Company Structure

Reed Exhibitions is one of Africa’s most progressive and successful exhibition, and venue managers. The group owns major exhibition titles such as Decorex SA, Mediatech Africa#BuyaBusiness Expo, Small Business Expo100% Design South Africa™, the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange and now Africa Travel Week™ comprising World Travel Market Africa®, International Luxury Travel Market and Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings Expo in partnership with Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Reed Exhibitions currently has two operating companies:

  1. Reed Exhibitions (Pty) Ltd
  2. Reed Venue Management (Pty) Ltd

Reed Exhibitions has a strong strategy in place to identify and assess convention centers and stadia sites as part of its comprehensive African Growth Strategy. With this in mind, extensive research has been conducted by Reed Exhibitions to evaluate the size and landscape of the potential for venue management across Africa.  Prospective venues include Angola, Nigeria and Kenya where there is ongoing high level discussions to share the group’s expertise and skills with these countries and their venue assets.

Reed Exhibitions seeks to strengthen and grow its position as a leading venue management company in Africa, leading to sustainable and long term benefits to the communities served.

Venue management

Reed Venue Management:

Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg

For the third consecutive term, we have been awarded the management rights until 2019 via a long-term contract for South Africa’s leading indoor multipurpose entertainment venue, Ticketpro Dome.

Our vision and management has earned this landmark venue the title of Johannesburg’s Best Concert Venue for over a decade. Reed Exhibitions Venue Management t/a Ticketpro Dome have won several awards and were recently voted as the 19th best arena in the world.

With Ticketpro Dome, Reed Exhibitions Venue Management has successfully achieved increased occupancy through concerts.

A venue’s success is rated by its occupancy and the standard of events hosted. Reed Exhibitions Venue Management, through concerts, increased the occupancy of the biggest indoor entertainment venue in South Africa from less than 40% when it took over its management in 2004, to a steady annual occupancy of 65%. This was achieved through aggressive sales drives, content development for the venue through Reed Exhibitions’ resources, networks and strategic alliances to develop suitable events.

For more information about our venue management services, please contact us.