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    THE 2015 EXSA INDUSTRY AWARDS – the “Oscars” of the industry!

    The EXSA industry awards took place on 25th November 2015 at the Monte Casino Ballroom with the exhibition industry positively glittering in their “denims and diamonds” which was the theme for the night.

    “This really is a celebration of the best companies and individuals in the industry and a chance to come together to network and finish the year on a high” said EXSA’s GM Sue Gannon. “Sincere thanks goes to all our sponsors, including: 3d Design; 3d Events; Unlimited Events Group ; as well as the Sandton Convention Centre; Dogan Exhibitions and Events; Johannesburg Expo Centre; and DK design, who made it all possible for this event to happen. And to our media partners for donating ad space for our Auction, together with Tsogo Sun who donated a weekend away. A great time was had by all.”

    Brad Alder, the EXSA Chairman, opened proceedings for the evening together with the MC for the night Andy Klee. Brad gave his annual Chairman’s award to Nigel Walker, for being the unsung hero who tirelessly promotes the exhibition industry, and contributes both his time and expertise without expecting anything in return to tasks that often go unnoticed. Two industry stalwarts were inducted into the EXSA Hall of Fame - Dawn Olivier and Conrad Kullman. Rubber Duc certainly got the party going!

    Thank you to all who attended the Awards, and who helped to pull off this spectacular event.

    RESULTS:
    BEST STAND AWARDS

    Custom 12 m2 and under – Scan Display Solutions for ABSA at Exporter
    Custom 13 – 24 m2- DK Design for Endiama at Mining Indaba
    Custom 25 – 50 m2- Two way Exhibition & Events for HP- Hewlett Packard at My World of Tomorrow
    Custom 51 – 100 - Scan Display Solutions for Alcon at SASCRS
    Custom 101 – 200 – Concept G for Banking Channels at FNB Leadership Conference
    System 13 – 24 m2- 3d Design for Cisco at AfriCom
    System 25 – 50 m2 – 3d Design for Big lift trucks at Africa Rail

    Outdoor – Sugo Projects for Bell Equipment at Bauma
    Mixed - 3d Design for Neotel at Govtech
    External – Concept G for CCRC at Africa Rail

    BEST EXHIBITION AWARDS

    Consumer Exhibitions over 10 000 sq.m.
    Gold Awards were presented to:

    The Rand Show – organised by Dogan Exhibitions,
    Gauteng Homemakers – organised by Homemakers; and
    Rage – organised by Logik and The Lime Envelope.

    A Platinum Award was presented to the SA Cheese Festival – organised by Agri Expo.

    Trade Show – up to 6 000 sq.m.
    A Platinum Award was presented to Meetings Africa – owned by SA Tourism and operationally run by Synergy Business Events


    Trade Shows over 10 000 sq.m.
    A Gold Award was presented to Automechanica – owned by Dogan in association with SA Shows/Messe Frankfurt

    A Platinum Award went to Indaba – owned by SA Tourism and operationally run by Pure Grit

    GREEN AWARDS

    Best Green Exhibition - Meetings Africa organised by Synergy Business Events and the SA National Convention Bureau
    Best Green Stand – Greenstuff for the ECO Guest Suite at Inspire Décor and Design Expo

    BEST COMPANY AWARDS
    Best Supplier Company – Stand Design and Construction: Expo Solutions
    Best Supplier Company – Security: Lodge Events Security
    Best Supplier Company – AV: Gearhouse South Africa
    Best Supplier Company – General: Plant Inn – Hire plants and flowers
    Best Supplier Company – Logistics: LA Rouxnelle Logistics and Consulting
    Best Supplier Company – Cleaning Contractor: ZF Cleaning Services
    Best Supplier Company – Project Management: The Conference Company
    Best Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
    Best Organiser: MMI South Africa

    BEST COMPANY EMPLOYEE AWARDS
    Best Supplier Employee – Stand Design and Construction: Jennifer Gibson - The Exhibitionist
    Best Supplier Employee – Security: Bongani Khosa - Lodge Events Security
    Best Supplier Employee – AV: Graeme Marshall - INHOUSE Venue Technical Management
    Best Supplier Employee – General: Melissa Crafford -2 Way Exhibition Services
    Best Supplier Employee – Logistics: Jerome Jacobs - LA Rouxnelle Logistics and Consulting
    Best Supplier Employee– Cleaning Contractor: Zaid Khan - ZF Cleaning Services
    Best Supplier Employee– Project Management: Natalie Kensley - The Conference Company
    Best Venue Employee: Lorraine Strydom – Sandton Convention Centre
    Best Organiser Employee: Liezle Bothma - Conker Exhibitions
    Young Professional of the year: Gemma Drynan – Expo Solutions

    CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
    Nigel Walker – Compex

    Special Award
    Dean Gunningham for his CEM Qualification, IAEE, USA

    INDUCTED INTO THE EXSA HALL OF FAME:
    Dawn Olivier
    Conrad Kullman

    For more information, please visit: www.exsa.co.za or call (011) 805 7272.
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