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EXSA (Exhibition Association of South Africa) hosted their annual Award ceremony on 21 November 2013, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. The event celebrated the industry’s cream of the crop service providers. 

Gearhouse won Best Supplier Company: AV and Commercial and Business Development Manager Brian Prowling, collected Best Employee: AV Supplier. 

LEDVision and INHOUSE Venue Technical Management were also nominated for Best Supplier: AV. Gearhouse ICS was nominated for Best Supplier: General category. 

Sunette Swart, Charl Smit, Brenda Caplen and Adriaan Gerber were also all nominated in Best Employee categories. 

Congrats to all our Gearhouse Group nominees as well as to all the industry winners!



  • Custom 12 sq.m and under – Joburg Set Co & Sugo Projects for Sugo Projects at Markex
  • Custom 13 – 24 sq.m - Progroup for AEL Mining at Mining Lekgotla
  • Custom 25 – 50 sq.m - 2Xzibit for Red Bull at Spar Inland Trade Show
  • Custom 51 – 100 sq.m - The Exhibitionist for Konica Minolta at Propak
  • Custom 101 – 200 sq.m - SSQ Exhibitions & Innovations Factory for Infiniti Red Bull at JIMS
  • Custom 201sq.m and over - SSQ Exhibitions & Innovations Factory for Hyundai at JIMS
  • System 12sq.m and under – Scan Display – ABSA at IMN Conference
  • System 13 – 24 sq.m - 3d Design – SAMSA at Skills Development Summit
  • System 25 – 50 sq.m - 3d Design – Polysius at Lab Africa
  • System 51 – 100 sq.m - 3d Design – SAMSA at JHB Boat Show
  • System101 – 200 sq.m – 3d Design for Afripack at Propak
  • System201sq.m and Over – 3d Design for Car Magazine at JIMS
  • Outdoor - Concept G – Shantui at bauma Africa
  • Outdoor - The Exhibitionist – Sandvik at bauma Africa
  • Mixed - Scan Display Solutions – Novartis at OSSA
  • External - Progroup – ENRC/Rapier at Mining Indaba


  • Best Consumer Exhibition 3000sq.m and under – Three City Events: The Green Expo at CTICC
  • Best Consumer Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m – Exposure Marketing: Mama Magic at Coca-Cola Dome
  • Best Consumer Exhibition 6001 -12000sq.m (Certificate of Excellence) – The Lime Envelope: rAge at Coca-Cola Dome
  • Best Consumer Exhibition 6001 -12000sq.m – The Homemakers Fair: Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo at Coca-Cola Dome
  • Best Trade Exhibition 3001 – 6000 sq.m (Certificate of Excellence)- Thebe Reed Exhibitions & Sun Circle Publishers: MediaTech at Coca-Cola Dome
  • Best Trade Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m - On Show Solutions: Meetings Africa at Sandton Convention Centre
  • Best Trade Exhibition 6001 – 12000sq.m - Specialised Exhibitions: IFSEC at Gallagher Convention Centre
  • Best Trade Exhibition 12000sq.m and over- Dogan Exhibitions & Events: Automechanika
  • Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 3000sq.m and under: Three City Events: Baba Indaba at Sandton Convention Centre
  • Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 3001 – 6000sq.m- Spintelligent: African Utility Week at CTICC
  • Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 6001 – 12000sq.m- Specialised Exhibitions: Grand Designs Live at Coca-Cola Dome
  • Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 12000sq.m and over (Certificate of Excellence) - Thebe Reed Exhibitions: Decorex at Gallagher Convention Centre
  • Best Trade & Consumer Exhibition 12000sq.m and over - SA Shows: Johannesburg International Motor Show at JHB Expo Centre
  • Best Outdoor Venue Exhibition: Agri Expo for the SA Cheese Festival


  • Best Green Exhibition – On Show Solutions: Meetings Africa at Sandton Convention Centre
  • Best Green Stand – Scan Display: Standard Bank
  • Best Green Indoor Pavilion 2012: Hotelstuff/Greenstuff


  • Best Supplier Company – Stand Design and Construction: 3d Design
  • Best Supplier Company – Security: African Show Services
  • Best Supplier Company – AV: Gearhouse South Africa
  • Best Supplier Company – General: 3d Furniture Hire
  • Best Venue: CTICC
  • Best Organiser: Specialised Exhibitions


  • Best Supplier Employee – Stand Design and Construction: Gill Gibbs – Concept G
  • Best Supplier Employee – Security: Mark Sleep – The Stable Management Group
  • Best Supplier Employee – AV: Brian Prowling - Gearhouse South Africa
  • Best Supplier Employee – General: Brad Alder - Octanorm
  • Best Venue Employee: Lorraine Strydom – Sandton Convention Centre
  • Best Organiser Employee: Brad Hook - Specialised Exhibitions


  • Pippa Naude (Event Greening Forum & Scan Display)


  • Jo Melville
  • Justin Hawes

Nov 28, 2013

The Gearhouse Group of Companies