07 June - 08 June 2017

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting Markex 2017

Why Visit?

  • Network, connect and engage
  • Compare and source new products
  • Free educational content
  • Daily demonstrations, competitions and more!
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Who should visit Markex 2017?

  • Promo product resellers
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Agents and distributors
  • Event planners
  • Marketing managers
  • Anybody who requires promotional products

Exhibitors to be seen at Markex 2017:

Manufacturers, distributors and importers of:

  • Awards and executive gifts
  • Bags
  • Coolers
  • Corporate clothing
  • Drinkware and food
  • Folders and tablet holders
  • Keyholders
  • Lanyards
  • Gift sets
  • Golfing products
  • Memory sticks
  • Mobile technology
  • Notebooks
  • Packaging and plaques
  • Pamper gifts
  • Personal care products
  • Sports and wellness related gifts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tools, torches and knives
  • Watches
  • Writing instrument
  • Umbrellas

When & Where

Markex 2017 will take place over two days on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, 07 June 2017
09h00 - 17h00

Thursday, 08 June 2017
09h00 - 17h00

The venue for the exhibition will is Sandton Convention Centre, JHB, South Africa.

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2017 Seminar Programme

7 June 2017 - Wednesday

9h30 Bringing the art of storytelling back to B2B Marketing
10h30 Ad / Video Reel
11h30 Famously effective: Advertising done right
12h30 Ad / Video Reel
13h30 Eyecatching stories worth telling: Creating and curating sticky content
14h30 Ad / Video Reel
15h30 Me - commerce: How personalisation is transforming ecommerce marketing
9h30 KEYNOTE - John Vlismas - Shared World
10h30 Gen X vs. Gen Y: Engaging generations in the digital landscape
11h30 #Trend2017: The year of AR, video and mobile commerce
12h30 The state of marketing: 7 stats you need to know
13h30 The think tank: business strategies for SME's
14h30 Smart marketing: Future proofing your brand for 2017
15h30 KEYNOTE - Brent Lindeque - Change One Thing, Change Everything

The AcademyStage 3

9h30 KEYNOTE - Mike Saunders - Digital Innovation
10h30 Artificial Intelligence (AI): The effects on marketing and creativity in the future
11h30 Influencing the Influencers: Top trends & best practices for B2B marketers
12h30 #Trends2017: The Big rethink - Seismic trends in marketing
13h30 Getting more out of mobile: The closest you can get to your consumers
14h30 The fundamentals of Google analytics : How to measure what matters for your business
15h30 KEYNOTE - Lindiwe Mazibuko - Leadership

8th June 2017 - Thursday

9h30 Look beyond the hype: Analysing the preferences and pitfalls of E-commerce
10h30 Ad / Video Reel
11h30 Prioritising video marketing: conversion through captivation
12h30 Ad / Video Reel
13h30 SA's biggest brands: Recipes for advertising success
14h30 Ad / Video Reel
15h30 CRM - Nemesis or Ally?
9h30 KEYNOTE - Femi Adebanji - Customer Service Excellence
10h30 Do you speak start up? SA’s most valued SME toolkit
11h30 Mobile vs. desktop in the world of Millennials
12h30 Will digital media eclipse all traditional media?
13h30 Taking the ‘free’ out of freelancing: 5 ways to be a more successful creative on behalf of SAFREA (SAFREA)
14h30 Unpacking The Landscape of the South African Creative Industry - Uno de Waal
15h30 KEYNOTE - Samke Ngwenya - Quintessential Millennial

The AcademyStage 3

9h30 KEYNOTE - Erik Vermeulen - Teamwork
10h30 The State of Email Marketing in South Africa (Everlytic)
11h30 Talk left, walk right: innovative communication trends shaping marketing in 2017
12h30 The essentials to building a customer connection through online community management (Chat factory)
13h30 Loyalty programmes vs. Customer Loyalty: listening to what customers want
14h30 Creating the best buzz: Ingenious content marketing trends for 2017
15h30 KEYNOTE - Grant Lottering - achieve the impossible

*Programme subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

Seminar Speakers

Sameke Ngwenya

Sameke Ngwenya

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Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders

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Lindiwe Mazibuko

Lindiwe Mazibuko

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Jolene Shaer

Jolene Shaer

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John Vlismas

John Vlismas

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Grant Lottering

Grant Lottering

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Femi Adebanji

Femi Adebanji

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Erik Vermulen

Erik Vermulen

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Brent Lindeque

Brent Lindeque

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2016 Free-to-attend Seminars

Seminar Name Presentation

The Sales Guru


Day Trade Information


The Anatomy of Awesome Emails


Going Green: Changing the way you think about branding & promotions


The South African promo product market: An industry overview


Ten keys to starting strong & creating lasting impact


Marketing 101: The fundamentals to a smashing marketing plan


Whats hot & whats not?




Top ten reasons to go promo


Markex - Africa Brand Index


Frequently Asked Questions

Markex 2017 is a trade event targeted and aimed specifically at resellers of promotional products. If that's your market, you need to be there, you are more than welcome to attend. It will be held over a concentrated, action packed three days.
Markex 2017 is by invite only. A list of distributors will be provided closer to the show dates.
If you register online, you will receive an online confirmation which you can print out. Badges will be printed out at Markex registration.
When you arrive onsite, the registration area can amend any details and print off a revised version of your badge.
You need to got to the registration desk at the entrance and give the staff your name. They will locate your details on our database and issue you with a new badge.
There are two options for payment. You can pay online using your credit card; alternatively you can pay on-site at Markex registration using either cash or card. We are unable to process EFT payments, or provide invoices.
Yes, you are able to register on-site for the expo.
Yes, once you have received your badge you can return to any of the shows as many times as you wish.
Yes there is ample parking at Sandton Convention Centre or Nelson Mandela Square.
As Markex 2017 is a trade event, children under 16 are not permitted to attend the exhibition. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry into the exhibition.
Students are permitted entry to Markex 2017 by prior arrangement only. Please e-mail Natasha Heiberg on [email protected] for further information and guidelines.
Food stalls serving light snacks and refreshments can be found within the halls.
There are cash points located inside and outside the venue.
You will receive the latest news updates when you visit the news page for Markex 2017. For additional information, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Yes, there will be designated wireless internet access in the hall. Wifi vouchers need to be purchased from Sandton Convention Centre.
Yes, you are allowed to take photos.
Yes, everyone at the event can post about the event on social media and you are welcome to use the #Markex2017 tagline in your posts.
Please contact Natasha Heiberg on [email protected] and you will be assisted.
You will be able to network with exhibitors and other delegates, tap into the African market, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations. Also, there will be free-to-attend seminar theatre that will ensure you can access intellectual content while enjoying the privilege of sourcing the latest promotional products. There will also be a daily activity newsletter available that will include information on demos, functions and competitions exhibitors are running on their stands, allowing you to plan your visit to this year's show.

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