Exhibitors and trade visitors are invited to register now at www.decorex.co.za to join the extensive trade programme that forms an exciting new part of Decorex Joburg 2015. Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, which now includes 100% Design South Africa, runs from 6th to 10th August at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. As the trade programme unfolds over the next few months, professionals in industry sectors related to the interior décor and design worlds are invited to register for updates.
The business matchmaking programme, a key component of the trade programme, is designed to give exhibitors, trade visitors, delegates and high-level sponsors the opportunity to meet and engage on a one-on-one basis. This leads to meaningful connections before and during the show in order to maximise the networking experience at Decorex Joburg 2015. ‘Matching the interests of visitors and exhibitors is an important strategy for Decorex SA’ says Sian Steyn, General Manager of the Decorex SA portfolio. ‘The objective of the business matchmaking programme is to establish sustainable and profitable connections and relationships between exhibitors, trade visitors and conference delegates’
By registering for the Decorex Joburg trade programme both exhibitors and members of the trade community participate in Decorex SA’s on-line business matchmaking programme. The pro-active, pre-show platform provides access to the profiles of businesses as they are signed up, as well as the opportunity to select exactly who to meet at the event itself and secure meetings. Once registered, an online match report conveniently identifies profiles that share corresponding business interests. Users can then make appointments upfront as well as track meeting requests and confirmations in a real-time environment via a personal online diary. A specialised team of knowledgeable ‘matchmakers’ are also available to assist with business profiling and appointment scheduling.
This targeted business matchmaking programme is the latest addition to Decorex Joburg’s extended trade programme, which also includes a networking cocktail function and the new All Africa Design Forum. This year, in addition to two trade-focused days on the 6th and 7th August directed at both local and international trade visitors, Decorex Joburg will also host a trade-only morning on Thursday 6th August, giving exhibitors the opportunity to personally invite and exclusively entertain their industry guests. “We want to guarantee that a visit to this year’s show is of immeasurable benefit to all businesses participating.” says Steyn. She adds: “2015 will see the 22nd edition of Decorex Joburg, and this new trade programme, with its innovative business matchmaking programme, among other trade developments, is really us taking our offering to the next level.”
Decorex Joburg details:
Dates: 6 – 10 August 2015
6 August: 1pm-6pm
7 – 10 August: 10am-6pm
Trade-only preview morning: 6 August 10am-1pm
Trade focused days: 6 – 7 August
Ticket prices: R100 for adults; R85 for pensioners and scholars; R15 for kids under 12; R75 for trade and exhibitors (tickets are not available yet)
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre,