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Exhibitors respond to promising potentials at this year’s co-located Petro.t.ex Africa, Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa, and Watertec Africa It was brisk business at this year’s combined Petro.t.ex Africa, Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa and WaterTec Africa trade shows, with exhibitors enjoying quality visitors and excellent networking and business opportunities.
The shows were held concurrently at Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 9 June. “We managed to get several new clients, thanks to Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa,” said Seelan Pillay, General Manager of LVSA Valves.
“The show has improved tremendously since 2009 – it’s bigger and better, and we see our competition is also here this year!” A platform for relationship building Tyron Adam of Germany-based Netzsch said his company would definitely be back in 2013.
Building a brand
Netzsch supplies pumps, macerators, grinders and dosing systems. “Participating in this year’s show has been highly worthwhile. The show has provided an excellent platform for building relationships – both with existing and future clients. The visitors to our stand have all been ‘quality visitors’ – all the enquiries we received are prospective orders.” “One of Netzsch’s objectives for exhibiting at the show was to build our brand and show the market ‘we are here’”, continued Adam.
We have certainly done this”. All exhibitors benefitted from a greater visitor turnout, including first time participants Netzsch. “The turn-out this year has been absolutely fantastic!” said Mandy Reddy Assistant Director of Water Sector Management of the Department of Water Affairs (DWA).
“People are constantly inand- out of the stand.” The DWA’s main objective in participating in WaterTec Africa was to create client awareness and guide visitor enquiries by means of information sharing, and the distribution of pamphlets and leaflets, which provide all the information that visitors need. A pivotal role The Department of Water Affairs played a pivotal role at the WaterTec Africa exhibition. “Africa’s Big Three has once again delivered solid, measurable results for our participants,” says John Thomson, Managing Director Exhibition Services, one of +the event organisers.
“The three shows form an important networking hub for stakeholders in industry sectors that are critical to the infrastructure and economy of the country and the continent. Trade participation has been highly encouraging, and has provided visitors with a valuable interface with the industries involved.”