Carol Weaving, MD of Reed Exhibitions Africa, was re-elected as Chairperson of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO), the authority on credibility and professionalism in the exhibition industry in South Africa. The announcement was made during AAXO’s Annual General Meeting at Sandton Convention Centre on Wednesday 7 June.
With this year’s theme for AAXO being “Serving the Industry”, Weaving said, “Serving the industry is high on AAXO’s agenda and focuses on collaboration and unity to foster growth and promote the industry. The recent launch of our new Associate Membership tier also speaks to our commitment to grow small business and make sure no one is left behind.”
She added, “The AAXO Board carry the same vision for the association going forward so I had the utmost confidence that any of my esteemed colleagues would be able to carry on the work we started.”
Founded in 2016, AAXO has been at the forefront of raising the profile of and promoting the interests of their members and the industry. They formed partnerships with various major international bodies such as SAACI, UFI, IAEE, IELA, SISO, AEO and EGF.
The rest of the AAXO Board is made up of: Projeni Pather – Vice-Chair (Exposure Marketing and Communication), Leatitia van Straten (Specialised Exhibitions), Amanda Margison (On Show Solutions), Phil Woods (Professional Beauty) and Le-Anne Hare (Spintelligent)
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