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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

Conference and Exhibition Venues in South Africa

SouthAfrica.info proving to be a useful site…by far the most comprehensive website for this sort of information They have a full list of conference and exhibition venues in South Africa searchable by venue size, conference size…whatever your requirements are they can find it.  If it’s not there it’s probably not worth going too…ok so that probably a rubbish statement as there are a ton of small wonderful venues around SA that aren’t on here, but probably should be.  However, mostRead More

Snow in Plettenberg Bay

Occasionally we have been known to have some childlike fun at H3D The start of this week saw some heavy snowfall along the entire range of mountains from Cape Town to the Drakensberg. And not being one to pass up an opportunity for juvenile fun we packed up and headed out there. We took an hours drive up to Avontuur above Plettenberg Bay and en route to Uniondale via Prince Alfred’s pass. This road was closed the previous day dueRead More

Budget Exhibits

Welcome to Budget Exhibits Budget Exhibits is a division of H3D and is aimed at the exhibitor who is more conscious of what they have to spend on congresses, conferences and exhibitions. Over the last few years we have noticed a definite gap in the exhibition design stand industry. That is…exhibitors who want more than a shellscheme, more than some portable displays, don’t want to do it themselves yet still want to look great without spending a small fortune. OurRead More

Rip off artists in the South African Exhibition Industry

It never ceases to amaze me how many naive companies get ripped off by exhibition companies…and whats worse the offenders keep getting away with it. I have recently heard of exhibiting companies paying 90k and 60k for 2 separate 3m x 2m stands which where complete garbage and can’t have cost the manufacturer more than 10K for each at a push. How do they keep getting away with it. These are the same producers who will ruthlessly steal designs andRead More

The use of PVC for Graphics Displays – an argument against

There is definitely a huge variety of graphic displays mechanisms available on the market these days. China is a huge exporter to all countries and there are also a few local “made in SA” manufacturers who produce good quality. The bottom line is 1. All mechanisms come from the same source. Whether you buy from so-and-so printers – they get their mechanisms from the same place that everyone does….and they all tend to be very similar if not from theRead More