Putting Social Media to work for Your Brand

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When considering whether Social Media can help to gain recognition and increase the reach of your brand, it will help your decision making by considering the following facts:

  • As of the fourth quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.86 billion monthly active users
  • LinkedIn had 467 million users at the end of the third quarter of 2016
  • 317 million monthly active users leveraged Twitter as of the end of 2016
  • Every day there are more than 500 million Tweets and 4.5 billion likes on Facebook.

Alongside traditional marketing methodologies, social media has clearly come into its own as a business growth tool.

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How to Maximise Your Time at Hostex 2017!

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Enjoy every moment at #Hostex17

We at Hostex 2017 Powering Food & Hospitality Africa know that both Visitors & Exhibitors alike absolutely love the Visitor Attractions at each year’s showcase. 2017 is no exception, be sure to indulge in our 5 Course Tasting Menu! This year we will have you drooling over the Visitor Attractions, not to mention the best turndown service highlighting hospitality in the shape of competitions & events.

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Hostex 2017 in Numbers!

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Let the Stats do the talking

We can wax lyrical about the value of being on #Hostex17 or one of the five co-hosted events. We know the 30-year relationship Food & Hospitality Africa & Hostex has had with both South African and African industry leaders will bring attract the feet by sheer reputation for quality.

But all the hype in the world won’t speak as much volume as the sheer facts – especially for those first time visitors, exhibitors or those wishing to connect via Social Media.

Quality is Key

At Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa we pay very close attention to who is coming through our doors. This is who they are who they are:

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Hostex 2017 Visitors’ Guide

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Powering Food & Hospitality Africa

Africa, are you ready? If Hostex 2016 was anything to go by – the 2017 showcase is going to blow your mind!

4000 square meters of floor space will play host to over 300 exhibitors from over 25 different countries!

Never before has the African continent had so much Food & Hospitality expertise under a single roof. This is your chance to experience it, learn from it & build your dreams upon it… welcome to the Hostex 2017 Visitors’ Guide 101!

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A 5-course wine-pairing menu

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Five reasons to visit Hostex 2017

Power your way through the menu by getting to grips with the showcase events on offer this year at Hostex 2017. Combining events drives visitors, brings audiences together & highlights the powerful nature of the hospitality business in Africa.

We as – Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa – are more than delighted to offer our exhibitors & visitors these five dedicated focus-shows within the main event.

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Food & Hospitality Africa wins Best Trade Exhibition in inaugural ROAR Awards category

26 January 2017 – The first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards took place at TicketPro Dome last night, 26 January 2017…and we are thrilled to announce that Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 – 6000sqm).

Event Director for this Specialised Exhibitions tradeshow, Nick Sarnardas was delighted to accept the award on the show’s behalf and had this to say: “Acknowledgement by a respected industry association such as African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) consolidates Food & Hospitality’s commitment to remaining the Pan African trade show of choice in our sector.”

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Press Release: Food & Hospitality Africa wins Best Trade Exhibition in inaugural ROAR Awards category

January 2017 – The first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards took place at TicketPro Dome last night, 26 January 2017…and we are thrilled to announce that Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category.

This Specialised Exhibitions tradeshow’s Event Director, Nick Sarnardas was delighted to accept the award on the show’s behalf and had this to say: “Acknowledgement by a respected industry association such as African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) consolidates Food & Hospitality’s commitment to remaining the Pan African trade show of choice in our sector.”

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Spending the Festive Season in Durban?

Spending Xmas in Durban?Before we leave to celebrate, we’d like to share some things to do that are a bit out of the box.

We’ve listed some ideas below, but have a look at the KITE blog to see the full list of activities and events that are happening in the KZN area.

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How trade shows go to work for you

Trade shows work!

How trade shows go to work for you

It’s natural that you want your marketing budget to provide you with a good return on investment but is the money you spend on a trade show an investment or expense?

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