Specialised Exhibitions, a division of Montgomery Group and organisers of the Local Southern African exhibition that showcases locally manufacturing solutions and services, has announced that the 2021 show has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo was due to take place from 2 – 4 November at Johannesburg Expo Centre.
The next edition of the show will be held in 23 - 25 May 2023 at the same venue. “Although disappointed that the 2021 show will not go ahead, it is the right decision for all stakeholders involved. We fully support the measures taken by Government to limit the size of indoor gatherings. The safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, suppliers, visitors and the industry as a whole continues to be of paramount importance to us”, said says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions.
“Exhibitions post COVID-19 will play an essential role in providing a fast-track to economic recovery. They will enable the all-important face-to-face connection between buyers and sellers, bring new products to market, drive innovation, forge partnerships, build brands and community, offer immersive experiences and provide intellectual content and educational opportunities through seminars and workshops,” says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions. “We have some exciting new ideas and innovative plans for more value-add show features across our portfolio of exhibitions. These will be in addition to our popular ‘every-day-a-themed day’ experience, industry conferences, free-to-attend seminars, skills development zone, business match-making and live demonstrations. So it’s exciting times ahead and we look forward to Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo, 23 - 25 May 2023