African Exhibition News


    My father taught me that to understand an English word, it is always better to refer to its origins. About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. Today I want to discuss a word that is a source […]

  • Learn from the best CX-perts: NICE explains how to get up close and personal with clients

    CEM Africa to gather 1000+ industry leaders in Cape Town in August What’s the quickest and best way to learn something? Learn from an expert, right? Customer experience (CX) has been undergoing fundamental changes and, thanks to technology and research, enormous progress. NICE Systems, the lead sponsor of the upcoming CEM Africa Summit from 23–24 […]

  • Africa celebrates Women in Transport Awards this Women’s Month

    SA’s leading trade event honours female pioneers within the transport industry Picture from Unsplash   In recent years, great strides have been made to close the gender gap through the development and implementation of empowerment programmes focused on building both soft business skills and hard technical skills.   Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo focuses […]

  • FAME Week Africa 2022 supporting Cape Town’s creative industries

    RX Africa’s creative and cultural industry show, FAME Week Africa provides a platform for creatives, brands, organisations and policymakers to connect with each other in order create more business opportunities to strengthen the creative industry, and by doing so helping economies thrive. “In order to ensure the success of the creative and cultural industry, investment […]

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  • Critical connections and content at MIP Africa 2022

    According to the UNESCO publication, ‘The African Film Industry’, the film and audio industry in Africa has the potential to create 20 million jobs and generate USD 20 billion in revenues per year. MIP Africa at FAME Week Africa is creating platform to unlock this potential. In less than a month, African filmmakers, production companies, […]

  • CEM Africa announces more international CX-perts for speaker line-up in August

    Up close and personal with real use cases, challenges and solutions Already known for connecting the CX sector’s biggest, best and brightest and sharing their success stories, the organisers of the CEM Africa Summit have announced the names of more experts who have not been featured on the speaker line-up of this long-running specialised CX* […]

  • Who is Africa’s most inspiring tourism storyteller?

    Entries open for the African Travel & Tourism Awards presented by WTM Africa     Cape Town, 20 July 2022 — Africa Travel Week is on the lookout for the most inspiring and compelling storytellers in the African tourism industry for the African Travel & Tourism Awards presented by WTM Africa. The 2023 Awards will […]

  • Return of exhibitions, a boost to SA’s economy

    Refilwe Moloto spoke to the former chairperson and current board member of AAXO, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers, Projeni Pather about the return of exhibitions and how this industry benefits the South African economy.  After two years of lockdown and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sectors of the economy are slowly starting […]


    Celebrate the lifting of COVID restrictions with discounted rates for Africa Travel Week’s leading shows WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2023   Book your stand WTM Africa and your table at ILTM Africa 2023 before the end of July 2022 to benefit from exclusive, limited-offer early-bird specials. Now that South Africa has officially removed all […]

  • Content marketing is a necessity in brand building

    When flipping through a magazine, watching TV, or listening to the radio, how often do you skip a full page advert, or become inattentive whilst an advert is playing? That’s because 70% of people would prefer to learn about a brand through articles – and meaningful content – than they would through advertisements.   For […]

  • Work Integrated Learning Programme

    Third year students completing their National Diploma in Event Management at Tshwane University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University and Central University of Technology are currently looking for work placement as part of a Work Integrated Learning programme. The students are required to work under the guidance of an experienced industry professional and achieve specific learning […]

  • Africa’s Big 7 Redefines the Food & Beverage Value Chain

    Leading trade show tackles the challenge of affordable and accessible food in Africa Russia’s war in Ukraine has shone a spotlight on the ongoing food security crisis in Africa, as disruptions to international commodity markets and trade flows to the continent have caused the already high food prices to rise further. The UN predicts African […]


    The West African Mining and Power Expo and Conference had record support this year as global interests increase on West African mining opportunities.  After 4 years, WAMPOC/WAMPEX was live at the Accra International Conference Centre from 1-3 June. This year, there is a record turnout as mining and power sectors are keen to get back […]

  • SAITEX Explores New Trade and Investment Opportunities in Southern Africa

    Township economy a top priority for SA business leaders   Celebrating its 28th year of defining trade opportunities within Africa, leading multi-sector trade show SAITEX opened its doors to public and private stakeholders from across the globe at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg earlier this week.   Co-located with F&B show Africa’s Big 7 […]


    In a bold new move, South Africa’s three top design authorities, Design Joburg, Decorex Africa and 100% Design Africa will be joining forces, combining their reach and relevance to create a seismic shift for the industry in 2023.   While both remaining distinct in their curated offerings, the exhibitions will work together to leverage their […]

  • Business Events Industry Stakeholder Engagement Roadshow

      The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AXXO) was pleased to participate today in The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB)’s  Eastern Cape leg of their Business Events Industry Stakeholder Engagement Roadshow.   SANCB is hosting this initiative as part of the industry’s recovery initiatives,  and it is hosted in conjunction with the Southern African […]


    Having just hosted two successful major events – Africa’s Travel Indaba and the Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour – the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is in pole position to clinch the crown as Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination. Nomination has opened for the 29th World Travel Awards™ […]

  • Three reasons you don’t want to miss Hostex 2022

    Ahead of Hostex 2022 a strong line-up of exciting attractions, innovative products and services, and great show specials is brewing! As the countdown to the opening of South Africa’s leading hospitality, food and drink show (which opens at 09h30 on Sunday, 26 June) ticks away, Charlene Hefer, the show’s Portfolio Director, says there’s a buzz […]

  • More to see and do at Electra Mining Africa, celebrating 50 years this year

    Electra Mining Africa and its line-up of conferences and free-to-attend seminars will be taking place from 5-9 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. Hundreds of exhibitors are ready to showcase their latest innovations, technology, products and services at Southern Africa’s biggest mining, electrical, automation, manufacturing, power and transport trade exhibition.   Industry stakeholders […]

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