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South African Audio Shows?
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:17:12 PM »
Hi Guys, are there any annual home/consumer audio shows in South Africa?

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 03:01:13 PM »
The CT Hi-Fi Club is wanting to organise one here in Cape Town.  The venue is no problem, but getting the dealers to agree is proving difficult.  They all have their own demands and conditions
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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 03:49:04 PM »
Cape Town would be perfect for an annual consumer audio show, we should get it done!

Who is the organizing committee or body?

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »
Andre knows Tim de Paravicini and I have seen he likes beer so he would be in!

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 04:07:48 PM »
there used to be so many before - nowadays they are almost non-existent

there used to one, more-or-less held annually at what used to be the Royal Hotel in Durban

I miss those days of moving from one room to another to listen to different systems .... those were the days

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 04:23:46 PM »
People buy soundbars these days
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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 05:50:05 PM »
Cape Town would be perfect for an annual consumer audio show, we should get it done!

Who is the organizing committee or body?

capetownhificlub@gmail.com
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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 07:40:35 PM »
Have you made contact with B&O ZA seems they are keen on the retail market having shops in V&A and MoA?? Who owns B&O by the way?

They might be able to generate some swell for a African Audio Expo...AudioEX?

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 07:38:33 AM »
We (the Hi-Fi Club guys) discussed it yesterday.  One of the committee has experience in event planning

Basically, its

Decide on dates
Find a suitable venue (easy place to find, adequate parking, not too expensive, available when needed)
Determine a budget for venue hire, advertising and any additional infrastructure required
Locate dealers willing to participate until you have commitment to cover costs and make a reasonable profit
Deal with promotion

We were thinking of spring this year.  Fewer tourists so hotels more amenable to a block booking
Sufficient lead time if dealers need to acquire equipment for the show
No overseas events scheduled that might clash
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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 12:27:51 PM »
Awesome!

I have been trying to get a hold of Karl he is the marketing manager at the head office of B&O South Africa but I keep missing him. Anybody know him perhaps?

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
Tim de Paravicini says he would lobby for a Cape Town show has some advice as well!


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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 11:14:39 AM »
About time we brought these back!

Offline Katji

Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 01:21:02 PM »
Maybe ask big distributors/retailers to sponsor it, starting with Cash Crusaders - maybe they would like the idea.  :cool:

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Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 08:50:47 PM »
The most frequent excuse from larger dealers, is "times are tough and we have to watch every cent"
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Offline Francois

Re: South African Audio Shows?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 05:25:27 PM »
I think people lost interest.
I couldn't even get 15 people interested in the DIY2018 event, and left it.
If I were to organize such an event it would have to be for free.
It costs the dealers quite a bit to bring their kit, quite a lot if you want to see the big guns like Eggleston from Durban, a Gryphon from CT, a D'Agostino from Eastern Cape etc. Just wont happen.
Let say one can charge an entrance fee of R100 - How many visitors ? 300 ? That is R30k, surely you are not going to rent enough rooms in a proper hotel for demo's. And you WILL need to have rooms separated from each other. So Formula 1 hotel wont work  :ROFLMAO:
Me and a few friends may organize it for free, take that burden off. Who knows... maybe next year....with careful planning, REALLY good rooms for the equipment and buy in from the main brands, this can work. I still am scared about how many people will attend...

I TOTALLY miss it.
I was born analog, not digit by digit....