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While the moratorium on large events and gatherings imposed by COVID has wreaked havoc with the global events industry, which still remains largely closed – 3D, interactive, exhibition software created by Eastern Cape company, Inkanyezi, is cause for hope.
Inkanyezi Events, an internationally active marketing company has partnered with a local technology start-up to create virtual exhibition software, which, according to Inkanyezi CEO, Andrew Binning, is receiving “intense global interest.”
“We have created a unique network of leading event organisers from 25 countries in an inter-continental partnership that will not only market the solution, but in fact jointly host events using the platform during 2021 and beyond,” Binning said.
The partnership aims to jointly organise the following: The International Virtual Tourism Show (24-26 March 2021), The International Virtual Medical Expo (11-13 June 2021), Virtual Global Studies Fair (21-23 July 2021) and an International Import/Export Tradeshow (13-15 Oct 2021).
“The necessity of taking events into cyberspace has created an opportunity for the globe’s entire event sector and traders to connect in a way that was never before possible.”
Binning said the network included Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Poland, Greece, Portugal, the UK, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, Iran, Turkey and Russia.

Poland, Greece, Portugal, the UK, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, Iran, Turkey and Russia.
Binning, the South African representative on the BRICS & Emerging Markets MICE Co-operation Forum, said the software platform which allows for gameplay like functionality and interaction was piloted at two regional events during lock-down and would also be used to host the four global tradeshows during 2021.
Binning said the virtual technology solution would ensure that trade through exhibitions could continue, despite the prohibition on public gatherings.
“The virtual nature of the platform means that visitors are not restricted by the limitations of venue capacity, parking and geographic distance, or health or safety regulations, which means virtual technology holds many benefits.” According to Binning, virtual visitors, are able to live chat with exhibiting organisations, view company videos, download brochures and experience traditional features of an exhibition, like seminars or workshops.

Information on the virtual exhibition platform and events at which it is to be piloted are available at www.inkanyezi.co.za.