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AfricaCom 2011 photos

The 3D-HOTT3D as well as our BudgetExhibits division crew completed over 38 individual projects on AfricaCom including   1. Large Scale Custom exhibits 2. System built exhibits 3. A variety of graphic print services 4. Graphic Design & Venue direction signage planning and implementation 5. Rigging of all hanging signage 6. The design and setup of the AfricaCom Awards in conjunction with Gearhouse 7. Conference Stream design and branding   Our small, but dedicated team spent a year planning AfricaComRead More

Pfizer Hospitality Suite- SASMO SASCRO 2011

Our largest project of the year to date. Pfizer took the main hospitality suite at SASMO/ SASCRO Oncology medical congress in August.  This entailed treating the entire stage at the Sun City Superbowl. We chose a concept that was quick to install. All external walls where inflatable and internally lit with colour changing LED lighting. This created a soft space that was inviting, comfortable and an escape from the business of conferencing and the main show floor for doctors. Features included: 1. Air-roof entrance 2.Read More

Dermatology Congress 2011 – Pharmaplan

We recently completed a 9m x 3m exhibit for Pharmaplan at the 2011 Dermatology Congress held at CSIR in Pretoria during May 2011.                   The exhibit is constructed using Octanorm combined with custom elements. It uses existing stock to a large degree and incorporates 2 separate divisions, both with vastly different exhibiting requirements.   Finishes used include Stretched Fabric Full colour print Textured Wallton Wallpaper Recessed lightbox graphics Custom produced display countersRead More

Pharmaplan at EHPBA medical congress 2011

Pharmaplan where exhibiting a new medical drug to an audience of 1500 delegates, many of whom where international. A representative of Biotest (Pharmaplans are the South african distributors for Biotest) flew out to support their exhibition effort. The stand is a combination of system (Octanorm Maxima) and custom and incorporates features such as – Slung ceilings – Drop down bulkheads with branding – Custom timber tower with plant features – Reclaimed teak furniture – Tongue and groove timber flooring ThisRead More

Merck Serono – EHPBA International Medical Congress

We recently had the pleasure of dealing with Merck Serono’s head office in Darmstadt for their exhibit at The EHPBA Conference and Exhibition held at the Cape Town ICC. The 6m x 3m full custom exhibit was designed based on their corporate guidelines and previous exhibition stands done in Europe. We incorporated backlit graphics, sprayed backlit counter, 2 tone  cut-out carpet with ramped edges, Stretch fabric ceiling and storeroom. Hospitality snacks where arranged daily. Merck had representatives from as farRead More

Budget Exhibits stands at SAAS medical congress

H3D linked with Jawbone from Durban to produce 2 stands at the Orthopaedics SAAS 2011 congress held at the CTICC recently   BBraun and Earth Medical were constructed using Octanorm maxima with tensioned fabric graphics and wallpaper applied imagery. Both exhibits used tongue and groove timber floors and custom-made display counters for product.   No Mess, No Fuss and speedy installation   Finishes used included Raised tongue and groove timber floors Custom counters with backlit glass display area and frontRead More

African Utility Week 2011 – Africa business

Africa Business News – African Utility Week 2011 African Utility Week 2011 was held recently at the Cape Town Convention Centre. The event focused on industrial suppliers to the power and energy sector. Alternative energy options in particular where a big focus. We once again worked with Goldwind. Originating from China, Goldwind now have offices on all continents and are actively engaged in dealing with our own government to the creation of windfarms here in good old Saffrica. South Africa’sRead More

Cape Town Convention Centre planning an expansion

Given the success of the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention centre) an expansion was bound to happen. So yes, Phase 2 is announced…in fact Phase 2 was apparently planned before the current CTICC was even built. Whilst exact details remain, at best, part of the rumour mill and sketchy the following “facts” have emerged. 1. It will add over 10000m2 of exhibition space 2. The proposed site was  originally directly across the highway taking over the area now occupied byRead More

When is it a Good Idea to Rent an Exhibition Stand Rather than Buy One?

I read a great article by Stefan Buss of  Nimlok in the UK today on when would it be a good idea to Rent vs Buy an exhibition stand. He makes some very valid points and its well worthwhile the read if you intend to or already do participate in trade shows and exhibitions. When is it a Good Idea to Rent an Exhibition Stand Rather than Buy One? A summary of that article as follows: First Time Exhibitors WhenRead More

AfricaCom 2010

Another succesful show has come and gone for the H3D crew. Not only succesful for us, but it was also the busiest AfricaCom yet. With over 4500 international delegates most exhibitors agreed that it was a huge success. Incorporating all 4 of the Cape Town Convention centres hall as well as most of the breakout rooms it also used the most floorspace ever.                     Attendance was up 41% over 2010 andRead More