Justin Hawes founded South African exhibition and events company, Scan Display, in 1996. The business has grown to become a leader in the African exhibition, events and display industries, specialising in award-winning exhibition stands, event and exhibition infrastructure, and display solutions.
Scan Display has a network of distributors in the following African countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The company has extensive experience working on infrastructure projects in Africa including the following large events:
- The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference’s (COP17) Climate Change Response Expo in Durban, South Africa
- The 2013 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 11) in Namibia
- The African Development Bank (AfDB) 2016 Annual Meetings in Zambia
- 20th ICASA International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2019) in Rwanda
Justin will share his experience of exhibiting in Africa, highlighting some of the challenges and the areas for potential growth. He will look at the history of the industry in Africa, the potential of business tourism on the continent, and some of the ways to make exhibiting on the continent more efficient.