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Exhibitions are HOT – and Markex is going to be sizzling in 2013!

20 Dec 2012



That’s because we’re upping our game, pushing the creative envelope, breaking new frontiers – pretty much all the marketing buzzwords we’ve heard a thousand times, but in this case it’s all true!


We’ve got to grips with the industry – engaged with the industry associations, including the DMMA, DMA, EXSA and MASA, as well as all the major media houses – to create an enhanced marketing and events exhibition – now co-located alongside a completely separate corporate giftware and clothing trade show.

Visitor numbers increased by 5% from 2011 to 2012 – attracting more than 10 000 marketing, advertising, promotions, events and PR people. Where else can you make that number of contacts, the majority of whom either make or influence purchasing decisions – in one place in just three days? That translates into the potential to reach 416 people every hour of the show!

And if visitors were flocking to the show before – literally queuing up to get through the doors – they’ll have even more reason to do so next year.

We’re upping our game across the board – enhanced aesthetics and content in the features that have become big footfall drivers, like the USB Speakers Pavilion and Loeries Travelling Exhibition, and bringing an entirely new component to the show, in the form of the Integrated Marketing Village, supported by the DMMA, and the Enterprise Zone.

Now more than ever before, Markex can be considered the DEFINITIVE marketing, promotions and events trade show in southern Africa.

Meanwhile, one level up, the SA Corporate Gift and Clothing Trade Show powered by Markex will provide an exclusive area, taking up an entire half, from which wholesalers whose target market is exclusively resellers and not the end user, can do business. Access to this area is by pre-registration only and carries an entry fee of R100 if pre-registering via the website or R150 if registering on arrival at the show.


To book your space in either Markex World of Events or the SA Corporate Gift and Clothing Trade Show and be part of the action in 2013, please contact Fran Lurie on +2711 883-7837 or e-mail franl@specialised.com.

Markex takes place from 11 to 13 June 2013 and there are a limited number of stands still available for both large and small exhibitors. For more information on the show log on to www.markex.co.za.