Gearhouse Group has announced the renaming of their Training facility to the Kentse Mpahlwa Gearhouse Training Academy with the aim of furthering the legacy left by late Gearhouse director and colleague, Kentse Mpahlwa.
Exhibitors positive about the first day at Meetings Africa
We asked some exhibitors how they found the first day at Meetings Africa. Here’s what they said:
Kgomotso Mathapo(Sandton Convention Centre) I haven't been able to sit down all day. It’s much busier than last year, plus the clients are very different. They’ve been straight to the point and we’ve also seen that clients are starting to differentiate between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Poken has been phenomenal; we’ve exchanged information with quite a few people.
Derek Houston (Reed) Day one has been an interesting exercise. There have been some good leads, but to be honest we haven’t been using the online diary system to its full extent.
Elmarie Delport (Southern Sun) We had a busy morning, but a slow afternoon. We haven’t use the Poken very much as most people still prefer to exchange business cards.
Janine Abrahams (SAACI) There's been a lot of interest in the national conference. We’re running a special rate for Meetings Africa. After Thursday the price goes back to normal.
Kavitha Pawnath (Gearhouse) It's been interesting. We’ve received more leads from people visiting the stand. Thankfully these clients are very informed so that’s been very reassuring.
Herbert Mashuela (Blue Train) We’ve had a very productive first day. All of our appointments have shown up so in that sense the matchmaking system worked. My diary is full for the rest of the exhibition.
Roger Martin (Bagzz) As a first time exhibitor, it’s been interesting. We’ve seen few people visiting us but the leads have been valuable. I’ve met clients wanting to work with us from two African countries.
Ashleigh Coote (Gautrain) We've received a lot of exposure from international press. There’s been great interest in profi ling the Gautrain.
Thapelo Kobue (Complete Exhibitions) So far today we’ve received interest from 10-15 people who’ve walked up to our stand. The matchmaking system has also been working for us.