WHY SAITEX IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

MORE THAN 2,700 HIGH QUALITY ATTENDEES

SAITEX offers direct access to trading channels: meet importers, distributors and retailers from across the continent

In 2018 visitors were drawn from 26 countries, to source a full A-Z of products from around the world, to find new partners and to conclude export and import deals. SAITEX is not just the largest multi-sector trade-show show in Africa, it also introduces the Trade Development Forum a key platform where government and trade bodies engage to discuss and share information and policy on development with Africa.

SAITEX remains one of the largest and most important events for inbound, interconnecting and outbound trade for the continent. For anyone wanting to do business in Africa, this is the event offers the finest  and most effective route to market.

VISITOR PROFILE 2018:

60.1%

BUYER / Decision maker

28.1%

INFLUENCER

US $676m

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EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIAL

  • “SAITEX has been amazing and we have found that there has been a huge interest in our brand and have met contacts from BushFire that are interested in further exposing the brand.”

     

    Lungile Beuta
    Ban-twa-na

who exhibits

    • TOURISM
    • DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES/SERVICES
    • FINANCIAL, INVESTMENT & BUSINESS SERVICES
    • IMPORT / EXPORT AGENTS, PROFESSIONAL & TRADE SERVICES; LOGISTICS, TRANSPORT & SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • INVESTMENT & PROMOTION AGENCIES
    • INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
    • RETAIL READY PRODUCTS
    • FAST MOVING CONSUMER GOODS
    • ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS/ APPLIANCES
    • TEXTILES AND APPAREL
    • FOOTWEAR & LEATHER PRODUCTS
    • OFFICE EQUIPMENT, FURNITURE & STATIONERY
    • INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE PRODUCTS/ NEW PATENTS
    • MACHINERY FOR MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING RETAIL READY PRODUCTS SUCH AS FOOD AND BEVERAGES, STATIONERY, PLASTICS, CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND LEATHER PRODUCTS, COSMETICS, HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES, ETC.
    • PLUMBING PRODUCTS, SANITARYWARE
    • BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY (LIGHT)
    • PRODUCTS, TOOLS & LIGHT MACHINERY FOR USE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
    • HARDWARE & DIY PRODUCTS
    • GENERATORS, COMPRESSORS & AIR TOOLS
    • WELDING MACHINES & SUPPLIES

SAITEX 2018 attracted 140 exhibitors to Johannesburg from 17 countries showcasing a diverse range of products.

WHY EXHIBIT

SAITEX gives you direct access to buyers from across the region.

The event attracts visitors from more than 26 countries who attend to source the latest products, meet new partners and conclude export and import deals.

Benefits of exhibiting:

  • Increase your sales
  • Promote your brand
  • Meet key buyers
  • Engage with industry stakeholders
  • Connect with local & international trade bodies

EXHIBITOR GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN

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BUYERS AND DECISION MAKERS FROM LEADING BRANDS ATTEND SAITEX

WHO VISITS

For more than 25 years SAITEX has been bringing buyers and sellers together. We’ve built an unrivalled database, our campaign reaches senior buyers across the continent – from multinational wholesalers and retailers to niche importers and distributors. 

ENTREPRENEURS
BUSINESS OWNERS & MANAGERS
RETAIL/WHOLESALE OWNERS & MANAGERS
DISTRIBUTORS/AGENTS
DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES/EMBASSIES
INTERNATIONAL TRADE DELEGATIONS & BODIES
GOVERNMENT BODIES

TOP BRANDS

VISITING BRANDS IN 2018 INCLUDED

Destea

FEED

Pick n Pay

BITC

High Commission of India

Shoprite Checkers (PTY) LTD

MEGA

Spar

Tiger Brands

Unilever

Huawei Technologies SA PTY LTD

Massmart

The Department of Trade & Industry

Woolworths Holdings Ltd

Famous Brands

Clover

Department for International Trade and Trade Facilitation Office Nigeria

WHY B2B EXHIBITIONS WORK

86%

of attendees have not been seen by your sales force in the last 15 months

76%

of decision makers ask for a quote at the show

85%

of decision makers believe that going to shows saves them time and money

67%

of all attendees represent a new prospect

90%+

of attendees plan to purchase in the next
12 – 15 months

50%+

of visitors attend for the first time

X6

For every US$1 invested in a trade show exhibitors see on average a US$6 return

WHY AFRICA

Now home to well over a billion people and an estimated 350 million middleclass consumers, Africa has one of the world’s largest and fastest developing retail markets in the world. 

Total African retail market size is now well over US$800 billion and South Africa alone had over US$50 billion sales during 2015, growing at an average of 4% each year since 2010. SAITEX provides the most important meeting place for international product suppliers and buyers sourcing products.

Total african retail market size is now well over US $800 billions
Total african retail market size is now well over US $800 billions
Each have operations in an average of 5.3 other key markets
Each have operations in an average of 5.3 other key markets
21 of these top 25 retailers are headquartered in Southern Africa
21 of these top 25 retailers are headquartered in Southern Africa
Africa's top 25 retailers earn over US $45 billion in revenue
Africa’s top 25 retailers earn over US $45 billion in revenue

Knowledge partner

  • 271

Media partners

  • 943
  • AfricanBusinessCentralLogo
  • 098
  • africa
  • Export Hub Marketing logo
  • smme logo 1
  • RSMLogo_Final

Co-located with

2018 Attending embassies

Where and When

EXHIBITION VENUE

GALLAGHER CONVENTION
CENTRE

19 Richard Drive, Midrand,
Johannesburg, 1685

Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng and is the ideal location.

PARKING

Security monitored parking is available in an open air opposite the venue as well as behind Hall 5.

DATES

Sunday 23 JUNE 2019
Monday 24 JUNE 2019
Tuesday 25 JUNE 2019

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 16:00

The cost per day is R20.