By Rory Macnamara
They say change is good and healthy and we have no doubt that the change to PlumbDrain from a co-locating static exhibition to a travelling exhibition is better for the industry and visitors.
Following on the success of our Mining Travelling Exhibition, now in its 29th year and being able to move quickly and effectively into areas that may not in the past have enjoyed the benefit of a static event in a city, we are pleased to announce that Plumbing Travelling Exhibitions (PTE) launches in May 2022.
As building is spreading further outward to house people, families and in keeping with the government’s policy of integrated building, PTE will travel to areas around South Africa taking plumbing technology to these areas.
Our first exhibition will be held in Mpumalanga in Nelspruit/Mbombela on the 12 May, followed by North West/Rustenburg on 25 August and a central venue to accommodate Jo’Burg/Pretoria end October/beginning November.
For 2023 we will be looking further to Free State, Western Cape, Northern Cape and KZN.
The success of the Travelling Exhibition concept is the result of high impact, enabling exhibitors to be present in areas that may not be on the normal path of selling. This then creates an opportunity when, in the area, either before or after or both, to justify spending time in such an area chatting to the contacts made.
The emphasis of Plumbing Travelling Exhibitions will be on technology – see, feel, and touch – together with workshops and seminars supporting the ‘Green Plumber’ idea as well as the many practical new business openings that are available for the sector to grow their businesses. Further to this will be ‘water’ and the changes happening around legislation and where plumbing will become more prevalent. Each area has its own challenges regarding water and therefor invite innovations.
From the visitor’s perspective this will enable them to engage directly with exhibitors and the official bodies, which in turn will encourage plumbers to appreciate the work and benefits of training and upskilling themselves. The unqualified person doing plumbing, should they attend, will certainly learn more about plumbing and will not be excluded. In turn, this raises the image of plumbing and its technology.
Workshops/seminars will be held to support the dissemination of technology and follow the see, feel, touch idea.
The open-air exhibition is ideal for interaction, demonstrations and participation by local plumbers, engineers, municipalities, contractors, and all those involved with plumbing.
Our Mining events have grown over many years and all equipment belongs to us, ensuring it is all in pristine condition.
Not only are Covid safety protocols followed, but safety practices with regards to demonstrations and equipment used must be in good working order as with general safety practices required by the OSH Act.
Plumbing Travelling Exhibitions introduces a great change to industry in a cost-effective way, whilst spreading the plumbing word – which it is not just about pipes and toilets, but a technology that exists to protect people.
Watch the video on plumbingafricaonline.co.za which shows just how an outdoor event functions – in line with all Covid protocols.
For more information, visit our dedicated website www.plumbingexpos.co.za