EXSA, the Exhibition and Events Association, founded in 1980 as a non-profit organisation, is a passionate and committed platform that helps members of the industry connect, engage, learn and grow.

Our core strategy is to actively grow and develop the exhibition and events industry within Southern Africa.

This is achieved through promoting the unique marketing benefits offered by exhibitions and events, and raising the profile of our members who include venues, organisers and suppliers.

EXSA enables connections through the networking and communication of our Forums and via our website (www.exsa.co.za). Besides providing EXSA’s directory of members, an exhibitions calendar and news feed, the EXSA website also offers a wealth of knowledge and industry guidelines available to its members.

EXSA is also a proud member of the international body UFI, as well as the South African Event Greening Forum (EGF); IAEE (USA); AOE (UK) and ESSA (UK).

The EXSA office situated at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

The office is always available with help and advice so make sure that you choose an EXSA member for all your exhibition needs.


If you have any questions or comments, please click here to contact the EXSA Office.


Meet the EXSA Board.


Doug Rix - Chairman 


Neil Nagooroo - Immediate Past Chair


Gill Gibbs - Western Cape Chair


Andrew Gibbs - Treasurer

Daksha Vallabh - Venue Forum Chair 

Patrick Cronning - Suppliers Forum


Adele Von Well - Young Professionals Chair 


Sandile Makhanya - KZN Chair