The successful Sign Africa Durban expo, held from 11-12 March at the Durban ICC, attracted 1012 visitors, who were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in digital printing presses, screen printing, digital textile printing, ink, software, pad printing, paper and board and digital label printing.
Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:
‘The show was good, very busy leads-wise. We did well, and we will follow up after the show,’ said Charl Ferreira, JG Electronics.
‘Good quality leads on both days, with good interest,’ said Byron Brookhan, CMYK Industries.
‘The advantage was the exposure, lots of people who never knew about us before have now come to know us. There was positive feedback from a lot of people who want to work with us. The show worked to our advantage and the public’s. We generated strong leads, and there were keen visitors,’ said Owen Naidoo, Exodus Signage Supplies (Visdom partner).
‘We were been busy the whole day talking to customers. We had quality leads and people who want to find out about the products and the industry, and who want to get into the industry,’ said Calvin Spracklen, Roland DG.
‘Lots of people showed up, and we had quality leads,’ said Mustapha Jacobs, Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies.
‘It was a decent show, we achieved what we wanted to achieve – to market our company and to increase our exposure. We are very thankful to the organisers for arranging such a great event, so that we could let the world know that we can offer quality products that don’t cost an arm and a leg,’ said Assif Sidik, Stixo Signage Supplies.
‘It was very busy both days, very fruitful and encouraging. We met ten new clients we never knew existed, we also sold equipment. We will do it again,’ said Lawrence Singh from NSDS.
‘For KZN to have a show like this was awesome – the customers were great – not just anybody off the street. They knew what they wanted, and we want to thank the organisers for having us again,’ said Ritesh Rosen, Midcomp.
‘Fantastic, good business, and hoping this continues, thanks to the organisers – great leads have come through, good on you,’ said Abisha Katere, Printing SA.
Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism.
The results are as follows:
Small shell scheme:
Second place tie: Uprint Digital Direct and CMYK Industries.
Small floor space:
First: SA Argus Laser Machines.
Medium floor space:
First tie: Speed Wrap and Stixo Signage Supplies.
Second: Allrich Trading.
Medium shell scheme:
Large floor space:
Mega stand award:
Upcoming Sign Africa Expo’s include:
• Cape Town, 6-7 May 2020, CTICC -Cape Town International Convention Centre, Western Cape.
• East London, 3 June 2020, East London International Convention Centre, Eastern Cape.
• Johannesburg, 9-11 September 2020, Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng.