Over the course of three days, buyers, importers, distributors and business owners converge on Gallagher Convention Centre to explore the latest retail products, attend matchmaking sessions and develop their business skills through interactive workshops.

visitor registration

Why visit GTS?

Visitors will be presented with the unique opportunity to connect with exhibitors all eager to penetrate the South African, African and global markets as well as expand their current market. Whether you’re looking to source new products, find suppliers/partners, learn about new products and technology, gain market insight or attend B2B meetings and networking forums, GTS fosters an environment conducive to forming lasting business relationships and concluding successful transactions with businesses from 28 countries all looking to do trade with South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.


  • Tools & Hardware
  • Household Appliances
  • Garments
  • Safety Products
  • Building Materials
  • Household Goods
  • Home Furniture
  • Food & Beverage
  • Electronics


GTS features an array of highly informative, relevant and interactive co-events hosted by high-level industry professionals. These include B2B meetings, workshops, seminars plus discussion and networking forums. They provide excellent opportunities for visitors to expand their knowledge, learn new skills, share their experiences and build new business relationships. Popular co-events from last year’s show include the Women in Business Roundtable Discussion Forum, the Entrepreneurs in Action Workshop and the Exports Business Breakfast and Networking Event.

Networking and Matchmaking

GTS offers ample opportunities for networking, both inside and outside of dedicated networking sessions. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors all in one place, GTS creates the perfect environment for business owners, entrepreneurs, distributers, agents, wholesalers, manufacturers, importers, exporters and professional buyers to mingle and make those all important connections. Through our free-of-charge matchmaking programme you will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with the businesses you want to meet at the times that suit you best.

Visitors Feedback

Paul Mabusa, Women in Mining Media –

The Export breakfast was well-planned and execution was perfect. It was a very informative event that provided some essential insights on doing business on a global scale.

Nerissa Govender, Department for International Trade - Trade Services Regional Manager:

My colleague Esti Swart attended on behalf of my team. She found it really useful so we will be attending next year’s GTS conference as well. Thank you for the invite.

Dez Tswaile, Masthead - Financial Planner:

It was a very interesting and comprehensive
I have made some good contacts, all thanks to your invitation.

Global Trade Show 2019

*Attended by more than 255 exhibitors.

*Showcased the latest product innovations and trends.

*Attendees were able to source international manufacturers with reliable and quality products.

*Several informative and interactive workshops were held. These included sessions covering access to international markets, advice on how to secure funding, digital marketing techniques, essential entrepreneur skills, tips for women in business and much more.

All pre-registered visitors can take part in the Lucky Draw!

Fill out and submit the online registration form to pre-register as a visitor. Your digital e-ticket will then be sent to your mailbox. You will enjoy a free buffet lunch at the event and have the opportunity to win a brand new smartphone in the Global Trade Show Lucky Draw. Good luck!

Please note that Visitor Registration is currently closed and will re-open on finalisation of the dates for the 4th Global Trade Show of Networking & Matchmaking South Africa