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Meetings Africa – your door to South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
27 February 2017, Bonday
28 February to 1 March 2017, Exhibition

Meetings Africa – managed by the South African Convention Bureau - brings exhibitors from the entire South African region and beyond together. We assembled 2016 key data and welcome you to evaluate the event for your business development.

2016 Attendees & Meetings    19 Pre- and Post-Tours 2016
271 Exhibitors   Mpumalanga – 2
207 International and African Association Hosted Buyers out of which 73% visited South Africa for the first time.   Gauteng – 1
137 Members of the Media   North West Province – 2
55 IMEX – PCI – MCI Future Leaders Forum   Northern Cape – 2
1,308 Visitors and Corporates   KwaZulu-Natal – 3
15,942 scheduled meetings   Eastern Cape – 2
      Western Cape - 7

The Exhibitor Structure consists of 8 African Tourism Boards and 58 African Products.

In addition to South Africa, exhibitors from Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe participated in Meetings Africa!

Meetings Africa 2017 Introduces Exhibition Application for Exhibitors and Visitors

Everything you need to know about Meetings Africa 2017 will be available via a new application for exhibitors and visitors. The free application, sponsored by Lumi, can be downloaded from smartphones, tablets or laptops or via the web for ongoing, tailored information throughout the event, as well as such features as searchable attendee lists, instant polling, surveys and attendee-to-attendee messaging.

“Meetings Africa has always been a great forum for meeting new contacts and gaining industry insight,” says Danie Greyling, managing director, MEA, Lumi Technologies. “The Meetings Africa application has been designed specifically to make it even easier and quicker to do both these things. Everybody uses their phones constantly at these events, so having all the information needed always available at this one location is extremely convenient and saves carrying anything extra.”

One major time saver will be the chance for visitors to plan which exhibitors they wish to see and devise a route around the show. They can also search and scroll through an attendee list to locate details – and then message anyone they would like to meet. Users will also be able to see who’s sponsoring the event and link directly to a sponsor’s or exhibitor’s website by simply tapping on an ad.

An events guide is also going to be included as a great resource for those traveling to the city especially. An event guide for the trade show will also be available to ensure that attendees know where to be and at what time. To help them further maximise their time, they will also be able to access related documents or information about the speakers or perform a basic search to find details on an exhibitor.

All documentation about the event for both exhibitors and visitors can be emailed to them beforehand, and included in the application in a section called My Briefcase. This will be great for anyone flying or using other transport where space is limited as it saves them having to carry many different brochures and documents – it also saves printing and carrying around heavy documents during the event.

Finally, exhibitors and visitors can share their experience via the application on a dedicated Facebook page where they can like and write posts to get involved in the social media community. They can also upload photos to the event gallery. However, a secure logon will ensure personal notes and information will remain private.