We visited the Markex exhibition at the Sandton Convention Center and took this 360° video of an artist performing outside the event.
Thousands of visitors braved the cold in Sandton, Johannesburg yesterday, ensuring their entrance to the opening day of Markex 2016, the targeted promotional product expo. Markex is running from 6 to 7 July 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The bustling, colourful hall was a hive of activity, with thousands of resellers and corporate buyers gathering information on the latest innovations within the promotional goods industry. The Markex free-to-attend seminar theatre, which featured topics including “Changes in the marketing mix – what does the merging of technology and marketing mean for marketers?” and “How to run a small business – 10 tips for a strong and lasting start”, was packed to capacity, with eager attendees even sitting on the floor outside to ensure that they didn’t miss out.
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery also used the 2016 show to launch the newest addition to its expo portfolio, Madex 2017, which will be collocated with next year’s Markex show. Markex 2017 will become a purely promotional, invite-only trade event, while Madex will appeal to the broader marketing field with a strong focus on intelligent, relevant content, featuring the best in South Africa’s advertising, design, digital and social media, direct marketing, public relations, events sectors, amongst others.
Markex 2016, now in its 29th year, features more than 140 exhibitors, showcasing products and services ranging from apparel, mobile technology and notebooks to drinkware and writing instruments. The expo opens today at 9am and runs through until 5pm.