge Success

We recently successfully brought together the representatives of no fewer than twelve African countries at the first African Distributor Conference in Johannesburg. The event was hosted by us at the start of June 2019, and it ran concurrent with the Madex Design Expo 2019, which was hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre from the 5th to the 6th of June 2019. We also had a stand at Madex, an event which had no fewer than 40 hand-picked speakers on topics relevant to marketing, design, and advertising. The delegates to the African Distributor Conference also had the opportunity to visit our stand at the Madex Design Expo as part of our two-day programme.

The African Distributor Conference gave delegates the opportunity to meet peers in the industry from other countries on the continent. With the industry having the potential for growth, events, such as the African Distributor Conference, are important for forging partnerships in developing the industry to its full potential.

Delegates expressed their appreciation for the comprehensive programme, quality of content, and ability to meet with industry leaders from around the continent. The event included a factory tour, various product demonstrations, and presentations about trends in the industry. It also included a hands-on workshop on the development and growth of valuable partnerships.

Part of our aim in hosting such events is to address the need for a network of distributors, enabling collaboration on projects across the continent. Our network is already extensive, which is evident in the fact that we have distributors in Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho.

The feedback from delegates to the conference was overwhelmingly positive. The Director of Exhibition Stand Contractors in Kenya, Charles Campbell Clause, noted that the event was highly beneficial for ESC. He expressed his appreciation for the chance to have met so many counterparts from other countries on the continent.

The Managing Director of Africast Conferences and Exhibitions in Zambia, Chimwemwe Nyirenda noted that our company plays an important role in assisting stand builders on the continent and helping them to stay abreast of latest developments in the industry.

Our firm has, over the years, won several awards locally and internationally. Such awards include recognition for our green stands, stand designs, and commitment to sustainability to name only a few of the categories. As a leader in the provision of exhibition and event products and services, we regularly introduce new products and provide our clients with cost-effective stand solutions. Our product range is comprehensive and includes everything from fabric LED light boxes to modular and custom stands.

With our history dating back to the nineties, we are also one of the best-established providers of such services. Our footprint reaches across the continent, enabling us to develop and grow opportunities throughout the continent. The African Distributor Conference is one of our many initiatives to grow the industry and provide more opportunities for companies to display their brands at exhibitions throughout the continent. Get in touch for more information about our network or for help in creating award-wining exhibition infrastructure and stands.

IFAT Africa

The IFAT Africa Trade Fair at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg

The IFAT Africa trade fair focuses on discussions and exhibitions related to water, refuse, sewage, and recycling. Aspects regarding water purification and delivery, suitable solutions for water supply to the food and beverage sector, and laboratory technologies are addressed.

With more than 1 500 delegates who attend, the IFAT Africa trade fair provides several opportunities for exhibitors to introduce their products and services to important industry leaders. The exhibition runs alongside the conference related to the environment and waste management with a special focus on water.

This year, the IFAT Africa trade fair was held from the 9th to the 11th of July 2019. It is a biennial event and a must-visit for government officials, environmental consultants, engineers, farmers, food and beverage manufacturers, water supply and purification providers, and exhibitors with products and services relevant to the target audience.

Having a presence at the trade fair is important for exhibitors who want to gain access to the African market to introduce their products and services to decision-makers. Indeed, according to the organisers of the conference and trade fair, more than 80% of the visitors are decision-makers.

IFAT Africa offers an industry-focused platform for exhibitors, ensuring that all visitors to the fair are in the market for water supply-, sewage-, technology-, and recycling-related products and services. Innovativeness is also a feature of this prestigious and important event. The latest developments and trends are discussed, as well as showcased, making it an important event to attend. Top and trending environmental technologies are also discussed and displayed. Indeed, this is considered one of the most important trade fairs related to such technologies on the continent. The event is hosted in synergy with IFAT in Munich, thus also making it an internationally important event for exhibitors. The 2017 event had more than 150 exhibitors from 16 countries. It had over 1 700 visitors from more than 37 countries.

The event provides a discussion forum for service and solutions providers, decision-makers, and industry players. It is a significant event, especially considering the present-day water crisis in South Africa. Cape Town recently experienced the reality of coming close to no water. Water shortage is, however, a real threat throughout the country, despite good rains. The upgrading of water pipes, possible means of getting water that is more potable through desalination plants, and infrastructure development are among the important issues. As such, exhibitors, who have services and products relevant to the situation should not miss the opportunity to display their products at an event such as this.

We provide display stands and many products relevant to exhibitors who want to showcase their products and services at the event. In addition, we provide branding and printing solutions. Our service offerings include LED lightbox systems, counters, furniture, fabric display systems, roll-up banners, and display walls, to name only a few of our innovative options for exhibitors.

Get in touch for more information on our display stands and related products to help make your exhibition at the next IFAT Africa trade fair a success.

SAPOA Exhibition

Why You Should Display at the SAPOA Annual Convention and Property Exhibition

The SAPOA Annual Convention and Property Exhibition is an annual event, hosted this year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. It is the epitome of events for property professionals, stakeholders, and the property media.

The SAPOA event brings together CEOs of firms, banking sector experts, academics, analysts, suppliers, realtors, consultants, buyers, and investors. The convention is themed and the 2019 theme is focused on gaining a better understanding of issues affecting the property sector and planning for the future amidst political, economic, and social uncertainty. The SAPOA Annual Convention and Property Exhibition provides a platform for important discussions on how to address challenges amidst uncertainty and to develop the sector during such times.

It entails a three-day convention, hosted by Iman Rappetti, known for journalistic excellence. If you operate or have a stake in the property sector, it is worth visiting the convention. However, it is equally important to have an exhibition stand at the SAPOA event in order to build brand awareness. Below are reasons for booking an exhibition stand:

  • Increase the recognition of your brand, products, and services by being part of the event.
  • Meet stakeholders and engage with existing and potential clients or suppliers.
  • Strengthen brand awareness with one of our award-winning exhibition stand designs.
  • Position your company amongst the top players in the industry.
  • Enjoy face-to-face network opportunities.
  • Gain valuable feedback from visitors regarding your products and services.
  • Develop an extensive and value-adding leads database.
  • Introduce new concepts, products, and services.
  • Address issues with products and services in quality face-to-face conversations.
  • Be part of the solution creators.

Several sponsorship opportunities exist, giving your company even more opportunities for brand exposure.

How to Stand Out

With top players in the industry exhibiting at the event and actively participating in the convention, you will want to make sure that your brand is noticed and appreciated. To compete favourably with key exhibitors, you need to collaborate with an award-winning exhibition stand supplier. We meet the requirement and as trusted suppliers of exhibition stands, we provide you with design expertise, state-of-the-art prints, innovative technology, and an extensive range of products and services relevant to world-class exhibitions.

Our products range from banners to kiosks, counters, glass display cabinets, and brochure stands. We provide everything from electric wiring and lighting to flooring solutions. You can opt for one of our modular display stands, enabling you to add on or configure the display stand according to the available space at the SAPOA exhibition.

The modular option is recommended if you want a stand that can be used at several exhibitions. When disassembled, it takes up little space and you also don’t need technical expertise to set it up. This solution is recommended if you want your exhibition space to be exceptionally unique and specific to one particular exhibition. Regardless of your choice, you will find that our products and services are perfectly suited for such quality events in South Africa.

ISF World Seed Congress

Make Your Exhibition Count at the ISF World Seed Congress

The ISF World Seed Congress is an annual event that is being hosted in France this year. The 2020 ISF World Seed Congress will be hosted in Cape Town from the 6th to the 11th of June. The current congress registrations have closed. However, if you want your company to be well represented at the congress in 2020, you will benefit from booking a trading table or event space.

The ISF World Seed Congress brings together the decision-makers and main developers in the seed industries of the world. The event has a history dating back to 1924 and is thus one of the longest annual running events of its kind in the industry. Industry leaders and key stakeholders have attended, participated, and hosted the prestigious and exceptionally important event.

The International Seed Federation hosts several events globally and has been known for excellence in planning and executing such ground-breaking exhibitions, congresses, and trade shows.

The ISF World Seed Congress in Bologna in 1928 marked the start of an annual repeat of the event. It was also hosted in 1929 in Paris, and in Budapest in 1930. Slow activity in the seed sector was evident in the 1940s by the lack of ISF events during the WWII aftermath. Things set off again in 1950 with another event hosted in Paris, focusing on rules and application for seed trading. A motion was passed for considering plant variety protection at the 1956 event, with the first conference dedicated to plant protection to be hosted in 1957 in Paris.

With the 2020 ISF World Seed Congress to be hosted on local ground, it is the perfect opportunity for South African seed developers and suppliers to exhibit their unique products.

You will appreciate our range of display stands and products to make your company noticed and appreciated. Some of our products are briefly introduced below, indicating how we can help you to have an award-winning stand at the next ISF World Seed Congress.

Our modular stands are scalable to meet all your exhibition requirements, are easy to add onto, just as easy to set up and disassemble, and compact in design for easy storage.

We also offer fabric pop-up systems for use at conferences and other indoor events. Use the same system with different printed fabrics at various events. Our folding systems are perfect for the addition of walls and displays at seminars or conference hallways.

Book your stand at the next ISF World Seed Congress in Cape Town and let us help you set up the perfect stand.

Exhibition Marketing Equipment

Get the Best Exhibition Marketing Equipment

We all get excited about attending exhibitions and for business owners it is the perfect opportunity to really showcase your brand and product, and get it out there, primed and ready to be consumed by your target audience. That’s the best thing about industry exhibitions. Everyone who is there has a specific interest in the industry or field that you operate in and therefore your product or business brand has made its way to just the right place!

There are many exhibitions hosted in South Africa and if you want to grow your business and brand awareness of your product or brand, it s of your product or brand, it’ationis probably best to attend some, if not all of them. Once you have made a decision to attend an exhibition, the real fun begins. You get to select the right exhibition marketing equipment, work closely with an advertising team who will know just how to market your brand and best of all, you get to prepare for meeting your consumers and showing them just what makes your product and/or service and business such an integral part of their lives or even business!

At Scan Display, we have spent many years working closely with companies attending a variety of exhibitions. We have quite simply seen and attended them all and chances are that if you have a specific exhibition in mind, we will have created a stand or fully designed a display at that very event. Take a look at our portfolio  and get in touch with one of our experienced team members if you want to see our previous works.

Let’s take a look at the exhibition marketing equipment that we can provide and create for you. We don’t just offer a standard product at Scan Display. We give our clients the option of custom, portable and modular exhibition stands and we make sure that each of these options is of an exceptional quality.

Our custom exhibition stands are our pride and joy. They are where we truly shine as we are able to create just about any type, size and design of stand based on the unique requirements of our clients. We have created some impressive exhibitions stands – award-winning ones in fact. Provide us with your brief or idea and we will get to work bringing your dreams of a unique and eye-catching exhibition stand to life!

We also offer smaller, portable stands which are quick and easy to set up, as well as Modulbox which is a solution-in-box which multiple configurations. We encourage you to investigate all of these options before deciding on which option is best for you. Of course you can opt to invest in some infrastructure to build your own stand (or with our help). We can provide you with a shell scheme, counters, furniture, audio visual equipment, carpeting, electrics and much more.

If you would like to learn more about our exhibition marketing equipment, take the time to contact us directly at Scan Display. We look forward to assisting you with having a hard-not-to-notice presence at your next exhibition.