Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, admits that being a stand builder for the exhibition industry is challenging: tight deadlines and limited budgets constantly need to be balanced with exacting standards and a hugely competitive market. Which is why, when a year’s hard work culminates in the industry awards evening, he says it is such a privilege to be acknowledged with an award.
The 2017 Exhibition Industry Awards were held on 1 February 2018 at the TicketPro Dome. The awards evening is co-hosted by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa (EXSA).
Scan Display was honoured to receive four awards on the evening:
- AAXO’s ROAR Award for Distinction in Exhibiting, for the Scan Display stand at Madex;
- EXSA’s EXSA-llence Award for Best Green Stand Award, for South African Tourism’s Sustainability Village at Meetings Africa; and
- EXSA’s EXSA-llence Award for Best Stand Award in the 51-100 m² category, for two stands – Dr Reddy’s and SANParks.
“We’re delighted with these results, which reflect the talent and dedication of our team,” says Justin. “The competition was incredibly stiff this year – especially in the Green Awards category where there was an increase in the number of entries. This makes these achievements even more meaningful.”