Budget Exhibits

Cape Town Convention Centre Expansion Plans

Construction work is expected to commence by mid-2013, and will be completed at the end of 2015. The development will cost approximately R4.5 billion, adding an additional 49 000m⊃2; of lettable space to the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC). CTICC management have already secured the 10 000-delegate strong 35th International Geological Congress for August 2016, which will require use of the full expanded convention space soon to be built. This sets a firm deadline for the completion of construction work.Read More

Pharmaplan SASUOG Expo Stand

Based on a 6m x 2m floorspace this expo stand was an offshoot of an exhibit built previously for the Gyneacology division of Pharmaplan. It made use of existing graphic panels.  Products on display included Smecta, Linola, Cosmofer, Cathejell and Lomexin. SASUOG was held at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town. The exhibit used the following finishes 1. Raised tongue and groove timber flooring 2. Octanorm aluminium structure 3. Stretched fabric prints 4. Custom bar counters with backlit graphic panelsRead More

R605m expansion for CTICC – MediaClubSouthAfrica.com

Via Scoop.it – Exhibition Stand Design The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will undergo a massive expansion drive, the Western Cape provincial government has announced. A multimillion-rand investment in refurbishments at the centre was revealed in the city on 30 March 2011. The exact amount secured for the expansion project is R605-million, according to CTICC spokesperson Zeenat Parker. The development will form part of the R4.5-billion Cape Town CBD regeneration project. The expansion of the convention centre will includeRead More

Clicks Congress 2011 – Cape Town Convention Centre

Another succesful Clicks Congress for Pharmaplan at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) Once again the photobooth was instituted on this stand and once again the poor photographer (me) was inundated. Each picture taken was printed  and branded with Pharmaplans key product logo’s and given to the delegates as a memento of the show. Feedback from the 2010 congress suggests that many of last years prints are still displayed on office, hospital and practice walls…carrying the company name and brands wellRead More

Cosmedica 2011 – Pharmaplan Aesthetics

Latest stand for Pharmaplan Aesthetics division for the Cosmedica 2011 Congress. Held at the Hilton hotel in Johannesburg.                       Using Octanorm Maxima and large format high impact full colour fabric prints a simple yet effective booth was created.                         The stand was used as a platform to launch their newest range Teosyal and also to further market Dermaceutic as wellRead More

The inception chair

Every so often one has to blog off topic. Well not entirely off topic, but away from the norm. The inception chair is something i discovered today on twitter and it is genius. Simple, functional and just downright cool. It was designed by Vivian Chiu and is a series of ten interlocking chairs made of ash, meant to mimic the dream-within-a-dream concept from the 2010 film Inception. To me this is what Po refers to as pure awesomeness The restRead 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

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

Open Source Software for exhibition companies

I have previously posted on the use of opensource software to run ones creative business…I recently had opportunity to take a new look at the software I use on my PC systems as well as on our desktop Imacs. The list runs as follows: Openoffice (Mac and PC) Gimp (in place of photoshop) Sketchup (mac and pc) Kerkythea (mac and pc) Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Thunderbird VLC media player Infra recorder (CD/DVD burning software) 7 zip (in place of winzip) AVGRead More