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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

Event and Exhibition Tips: Security

Event and Exhibition Tips: Security The sad reality is that theft at South African exhibition and conference venues  is endemic. Both stand builders and other contractors as well as exhibitors are constantly besieged. As a stand building company we constantly have a steady trickle of theft onsite. Power Drills, small tools, ladders, wrapping material, furniture (how do you walk off with a 3 seater couch?)…even our lunch is thieved. Insuring for this type of site work is prohibitively expensive, reactive and soRead 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

My top 5 alternative conference venues Cape Town

We have made an update to this page. If you need even more options please see this post: Our Top 5 Alternative Conference Venues in Cape Town – 2014   Looking for a place to host a small conference and or exhibition…CTICC too big or too expensive. Not to worry there are plenty of smaller, more intimate venues at your disposal. Here are our picks for alternative conference venues in Cape Town. 1. Spier Spier has possibly the nicest staffRead 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

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

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