2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom

The recent launch event of Africacom also kicked off the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of what is described as Africa’s largest, influential, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) conference and exhibition.
2017 celebrates 20 years of AfricacomThe launch event set the scene for November’s main event, due to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 7–9 November 2017.

“2017 is a landmark for Africacom. Over the past two decades, we have grown from being a purely telecommunications-focused event, to a broad digital communications show now hosting the foremost group of influencers involved in every aspect of the African digital ecosystem,” explained Tom Cuthell, portfolio director of KNect365 (organiser of the show).

“As the digi-sphere continues to expand and impact every aspect of our personal and professional lives, Africacom has grown in scope to create a broad platform for everybody involved in powering the digital economy in Africa. I am delighted to share some of the fresh developments that will continue to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation anchoring it for the future of the fourth industrial revolution.”

New areas

The ‘technology arena’ – located in the CTICC’s new extension – an exhibition hall dedicated to mapping Africa’s journey through the fourth industrial revolution. This will host:

Africacom 20/20 – the centrepiece and base of the 20th-anniversary celebrations. A vibrant, interactive, buzzing place to see digital solutions from top innovators; interact with next generation technologies in specially designed demo pods, and listen to thought provoking dialogue around ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’.
The new innovation stage – that will showcase ICT solutions affecting the converging TMT industries in Africa. Lively debate and discussion on topics such as eHealth and ICT4D, with quick-fire presentations, and product pitches will be the order of the day.

The ‘technology arena’ will also be the new home for the AHUB – Africacom’s matchmaking centre for startups and investors; and TV connect Africa – the confluence of broadcast, telecoms, content and new media experts in Africa, intent on developing commercial models for ITC across digital Africa.

Three days of networking, content, and tech will also showcase new opportunities in artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), big data, fintech, blockchain, digital skills, and more.

The calibre of the 400 speakers is a major drawcard. Conference tracks such as visions for Africa keynotes, SDN and NFV, mobile finance and e-commerce in Africa, enterprise ICT, and connecting Africa, as well as LTE Africa, will deliver the latest advances in their respective areas.

Some of the luminaries to present their insights are; Herman Singh, group chief digital officer, MTN; John Momoh (OON), chairman & CEO, Channels Media Group; Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, director general, National Broadcasting Commission; Joseph Hundah, CEO, Econet Media.

Africacom Awards

The annual Africacom Awards will once again highlight leaders in their respective fields and entries for these industry heavyweight acknowledgments were now open.

Launched in 2016, AFEST returns to Shimmy Beach Club for a night of high-energy entertainment, echoing the vibrancy of Africacom 2017. Featuring a lineup of local and international artists, partygoers have the chance to network and celebrate African technology.

Register for a free visitor pass to Africacom 2017. For more about the agenda, go to http://www.tmt.knect365.com.

CATERPILLAR INC. @ Mining Indaba

Client: CATERPILLAR INC.

Show: Mining Indaba

Product: Custom Expo Stand

Caterpillar Inc is an exceptional world renowned brand and needed a custom exhibition stand for their presence at the Mining Indaba 2017 Conference and Exhibition, recently held at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC). We produced a stand that both puts the CAT brand in the spotlight it deserves but also allowing for the B2B connections that are made at a show such as Mining Indaba.

About CATERPILLAR

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

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About Mining Indaba:

Investing in African Mining Indaba® remains the preferred deal-making platform for mining in Africa. Over the past few years Mining Indaba has been evolving to better meet the changing needs of the African mining community.

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HOTT3D meets IFES

To keep abreast of the the latest happenings within the global exhibition industry, HOTT3D sent Key Account Manager, Farrah Weir, to the annual IFES World Summit held in late June.

IFES, the International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services, held the event in the South of France at Le Grande Motte. The Summit was a gathering of international stand builders with a strong focus on networking and knowledge sharing over a packed three day summit.

The summit is designed to bring industry suppliers from across the globe together in a relaxed and easy environment whereby new connections are made, knowledge shared and collaborative workshops held.

This all creates a great space for people to unite and share their common experience and knowledge as well as develop international contacts to facilitate expansion of international business.

The Summit consisted of a structured and very busy three day event with numerous workshops and speakers, detailing subjects such as, Marketing, Education and Sustainability within the industry.

Highlights of the workshops and speakers included:

Martin Joos from Adunic sharing the emotions of our industry.
Pablo Nakhle-Cerruti brought the theme of how venues can transform events into different experiences.
Detlef Wintzen from Insglueck reflected on the German story of future energy.
A collaboration workshop hosted by Jeremy Stubbs where delegates were divided into groups and asked to look into questions such as demands for IFES and exhibition expectations, how the industry is changing and solutions.

The annual AGM also took place which discussed the annual review and presentations of the actions of IFES over the last year as well as a new member induction, which allowed new members, including HOTT3D to take the stage, introduce themselves and their companies.

Numerous social networking opportunists were also worked into the schedule including a beer and wine tasting event, nightly evening dinners and gala last night, all to aid getting to know fellow attendees from around the world.

In conclusion the experience at IFES was exceptionally positive and gave HOTT3D valuable insights into our global industry. IFES created a welcoming, warm and friendly environment whereby one felt apart of a community that was genuine and sincere. The networking was overwhelmingly brilliant and the knowledge shared and gained irreplaceable.

Farrah concluded that she thought the summit was a successful and beneficial experience and couldn’t wait to go back in 2018, where the event will be held in Chicago.

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Exhibition Stands from HOTT3D Instagram

Super cool stand we produced for Hexing at #AUW2016. Loads of LED lighting and cool detail.

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Neat 6×3 stand using printed fabric walls for Nedbank at their Inhouse roadshow

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Great shot of our recent build for #Corin at #COMOC2016 held at the #CTICC

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Caterpillar booth at #miningindaba2016 . Not easy designing a stand with a 2.5m height restriction! #eventprofs

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British Premier League Fanpark 2016 – Cape Town

March 2016 was the first time the BPLLive event was hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. Brought to Cape Town by the British Premier League and produced by TeamWass, this was a showcase of epic proportions. Featuring 12 of the top Premier League clubs, numerous sponsor showcases and a host of interactive experiences the venue at Camps Bay High School proved to be the most idyllic setting.

 

HOTT3D were asked to provide an array of services including

 

1. Customisation  of each clubs internal marquees using grand format stretch fabric prints and custom furnishings.
2. Extensive interiors for Arsenals showcase of their “Invincible” trophy and famous players kit.
3. Internal design and features for Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton & Visit Britain.
4. Venue directional branding, informational and wayfinding onsite and offsite.
5. Design and production of the VIP zone & Carlsberg bar.
6. Extensive supply and installation of flooring, registration counters and venue branding.

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Two of South Africa’s greatest Premier League players, Quinton Fortune and Lucas Radebe, joined other Barclays Premier League legends like Peter Schmeichel, Robbie Fowler and Shaun Goater in giving fans the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of their heroes. These star players interacted on the mini pitch during the duration of the event and dedicated time to signing of autographs for their fans.

 

As part of the Premier League’s commitment to inspiring sport participation in communities around the world, there was a Premier Skills community coaching course run the week leading up to BPL Live at Grootbos Football Foundation as well as offsite events in Khayelitsha to which we produced an array of signage.

 

Over 2 days this event attracted almost 30000 visitors. What an incredible event to be involved in.

 

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African Utility Week 2016 – Hexing

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About African Utility Week
The 17th annual African Utility Week is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.

Exhibition – 250 exhibitors on 12,000sqm

This market leading trade exhibition is the first port of call for senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions or to meet new clients and suppliers. Participating as an exhibitor will enable you to make crucial contacts within the African power and water industry, enter new markets and widen your network. See current list of exhibitors

Conference – 1200 delegates 

If challenges around power generation, T&D, metering, clean energy, finance, reliability, water supply or energy efficiency are keeping you awake at night, African Utility Week will be the right place to find suitable solutions, best practices and case studies from around the world. 

Networking – 6000 attendees, unlimited networking opportunities

The 3-day exhibition means more engagement time between delegates, visitors and exhibitors. A more engaging exhibition floor with product demonstrations, workshops, cocktail functions, free refreshments and meeting lounges will create business opportunities for our attendees.

Any company with an interest in Africa’s power and water industry cannot afford to miss this event. South African utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy and Water Affairs as well as local municipalities such as Johannesburg’s City Power and the City of Cape Town have been key event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, Senelec, UEGCL, KenGen, TCN, ZESCO, NamPower and many more are regular visitors.

 

The 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike. AUW takes place annually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
One of seven exhibits we produced at this years event, this unique booth for Hexing showcased their products and systems. This exhibit was entirely custom fabricated and utilised high quality finishes and materials:
– Gloss duco-sprayed backwall incorporating 2 stores
– 32mm raised matt white platform floor with ramped edging
– Totems and low walls with CNC detailed acrylic with high powered LED side lighting
– Fabricated LED lit logo’s and panels
– CNC and backlit detailing.
AUW 2016 is a rapidly growing event and has proved that year on year it is on a fast growth path. Another great event for Cape Town to host.
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HOTT3D is an award winning and trusted, Exhibition Stands Manufacturer & Supplier from Cape Town, South Africa.

Conference @ The Westin, Cape Town – Africa Oil & Power 2016

Africa Oil & Power draws a premier crowd of ministers and senior level government officials and top executives of private sector companies spanning the entire value chain, including upstream, downstream, power generation and legal and finance. The event is the benchmark for top-tier networking and high-level discussion on a multitude of issues concerning the African energy and electricity landscape.

WHY ATTEND

1. NETWORKING

The elite, hand-picked collection of speakers will put delegates face to face with the industry people who matter most: the decision makers. The industry’s only invitation-only event, Africa Oil & Power offers a second to none peer-to-peer networking experience.

2. ENGAGING CONTENT

Africa Oil & Power aims to become the African benchmark for high-level discussion on a multitude of topics covering the African energy and electricity landscape.

3. ALL ABOUT BUSINESS

Africa Oil & Power is dedicated to the capital and power brokers of the industry. It’s a chance to shake hands and get right down to the business of making deals.

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HOTT3D has the pleasure of working with Africa Branding Corporation for their inaugural conference Oil and Power 2016, which took place in May at The Westin Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town.

Our involvement included:

  • Rationalisation, production and construction of the concept stage design
  • Co-ordination of Audio Visual and Sounds components utilising a 6m x 3.6m LED screen.
  • Venue Branding using large format, tensioned fabric prints
  • A Huge 6m wide x 5.5m high lightbox for photo opportunities and press spot interviews
  • Creation of Press conference backdrops using tensioned fabric prints.
  • A custom fabricated show Icon with backlit edges for re-use year-on-year.
  • Custom fabricated furnishings for the stage seating area.
  • Custom fabricated literature zone

The massive, multi level 23m x 6.5m x 4.8m high stage consisted of integrated LED modules to create a huge 6m x 3.6m screen coupled with custom timber curved ends to accommodate sponsor and media partner graphics.

An awesome event to be involved with and one that was impeccably and seamlessly installed and produced by the team.

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Africa oil & power, HOTT3D, The Westin, Conference branding

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