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. It has a network of distributors in African countries including Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda and Zambia.
The company has extensive experience working on infrastructure projects in Africa including the following large events:
• Innovation Africa Summit 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia
• Botswana Investment & Trade Conference 2022 in Gaborone, Botswana
• Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda
• 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference’s (COP17) Climate Change Response Expo in Durban, South Africa
Justin will share his experience of exhibitions in Africa, highlighting some of the challenges as well as the opportunities. 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 in Africa more efficient.