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Gauteng’s favourite expo venue - now a venue of choice for trade events

The Ticketpro Dome, globally renowned as the destination of choice for big brand consumer events, not only recently expanded its impressive offering to deliver world class conferences at its Blue Wing Conference and Events Venue, it is also fast becoming a veritable mecca for professional trade exhibitions. This is great news for a sector that is enjoying notable growth, with 2015 alone seeing over 280 000 sqm of floor space booked at trade exhibitions and 91 trade events hosting over 585 000 visitors.

This growth is in line with indicators at the venue, as 2017 for example already has a number of high profile trade events booked including: Africa Automation Fair, Pollution and Waste Technology Africa, Mediatech Africa, Lab Africa incorporating Analyzers Africa, International Sourcing Fair, #BuyaBusiness Expo and Small Business Expo – to name a few.

With the ability to host events from 1000 sqm to 16 000 sqm, the Ticketpro Dome provides the ideal solution for start-up or new trade events in the Blue Wing Conference and Events Venue to bigger, more established shows servicing the trade industry sectors in the main arena.

An award-winning venue - managed by Reed Venue Management - the Ticketpro Dome’s bigger space, more diverse offering, state-of-the-art features and a team that understands what is required to deliver a top notch trade event make it a venue of choice for trade event organisers.

>According to Simon Robinson, Exhibition Director of Mediatech Africa “The Ticketpro Dome has proven to be a great choice of venue for Mediatech Africa. We actually moved to the venue in 2011 in order to accommodate the growing size of the show and we have not been disappointed.

Although the Ticketpro Dome is not perceived to be your typical trade show venue, it has been able to accommodate the size of the expo and provides an environment where build up and break down is easy and far more convenient than other venues we have used before. We have also been able to use the internal height of the venue to our advantage, giving the show a far more open feel and the outdoor space which has effectively been used to deal with our Outdoor Sound Demos that we host.

We originally had to overcome initial resistance from exhibitors on moving the show due to proximity accommodation, but by working with Tsogo Sun and providing a bus shuttle service, this ‘hurdle’ was easily managed.”

“While we may be famous for hosting the finest artists and entertainers from across the globe as well as our slick consumer shows, the trade sector is encouraged not to overlook the venue as it boasts many advantages. It is also easily accessible, has ample parking and can be configured to accommodate almost any type of event” says Cynthia Penprase, General Manager at the Ticketpro Dome.

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