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Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19

June 24, 2021 – Specialised Exhibitions, a division of Montgomery Group and organisers of the highly successful Local Southern African exhibition that showcases locally manufacturing solutions and services, has announced that the 2021 show has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo was due to take place from 2 – 4 November at Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa. The next edition of the show will be held in 23 – 25 May 2023 at the same venue.

“Following the measures announced by the President of South Africa on Tuesday the 15th of June with adjusted alert level 3 lockdown regulations, which includes restricted gatherings of 50 indoor and 100 outdoor, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Local Southern African Manufacturing
Expo 2021,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions.

“Although disappointed that the 2021 show will not go ahead, it is the right decision for all stakeholders involved. We fully support the measures taken by Government. The safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, suppliers, visitors and the industry as a whole continues to be of paramount importance to us.”

“Exhibitions post COVID-19 will play an essential role in providing a fast-track to economic recovery. They will enable the all-important face-to-face connection between buyers and sellers, bring new products to market, drive innovation, forge partnerships, build brands and community, offer immersive experiences
and provide intellectual content and educational opportunities through seminars and workshops,” says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions.

“We have some exciting new ideas and innovative plans for more value-add show features across our portfolio of exhibitions. These will be in addition to our popular ‘every-day-a-themed day’ experience, industry conferences, free-to-attend seminars, skills development zone, business match-making and live
demonstrations. So it’s exciting times ahead and we look forward to Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo, 23 – 25 May 2023.”

Further enquiries can be directed to:
Leigh Miller | Marketing Manager | Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo
Tel: 011 835 1565 | Email: leighm@specialised.com