African Exhibition News

  • THE RAND SHOW 2022 – A WIN WIN

    While a wet Winter seems to have come early to Gauteng, spirits were not dampened, as thousands flocked to this year’s Rand Show. After a two-year interruption due to COVID, visitors were thrilled to get out and share an enjoyable day with family and friends. As visitors and exhibitors enjoyed the win of beating the […]

  • AFRICAN MINISTERS AT THE ITIC-WTM AFRICAN TOURISM INVESTMENT SUMMIT CALL FOR AFRICA TO UNITE

    African tourism ministers stress the growing importance of ecology and air connectivity for the development of the travel and hospitality industry Africa to unite to promote tourism under a single brand The African travel and tourism industry has the potential to attract considerable investment if the continent works together as one destination, develops a more […]

  • VOICES OF THE EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

    Exhibitions Industry role players from around the world are raising their voices together to acknowledge the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in creating platforms for economic growth and recovery, as well as being the perfect occasion to network and meet new people.

  • TOP HOSPITALITY TRENDS DRIVING CUSTOMER-CENTRIC INNOVATION

    Covid-19 caused seismic shifts in consumer behaviour when it upended lives and livelihoods across the globe through extended lockdowns. While not all changes are proving to be permanent, there are specific trends driving customer-centric innovation within the retail, hotel and hospitality industries that seem here to stay. Evan Schiff, Portfolio Director of Food, Hospitality and […]

  • DRC MINING COMMUNITY PREPARES FOR BIG BASH IN LUBUMBASHI IN JUNE AS DRC MINING WEEK RETURNS

    Welcome return of flagship mining event as DRC booms It’s official, DRC Mining Week is back in Lubumbashi from 1–3 June, and to say that the industry is excited about its homecoming is an understatement. This long-running, award-winning and flagship expo and conference returns to the heart of the Copperbelt and the bustling mining hub […]

  • MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA’S SIMON TOOHEY RETURNS FOR THE PLANT POWERED SHOW

    MasterChef Australia contestant Simon Toohey was a huge hit when he took part in the online Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show which was held in November 2020 to great success. Now the charmingly urbane and popular chef is back for The Plant Powered Show which takes place at the end of May as both […]

  • TOP TRENDS SHAPING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

    Transport infrastructure is a fundamental enabler of sustainable economic growth in Africa and essential for global competitiveness and trade. As with many industries around the world, the transport industry is currently experiencing great change, which is being driven by several global trends, including technology and automation and Environment Social Governance (ESG).   Tech-Driven Efficiency  From […]

  • TOP TRENDS FUELLING THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE F&B INDUSTRY

    LSA’s leading trade event offers fresh insights for Africa’s food value chain   Feeding a population of around 1.3 billion, the World Bank has predicted that Africa’s Food & Beverage (F&B) market will reach over US$1 trillion by 2030[1]. While the industry has faced significant challenges since the onset of Covid, especially in terms of […]

  • NEW HANDLING RECORD AT PORT OF MAPUTO POINTS TO A POSITIVE MARKET RECOVERY

    Leading transport event tackles the key challenges of inter-Africa trade expansion In 2021, the Port of Maputo achieved a new handling record of 22.2 million tons, representing 21% year-on-year growth compared to the previous year’s handling volume of 18.3 million tons. A reflection of a post-Covid market recovery, Mozambique’s Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) CEO […]

  • WTM AFRICA MEETS – AND EXCEEDS – 2019 NUMBERS

    WTM Africa 2022 kickstarts the recovery of the travel and tourism industry in Africa 5 MAY 2022 – WTM Africa 2022, held from April 11 to 13 in Cape Town, South Africa, was a huge success with preliminary numbers indicating that pre-scheduled appointments for 2022 exceeded the number of appointments booked at the show in […]

  • LATEST IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS TO BE SHOWCASED AT FRIGAIR 2022

    As the HERVAC sector’s only dedicated event in Africa as well as the shift to more environmentally friendly solutions, this year’s FRIGAIR exhibition, workshops and courses are eagerly being awaited by the industry. Since 1980, FRIGAIR has been providing an industry-preferred platform for engagement on doing business, knowledge transfer and networking opportunities. This year’s event […]

  • HOSTEX IS MAKING A REFRESHED COMEBACK IN JUNE 2022

    Hostex 2022 is refreshed and it’s happening at Sandton Convention Centre from Sunday, 26 to Tuesday, 28 June – and the industry is ready for it! James Khoza, President of SA Chefs Association and Hostex Ambassador, says that an exciting comeback for the hospitality, food and drink sectors and for the long-standing Hostex expo is […]

  • ENLIT AFRICA (FORMERLY AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA) INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FINEST TO DISCUSS AFRICA’S ENERGY TRANSITION – NO ONE TO BE LEFT BEHIND.

    As South Africa experiences yet another period of loadshedding, the option of generating electricity for personal use and/or selling it on is starting to look all the more attractive. With loadshedding said to continue into the foreseeable future, the need for alternatives is gaining urgency. According to Eskom chief executive, Andre de Ruyter, “we will face […]

  • SAITEX CELEBRATES THE REVIVAL OF THE AFRICAN ECONOMY

    Prominent multi-sector trade event paves the way for business growth across the trade and township economy sector Africa is home to one of the world’s fastest growing consumer markets, predicted to increase to 1.7 billion consumers by 2030. On the one side of this market are the rising number of ‘ultra-high net worth’ individuals with […]

  • HOTEL SKY AND FAME WEEK AFRICA 2022 REACH FOR THE SKY

    FAME WEEK Africa offers a unique platform for industry players who wish to increase their visibility, enter new markets, launch new products, assess the current industry landscape, generate sales leads, and network. Exhibitors and attendees attending FAME Week Africa in the host City of Cape Town will receive a 10% discount when booking their accommodation […]

  • SA’S NEWEST AIRLINE LOOKS TO #UPLIFTSA AND FAME WEEK AFRICA 2022

    South Africa’s newest and most flexible airline will be teaming up with FAME Week Africa’s drive to bring the film/television, arts/animation, music/media and entertainment sector together in the second annual FAME Week Africa Event in the Host City of Cape Town from 24 – 26 August 2022. In a move that proves not even the […]

  • RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ROCK STARS WIN BIG AT AFRICA TRAVEL WEEK

    2022 winners announced for the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards live at Africa Travel Week. TUI Care Foundation, Wild Horizons and Green Safaris awarded gold. Gold winners in each category will go on to compete in the Global Awards at WTM London from 7-9 November. Cape Town, 12 April 2022 – The winners of the WTM […]

  • THE HOTEL & HOSPITALITY SHOW 2022 REDEFINES AFRICAN HOSPITALITY FOR RECOVERY

    Prestigious trade event packs greater punch in person One of Africa’s most significant contributors to GDP, the tourism industry, was also one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Despite the numerous challenges hampering its recovery, the United Nations World Tourism Agency (UNWTO) noted a 12% rise in tourism arrivals in Africa in 2021 compared […]

  • VIRTUAL EVENT PAVES THE WAY FOR DYNAMIC AFRICA TRAVEL WEEK

    CAPE TOWN, 06 APRIL 2022 – And that’s a wrap! Africa Travel Week 2022 edition kicked off this week with a successful two-day virtual event, paving the way for next week’s live event in the host city of Cape Town from 11 to 13 April. Bringing together buyers from across the globe and exhibitors throughout […]

  • FOUR SEASONS SAFARI AND ISLANDS COLLECTION, AFRICA LAUNCHES ‘MILESTONE MEMORIES’

    Celebrate Special Occasions with Loved Ones Across Africa’s Savannah, Urban Oasis and Exotic Islands This year, loved ones kept apart by restrictions and lockdowns are longing to reunite and share in each other’s joys and achievements. As travelling together becomes more of a possibility for many, Four Seasons Safari and Islands Collection, Africa, who will […]

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