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  • 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 […]

  • SPOTLIGHT ON WEST AFRICA’S MINING AND POWER DEVELOPMENTS

    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 […]

  • DESIGN JOBURG JOINS WITH DECOREX AFRICA + 100% DESIGN AFRICA

    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 […]

  • DURBAN ICC A FRONTRUNNER ON THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS FOR AFRICA’S LEADING CONVENTION CENTRE AWARD

    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 […]

  • RX Africa in association with RX France launch MIP Africa and appoints Sisanda Henna as Chairman of the Advisory Board

    Following the successful addition of MIP China and MIP Cancun to the MIP Markets portfolio in recent years, organisers RX Africa in association with RX France have launched MIP Africa – the business-to-business market for film, television, digital content distribution and co-production business in Africa. The event will take centerstage at FAME Week Africa in […]

  • The Big 5 Construct Southern Africa builds on both digital and human connection to transform the construction industry

    The construction industry’s leading private and public sector stakeholders gathered at The Big 5 Construct Southern Africa 2022 in Johannesburg to tackle the industry’s most critical challenges and engage in important conversations around building Africa for long-term prosperity and sustainable growth. Attracting big industry sponsors like Development Bank of Southern Africa, Hisense, Interfile, NEXTEC, PPC Cement SA […]

  • AAXO’s Global Exhibitions Day Unites Local Exhibitions Industry

    The African Association for Exhibition Organisers was able to celebrate Global Exhibitions Day in person this year. Around 80 Exhibition Industry Organisers and select media gathered at the Gallagher Grill in Midrand to celebrate the undeniable value of exhibitions in accelerating the pace of economic recovery. Exhibitions create platforms for networking, business exchange and connection […]

  • SAITEX draws business leaders from across the continent

    Africa’s international trade platform returns in person in June After a two-year forced hiatus due to Covid lockdowns and restrictions, one of Africa’s most established multi-sector trade shows is back. In its 28th year, SAITEX is being co-hosted with food and beverage show Africa’s Big 7 and the Halal International Trade Expo at the Gallagher […]

  • Ready for unrivalled opportunity at FAME Week Africa 2022

    Cape Town, 2 June 2022 – These are our stories, told by us, for us and the world. This was the overarching theme for the Road to FAME Week Africa 2022 function, held at Hotel Sky on 1 June, where organisers RX Africa outlined its plans for this year’s edition of show. Billed as the […]

  • NEW HEALTH REGULATIONS POSE COMPLICATIONS

    Finally, we are slowly moving towards a post-pandemic state in our industry. The cancellation of the state of disaster in South Africa brought great relief; with it came a potential new set of rules our sector must navigate yet again. The proposed amendments to the Health Regulations pose several complications for large events and exhibitions […]

  • 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.

  • INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF RECOVERY FOR AFRICA’S HOSPITALITY SECTOR

    The 2022 Hotel & Hospitality Show, organised by dmg events, kicked off on 19 May at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg – the first in-person event of its kind since the pandemic struck the tourism and leisure industry in South Africa. Attended by thousands of leading stakeholders from within the private and public sectors, […]

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW AAXO BOARD

    The efforts of AAXO’s leadership in navigating the Association through the pitfalls of the COVID-pandemic and the resultant devastation of the industry showed an unprecedented level of dedication and commitment by the Board. It has been two years of lobbying government to reopen the industry, participation in developing and implementing Industry COVID Safety Guidelines, mounting […]

  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CAN PROVIDE A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR SA’S UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

    Leading trade show hosts 25 free workshops to drive job creation For years, South Africa’s public and private sectors have talked about transformation as the key to unlocking economic growth and job creation. Yet in Q4 of 2021, national unemployment rose to 35.4%, with youth unemployment remaining at a dangerously high level of 66.5%[1]. Aubrey […]

  • INTRODUCING THE AFRICAN EXHIBITION PORTAL

    Previous iterations of AAXO-generated Directory of Exhibition Services assisted the industry in connecting with dependable exhibition suppliers, venues and organisers with the assurance that the contacts provided were reputable and of a high standard. When the hard-copy AAXO Directory was discontinued in 2019, the loss of the resource removed a strong business events facilitation tool. […]

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