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The Internet of Things and its Impact on Tradeshows and Events

undreds of billions of sensors are deploying quietly. They will track our every move and monitor almost everything with which we interact. The Internet of Things (IOT) will transform society and will have a significant impact on tradeshows and events. As everything links with everything else, this will be the […]

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BRIGHT NEW AFRO-FUTURISTIC CAMPAIGN FOR 100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA 2016!

Bold patterns, vivid colours and geometric shapes, evoking elements of traditional African masks, will infuse 100% Design South Africa 2016 with a sophisticated Afro-optimistic spirit. The eye-catching 2016 campaign is the result of an exciting collaboration between the show and top branding agency, Deep Design, who conceptualised the new graphic […]

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KITCHEN PREDICTIONS FROM THE EXPERTS AT DECOREX 2016

Liberated from old-fashioned customs like colour-coordinated appliances and the sacred single work triangle, designers are thinking about kitchens in new and exciting ways. 2016’s biggest kitchen trends, not to mention the very latest state-of-the-art kitchen products and appliances, will be on show at this year’s edition of Decorex SA, the […]

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7 Ideas Innovative Event Organizers Are Doing

Personalizing Digital Marketing Implementing personalization in your email marketing campaigns can have a great impact on your event ticket sales and registration goals. By incorporating your attendees’ names in your subject line and signing off with your own, you ultimately humanize your message and have a more direct appeal to your […]

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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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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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