It is true that whether you sell industrial power plants or sticky puddings, the better you know your customer - and the better your customer knows you - the more likely you are to make that first sale and the increasingly profitable sales that follow. Exhibitions are more about relationship-building than selling a product. They are the most explicit form of direct marketing.

When it comes to the total quantity of a marketing interaction, nothing holds the candle to exhibitions. Exhibitions have a number of advantages over other media. They are powerful tools for:

  • Bringing your customers and most active prospects to you
  • Meeting pre-qualifies prospects
  • Allowing you to meet your market face-to-face
  • Allowing you to demonstrate products, answer questions and overcome objections
  • Using all five senses to communicate a message
  • Representing the marketplace in one place and time, bringing together suppliers, buyers, purchase influencers, consultants and media.
  • Exhibitions also produce tangible results, making it easy to measure the medium's return on investment

Each exhibition stand consists of the following:

  • 3m x 2m Space
  • Shell sheme (2.5m high)
  • Fascia board with company name (logo would be an additional cost)
  • Table and table cloth
  • 2 x Chairs
  • Carpeting
  • Power supply (standard power supply - heavy power users are advised to order a dedicated DB board)
  • 2 x Spotlights
  • 2 x Complimentary Exhibitor passes


  • Exhibition Space – R30 000
  • Display Stand – R20 000

Display tables are available for small companies and non-profit organisations. Each display unit consists of:

  • 2m x 2m space
  • 2m walling on the back of your stand
  • Table and table cloth
  • 2 x Chairs
  • Carpeting
  • Power supply
  • 1 x Complimentary exhibitor pass

COST PER DISPLAY TABLE: To be confirmed 1 June 2019



After careful consideration, and a keen interest for an in-person meeting in South Africa, it is with regret that we are forced to postpone this meeting yet again. Current COVID-19 regulations in South Africa regarding mass gatherings prohibit the hosting of an in-person meeting at this time.

  • New dates for IPNC South Africa are 9-14 October 2022.
  • Abstracts may remain in the system or be withdrawn.
  • Please communicate with Scatterlings regarding hotel booking refunds or rollover of bookings to 2022, or if you have any other queries.
  • The Boston IPNC meeting will proceed as planned (from 23-30 September 2023 at the Boston Park Plaza, Massachusetts, USA).
  • We will work together with Boston to plan a complementary scientific program for both meetings.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience – please bear with us as we navigate through these uncertain times.