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#CTCycleTour2018

#CTCycleTour2018 The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour took place on Sunday 11th of March. The pre-race expo (#Expo2018) took place at the Cape Town stadium for the 3rd year and now counts itself as one of the biggest cycle shows in Africa. Over 300 exhibitors welcomed more than 70 000 visitors over the three days. Thanks to our clients, Cape Union Mart and Pedal Power for allowing us to build their stands for this busy show. CAPE UNION MART  Read More

Portable and Modular Trade Show Displays

An excellent explanation of portable vs modular vs custom displays for the uninitiated. I have included a link to Classic Displays at the base of the article. They definitely know what they are talking about! Portable and Modular Trade Show Displays — Lesson #1 Are you confused about trade show displays? Well, I am, and I’ve worked in the trade show business for over 10 years. Browse through the web and you’ll discover hundreds of websites showing similar products withRead 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

Pharmaplan at ISAPS 2010

Pharmaplan Aesthetics required a modern outlook for this stand at the BMW pavilion and so we redesigned their existing stand to accommodate top-end finishes such as glass backlit panels, raised graphic flooring, cable suspended glass work surfaces and affect lighting. The entire stand was easily on a par with far bigger pharmaceutical companies that where exhibiting whilst done on a far smaller budget. And being modular the stand is fully reusable for future shows and events. Finishes – reverse printedRead 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

free large file ftp transfer

It used to be that to get artwork to a printer you had to burn it to disk, drive to the printer and deliver it or get a courier to deliver it. There is a far easier way that for some reason most people just dont know about. Even agencies that produce the artwork seem oblivious. Traditionally I have always used www.yousendit.com It is fast and was the forerunner in this service for many years. They have a very usefulRead 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

exhibiting your brand at exhibitions and trade shows

Exhibitions and trade shows – Tips by HOTT3D Depending on your budget and needs your method of exhibiting yourself will vary…here are a few ways it can be done based on budget which, lets face it tends to supercede your needs most of the time. 1. If you are a really good salesperson – stand on a “soapbox” with a megaphone. This method will in fact work for any exhibitor who is supremely confident and can project confidence in theirRead More