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Interbuild Africa 2014 set for August

Interbuild Africa 2014 set for August

Jul 9, 2014

Interbuild Africa 2014 is less than two months away from opening its doors. Showcasing more than 400 exhibitor stands and a wide variety of new show features, the show organisers are confident that they will exceed their 2012 visitor attendance record.

“We welcomed more than 9 000 visitors at our last event in 2012,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “With the support of some of the leading industry associations and the introduction of some innovative new features for 2014, we aim to improve on these figures and introduce Interbuild Africa to a much wider audience,” he says.

Interbuild Africa, together with its co-located events – Glass Expo Africa, Plumbdrain Africa, EcoAfribuild, Woodpro Africa and Hardex Africa – constitute the biggest building and construction expo in Africa. This year’s event is taking place from 20-23 August at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec.

Interbuild Africa 2014 has been endorsed by some the leading industry bodies and associations in the building and construction sector today, all of which will play a key role in facilitating some of this year’s top features. The event organisers are pleased to welcome the support of the National Home Builders Registration Council, the South African Bureau of Standards, the Concrete Institute, the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, the South African Institute of Architects, and the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors. The Master Builders Association of South Africa will host its annual board meeting at Interbuild Africa 2014, while the show’s supporting industry associations host their annual conferences at this year’s event.

The conferences will offer delegates the opportunity to gain insights from top industry professionals while earning Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Points. These associations include: The South African Light Steel Frame Building Association, the Association of Quantity Surveyors South Africa, South African Glass Institute, South African Glass and Glazing Association, as well as the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa.

Interbuild Africa 2014 will also include a free-to-attend seminar programme, aimed at bringing attendees up-to-speed with the latest trends impacting on the building and construction sector, including: changes to the new BEE Codes, changing occupational health and safety regulations, and green building developments.

Builder’s Warehouse, one of the show’s exhibitors has also come on board as a key sponsor to support visitor attendance through the sponsorship of well over R30 000 in prizes.  Interbuild Africa 2014, is also pleased to announce that it will award three bursaries to the value of R10 000 each, to three winning students, through the South African Institute of Architect’s OpenArchitecture Initiative.

“Interbuild Africa provides exhibitors with an unrivalled platform to meet new and existing customers, launch new products and build up an enviable list of new sales leads,” says Corin. “For visitors, the show provides an extensive showcase of the latest innovations, products and services, while hosting a number of highly informative seminars, conferences and unparalleled networking opportunities – we look forward to welcoming you to Interbuild Africa 2014,” he concluded.

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