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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.  

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