2014 EXSA INDUSTRY AWARDS – the “Oscars” of the industry! - Results

27 November, 2014


2014 EXSA INDUSTRY AWARDS – the “Oscars” of the industry!

The EXSA industry awards took place on the 26th November 2014 at the Forum Company and wow did the exhibition industry come out in style! The theme forthe evening was ‘Around the World with EXSA’, and the industry players most certainlyrepresented their chosen countries. From Jamaica to Paris and the North Pole to the USA companies competed for the best dressed table.

Concept Gwon the prize for their impressive display of Las Vegas.

Sincere thanks to all of our sponsors, including: the Forum Company for hosting the event, INHOUSE venue technical management for the AV and Lighting; as well as SandtonConvention Centre, Barmotion, Concept G, blucube, GL events Oasys, Cam-a-lot, SA Show Services, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Showbiz Entertainment Arts Expo and DK design.

Brad Alder, the EXSA Chairman, opened the evening.He gavehis Chairman’s award to Andrew Gibbs, for being the unsung hero who tirelessly promotes the exhibition industry, contributing both his time and expertise without expecting anything in return. Three industry stalwarts were also inducted into the EXSA Hall of Fame Doug Rix, Nigel Walker and Craig Newman.

Thank you to all who attended the Awards, and who helped to pull off the spectacular evening.



Custom 12sq.m and under -The Exhibitionist for the Deloitte stand at Mining Indaba

Custom 13 – 24 sq.m - Hott 3 Dimensional Marketing for their Mc Cormick stand at SACSC

Custom 25 – 50 sq.m -  Scan Display Solutions for the Standard Bank stand at SAPOA

Custom 51 – 100 sq.m had two winners including Concept G for the Siemens stand at Electra Mining and Seatworks for the FNB Wealth and Private Banking stand at the FNB Leadership Conference


Custom 101 – 200 sq.m - GL events Oasys for the Business Connection stand at My World Tomorrow

Custom 201sq.m and over -Seatworks for their FNB Slow Lounge at the FNB Leadership Conference


System 13 – 24 sq.m - Compex for theirCompex stand at Meetings Africa

System 51 – 100 sq.m - 3d Design for the Neotel stand at the My Broadband Conference


Indoor Pavilion - Concept G for the German Pavilion at Africa Health

Outdoor-Plan IT for the Denel Display Hospitality area at AAD

Mixed -3d Design for Thyssenkrupp at Electra Mining

External -SSQ Exhibitions for the Maquet stand at Africa Health



Best Consumer Exhibition under 6000sq.m - SABC Education Baba Indaba Cape Townorganized by Africa Indaba Exhibition Creation and Management

Best Consumer Exhibition 6001sq.m and over - rAge organized by Logic and The Lime Envelope

Best Trade Exhibition under 6000 sq.m - Meetings Africa organized by Scan on Show and the SA National Convention Bureau

Best Trade Exhibition 6001sq.m and over-Electra Miningorganized by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition under 6000sq.m - 100% Design South Africaorganized by Thebe Reed

Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 6001sq.m and over-Decorex Cape Townorganized by Thebe Reed



Best Green Exhibition - Meetings Africa organised by Scan on Show and the SA National Convention Bureau

Best Green Stand -Scan Display for their Markex stand

Memorable event of the year - The Exhibitionist for FAW Coega Assembly Plant Launch 2014



Best Supplier Company – Stand Design and Construction:  3d Design

Best Supplier Company – Security: Lodge Events Security

Best Supplier Company – AV: Gearhouse South Africa

Best Supplier Company – General: 3d Shell

Best Supplier Company – Logistics: LA Rouxnelle Logistics and Consulting

Best Supplier Company – Cleaning Contractor: ZF Cleaning Services

Best Supplier Company – Project Management: The Conference Company

Best Venue: the Coca-Cola dome

Best Organiser: Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery



Best Supplier Employee – Stand Design and Construction: Gill Gibbs – Concept G

Best Supplier Employee – Security: Tony Botes - African Show Services

Best Supplier Employee – AV: Graeme Marshall - INHOUSE Venue Technical Management

Best Supplier Employee – General Derek Green – Green Exhibition Services

Best Supplier Employee – Logistics: Tyron Naidoo - TST Onsite Management & Logistics

Best Supplier Employee– Cleaning Contractor: Zaid Khan - ZF Cleaning Services

Best Supplier Employee– Project Management: Natalie Kensley - The Conference Company

Best Venue Employee: Lorraine Strydom – Sandton Convention Centre

Best Organiser Employee: Emmanuel Patty - Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Young Professional of the year: YolisaZilwa- 3d Shell



Andrew Gibbs from Concept G



Doug Rix

Nigel Walker

Craig Newman


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