Reed Exhibitions is one of Africa’s leading exhibition, events and conference organisers.
One of the largest and most successful event and venue management companies of its kind in Africa, Reed Exhibitions is spearheaded by the dynamic Carol Weaving, who is reputed for her passion for delivering high-profile, customer focused events in established and emerging markets, which generate billions in business revenue for the industries that we serve. Reed Exhibitions’ wide range of event management solutions includes trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings – from conception to delivery.
The group’s portfolio includes major award-winning exhibition titles and trade shows in South Africa.
With these high-profile shows to its credit, the group is a trendsetter in the industry serving a wide range of industry sectors. Reed Exhibitions is committed to creating market places for businesses to help them grow and establish their presence through trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets.
The group's portfolio of shows and exhibitions
Africa travel week – three travel industry events, one venue – Cape Town International Convention Centre. This event comprises three co-lated shows – WTM Africa, ibtm africa and ILTM Africa – and encompasses Africa's inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel and the MICE/business travel sector.
ILTM Africa is a specialist, invitation-only event where the very best travel agents and advisors from across the world meet Africa’s most spectacular luxury travel experiences. A bespoke appointment programme lies at the heart of the event, allowing buyers and exhibitors to choose up to 57 appointments from a select community of elite buyers and suppliers.
Details: 21 – 23 April | www.iltm.com/africa
ibtm africa is a high quality, content-driven education programme. The conference brings together key meeting planners from some of the leading corporates in South Africa and suppliers from the meetings industry. The conference gives attendees insights into technology, future trends, procurement and consolidation and the convergence of the travel and meetings industry.
Details: 20 April | www.ibtmafrica.com
WTM Africa is the only trade show of its kind to cater to both inbound and outbound markets. At WTM Africa, you can generate sales leads, launch new products, enter new markets, develop and maintain relationships, raise brand awareness and command press attention. WTM Africa is a three-day, must-attend event that brings the world to Africa and Africa to the world.
Details: 19 – 21 April | www.africa.wtm.com
Africa Automation Fair is a focused networking platform for the automation and control industry and works closely with industry associations including the IIG, SAIMC and Technews Publishing to plan and execute a world-class event. The fair targets senior buyers from South Africa, the rest of Africa and invites participation from international buyers through matchmaking initiatives, the hosted buyer programme, the Reed Exhibitions International Sales Group, input from a focused conference and content experts. The fair generates more exposure to and support from relevant government bodies across the African continent, Europe, Asia and the USA. Both local and international exposure to senior buyers ensures extended visitor dwell time at the trade fair, provides more educational and training content, and draws even more exhibitors showcasing the topmost industrial control and automation technologies. In an ongoing effort to incorporate future trends and cutting-edge technology, Africa Automation Fair 2017 will collaborate everything automation with IoT/Industrie 4.0, by inviting companies to showcase their innovative products and solutions at the fair, and simultaneously hosting a world-class “Connected Industries” conference alongside the already popular trade fair. The conference will host local and international keynote speakers
from government and leading industry specialists covering topics on “The Impact of Industrie 4.0/IoT on the economy” as well as a “Technology Show Case”. With so much to
offer all under one roof, Africa Automation Fair is the most comprehensive showcase of industrial control technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Details: 6 – 8 June 2017 | Ticketpro Dome | www.africaautomationfair.com
Small Business Expo is devoted to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, providing an invaluable platform for small businesses to market themselves
and interact with prominent business leaders and representatives from a number of corporate companies. It’s the ideal platform to stimulate business growth and motivate both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. This year, visitors and exhibitors will have access to seven free workshops with content tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs, business owners and start-ups. Content will range from high-level discussions and motivational
talks to more in-depth, focused presentations. The show is moving away from a static exhibition to a dynamic and meaningful platform of brokering relationships where businesses and entrepreneurs can connect and collaborate.
Details: 31 August – 2 September | Ticketpro Dome | www.SmallbizExpo.co.za
The #BuyaBusiness Expo is an annual trade show held at the Ticketpro Dome. This expo connects entrepreneurs and investors who are looking to grow, diversify or enter into business ownership with one of the many business and franchise opportunities available at the show. The show will again feature networking events, a match-making diary and #TheClub. The #BuyABusiness Expo is not simply an exhibition but a platform for brokering relationships.
Details: 31 August – 2 September | Ticketpro Dome | www.BuyaBusinessExpo.co.za
decorex Africa’s largest decor, design and lifestyle exhibitions will once again be the destination of choice for those intent on turning house into home as well as offering the ultimate business forum for trade professionals. With no fewer than 44 000 m2 of exhibition space showcasing the latest decor and design trends, products and services, across Durban, Cape Town as well as Joburg, not to mention an extensive Trade Business Programme. Being the biggest and the best is a strong motivator to keep on reinventing the Decorex SA portfolio.
Details: 18 – 21 March 2017 | Durban Exhibition Centre
27 – 30 April 2017 | CTICC
9 – 13 August 2017 | Gallagher Convention Centre
The finest of inspiring South African and international design is showcased at 100% Design South Africa. Exciting new work and ranges from a stellar exhibitor list of top local brands, from classic and contemporary furniture to ceramics, textiles and more – all of which set the style pace for the year to come. 100% Design South Africa promises to become bigger and better due to a collaboration wit Inspire Trade Expo, the country’s exclusive business-to-business furniture, decor, design and retail trade exhibition
Details: 9 – 13 August 2017 | Gallagher Convention Centre | www.100percentdesign.co.za
Mediatech Africa, co-owned by Sun Circle Exhibition and Reed Exhibitions, is a biennial advanced media and entertainment technology trade show held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The expo showcases new technologies and services from industry leaders in AV system integration and communications; lie entertainment technology; television and broadcast; animation and film studio and production; and DJ and pro-audio equipment.
Details: 19 – 21 July 2017 | Ticketpro Dome | www.mediatech.co.za
New shows for 2017
The launch of The Fire & Feast Butcher's Festival was inevitable due to South Festivals love of anything meaty. The festival will create an interactie experience that provides the atending public with an educational opportunity o understand the various cuts and varietis of meat, how to buy and prepare meat, pairing techniques and, finall, the art of cooking meat.
Details: 26 – 28 May | Ticketpro Dome | www.fireandfeast.co.za
The Value-Added Agriculture Expo East Africa is the only trade event focusing exclusively on value-added agriculture in East Africa. The interactive event will showcase value-added products with brands “made in East Africa” only, as well as machinery, equipment and technology that will encourage a change towards more efficient and productive value-added production in East Africa.
Details: 24 – 25 May | Kenyata Conference Centre | www.valueaddedagri.co.za
Pollution & Waste Technology Africa trade exhibition is collocated with Africa Automation air. This new exhibition is focused on technology, innovations and solutions used o process and reduce pollution and waste from all industry sectors and as a consequence of the human impact on our environment.
Details: 6 – 8 June | Ticketpro Dome | www.pollutionwasteafrica.co.za
International Sourcing Fair (ISF) Reaching African markets in home, hospitality, office a retail, ISF is a landmark three-day event set to transform the face of buying across Africa, as the continnt’s increasingly sophistiated consumer culture continus to accelerate unprecedented economic growth. ISF will provide a forum where international supplies can make direct connection with potential etailers, buyers and procurement teams from South Africa and other selected African countries.
Details: 13 – 15 September | Ticketpro Dome | www.internationalsoucingfair.co.za
The Value-Added Agriculture Expo West Africa is the only trade event focusing exclusively on value-added agriculture in West Africa. The event brings together the full value chain in agriculture, which includes farmers, manufacturers, suppliers, government representaties and investors, ofering networking and trade opportunitis to the entie agriculture value chain in West Africa.
Details: 25 – 26 October | Accra Conference Centre | www.valueaddedagri-wa.co.za
FIBO Business Summit Africa is the only international business platform for gym owners and managers, distributors, suppliers, investors and health professionals in the fitnss, wellness and health industry on the African continet. Trainers, instructors and physiotherapists will gain knowledge on how to create tailored exercises and training programmes for their clients and patiets. Start-up entrepreneurs will be introduced to the latest equipment, technology and products to boost their businesses and skills. Gym and wellness institue owners and managers will gain knowledge and insight on the understanding of health management in the workplace.
Details: 7 – 8 November | Emperors Palace | www.fibo.com