The Global Trade Show of Networking & Matchmaking South Africa (GTS 2019) was held from 29 - 31 July 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg. GTS 2019, an international business and trade show, incorporated 4 co-located shows:
Tools & Build Show (TBS) - which focused on wide variety of tools, hardware, DIY products and appliances, solar, heating and cooling products and technology, plus an extensive range of building and supplies. Household & Appliances Show (HAS) - which main focus was housewares, home appliances, home & garden decorative items, interior design accessories, furniture and related products. Smart Electronics & Security Show (SES) - which mainly focused on a variety of state-of-the-art electronics’ products and technology and the latest trends in security technology, products and related items, expertise and software. Food & Beverage Show (FBS) - which showcased various food products, machinery and technology, including organic & health products, supplements, a wide range of beverages (e.g. coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices and wines), agri-processing, as well as related machinery, technology and products.
GTS 2019 was held with 258 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions including South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, USA, Canada, Belgium, Belarus, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Sri Lanka. The exhibition covered an area of 9120 square meters and attracted over 3,500 visitors, of which 71% were decision makers and 17.4% were key influencers.
The show was co-located with various interactive workshops and informative business networking sessions, these included:
Bootcamp for Business: Essential Entrepreneurial Skills
Digital Marketing and Tools to Grow Your Business and Sales
Top Export Countries and Trade Blocks: Business Breakfast and Networking Event
Funding for Business Guidelines
Women in Business Roundtable Discussion Forum: Financial Tips for Women in Business
Access to International Markets: Presentations and Q&A's
New Product Launches: Industry Presentations and Match-Making
Wine Networking Event
GTS 2019 hosted matchmaking events for every industry and co-located show sectors. The exhibition has helped hundreds of businesses generate leads and has received extremely constructive feedback and high praise from visitors and both local and international exhibitors who have said they will continue to participate in the show in the future.
The event was attended by participants from across all corners of the globe such as: Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, USA, Canada, UK, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Cuba and Paraguay.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the visitors, exhibitors and speakers who participated in GTS 2019 and warmly invite them all to participate in GTS 2020 so that we may continue to grow together.