IFES World Summit 2014 – Friday June 28

28.06.2014 | IFES Press Releases, News

Not to Miss!

Here is what’s ahead today at the IFES World Summit:

Friday, 28 June

09h00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09h30 IFES 2013 World Summit Official Opening

09h30 MC: Simon Burton

09h35 Welcome Address: Bruno Meissner

09h45 IFES 2013 Welcome Address: Rashid Toefy (CTICC – Host Venue)

09h50 IFES 2013 Theme and Overview: Justin Hawes (IFES 2013 Chairman & Scan Display – Platinum Sponsor)

10h00 Nigel Walker (EXSA, South Africa) – Introduction to the Exhibition & Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)

10h05 Travis Stanton (EXHIBITOR Magazine, USA) “World View: Experiential Design Trends from Expo 2012 and Olympic Park”

10h50 Networking Coffee Break

11h20 Brenda Cowan (Fashion Institute of Technology New York, USA) “The Sustainable Designer: Serving the Future of the Exhibits Industry with a New Hybrid”

12h05 Claus Holtmann (Holtmann Messe & Event, Germany) “Overview of Famab Sustainable Reporting”

12h20 MC Simon Burton “Overview of the Carbon Offset Programme”

12h30 AV Alliance Join the Conference

12h30 Business Lunch

14h00 AV Alliance Introduction & Welcome

14h05 Jason Drew (Entrepreneurial Entrepreneur & Novelist, SA & UK) “The Story of the Fly and How it Could Save the World”

14h50 Networking Coffee Break & Jason Drew Book Signing

Green Vendors – African wear and accessories on sale for themed gala dinner wear

15h20 Hazem Hamada (United Group, Egypt) “Update on Growth in the Middle East”

15h40 Power Workshop with Han Leenhouts (Sales & Pepper, Netherlands

16h40 Networking Session (optional)

Green Vendors – African wear and accessories on sale for themed gala dinner wear

17h10 Day 1 ends, half hour to freshen up for dinner

Green Vendors – African wear and accessories on sale for themed gala dinner wear

18h40 Bus departs for Sponsored Dinner* by 369 Designs (Platinum Sponsor) at Moyo’s

19h00 Moyo’s Dinner begins

MC Simon Burton

Welcome: Bruno Meisssner

Dinner Sponsor’s Address: 369 Designs

IFES Award on Sustainability

*IFES Invites you to wear something African or representing your country to dinner. Prize for the best costume.

 Meet Some IFES Sponsors

3D Group

“IFES enables us to network and pass business between like-minded professional business people and in doing so grow our worldwide network.”

3D Group is a turnkey exhibition stand building and infrastructure supply company. For more information on the 3D Group of companies contact Conrad Kullmann at +27825783755.

ExpoGlobal Group

“IFES for us is a strategic partner that certifies our professional status and capabilities to provide customers with high quality product. However, it’s a trustful network of specialists of exhibition business all around the world.”

ExpoGlobal Group builds exhibition stands. It has operated since 1989 and has offices and production facilities located in United Arab Emirates, Russia and Belgium. It is extremely complex to construct a stand. We will take care of every detail and make the complexity of exhibitions simple for you. Like all great professionals we are understated in our approach and you won’t even notice most of the work we do or what we achieve. But you would notice if it wasn’t working. The secret of our success is our people. All projects are well prepared by professional team of designers, engineers and constructors. We provide every client with personal project manager to support and assist you 24/7. We speak English, Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Belgian, French, German and Hindi. We understand that exhibition is the business we’re in and we can leave you to be in your business. In a world full of questions we are all the answers you need.

Expo Global Contact person at IFES: Stanislav Khilchenkov, +971503982709, [email protected]

Meet Some IFES Board Members

Bruno Meissner, IFES-President and MD of MEISSNER EXPO

 “Moin, moin” (Hello)

Why are you excited to be in Cape Town?

It is my first time in this part of the world and I have heard so many exciting things about Cape Town.


Rajnikant Kedia, Chairperson of the 2014 Annual Meeting Committee, Group CEO, Insta Worldwide Group

“Namaste!” (Hello!)

Why are you excited to be in Cape Town?

To meet Industry colleges and know more updates about industry and the African market.


Birgit Hoelzl-Zech, IFES National Associations Chairperson, MBA

“Servus” (Hello)

Birgit asks “Did you know…” that the GNP of South Africa is 3 times higher than the GNP of Egypt and that South Africa has the best developed economy of the Africa continent? The largest sector, with 60% of the GNP, is services (including bank and insurance sector and trade).






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