Three shows under one roof – that was the positive experience of over 10 000 visitors to Gallagher Convention Centre in May last year. They were there to experience the co-located trade shows that spanned three different, yet related, working areas – Securex South Africa, the continent’s biggest security and fire trade show; A-OSH Expo, Africa’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) exhibition; and a newly revamped Facilities Management Expo.
Now, says Sven Smit, event director at Specialised Exhibitions, a part of the Montgomery Group, the combined event this year promises to provide even more across this triple offering under the banner, 2020 Vision.
“Securex South Africa, now in its 27th year, showcases a highly respected security offering in terms of both physical security issues around the guarding of premises and people, as well as a strong cybersecurity element,” explains Smit.
“We are also thrilled to be celebrating A-OSH Expo’s first complete decade during June 2020. Since the show’s inception, we have seen a keen and growing awareness of the importance of health and safety issues in the workplace.”
Smit notes: “This is the second year we have been involved in hosting the Facilities Management Expo. We are very pleased to be able to once again co-locate this show with the other two, and thereby allow visitors to experience the content offered via the seminar theatres and the products and solutions offered by the exhibitors.”
Smit adds: “As an exhibitor, the expo is an incredibly effective way to engage face-to-face with your target market and your potential audience, while as a visitor it is an excellent opportunity to compare different sector options, educate yourself quickly and efficiently on the latest trends, and engage with industry experts and your peers.”
This year’s event is expected to feature more than 300 exhibitors and bring approximately
10 000 visitors through the doors across all three show days, including around 300 international visitors from 20 countries. African countries represented have historically included Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius and Namibia.
“We are truly excited about our 2020 Vision across all three shows next year,” concludes Smit.