South Africa Exhibitions

Business tourism, including the trade show and exhibition industry, is booming in South Africa.

South Africa has well over a thousand venues for conferences and exhibitions available throughout the country. Some of these a small intimate centres hidden away in the bushveld while others are state of the art exhibition and convention centres. Most of these venues offer a number of side attractions that can be included in conventions, including experiencing African culture and shopping expeditions. There are far more South Africa Exhibitions going on at any one time than you would imagine. At the time of writing there being an average of more than thirty exhibitions per month over the next several months.

South Africa is actually an excellent venue to plan your exhibitions. The country has a first-world infrastructure, temperate climate, breathtaking scenery and world-class hotels. It is an ideal location for international congresses and conventions. The country also has a number of exhibition professionals that you can make use of for the design, construction and erection of your display stand, one of which is Scan Display. Scan’s head office is in Rosebank, Johannesburg, and the company has branches in Cape Town, Durban and Gaborone, and distributors in Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Windhoek, Lusaka and Swaziland.

We also have the support of a global network, with partners in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Dubai and Turkey.South Africa Exhibitions are gaining more and more popularity overseas and are well worth investigating. To learn more about using Scan Display for your next Trade Fair, contact us at +27 11 447 4777


If you’ve never taken part in trade shows or exhibitions before, maybe its time for you to give the idea some thought. True, with the present recession it may not be the best time to consider such a courageous undertaking, especially if you’re a young company. However, such participation is an important part of one’s marketing strategy, because they are an important event where you can

  • Meet other companies in the same line as yourself
  • Cultivate new clients
  • Identify new suppliers
  • Show off your products or services

Remember – there are other people who want to meet you, it’s not a one-way event. If this is to be the first time that you have participated in such an event, you’ll probably need a little help – this is where Scan Display comes in. We have more than ten years of experience in promoting clients in trade shows and exhibitions. That’s our job and our profession. We have a team of experts comprising graphic designers, exhibition architects, marketers and stand builders who are all at your disposal for that important first step.

How do you go about all of this? Well, the first step is to contact us and organise a meeting, and thereafter we can together plan a strategy. Our team will do everything from designing your first exhibition stand, building it (first as a 3D model) and finally assembling it at the venue. We will make sure that the display stand is up and running on time anywhere in the country, and when the exhibition’s over will break it down and store it. This is our forte, and you can take a look at examples of many of the successful stands we have designed for clients in our portfolio. Contact us at any time on +27 11 447 4777 for further information.

Help with Exhibitions

If you are looking for a company to help you make the best possible impression at exhibitions, look no further. With a wide range of stands, designs, and services offered and having won numerous awards for stands at exhibitions, Scan Display is the best choice by far.

We have the professional team, products, and years of experience to make your company stand out at exhibitions. We offer you a range of products and services that include that of effective project management, marquees for trade shows, well planned floor-plans, the best electrics, lighting, graphics, carpeting and flooring, as well as air conditioning. In short everything that is needed to ensure tremendous success at exhibitions will be taken care of in a professional manner.

We will provide you with guidance in selecting the stand type to ensure that it will not only be appropriate for the specific exhibit and space available, but will also be economical. Shell schemes are also offered and entail complete packages from the walls, lights, boards, and flooring to the electrics. To ensure that the shell purchased will stand out from the rest we will suggest appropriate products such as banners, roll-ups and pop-ups. You can also opt for space only stands which will be suitable for occasions where you need something custom built and where you will supply the items such as carpeting and lighting that go inside the stand.

If you want to do as little as possible regarding the selection, design and setup of your stands at exhibitions you can make use of our project management services to ensure show stoppers that will create the awareness you hope for and bring in the visitors who will be turned into loyal clients and purchasers of your products or services. Contact us today for quotes on products and services for exhibitions of all sizes.

Tips for exhibitions

With hundreds of exhibitions hosted annually in South Africa, and thousands more around the world, how can you ensure that your company will have successful displays at the exhibitions? There are numerous factors that play a role in the success of a display. You have to select the ideal venue and then also the perfect display spot at the venue all within the allocated budget. The exhibition must be right for your specific target audience and then you have to make sure that your stand stands out amongst the hundreds of other display stands.

The next aspect to consider will be the design of your exhibit. You only have about five to ten seconds to make a good first impression. If you miss the target, you will lose out on valuable visits. If you have the backdrop of the stand display printed in bold, it will contribute to visibility. Have a few chairs setup, a table, and something to drink. Once the visitor passes your stand invite him or her to enjoy a snack or drink. It will give them time to view the display and ask a few questions.

You can even go as far as hiring equipment that will make the visitors stop. Interactive visual displays always attract attention at exhibitions, but make sure that the displays will work for you by focussing the message on your target audience.  Stay clear from cluttering effects. You want to focus the attention of visitors on a main message and as such everything at the stand should point to that message. Too many choices will simply confuse the visitor.

Have many brochures ready and be sure to have loads of promotional giveaways to ensure that the visitors will gather around your stand. People like busy stands and as such you need to create the impression that your stand is the top of the priority list for visitors. If needed, get a few of your people to dress in normal wear and browse through the stand. This will help others who are shy to come in and chat. We are experts in the design of exhibitions and display stands. View our range of products and services, and contact us today to help you make a success of exhibitions.

How to select a furniture hire company

Selecting the right furniture hire company is just as important as selecting the right furniture for the event. If you have a reliable furniture hire company on your side you will already be one up on the competitors as you will know that the furniture will be:

  • Appropriate for the particular event
  • Affordable
  • In good condition
  • Delivered
  • In the required quantity
  • Stylish
  • Fitting your exhibition theme
  • Delivered on time.

What you see on the Internet or in an ad is often not what you get at the end of the day. With an event coming up, it can be disastrous. As such you will want to go with a furniture hire company that has a track record of successful supply of the right furniture at the best possible price to the correct address and in perfect order. Finding such a supplier amongst the thousands out there, need not be a headache.

Simply view our history, news section, products list, and services offered and you will agree that your search for the best possible furniture hire company is over. Located in South Africa in Gauteng, we are able to deliver furniture for any type of event, small and large. We work with events on a daily basis and thus have the expertise to assist you in selecting the most appropriate furniture according to your event needs. This guidance is priceless. Contact us today to help you make the right choice and be assured of quality service and products at the right price when you need it most.