The successful Sign Africa Nelspruit expo, held on 20 February at Emnotweni Arena, attracted 223 visitors from Mozambique, Swaziland, Polokwane and all over Mpumalanga. Visitors were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in all aspects of wide format digital printing, garment decoration, screen printing and signage.
Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:
‘The show went above our expectations. We had a lot of visitors to our stand and the interest that our new label machine generated was amazing. It was a very good show,’ said Emile Pitout, OKI.
‘The show attracted serious buyers. We sold two machines at the event and interacted with visitors from a wide range of areas, including Mozambique. Awareness of the Africa Print and Sign Africa brands have grown and the shows are associated with quality product showcases,’ said Kevin Roy, Graficomp.
‘We were very pleasantly surprised at the high turnout and sold products off the stand. It’s our first time exhibiting at Nelspruit and the show beat our expectations,’ said Steve van Niekerk, Rexx Screen & Digital Supplies.
‘The expo went beyond our expectations and we were pleasantly surprised. We had very good leads from Mozambique,’ said Freddie Moolman, Gencotech.
‘The show presented some excellent opportunities. We had a good amount of traffic to our stand and a wide range of quality leads who were interested in our diverse product range,’ said Aziza Mohamed, Kemtek.
‘The event was better than expected. We were very happy to see a good response from visitors from Mozambique,’ said Francoise de Roubaix, Trotec South Africa.
‘We’re glad that we exhibited at Nelspruit and received positive feedback from leads – who were serious decision-makers – that we can follow up on,’ said Ken Bezuidenhout, Nashakele.
The stand winners and runners-up included:
Sign Africa small stand:
First place: Trotec South Africa.
Sign Africa medium stand:
First place: Gencotech.
Sign Africa large stand:
First place tie: Kemtek and Roland.
Runner-up: Speed Wrap stand.
Upcoming Sign Africa Expo’s include:
• Port Elizabeth: 27 March 2019, Boardwalk Convention Centre.
• Cape Town: 5-6 June 2019, Cape Town International Convention Centre.
• Zimbabwe: 26-27 June 2019, Sango Conference Centre at Cresta Lodge Harare.
• Johannesburg: 11-13 September 2019, Gallagher Convention Centre.