The successful Africa Print Bloemfontein expo, held on 12 February at Ilanga Estate, attracted 422 visitors from around the Free State, Lesotho and the Northern Cape, including Kimberley, Ladybrand, Welkom, Bethlehem, Maseru, Harrismith and Virginia, to name a few.

Visitors were inspired by the latest technologies and trends in digital printing presses, screen printing, digital textile printing, ink, software, pad printing, paper and board, and digital label printing.

Exhibitors had positive feedback about the event:

‘We encountered good quality leads – it was a very interesting day,’ said Manny Da Silva, Konica Minolta South Africa.

‘There were a lot of people and the show was a success for us. Visitors showed great interest in our products. It was good to see all our customers too,’ said Jury Nel, JG Electronics.

‘It was much better than expected, we had a good rush of visitors from when the doors opened. We made many good leads that will become regular customers. Visitors were happy to see us there,’ said Assif Sidik, Stixo Signage Supplies.

‘We had a decent response and achieved what we wanted. We’ve set up meetings with good prospects, and were happy with the show,’ –  Allrich Trading.

‘The day was busy with a constant flow of visitors. It was good to showcase a wide range of products to this market,’ – Roland/House For Signwriting.

‘We had a good show. It was good to showcase Verimedia with our Mimaki brand for the Free State region. We were happy with the expo,’ – Verimedia/Graphix Supply World.

Judges visited each stand at the expo and judged the stands according to criteria based on design, staff friendliness and professionalism.

The results are as follows:

Africa Print Best Small Stand winner and runner-up:

Winner: Konica Minolta South Africa.

Runner-up: Printing SA.

Upcoming Africa Print Expo’s include:

• Durban, 11-12 March 2020, Durban International Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Cape Town, 6-7 May 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Western Cape.
• East London, 3 June 2020, East London International Convention Centre, Eastern Cape.
• Johannesburg, 9-11 September 2020, Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng.

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