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About Us

AAXO is committed to promoting the African exhibitions industry, encouraging businesses to invest and participate in exhibitions, affording our members the tools and resources for successful exhibition management, and encouraging world-class industry standards. This dedication is evident in AAXO’s commitment to linking organisers to a network of suppliers and opportunities to ensure growth and inclusivity continentally.

Our Members

  • Organisers (from small local owner-operated businesses, to large international players)
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Venues
  • Consultants
  • Media
  • Associations
  • Young professionals and students

Our Values

  • Inclusive
  • Integrity/Trust
  • Resourceful
  • Adaptable
  • Supportive
  • Mutual respect

Our Vision

AAXO is the trusted voice of Africa’s exhibition industry. We provide an inclusive platform to grow and support the community we serve. We are receptive to our industry’s needs and foster collaboration through education and development.

FUTUREPROOF and SUPPORT

Africa’s exhibition industry

GROW

our membership and geographical footprint

ADVOCATE

the relevance and importance of exhibitions

REFORM

the landscape (diversity and transformation)

PROMOTE

our members businesses

RECOGNISE

achievement and excellence

RAISE

talent and promote careers in our sector

MAINTAIN

excellence in our industry

MEET THE 2024/25 BOARD

The AAXO Board comprises of volunteers from the industry, therefore, minimal member dues are used for operational overheads to administer the Association. This means that members derive direct ROI and benefit from their investment in the association i.e., industry development, advocacy, education, networking, research, and outreach.

Chair

Specialised Exhibitions

Gary Corin

Specialised Exhibitions
6

Vice Chair

Exposure Marketing

Projeni Pather

Exposure Marketing
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Treasurer

Informa Group

James Bull

Informa Group
1

Past-Chair

Energy Capital & Power

Devi Paulson-Abbott

Energy Capital & Power
4

Board Member

Dmg Events

Joshua Low

Dmg Events
7

Board member

Vuka Group

Errol Bryce

Vuka Group
5

Board Member

Dogan Events

Adele Hartdegen

Dogan Events
3

Board Member

Messe Frankfurt SA

Tracy Gounden

Messe Frankfurt SA
2

Venue Committee

Gallagher Convention Centre

Cornelle Du Preez

Gallagher Convention Centre
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