PPM to publish official Propak Cape catalogue

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PACKAGING is big business in the Western
Cape, especially in view of the large quantities of
fruit, vegetables, fish, wine and flowers exported
globally from this region.
From October 24 to 26, Propak Cape 2017 is set
to showcases the latest technologies for packaging,
printing, labelling, plastics production, food processing,
and wine and olive oil production. The show, taking
place at the Cape Town International Convention
Centre, will create a powerful platform for bringing
together buyers and sellers in these inter-related
markets.
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery has appointed
PPM as its official media partner for Propak Cape
2017, which includes the publication of the official
A4 (rather than A5-sized) catalogue handed to trade
visitors attending this important event.
So, if you’re an exhibitor, don’t miss this opportunity
to promote your presence at the show by taking
advantage of our special rates for advertising in the
official catalogue, in the official show preview being
published in September, and in the official review in our
Festive Issue.
In the lead up to the show – starting in May – PPM is
publishing a series of articles giving tips and advice to
help exhibitors. Topics include reserving and designing
stands, choosing the necessary furniture and security
systems, creating eye-catching marketing elements,
ordering gas and laying pipes to run machines, and
selecting video screens and electronic equipment.
Additionally, we will turn our spotlight on recommended
stand builders, including their particular specialities and
list of services.
For advertising rates and official catalogue listing
enquiries, contact Susi Moore on 082 568 6729, email
susi@packagingmag.co.za or Glywnnis Wells on 083
465 5874, email glywnnis@packagingmag.co.za.
To book a stand at Propak Cape 2017, contact
exhibition manager Sven Riddle on

www.packagingmag.co.za

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Minister of Mines and Minerals Development applauds trade show

[07 June 2017, Kitwe, Zambia] The Honourable Christopher Yaluma (MP), Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development of the Republic of Zambia, said yesterday that he commends and supports the combining of the trade shows CAMINEX & CBM-TEC as it guarantees a suitable platform for business and networking in the mining and agricultural sectors. Minister Yaluma was the opening keynote speaker at the seminar series which is taking place alongside the mining, industrial and agricultural trade show.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 takes the cake

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March 2017 – The exquisite art of cake decorating will again be a big attraction at Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex at Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 9 May, which can be experienced at the SA Cake Decorators Guild (SACDG) master decorators display and demonstration theatre.

The guild’s theme this year is ‘A Celebration’ and the sugar art will feature a wide range of skills including figure moulding, royal icing work, sugar flowers and more. Says Deon Swarts, Deputy President of SACDG, “The artworks for the show take weeks or even months to complete, and will be kept as a closely-guarded secret until revealed on our F&HA stand.”

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

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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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Fasten your seatbelt for the next Food & Hospitality Africa Show in 2017

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The next Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA) Show, powered by Hostex, will be taking place from 7 May to 9 May 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Hostex – with a three decade track record – will in 2017 power Food & Hospitality Africa to present the industry with an extraordinary food expo.

The launch of Food & Hospitality Africa in 2016 was nothing short of remarkable. It was the first time the two trade shows co-located at Gallagher Convention Centre from 3 to 5 May, with 300 exhibitors from 28 countries worldwide showcasing their products and services to over 6 400 trade visitors. A whopping 99% of surveyed visitors in 2016 said they would return to the 2017 show which will continue to deliver key buyers.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 promises great value

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Food & Hospitality Africa will be better than ever in 2017, with significant additions and improvements that will offer added value for both exhibitors and visitors, says Nick Sarnadas, Event Director with show organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

Food & Hospitality Africa will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, conveniently located for the Gauteng market, from 7 to 9 May 2017.

“Our inaugural F&HA in 2016 – incorporating long-running Hostex and Africa’s international food and drinks expo, IFEA – was a success, featuring over 300 exhibitors from 28 countries and 11 official pavilions, as well as a slew of additional features such as our free-to-attend seminars, demonstrations, competitions, and more. We have evaluated every aspect of the first F&HA and are pulling out all the stops to make the 2017 exhibition even better,” says Sarnadas.

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Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund – the realisation of a dream

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2016 has been nothing short of phenomenal for Adam Duncan, a student at the Silwood School of Cookery. He was announced as the most recent recipient of the Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund at the inaugural Food & Hospitality Africa Show incorporating Hostex and IFEA, which took place from 3 to 5 May at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

The Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund was created in honour of founding member Bryan Montgomery, who had a passion for all things culinary and did all he could to assist prospective students who faced budget constraints in terms of furthering their education. Hostex is honoured to have been awarding the fund through SACA annually since 2011.

The primary objective of this bursary fund is to offer financial support to culinary students. The fund offers R35 000 annually to one fortunate student who wishes to study at any SACA-approved culinary institution. The funding, which is paid directly to suppliers, assists in purchasing study aids such as text books, uniforms and cooking utensils. Applications for this bursary are viewed by a fund selection panel.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017…50 days and counting

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March 2017 – In just 50 days the doors will open on the second Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex expo at Gallagher Convention Centre, which will run from Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 May 2017!

“Since the inaugural F&HA in May last year, we have been shoulders to the wheel to make this event bigger and better, with more value to offer visitors and exhibitors,” says Nick Sarnadas, Event Director with show organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

He encourages industry players to log on to the official site to complete the simple pre-registration form ahead of the expo, ensuring no last-minute scramble, no missing out, no queues, and easy access to the largest Pan-African food, drink and hospitality trade expo of the year.

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Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery announces launch of new, dedicated, marketing event for 2017

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery has announced the addition of an all-new, dedicated marketing event: Madex 2017 (Marketing, Advertising and Design Exhibition), to the list of its portfolio of innovative trade shows.

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Food & Hospitality Africa makes its mark on the industry

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Of the hundreds of visitors surveyed at the inaugural Food & Hospitality Africa expo held at Gallagher Convention Centre in early May, 99% said they would come back in 2017, 98% would recommend the show to their peers and colleagues, and 82% rated the show as very important to them and their businesses.

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