Africast believes industry-focused exhibitions are an effective means of business development due to the high return on investment in terms of not only tangible business dollars but also intangible benefits such as a higher profile and superior networking capabilities. Africast's portfolio of exhibitions includes the Zambia International Travel Expo every April, Destination Luapula in August, the Financial Services and Bank Expo in October, and the Proudly Zambian Expo in November. All their events are patented.
Africast's vision and mission
Africast has a vision to grow to regional and international status, providing an unsurpassed legacy of a truly branded service in the area of event management for exhibitions and conferences, and related services. Africast aims to provide a platform for clients to showcase their products and services by bringing their target market to their doorstep using industry-specific exhibitions, conferences and promotional events of international standards. In turn this will stimulating development and growth in each sector of the Zambian economy.
Annual exhibitions and events
The Zambia International Travel Show, held every April, is Africast's flagship event and indeed their biggest exhibition to date. The Zambia International Travel Show is an inspiring, educative and exciting business tourism event that brings together over 130 local, regional and international exhibitors and visitors to Lusaka.
Other annual exhibitions include the Financial Services and Bank Expo in April, the Zambia ICT Expo in June, the Zambia Motor Show in October, Build Zambia, a property and construction exhibition, in November, and the Proudly Zambian Expo, an exhibition for products made in Zambia, in November. Destination Luapula is a four day tour of Luapula for potential investors, which gathers nearly 2,000 people.
Promotional items and displays
All the Africast exhibition and promotional displays are for hire, helping clients make a lasting impression on their next public or private function. Usually each event comes with promotional materials handed out to every exhibitor and visitor entering the conference or exhibition area. For every event and corporate entity Africast is able to supply lanyards, carrier bags, name tags, branded diaries, gift boxes, pens and other small items.
Other exhibition services
They can provide services and solutions at multi-sectoral exhibitions such as the Zambia Trade Fair, Lusaka Agricultural Show and the Mining Show. The experienced Africast team is able to manage all the risk related to the production of exhibition stands and conferences, leaving clients to focus on their particular goals for the event. Through experience and established processes, Africast will ensure that all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Africast also arranges for the fabrication of custom-made exhibition stands. They will liaise on behalf of exhibitors for all design, workshop and graphic production. In addition, they will make any necessary arrangements with equipment suppliers, and the organisers where relevant.
Hiring exhibition and display equipment from Africast can offer enormous savings for first time exhibitors, those testing the waters and major users participating in more than one exhibition at a time. Africast hires out displays, furniture and exhibition booths for any kind of corporate event or trade show. Africast also hires out folding displays, backdrops, lighting, promotional counters and many more impressive promotional kits. Each stand hire includes tables, chairs, a power point, and lighting on request. For an extra charge branding in vinyl can be applied on the booths.
Africast has experience organising conferences, meetings, pre and post tours, destination management and incentive group itineraries, handling gatherings of more than 4,000. Africast's associate consultant, Carol White, has fifteen years of hotel management experience in Zimbabwe. Africast offers a one stop shop for conferencing and, being a Zambian Company, they understand local logistics.
Africast has a track record in events and conferencing, offering preferential rates and a professional, personalised service. Africast excels in creating high profile, highly targeted business and consumer exhibitions and conferences to establish and maintain business relations and generate new business for their exhibitors. Africast events aim to educate, excite and inspire.
Campaign and product launches
Africast's professional executive team support the event organiser from conceptualisation through to the completion of the event, including marketing, venue selection, exhibition design and installation, signage, promotional events, pre and post conference tours, TV hire, furniture and marquees.
Annual exhibitions and tours
Benefits of advertising through exhibitions
Pre and post tours