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Eco procurement – the first step in going green

When hosting an event, a range of different products and services need to be procured.  There are always a variety of options to choose from, but it is at the point when money actually changes hands that the real decision is made. From securing a venue, to arranging the menu, […]

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No need to waste

By: Tim Nel The striking thing about events is the impact that they have on the environment, and the amount of waste that they generate. Of course with events of any scale (be they short meetings or massive music festivals) there are many significant factors which impact the environment such […]

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Power up your event with green energy ideas

The planet also feels the impact from resource exploration, development and emissions. Green power solutions for events have become an innovative way to earn sponsorship and reduce costs and footprint while having fun. Check out these ideas to jump-start your green-powered event plan. What’s the goal? Before powering up your […]

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First ever “Global Exhibitions Day” to highlight the exhibition industry’s benefits for the economy – and the fun of working in the industry.

Exhibition organisers, venues, associations, and service providers from countries all around the world are uniting behind a global initiative to stage the first ever “Global Exhibitions Day” on 8 June 2016. Driven by Paris based UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and Dallas based IAEE – The […]

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Tapping into trends and making an impact online: AAXO is hosting a free Organiser Training Day focused on digital marketing

Following their inception in 2015, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) is getting 2016 off to a dynamic start by hosting an exciting training opportunity for exhibition organisers. The one-day Organiser Training Day, which will be hosted by AAXO in collaboration with SAACI, will focus on a number of […]

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Diarise Decorex Cape Town Now!

The Cape’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition once again promises to be the destination of choice for those intent on turning house into home. Decorex Cape Town 2016 – a comprehensive showcase of the latest décor and design trends, products and services – kicks off on 29 April and […]

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How to gain maximum ROI from exhibitions

Compex® has participated in various exhibitions such as Meetings Africa and Markex.   These two exhibitions have been developed for the MICE industry, but with different opportunities for participants. Being both exhibitions organisers and exhibitors themselves, Compex® has learned how to maximise the opportunities presented by participation in these shows and Nigel […]

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A Golden Anniversary For Decorex’s General Manager Of Sales

2015 heralds a momentous year for Decorex SA and 100% Design South Africa’s General Manager of Sales, Angela Chatfield. The busy mother-of-three (with a two year-old granddaughter in tow) will be celebrating 20 years at the helm of Decorex’s frenetic sales department – a period of tenure that is almost […]

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5 top tips to have a wow stand

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE  Exhibitors should make it a priority to assess their stand’s visibility, and the message it communicates. Successful visibility can be achieved through the use of modern and effective illumination such as lighting, impressive AV, beautiful finishes, extended height as well as vibrant graphics. COMPETITIVE […]

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Exciting engaging exhibitions

The exhibition industry is always changing and as a result it is important to stay on trend and to push boundaries in order to appeal to a rapidly advancing market.  Kim Kitchen shares what we can expect from exhibition stands this year. LARGE AUDIO-VISUAL LED screens and lighting are gradually […]

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