The Star Interbuild Africa and co-located shows – Glass Expo Africa, Woodpro Africa, Plumbdrain Africa and Frigair Workshop and Expo as well as two new shows, EcoAfribuild and Current Africa – constitute the biggest building and building services exhibition in Africa. The event, which takes place in August, will provide some much needed support to the local building industry by creating an enabling environment for business networking, product and equipment purchases and business development.
“The combined shows will provide extensive networking opportunities for local and international businesses to form potential synergies and partnerships,” says Gary Corin, managing director of exhibition organisers, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “We are confident that the timing of the events in August will support exhibitors’ marketing efforts to increase sales and business opportunities.”
Hosting the full spectrum of building, building services and related industries in residential, commercial and industrial development, The Star Interbuild Africa is a highly respected trade exhibition which this year will provide a platform for more than 400 exhibitors. Strategically developed as a 'one-stop' event, it will offer four days of new product launches, interactive product demonstrations, technical experts on exhibitors’ stands and informative conferences and workshops.
EcoAfribuild is a natural extension to Interbuild Africa and will focus on the designs, technologies, materials and solutions relevant in the South African context and their effects on the environmental impact of buildings.
Glass Expo Africa will put the spotlight on a broad range of glass and aluminium products, including glass and aluminium door and window systems, especially in relation to their use in green buildings. A conference around future developments supporting efficient energy usage in buildings is co-located with Glass Expo Africa.
Plumbdrain Africa encompasses all facets of water conveyance and water conservation, showcasing civil and domestic plumbing, drainage, sewerage and pipe works, water supply and hot water systems, plus a focus on sanitation and sanitary ware.
This year’s Plumbdrain expo will include two industry workshops aimed at educating the industry on new regulations in the plumbing and water-heating sectors. The Plumbing for Professionals workshop entitled Regulations and Regulatory framework for plumbing and sustainability, will focus on informing professionals on their roles and responsibilities in adhering to mandatory standards and building regulations as well as specifying standards and alignment with the Consumer Protection Act. The workshop will be interactive and relevant for all plumbers, architects and other building professionals. The PHACT workshop will offer professional information and advice on how to Navigate the new world of Hot and Cold water plumbing.
Current Africa is endorsed and supported by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and covers aspects of electrical installations for residential, commercial, public, industrial and prefabricated buildings according to SANS 10142.
Frigair is Africa’s only dedicated heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration and energy exhibition and will be showcasing a broad range of products, services and technologies in the HVAC & R industry. Frigair will also host the SA Institute of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) workshop HEVAC & R – Regulations and Regulatory Framework for Energy and Environment – providing the ideal opportunity for industry members to update themselves on the regulations in this critical area of energy conservation and the environment.
The Star Interbuild Africa and co-located shows will take place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 15 to18 August 2012, with the Frigair Workshop and Expo running 15 to17 August 2012.http://www.interbuild.co.za.