Gearhouse South Africa was the proud recipient, for the 4th consecutive year, of the Best AV Supplier Award at the EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) Awards held at The Forum, Bryanston on 26th November. 

Exhibition work is a very exciting market for Gearhouse Group. Their technical service appeals on both the Exhibitor and the Organiser levels and they have solutions for pretty much every size and type of display. There is a growing trend for buyers to want to engage with sellers in a face-to-face scenario and according to the Gearhouse team, exhibitors are using a variety of technology combinations to engage the senses in that interaction. Luckily the Group has the flexibility to continually diversify to meet the needs of this industry.

The Gearhouse Group provides equipment and services across a number of areas from online Registration and bespoke exhibition Applications to the Audio Visual, Lighting, Power and Rigging elements, Set Construction and installation, large format LED Screens and even temporary Venues when an outdoor stand requires a somewhat more unusual flavour. It comes as no surprise therefore that Gearhouse South Africa was nominated alongside sister companies LEDVision (LED screen providers) and INHOUSE Venue Technical Management / IVTM (in-house technical suppliers to conference and exhibition venues around the country).

It all makes for healthy internal competition and representatives from all three companies were there to support each other, as well as IVTM’s Graeme Marshall who took home the award for Best Employee – AV Supplier. “I have been in Sales with Gearhouse South Africa for 4 years”, says Graeme “but have recently moved across to IVTM at the Sandton Convention Centre in more of an Account / Project Manager role, which allows me to work alongside our clients throughout the process. I am finding the new role to be a perfect fit. Hopefully my enjoyment of the job is what is coming through for our clients as well. Here’s to many more years of serving them well.”

The Gearhouse Group’s Exhibition industry services are as follows:

Gearhouse South Africa – Lighting Audio, AV, Structures, Power, Rigging

INHOUSE Venue Technical Management – Located within venues providing the day to day technical requirements

LEDVision – LED screen rental

Havaseat – Grand stand seating systems

Gearhouse ICS  Registration, Software applications, Live Streaming

Gearhouse In2Structures – customisable temporary venues for exhibitions

Sets, Drapes, Screens – set construction and installation, specialised drapes and a variety of projection screen types

Story Robyn D’Alessandro, photo courtesy EXSA

Feb 2, 2015

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