Welcome to SAITEX
The 13th South African International Trade Exhibition, SAITEX 2005, welcomes international exhibitor applications from manufacturers and merchandise traders, importers, exporters and trade management service providers in government, finance and business.
Since its inception in 1993, SAITEX has successfully promoted increasing trade between the world and South African and African companies.
SAITEX is organised by South Africa’s leading exhibition company, Kagiso Exhibitions, owner of The Rand Show, Auto Africa and a number of other niche fairs.
The company is also organises and promotes major international conferences and events on behalf of clients, including South African Tourism’s Indaba.
Kagiso Exhibitions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kagiso Media Limited.
Working in strategic partnership with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA), SAITEX is resolutely focused on constantly improving the experience of the brand for our partners, exhibiting organisations and quality trade visitors from around the world.
SAITEX is known for providing a first-class platform enabling export, import, development and investment opportunities.
Tapping in to SAITEX’s international visitor base, Kagiso Exhibitions is pleased to announce the launch of two new, exciting exhibitions, running parallel to the SAITEX Trade Halls. These are Beneficiation Africa and Specialty Food and Beverage Showcase.
The Minerals Beneficiation Africa Conference 2005 will be hosted by Mintek Conferences and Events in conjunction with SAITEX. This is a one day conference that will take place on 28 September 2005 in Hall 3 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. The focus will be on beneficiation within the minerals industry.
The conference will be held parallel to SAITEX 2005, which is managed by Kagiso Exhibitions and will take place from 27 – 30 September 2005. SAITEX is a multi-sectoral international business and trade fair with exhibitors representing industries such as textiles, automotive as well as food and beverages.
Beneficiation in essence, is the process of adding value to raw materials by manufacturing them into products that are marketable to a much wider range of consumers, both locally and internationally.
The Minerals Beneficiation Africa Conference will consist of conference presentations and open forum discussions between delegates, speakers and representatives from government.
The desired outcomes include:
• Generation of new export revenue
• Poverty eradication through the creation of new local jobs
• Skills development
• Encouraging the relocation of first world manufacturing capacity.
Participating companies and government departments include: DME, Chamber of Mines, Mintek, the DTI, Lonmin Platinum, Stellenbosch University, Trans Hex Group, Musuku Beneficiation Systems, Columbus Stainless Steel, Necsa, and Hullett Aluminium..
Specialty Food and Beverage Showcase
This trade-only exhibition is an event designed to showcase specialty food manufacturers and processors from all over the world alongside an international array of vignerons, wine estates and spirit distilleries.
Held parallel to SAITEX, exhibitors will be exposed to more than 6000 exporters and importers with well established trade networks throughout Africa and the world.
Manufacturers, merchandise traders, trade service providers in finance, business and related services, as well as national and regional government organisations and agencies participate as exhibitors in SAITEX. In 2004, more than 500 exhibitors, representing 26 different countries participated and used SAITEX as a global trade platform.
SAITEX has arguably one of the largest visitor promotion budgets. For 2005, our intention is to focus the spend directly on to the sectors and the parallel shows to ensure quality visitors and matchmaking. Apart from an extensive PR and advertising campaign, we are appointing one of the leading matchmaking firms in South Africa to ensure focussed high quality visitors for each of the sectors identified to be part of SAITEX week.