The successful Africa Print Durban expo attracted hundreds of industry professionals from KwaZulu-Natal and surrounding areas. The event, which was held at the Durban International Convention Centre on 7 and 8 February, showcased cutting-edge technology, such as: digital printing, 3D printing, wide format digital and more.
Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:
Pieter Klenyhans, technician at Trotec, said the company received some good leads.
Graphix Supply World managing director Robert Franco described both days of the expo as an absolute success with lots of sales, attributing this to the company responding to its customers' requirements.
Anzel Koopman, sales executive at EngravCut Automatic Machinery, described the show as very good with lots of interest form visitors.
MacQuip & Screenwise managing director Chris Mack reported positive feedback, stating that the quality of visitors was very positive, and that the company had made more sales than the previous year.
Andre Venter, Kolok Graphic Supplies large format supplies division, reported a good turnout with lots of relevant customers with serious interest.
Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism.
The stand winners and runners up included:
Africa Print large floor space winner: Midcomp.
Africa Print medium floor space winner: Graficomp.
Africa Print medium shell scheme winner: Kemtek.
Africa Print medium shell sheme runner up: Printing SA.
Africa print small floor space winner: Kolok.
Upcoming Africa Print Expos include:
Cape Town: 14-15 March, Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Bloemfontein: 10 May, Ilanga Estate.
Zambia: 6-7 June, Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
Johannesburg: 12-14 September, Gallagher Convention Centre.