"Expo’s are a great source for businessleads," says Maud Meijvis, from CFO South Africa. "If you're a regular at trade shows, you start to become a household name. You start to generate the buzz you want."
In the next weeks I will publish tips how to get the most out the Finance Indaba as an exhibitor. Let's start to summarize the basics details. First thing first.
After signing up all exhibitors receive a letter with the following details.
The Finance Indaba is organised on 13 & 14 OCTOBER 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals. It brings together peers, technology suppliers, platforms, banks, tools, specialists, CFOs and thought leaders.
We are very proud to organise this event and we are dedicated to make this event a huge success for our partners. This document sets out all the logistical information you need to know for a smooth operation. Please read the information carefully. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always very happy to help!
All stands to be completed and ready for show by 18:00 on Wednesday 12 October
SUMMARY OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
When you sign up, the following actions will take place, although not necessarily in the sequence as set out below (some of these actions will have already taken place by the time you have received this logistics document):
Please find below an overview of the deadlines. If possible, please send your information through prior to the deadlines.
YOUR STAND | TWO WAY EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
As a partner you have a stand. Please find the floor plan. We want to help you with arranging an amazing stand and we have hired great stand builders to assist you with this. Melissa Crafford, from the company Two Way Exhibitions & Events will contact you to make the necessary arrangements.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE AT THE EVENT
Please be aware that food and beverage is not included in your sponsorship. The Sandton Convention Centre’s caterers, Main Event Catering, will be providing catering services at the event at a reasonable cost. There will be food and beverage stations at the event, however should you wish to arrange catering for your staff or perhaps during your presentations, you are welcome to arrange this directly with the caterers for your own cost. The caterer’s details are: Malcolm Tait, Main Event Catering, Phone: 011 494 1001 | 076 332 1313, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.maineventcatering.co.za
INVITES AND REGISTRATION
As a partner you have tickets to invite your guests for the two-day program. Your guests can select if they would like to register for one of the two days or both days, after which they will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Regardless of their initial choice, their E-tickets will be valid for both days in case they change their minds and wish to attend both days.
Finance Indaba Africa reserves the right to actively manage registrations. Invitation codes and free entry are for designated partners, active finance professionals (CFO, FD, controllers, accountants, treasury, bookkeepers, financial specialists, etc) and those responsible for the finance of the business.
We recommend that you start sending out your invitations as soon as possible. Not only is it important to get the event into people’s diaries, but we will also be sending out vital information to those who have registered in the coming months.
You will receive a template invitation to send to guests which will include a link to register as well as a unique code.
For any queries about using your partner code or if you need any help with the invite please contact Maud Meijvis: email@example.com.
YOUR OWN PARTNER PORTAL
As a Partner you have access to your own online portal so you can keep track of who has registered with your registration code.
Currently we are working on the program which will be finalised by 1 October 2016. The program will be sent to all Exhibitors as soon as it has been finalised. More information can be found here.
Our Program Manager ( firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 82 584 6243 | +31 62 001 3546) will contact you concerning the content and trailer of the session. A trailer is a short promotion text of max. 60 words including a brief, catchy title. These will appear in the event guide, on the website and on the Convene App to promote the sessions (excluding Silver partner)
We suggest you have a host/moderator for the presentation. Once your speaker/s and moderator have been decided on, we will schedule a conference call to discuss the final content and format of the session.
THOMSON REUTERS CONVENE APP
We will be using the Thomson Reuters Convene App. The Convene App provides an easy-to-use, one-stop app for all the information: the event program, directory, FAQs, maps, polls, handouts, reference materials, personalised event schedule and much more. To learn more about the Convene App click here.
ADVERTISMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDITION FINANCE INDABA CFO MAGAZINE
Exhibitors can advertise in the special edition of CFO SA Magazine. All advertising materials must be submitted by email no later than 1 August 2016. The specs are: Single page: 210mm x 275mm, with 10mm bleed (220mm x 285mm), Double page: 420mm x 275mm, with 20mm and 10mm bleed (440mm x 285mm). (Only for Diamond and Platinum partners)
Operations & Sales Manager, for all questions and advertising materials
Shay van Huyssteen | email@example.com | + 27 82 570 9482
Strategy and Business Development Manager
Michelle Crosby | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 82 859 1245
Stand Manager, Two Way Exhibitions & Events
Melissa Crafford | email@example.com | +27 81 013 9969
Melle Eijckelhoff | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 82 584 6243 | +31 62 001 3546
Journalists, for interviews
Ebrahim Moola | email@example.com | +27 79 506 4840
Toni Muir | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 82 908 8687
Joël Roerig | email@example.com | +27 76 371 2856
Graham Fehrsen | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 79 898 0227
Have you confirmed your space yet for Finance Indaba Africa?
Exhibit and speak. Meet over 5000 prospects
Finance Indaba Africa brings supply & demand together in an inspirational setting. Finance Indaba Africa is an exhibition and a high-quality conference of product presentations, inspiration sessions and expert sessions. The expected five thousand visitors get an unique opportunity to update their insights into the technologies and services available and make informed choices about the partners who can help give their business a radical lead. Finance Indaba Africa offers visitors a comprehensive overview of the latest and most successful solutions for financial professionals. Sign up today.
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