The successful Sign Africa Bloemfontein expo, held on 12 February at Ilanga Estate, attracted 422 visitors from around the Free State, Lesotho and the Northern Cape, including Kimberley, Ladybrand, Welkom, Bethlehem, Maseru, Harrismith and Virginia, to name a few. The event was sponsored by Platinum sponsor Roland.
Visitors were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in wide format digital printing, T-shirt printing, finishing, point of sale displays, signage, banners, flags, vehicle graphics, LED’s, laser engraving and more.
Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:
‘There were a lot of people and the show was a success for us. Visitors showed great interest in our products. It was good to see all our customers too,’ said Jury Nel, JG Electronics.
‘It was much better than expected, we had a good rush of visitors from when the doors opened. We made many good leads that will become regular customers. Visitors were happy to see us there,’ said Assif Sidik, Stixo Signage Supplies.
‘We encountered good quality leads – it was a very interesting day,’ said Manny Da Silva, Konica Minolta South Africa.
‘We had a decent response and achieved what we wanted. We’ve set up meetings with good prospects, and were happy with the show,’ – Allrich Trading.
‘The day was busy with a constant flow of visitors. It was good to showcase a wide range of products to this market,’ – Roland/House For Signwriting.
‘We had a good show. It was good to showcase Verimedia with our Mimaki brand for the Free State region. We were happy with the expo,’ – Verimedia/Graphix Supply World.
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:
Sign Africa Best Medium Stand:
Winner: Roland/House For Signwriting.
Runner-up: Graphix Supply World/Mimaki/Verimedia.
Sign Africa Best Small Stand:
Winner: Power Africa.
Runner-up: Vic Bay.
Upcoming Africa Print Expo’s include:
• Durban, 11-12 March 2020, Durban International Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Cape Town, 6-7 May 2020, 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.