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    2013 EXSA INDUSTRY AWARDS - the 'Oscars' of the industry!

    The EXSA Industry Awards took place on the 21st of November at JHB Expo Centre, and did the exhibition industry come out in style! The theme of the evening was ‘All that Glitters is Gold’, and the industry players most certainly had a sparkle about themselves.   Glitz and Glam was the name of the game!

    Sincere thanks go to all of our sponsors, including: JHB Expo Centre for hosting the event, Gearhouse South Africa for the AV and Lighting; as well as SSQ Exhibitions, Barmotion and Sandton Convention Centre.

    Nigel Walker, the EXSA Chairman, opened the evening.  He gave out his Chairman’s award to Pippa Naude, for being the unsung hero who tirelessly promotes not only the exhibition industry but also greening in the industry through the Event Greening Forum.   And two industry stalwarts were inducted into the EXSA Hall of Fame:  Jo Melville and Justin Hawes.

    The Best Stand Awards were presented first.  Each stand had initially been judged by three judges who went on site to the various exhibitions around the country.  Stands which received 70% or over then went through to the finals where a panel of 14 industry experts got together for the final judging process which took place on 13 November.

    Exhibitions had to achieve a minimum of 75% to be considered a finalist for the awards. Certain exhibition finalists were so close to each other that a Certificate of Excellence was awarded to the runners-up.

    Finally the industry’s favourites as judged by their peers were recognised for their outstanding service.

    Thank you to all who attended the Awards, and who helped to pull off the wonderful evening.



    Custom 12 sq.m and under – Joburg Set Co & Sugo Projects for Sugo Projects at Markex

    Custom 13 – 24 sq.m - Progroup for AEL Mining at Mining Lekgotla

    Custom 25 – 50 sq.m - 2Xzibit for Red Bull at Spar Inland Trade Show

    Custom 51 – 100 sq.m - The Exhibitionist for Konica Minolta at Propak

    Custom 101 – 200 sq.m - SSQ Exhibitions & Innovations Factory for Infiniti Red Bull at JIMS

    Custom 201sq.m and over - SSQ Exhibitions & Innovations Factory for Hyundai at JIMS


    System 12sq.m and under – Scan Display – ABSA at IMN Conference

    System 13 – 24 sq.m - 3d Design – SAMSA at Skills Development Summit

    System 25 – 50 sq.m - 3d Design – Polysius at Lab Africa

    System 51 – 100 sq.m - 3d Design – SAMSA at JHB Boat Show

    System101 – 200 sq.m – 3d Design for Afripack at Propak

    System201sq.m and Over – 3d Design for Car Magazine at JIMS


    Outdoor - Concept G – Shantui at bauma Africa

    Outdoor - The Exhibitionist – Sandvik at bauma Africa

    Mixed - Scan Display Solutions – Novartis at OSSA

    External - Progroup – ENRC/Rapier at Mining Indaba



    Best Consumer Exhibition 3000sq.m and under – Three City Events: The Green Expo at CTICC


    Best Consumer Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m – Exposure Marketing: Mama Magic at Coca-Cola Dome

    Best Consumer Exhibition 6001 – 12000sq.m – Exposure Marketing: Mama Magic at Coca-Cola Dome

    Best Consumer Exhibition 12000sq.m & Over (Certificate of Excellence) – The Lime Envelope: rAge at Coca-Cola Dome

    Best Consumer Exhibition 12000sq.m & Over – The Homemakers Fair: Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo at Coca-Cola Dome


    Best Trade Exhibition 3001 – 6000 sq.m  (Certificate of Excellence)- Thebe Reed Exhibitions & Sun Circle Publishers:   MediaTech at Coca-Cola Dome

    Best Trade Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m - On Show Solutions: Meetings Africa at Sandton Convention Centre

    Best Trade Exhibition 6001 – 12000sq.m - Specialised Exhibitions: IFSEC at Gallagher Convention Centre

    Best Trade Exhibition 12000sq.m and over- Dogan Exhibitions & Events: Automechanika


    Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 3000sq.m and under: Three City Events: Baba Indaba at Sandton Convention Centre

    Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m- Spintelligent: African Utility Week at CTICC

    Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 6001 – 12000sq.m- Specialised Exhibitions: Grand Designs Live at Coca-Cola Dome

    Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 12000sq.m and over (Certificate of Excellence) - Thebe Reed Exhibitions: Decorex at Gallagher Convention Centre

    Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition  12000sq.m and over - SA Shows: Johannesburg International Motor Show at JHB Expo Centre

    Best Outdoor Venue Exhibition:  Agri Expo for the SA Cheese Festival



    Best Green Exhibition – On Show Solutions: Meetings Africa at Sandton Convention Centre

    Best Green Stand – Scan Display: Standard Bank

    Best Green Indoor Pavilion 2012: Hotelstuff/Greenstuff



    Best Supplier Company – Stand Design and Construction:  3d Design

    Best Supplier Company – Security:  African Show Services

    Best Supplier Company – AV: Gearhouse South Africa

    Best Supplier Company – General:  3d Furniture Hire

    Best Venue:  CTICC

    Best Organiser: Specialised Exhibitions



    Best Supplier Employee – Stand Design and Construction:  Gill Gibbs – Concept G

    Best Supplier Employee – Security:  Mark Sleep – The Stable Management Group

    Best Supplier Employee – AV:  Brian Prowling - Gearhouse South Africa

    Best Supplier Employee – General:  Brad Alder - Octanorm

    Best Venue Employee:  Lorraine Strydom – Sandton Convention Centre

    Best Organiser Employee:  Brad Hook - Specialised Exhibitions



    Pippa Naude (Event Greening Forum & Scan Display)



    Jo Melville

    Justin Hawes


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