Exhibition Industry Awards 2019

When:  Jan 31, 2019 from 5:22 PM to 10:22 PM (SAT)
Associated with  EXSA Open Community

The Exhibition industry awards is hosted under the EIA (Exhibition Industry Awards) banner and include the AAXO ROAR Awards (Organisers) and EXSA-llence Awards (Suppliers and Venues)

AAXO Organiser Awards 2018

The African Association of Exhibition Organisers, is proud to host the third annual ROAR Awards in 2019.  This award is aimed at acknowledging and recognising excellence in exhibition organisation.  All entries will be judged on their successful exhibition strategy incorporating marketing, public relations, operations and activation.  This prestigious award will provide organisers with a platform to showcase their event, positioning the exhibition as an award winning event and allowing for further growth opportunities.


All AAXO approved members who have organised an exhibition in Africa during 2018 are eligible to submit entries into the AAXO ROAR awards.

Companies may submit more than one entry as long as the exhibition was held in the year 2018.

It is compulsory that all entrants are approved members of AAXO.


The AAXO ROAR Awards will be presented to the winners at a celebratory gala dinner on 31 January 2019 at Montecasino.  Winners will receive national media coverage and industry recognition.


The judges will comprise of a panel of distinguished exhibition, communication and marketing specialists.  The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into.

All entries should be completed in Powerpoint Presentations and follow the order of the guidelines provided. AAXO will send a link to all organisers directing them to the ROAR Awards Portal where submissions can be submitted.

Judging will take place as follows for 2018:

  • All exhibitions that took place in the period of 2018 must submit entries by no later than 10th December 2018
  • Judging will commence on 15 December and no late entries will be excepted.



There are 6 entry participation categories available:

  1. Trade – Category 1 – TRADE CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2018
    • 1 – 6000m2
    • 6001 – 12 000m2
    • 12 001m2 +
  2. Consumer – Category 2 – CONSUMER CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2018
    • 1 – 6000m2
    • 6001 – 12 000m2
    • 12 001m2 +
  3. Trade and Consumer – Category 3 – TRADE AND CONSUMER CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2018
    • 1 – 6000m2
    • 6001 – 12 000m2
    • 12 001m2 +
  1. Confex – Category 4 – CONFEX CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2018
  1. Table top – Category 5 – TABLE TOP CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2018
  2. Social Media – Category 6 – SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES 2018


Entry Forms must be completed online within the time frame below:

  • All exhibitions that took place in the period of 2018 must be submitted by no later than 10th December 2018
  • If an company is submitting an entry on behalf of a client, a letter of acknowledgement from the client must be submitted with your online entry and sent to aaxo@aaxo.co.za

Entry Fees 

R 750, 00 excl. VAT per entry.

An invoice will only be processed once your entry has been recorded.

Supporting Materials

All supporting material should be uploaded as compressed files only.

The entry must be completed in English only.

Any audio or video submissions submitted should be no more than 4 minutes duration.

It is imperative to submit a letter of endorsement from your client if you are submitting the entry on behalf of them.

All necessary file attachments (preferable in PowerPoint) should be uploaded where required in the online entry.  Please ensure that you do not exceed the required file size.


  • Winners will only be announced at the celebratory awards event on 31 January 2019 held at Montecasino
  • Tickets may be purchased for the event from AAXO
  • AAXO trophies will be presented to the winners in each category.

For further information contact:



Tel: +27 11 835 1565 

The AAXO Exhibition of the Year Winner receives:

  • Recognition and Acknowledgement at the AAXO awards.
  • Exposure on the AAXO website.
  • Media coverage

For accommodation bookings at Montecasino please contact them on the following number below and mention the block code:

Settle direct block ID is 1562451 / Ref AAXO-  Settle Direct Block

Clients may call our individual reservations at 011 3674250 (option1) or montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com

We are delighted that The Indaba Hotel will be offering special rates as well:

SINGLE                 R1090.00 per person per night B&B

DOUBLE               R1300.00 per room per night B&B

TWIN                     R650.00 per person sharing per night B&B

To book call 011 840 6600 and ask for Reservations (quote block code: ROAR to secure preferred rate) or email: reservations@indabahotel.co.za