Hott3D has been extremely busy in 2012, building exhibition stands around South Africa. We thought we would give an update on some of our Exhibition Trade Show Design Ideas & Materials, that we have used for our clients in 2012.
AfricaCom 2012 – WIOCC Pavillion
Octanorm Maxima System Build for JVR at ICP 2012:
JVR’s exhibition booth constructed using Octanorm Maxima in a simple 6m x 3m configuration and incorporating:
This exhibit is from on our Budget Exhibits Division. Producing quality system built exhibition stand booths at an affordable price
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Pharmaplan – SA Heart Congress 2012 Exhibit
Using Octanorm Maxima as the base structure we utilized a combination of clad and inserted panels to create backlit effects that highlight the product logos.
Flooring consists, very simply, of astroturf.
A large custom barcounter serves as both a meeting point as well as a platform for dispensing a bar service and snacks.
Behind the bar is a chalkboard wall featuring sport icons from Super 15 rugby, The British Open Golf as well as the current Test Cricket between England and South Africa. The plasma has daily footage of these and other major sporting events.
This exhibit uses component already existing from other shows previously done for Pharmaplan. They can be re-used and reconfigured due to the modularity of Octanorm.
Lundbeck – SASOP 2012 – Full custom 9m x 3m exhibition booth
Hott 3D, the exhibition stand, display and event branding company is pleased to announce its involvement with Future Cape Town and its ‘Your City Idea’ concept which be launched on 17th of May 2012 at Cape Town’s new ideas district, The Fringe.
This is the first in a series of Activate Projects by Future Cape Town. Activate, is a sub-project of Future Cape Town which seeks to use structures, new and traditional media and powerful partnerships to engage citizens in different and innovative ways.
The public installation will offer visitors a chance to vote on two urban issues or questions, with four options to choose from. The options will be displayed as images or future visions for Cape Town, presented in four pigeon holes.
Hott3D’s involvement will be the design, manufacture and construction of the structures which will be used for this project. This investment is inline with Hott3D’s philosophy of giving back, and what better place to give back to, than our beautiful Cape Town and its people.
Future Cape Town, headed up by Rashiq Fataar, is a diverse collection of minds that are driven by sustainability and innovative approaches to modern urban design challenges. Through cooperation and collaboration, they aim to inspire citizens, the public sector and the private sectors by focusing on, “Inspiring a more livable Cape Town” .
The Fringe is another urban initiative focused on showcasing Cape Town’s extraordinary design talent and is an up-and-coming environment for design, media and ICT innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
THE FRINGE AIMS TO:
- INCUBATE: Facilitate incubators and shared spaces for young designers and creative businesses
- ENABLE: Facilitate innovation through industry support, prototyping facilities and the collocation of associated services
- SHOWCASE: provide a platform for design talent to get to market and into public awareness
- The Your City Idea installation will appear in the form of a 2.5m high and 1.1m ballot box in The Fringe – Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District.
- The project takes place in The Alley – a continuation of Barrack Street, between Harrington and Canterbury Streets.
- All Capetonians, young and old, are encouraged to visit The Alleyway, to vote and have their say on the future of Cape Town.
Online News Article: Vote for city of the future
Hott 3D designs, manufactures and builds trade show exhibition stands and temporary event infrastructure. The company provides complete expo solutions all over South Africa including – Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg.
We also have a full graphic design studio, speak to us about getting your message across beautifully.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Via Scoop.it – Exhibitions, 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 Scoop.it – Exhibitions, 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.
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…