Great news for Decorex fans, this year’s Decorex Joburg event will now be held online in the form of an interactive virtual expo. A first for the Decorex Africa Portfolio, the virtual expo experience will replace this year’s physical iteration of Decorex Joburg with aim to provide exhibitors, members of the trade, and the public at large, with a unique online opportunity to engage and conduct “business as unusual”.
Set to go live online at 10:00 on 06 August 2020, the same time as the originally planned event would have opened its gates to greet the public at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, this year’s event is sure to be one for the history books.
If you’re worried the online version of the event will lose some of its usual magic, do not fear, you’ll still get that exhibition feeling with this virtual version. This interactive digital experience embraces leading technology to create a virtual world that will allow visitors to engage with 3D-rendered exhibition stands and enter booths where they can Live Chat directly with exhibitors.
Even better news, this virtual, online version of the show is here to stay, into 2021. “Even once we can return to physical events again, we plan to retain the element of a virtual expo along with each physical show as a value-add for both exhibitors and guests that serves to deepen and extend the experience of the live events even when they are over,” says Decorex Africa Portfolio Director Sian Cullingworth.
In 2021 the Decorex Africa Portfolio looks forward to organizing and managing its four usual interior design and décor shows (namely, Decorex Durban, Decorex Cape Town, Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa) accompanied by four virtual expos. In addition to the upcoming virtual expo in August this year, the Decorex social media channels are currently enriching the industry with live and pre-recorded video content that covers new product launches and interviews with designers and decorators.
Find out more about Decorex Joburg online here.