Africa’s Dedicated Event
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Plans for the second ChemExpo Africa announced following successful first launch event
15-16 October 2014, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
With nearly 800 high-quality business visitors attending the inaugural ChemExpo Africa exhibition in 2013, organisers Quartz Chemicals Ltd have received encouraging feedback from those who participated and are planning to create a larger and more extensive event next year. International business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan have confirmed they will be producing free seminar content for visitors again and are expected to be joined by other international companies to create a comprehensive and free-to-attend conference programme and range of networking opportunities on the exhibition floor.
The level of international exhibitors in 2013 was seen as very positive amongst visitors, who were looking for new suppliers, products and solutions. With 82 exhibitors from all over the world including pavilions from the USA, China and India, as well as large blue chip participants such as Clariant, Buckman and Protea, a clear need for a dedicated chemical exhibition in South Africa has been established.
Steve Diprose, Vice President, Quartz Chemicals Ltd said ‘we are committed to developing a long-standing presence in South Africa, where we have found a real need and enthusiasm for a dedicated chemicals exhibition. We will be working hard with exhibitors and event partners to make sure that the event is an even larger success for all involved, as we aim to double the size of the event in 2014.
‘One element that we are keen to repeat is the ‘Chemistry is Cool’ initiative held with Buckman Ltd, which saw 130 school children participate in a number of exciting chemical experiments in an effort to engage with the grass roots of chemistry in South Africa’.
ChemExpo Africa is proud to be supported by South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA).
If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring ChemExpo Africa in 2014 then please get in touch with our sales team for further information.
CHEMISTRY IS COOL – encouraging the future of Chemistry through new initiatives around the world
The message from UK-based organisers of ChemSpec and ChemExpo events, Quartz Chemicals, promotes chemistry as a fascinating subject and a fun industry to be a part of. Speaking at ChemExpo in Johannesburg this week Steve Diprose, Vice President, Quartz Chemicals commented ‘That seemingly everywhere I go in the world with the exception of China and India people tell me that fewer young people are opting to take degrees in Engineering and Sciences.