Positive feedback from big Durban tech expo
31 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915649
THIS year’s KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE), held at the Durban Exhibition Centre between 24 and 26 July, attracted an audience of over 4200 industry decision makers and , according to the organisers, feedback from the 140+ exhibitors has been overwhelmingly positive.
“What a fantastic turnout. It’s my first time exhibiting at KITE and it has exceeded all my expectations. I’m over the moon,” said Ernie Koopmans of Integration-Services.
Shaun Botha of G. Fox, was similarly satisfied: “What a fantastic show. I can honestly say that the number of decision makers here is unprecedented.”
The show also received a thumbs up from visitors, who cited the great variety of products and services on display at KITE. Gansen Chetty from Edison Power KZN said, “We’ve had great exposure to products we normally wouldn’t see. The opportunity to network with new suppliers and potential business partners is a big plus. This has been a 100% worthwhile experience”.
The free-to-attend SAIMechE seminar sessions were packed to capacity on a daily basis, with standing room only available. The Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA) conference, held on 24 July, attracted over 60 delegates all eager to hear about the latest trends and technologies in the lifting industry.
Nick Sarnadas, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery said feedback from the LEEASA Management Committee was extremely positive. The Artisan Training Institute (ATI), in the dedicated Artisan Training Zone, provided visitors with the opportunity to see artisans demonstrate the trade skills they have learned at ATI.
“We are thrilled at the response from both the exhibitors and visitors to KITE and we are grateful to the support received from our sponsors, the various representative industry bodies and our partners. We are now in the planning stages for KITE 2021, which will mark 40 years since the show was launched,” Sarnadas said.
To find out more information about booking a stand at KITE 2021, being held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 July 2021, visit the website at www.kznindustrial.co.za.