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July 17-19, 2011 at Gallagher Convention Centre – Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Real Sourcing and Export Market at South Africa

We would pleasure to invite to SAITEX 2011in South Africa. The show will be held 17 – 19 July 2011 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. All Industries service industry in South Africa is well developed and is the fastest-growing sector of the industries market, fuelled by increased household incomes, a growing middle class and tourism, which is expected to be boosted considerably by the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.

Since its inception in 1993 SAITEX – The Southern African International Trade Exhibition- has successfully promoted increasing international trade between South Africa, African and foreign companies. It has traditionally been the only multi-sectoral trade fair of its size and kind on the continent and annually plays host to hundreds of exhibitors showcasing products, technologies, services and opportunities from all over the world.
With the acquisition of SAITEX by Exhibition Management Services in 2008 a programme was put into place to refresh, revitalize and reposition the event.

The timing was changed from its traditional October slot and brought forward to July to allow the event to be co-located with Africa’s Big Seven (AB7).
The immediate benefit of this being the increased networking available to SAITEX exhibitors from AB7’s large and existing visitorship currently emanating from 45 countries. The show’s ability to translate export, import, development and investment opportunities into reality in sub Saharan Africa has long been proven. Marketing plans are now in place to roll this business out throughout the continent. And finally EMS intend “fine tuning” SAITEX’s multi-sectoral character to emphasis more of an export ready/retail ready exhibit profile that will encourage the attendance of more agents, buyers, traders, distributors and importers from the rest of the continent.
To facilitate the business networking opportunities the organizers offer a free matchmaking service to all registered exhibitors and visitors allowing them to interact seamlessly with their chosen market groups.

Country : South Africa
Date : 17 – 19 July 2011
Venue : Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Number of Exhibitors : 403 Exhibitors companies from 39 Countries
Number of Visitors : 12,803,000 Trade visitors from 44 Countries
Participant Fee : Space Only: US$ 325/sqm,  Stand Package: US# 380/sqm
Organizers by :  Exhibition Management Services

VISITOR DEMOGRAPHICS
The co-located SAITEX and Africa’s Big Seven events attracted 644 companies from 32 countries(2009 comparatives were 401 companies from 39 countries). They showcased 431 product categories featuring 3014 different items. The Combined attendance was 12,803 visitor from 42 countries. Those visitors specifying their main reason for attending was to attend SAITEX – 5,189 from 31 contries. Visitor Seniority – 60.89 % could authorize a purchase. 5,94% could specify a purchase and 15,68% could recommend a purchase.