AfricaCom 2015 – CTICC

HOTT3D exhibitions stands17 – 19 NOVEMBER 2015 – CTICCCAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

AfricaCom – the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem… HOTT3D will be onsite assisting both the organisers and clients with the Event Signage, Venue Wayfinding and Expo side of AfricaCom 2015.


Dates: 17-19 November 2015

Venue: CTICC Cape Town, South Africa


Twitter: @AllAboutCom


If you are involved in the digital economy in Africa then this is the event for you.

    • Attended by 9,000 of the smartest, most switched-on digital movers and shakers in Africa
    • Supported by 300+ of the biggest-hitting speakers in the digital world in Africa and beyond
    • Chosen by 375+ of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking telecom brands to showcase their solutions and services

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5 Reasons to Sponsor or Exhibit @ AfricaCom 2015

AfricaCom 2015

Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities

Ensure your brand is seen as a market-leader by 8,000 decision-makers attending AfricaCom.

Contact Informa today to take your place alongside the highest-profile brands in the market.

Becky Lyons
Exhibition & Sponsorship Sales
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AfricaCom 2011 Awards

The 4th annual AfricaCom Awards took place at The Lookout in the V&A Waterfront on the 9th of November 2011. Celebrating companies that contribute towards telecoms in Africa the event was bursting at the seams with attendee’s from the concurrent AfricaCom conference and exhibition that was taking place at the CTICC on the 9th and 10th of November.


Linking with GearhouseSA, The H3D-HOTT3D crew created temporary infrastructure  to bring across both the event and sponsor branding and also to create an event split into the sitdown awards part of the evening as well as the all important after party. Attendee’s were greeted by a branded entrance and red carpeted to the dinner and after party. As the event is sponsored by Gateway branding was crucial and feedback is that they where very happy with the result. From cards for the flowers to 4m high bar backdrops…sponsor and event branding was everywhere, yet not invasive.


Your favourite “cousin”, Barry Hilton was the MC and humourous edge and, as always, was a hit with audience. Jimmy Dludlu was the headline performer at the afterparty and truly lived up to expectations. He is simply superb and the audience really got down to his tunes.


Operation Shoebox was the official charity for 2011. The link with AfricaCom propels OS into an excellent financial position to further its super work in the underprivileged communities. They really do excellent work and are well worth supporting…hint hint! 🙂  Click the link and make a contribution.


This years Awards setup really has raised the bar for this event and has also created a usable template moving towards next years events with most concepts destined to be retained and expanded upon.


The H3D crew created both the graphic artwork digitally and then actioned that into the afterparty bar backdrop using our modular octanorm systems. We also linked with Inflate making use of their inflatable, LED backlit walls to section the afterparty area from the dinner area. All furnishings were supplied from our stock.  The setup was all done during the first day of AfricaCom after an intensive 3 day show buildup. The Awards breakdown then happening at 2am and loadout at 8am….and then onto the main event strike that same evening of the 10th until 2am. The times placed the crews under fatigue pressure, but were handled excellently. As with all large events we sleep when it’s over.


A hugely successful AfricaCom for the H3D-HOTT3D team this year.


All Photographs courtesy of Informa UK and their commissioned photographer Anthea Davidson –

AfricaCom 2010

Another succesful show has come and gone for the H3D crew. Not only succesful for us, but it was also the busiest AfricaCom yet. With over 4500 international delegates most exhibitors agreed that it was a huge success. Incorporating all 4 of the Cape Town Convention centres hall as well as most of the breakout rooms it also used the most floorspace ever.


CTICC Gallery AfricaCom 2010










Attendance was up 41% over 2010 and already 75% of the 2011 floorspace is sold.

We where once again extensively involved and many areas of the show not the least being the “guys on the ground” for our UK based clients, Informa. Whether an exhibitor needed a massage therapist or a promotions girl…we were the point of contact to make it happen.



Opera Software at AfricaCom 2010













Our area of involvement included

1. Producing 8 “budget exhibit” stands

2. Producing 2 custom stands for Opera Software and Shoto China

3. Graphic design to all event hanging and ground based signage.

4. Production and rigging of all aerial based signage

5. Installation of ground based signage to allow for ease of flow for all delegates

6. Wall and ceiling draping to both lunch areas

7. POD display booths

8. Production of over 120 shellscheme full colour prints for use in shellscheme packages.

9. All streams graphic design and branding

10. AfricaCom Awards stage and table branding


SIAEMIC at Africacom 2010










As always our modus operandi for AfricaCom is to be the helping hand that Informa UK need on the ground. If they needed information, we oblige. Where ever we could make it easier for the organisers, we did so.


ACOM 2010 Aerial signage









We have now been extensively involved in AfricaCom for over 8 years. We have watched it grow from small beginnings to become one of the biggest business events of the cape Town calendar. Plans are already in place for the 2011 event which can be found here AfricaCom 2011


Whatever you need doing…we can do it!


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