Sign Africa Gauteng Expo Helps To Re-Energise The Industry

The successful Sign Africa Gauteng expo, held from 21-23 April at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, attracted 1748 visitors. The event helped to re-energise the signage and exhibition industries, with visitors eager to see new products and cutting-edge technology. The event was sponsored by Platinum sponsor Roland. 

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Enthusiastic Vehicle Wrappers Win Prizes
In Roland Speed Wrap Challenge

Contestants had to race against the clock to wrap a vehicle door to the best standards at the recent Speed Wrap challenge, brought to visitors by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsor GrafiWrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics) and expo organiser Sign Africa.

The event was held at the Sign Africa Gauteng expo, which took place from 21-23 April at Emperors Palace Convention Centre. First, second and third place winners were awarded cash prizes during each round, held every two hours, throughout each day. First place: R500, second place: R300 and third place: R200.

This event is brought to you by platinum sponsor Roland, vinyl sponsors Grafiwrap (distributed by Maizey Plastics).

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I was very impressed with what the organisers did and how the event was marketed

Eric Philpott, 3D Fusion

Exposure is the most important thing that we got, as well as interaction with important clients

Cassie Chikwiri, Stixo Signage Supplies

On a whole it was very, very successful three days. We probably had in excess of 150 qualified leads at the show and the potential of 5 to 10 machines that we are negotiating at the moment, so it was very, very positive.

Bradley Bate, Alliance Machinery

The show was brilliant and the organisation was also quite good – there was no problem, I spoke to new people along with some sign companies and I got good leads.

Keshav Sharma, Allrich

It was quite a successful show – we achieved what we wanted to. The biggest thing was getting the exposure that we were after, which is really critical. We had some really cool customers and some important clients that came through and we generated some nice leads. We introduced our new flagship product to the public for the first time and we are really looking forward to the expo in September.

Gareth Fletcher, Kyocera

Initially we were a little concerned about attending the show due to Covid. It has been an incredibly good show and we’ve had an incredible amount of visitor interest. It’s been a great opportunity for us to showcase our full offering, whereas historically we showcase our wide format division. We had the opportunity and that has proved very fruitful for us. I’m quite exited about the leads that we’ve generated and the potential sales that will come from them.

Grant Potgieter, Fujifilm

The show was good and that the company got to see some old clients.

Calvin Guo, CNC PME

The show was very good and very successful – there were high quality customers and there are a lot of new businesses coming up – people who have lost their jobs through Covid are making a plan and being entrepreneurial, so they are all buying and looking around.

Kevin Mc Ewan, China Direct Sourcing

The show was good. We had some good people coming in.

Benjamin Botha, iPlastics

We had a lot of quality leads, a lot of equipment enquiries and a lot of start-ups coming through. You see people that have been retrenched trying to start new businesses, so we saw a lot of that, and it was busier than we thought at times. It was a good show.

Liezle Barrie, Intamarket

There were lots of new faces – not the regular customers you’re used to seeing. The first and last day of the event were very, very good.

Pooven Pillay, Roland DG

The show was successful and we really enjoyed it.

Enrico Marusi, Power Africa

We’ve seen a lot of potential clients and there was really good interest at the show – people wanting to expand their businesses by buying new products.

Nardus Mouton, Gencotech

I’m very impressed with the size of the show and the amount of people. I did not expect it to be this busy and I also did not expect there to be as many serious buyers as there were, so all in all it’s more impressive than what I was expecting.

Darryl Braithwaite, Midcomp

We were pleasantly surprised regarding how many people actually visited the show and the interest in the specific machines. We were concerned to a certain extent about the influence Covid would have had, but so far – we will see with the sales – the interest was been fairly high.

Bernard Truter, Graphix Supply World

We had a good show and we’re hoping to turn all the quotes into sales.

Naveen Rajcomar, Chemosol

It all went well. It was a very nice exhibition and we got a couple of good leads.

Christo Schade, Sheetco

It was more than great.

Stephen Graham, Ivyline Group

Lots of new and potential customers came through, so we’re very grateful.

Charmaine Poulter, Woodline Shade Solutions


In case you missed the Sign Africa Gauteng Expo, you can still see what products and latest technologies the exhibitors had to offer at the three day event.
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