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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Caterpillar booth at Mining Indaba 2014 by Hott3D, Cape Town – South Africa

Caterpillar booth at Mining Indaba 2014 by Hott3D, Cape Town – South Africa

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Caterpillar is wonderful combination of great design work and client trust. We were particularly excited when we received this brief as CAT has always been a brand we aspired to create an exhibit for. As such when we received the brief we really let our head designer loose (see project credits) and the result was the design and final exhibit in the photos below.

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Dubbed “The Stealth Project”, the central wall mimics the shape of a stealth wing. The exhibit is entirely custom made. The layout incorporates the display of exact scale replicas of the earth moving equipment, semi private meeting areas on both ends and a hospitality area.

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A major challenge was creating an exhibit that was a maximum of 2.5ms in height as per the clients request and as per the space booked at the event. Hence the use of shape and form was key due to the relatively narrow vertical visual focal point of the booth. To this end we made use of 3D fabricated lightbox logos, an abstract floor graphic, eye catching displays and high quality visuals and taglines. All of which combined beautifully into one final integrated booth design. We thoroughly enjoyed producing this exhibit both during the design stage as well as the production thereof. Designed by Hott3D

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SARS zero rates VAT for EXSA members only? – Updated 20 March 2012

Excellent News for the “little” companies in the South African Exhibition and Trade Show Industry

This reply just on from SARS

A VAT Ruling is issued on the facts and circumstances of a specific vendor or class of vendors. Should your client(s) feel that the facts and circumstances are the same as those vendors referred to in a ruling, they are welcome to apply for a ruling.”

Rodney Govender Legal & Policy: Indirect Tax Policy Tel 012 422 5103  Fax 012 422 5043 email rgovender@sars.gov.za

So its now possible to apply even though one is not a member of EXSA. Though the reply does not state that we will be approved for such a ruling, its certainly a step in the right direction. I will update again once I have applied and can clarify the process to achieve this ruling.

Thanks to SARS for the fast reply

 

BR

Liam Beattie

 

Though not a new topic, this is sure to be more and more controversial as non EXSA members catch wind of this if they haven’t already.

“EXSA will be, as part of the condition of the Ruling, forwarding the details of all fully paid members of the Association, along with corresponding VAT numbers to SARS, and then subsequently every six months. The Ruling is applicable for a two-year period to August 2012”

The release is on EXSA’s Bizcommunity press release here in 2010…so only 5 months to go to see if SARS renews this ruling or not.

How can SARS exclude a far larger number of members of the exhibition and conference industry. Non EXSA members make up the majority of companies working in this industry (though maybe not actual people numbers). Though they happen to be the smaller companies that are not members. Most of the largest companies in the industry appear to be members. EXSA numbers possibly 200 (?) companies at best…A guess as I have not been able to locate current figures and had to manually count on their member list.

In my view this is an exclusionary and discriminatory law against those companies who choose not to be EXSA members.

Effectively SARS has made it mandatory to be an EXSA member. If we don’t join we will most likely lose our foreign clients as we cannot be competitive if we have to charge VAT. 14% can be a huge amount of a 500 ZAR pitch

Now seeking legal opinion…and first comments suggest SARS will be forced to allow all companies working in the industry the same privilege or cancel the privilege outright or remove the ruling altogether.

My accountant has just sent off a query to Mr Govender at SARS to seek clarity on this situation…I will update as responses come in

Design Indaba

Via Scoop.itExhibitions, Conferences & Trade Shows – South Africa

Design Indaba Expo begins this Thursday 01st March at the CTICC in Cape Town. The 01st is purely a trade only day. From Friday 2nd March until Sunday 4th March it will open to the public.    The HOTT3D crew will be onsite from tomorrow installing an Exhibit for Woolworths.

“Design Indaba drives a better world through creativity with conferences, expos, magazines and projects that improve the quality of living in Cape Town and the world”
Via www.designindaba.com

BEELD – Holiday Show – Vakansieskou – Holidaymakers Expo – HOME

Via Scoop.itExhibitions, Conferences & Trade Shows – South Africa

Join the HOTT3D crew at the Beeld show stand number B19 where we will be unveiling the new display stand for Cape Union Mart.
Via www.holidayshow.co.za

AfricaCom 2011 photos

The 3D-HOTT3D as well as our BudgetExhibits division crew completed over 38 individual projects on AfricaCom including

 

1. Large Scale Custom exhibits

2. System built exhibits

3. A variety of graphic print services

4. Graphic Design & Venue direction signage planning and implementation

5. Rigging of all hanging signage

6. The design and setup of the AfricaCom Awards in conjunction with Gearhouse

7. Conference Stream design and branding

 

Our small, but dedicated team spent a year planning AfricaCom 2011 and work is already well advanced for AfricaCom 2012 for a variety of similar projects.  AfricaCom 2012 will be held once again at the CTICC in Cape Town and is  the 14th and 15th November 2012.

For the full Gallery of our work visit our Flickr site

 

See you next year…

Liam@hott.co.za

 

CTICC Expansion Plans

Via Scoop.itExhibitions, Conferences & Trade Shows – South Africa

Construction work is expected to commence by mid-2013, and will be completed at the end of 2015. The development will cost approximately R4.5 billion, adding an additional 49 000m⊃2; of lettable space to the Centre.

 

CTICC management have already secured the 10 000-delegate strong 35th International Geological Congress for August 2016, which will require use of the full expanded convention space soon to be built. This sets a firm deadline for the completion of construction work. In the mean time, the CTICC’s marketing team is continually bidding to host new events, with 178 conferences booked for the Centre between now and 2020.

 

The plans are ambitious, but perfectly feasible, and are set to completely alter the face of Cape Town’s foreshore area. The expansion will consist of new exhibition space, an office tower, a Netcare Hospital tower, a residential tower and a parking garage. On top of said garage will be a rejuvenated version of Founder’s Garden, which will slope down to towards the street and extend towards the Artscape. Over 10 000m⊃2; of retail will be included in this new precinct.   The architects will be aiming for a 6-Star Green Star rating, which will cement the expansion as one of the greenest buildings in the world.   The Cape Town International Convention Centre has been a major success since its inception in 2003.

 

Having attracted over 5 million visitors to the city, and created over 60 000 jobs, today it is the only profitable convention centre in the world and hosts more events than Johannesburg and Durban combined.   The expansion is sure to cement the Cape Town International Convention Centre as Africa’s premier destination for conferencing and events.
Via commercial-property-finder.co.za