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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

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

AfricaCom 2011 Awards

The 4th annual AfricaCom Awards took place at The Lookout in the V&A Waterfront on the 9th of November 2011. Celebrating companies that contribute towards telecoms in Africa the event was bursting at the seams with attendee’s from the concurrent AfricaCom conference and exhibition that was taking place at the CTICC on the 9th and 10th of November.   Linking with GearhouseSA, The H3D-HOTT3D crew created temporary infrastructure  to bring across both the event and sponsor branding and also to createRead More

Pharmaplan teams up with OperationShoebox

At Biological Psychiatry currently on in Stellenbosch Pharmaplan teamed up with Operation Shoebox to create an activity for delegates to participate in.           At medical congresses delegate participation in activities is big in South Africa. At any one show delegates can be seen making pottery, painting, creating caricatures…even wall climbing.   On Pharmaplans stands delegates are encouraged to personalise shoe-boxes in their own unique way using paint, pens, stickons, glitter. These boxes will then be filled with clothing, toiletries,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

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

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

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

Modern Garden Company

Occasionally one comes across a furnishing company that has mind-blowing pieces. It’s the stuff that Interior Designers, Architects and those with taste dream about. The Modern Garden Company in Cape Town is one of those companies with just such furnishings. No doubt the price tags are probably not to most of our palettes, but its great to look at. Eye-candy for designers. I will for one will be looking for future projects where I can acquire a decent budget to use such items as these.  

Pharmaplan SASMO congress

Hott3D produced 2 large exhibition stands for Pharmaplan and Merck as well as a huge Hospitality zone for Pfizer at SASMO/ SASCRO Oncology congress held at Sun City last week. All 3 exhibits were produced seamlessly despite the huge effort required in both pre-production and onsite. The buildup of all 3 exhibits took a full 2 days and strike took 8 hours until the truck was resealed. Not to mention months of planning. A few photographs of Pharmaplans below.  PhotographsRead More