Hundreds of industry professionals flocked to the Sign Africa Expo in Bloemfontein on 10 May. They were very impressed with the new technology showcased and print solutions offered by the variety of enthusiastic exhibitors. Visitors arrived from all parts of the province as well as Lesotho. The successful event attracted 425 visitors, an increase from the 2015 event.
The expo, which was held at Ilanga Estate, showcased cutting-edge technology, such as: digital printing, signage and graphics products, wide format digital and more.
Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism.
Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:
Mike Schiller from Vic Bay said, ‘The expo exceeded our expectations with a fantastic visitor profile. We loved the location as the people that arrived were really interested in the expo.’
Anja Kirton from Fujifilm said, ‘There was a great turnout and the expo was busy all day. We had a positive reaction to the technology Fujifilm has to offer and loved seeing something new.’
Rakesh Rosen from Midcomp said, ‘It was a really good response. At times our stand was flooded and we have great leads.’
Aziza Mahomed from Kemtek said, ‘Very good, we had a lot of interest on all sides of our product range. It was well attended by the the industry with a good customer profile.’
The stand winners included:
First runner-Up: SA Argus.
Second runner-up: Vic Bay.
Upcoming Africa Print Expos include:
Zambia: 6-7 June, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka.
Johannesburg: 12-14 September, Gallagher Convention Centre.