Reflecting on 2003 Roadshows

February 2004 News Products

The New Year is upon us and it is again time to schedule the upcoming events with direction gained from a past year of successful one-day exhibitions hosted at various locations around the country. It is always interesting to host a Control and Instrumentation exhibition in areas not visited before, and 2003 saw this event being the Nelspruit show. The location was central and well placed within the industrial community and visitors were very appreciative having such an event within their community. For a first visit in this area the show was well supported by local delegates and delegates from Swaziland.

In 2003 The Control Roadshow hosted a total of eight shows in various areas around South Africa and made direct contact with 1231 people who took the time to visit the shows. The number of companies that were represented by these visitors was 435, and the overall profile was: technicians - 268, engineers - 178, managers - 152, commercial - 129, mechanicians - 112, company directors - 111, electricians - 62, trainees - 42, millwrights - 14, other - 163.

The average figures reflected for the year show that exhibitors have the opportunity to meet with 153 visitors per show, and regional industry specialists can view products and meet with suppliers from 30 different companies at a one-day event.

The schedule for 2004 is already set and promises to be yet another exciting year where we will cover some regular and some new areas of the country and again meet new people. The Cape Town show this year has moved closer to the city centre and will be held in Milnerton, after which two shows move into the Mphumalanga areas of Witbank and Phalaborwa. Towards the end of 2004 we will be visiting two new areas on a three-location visit, namely, Kimberley, Lime Acres and Kuruman. Regular venues mid-year include Secunda, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay and Vaal Triangle.

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