ACSA JIA Trade Exhibition Centre Profile

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On the doorstep of Johannesburg International Airport (JIA), the busiest airport in Africa, the Johannesburg
International Trade Bureau (JITB) will be a mecca for foreign business people looking for South African products and
services. Similar trade centres exist in 308 locations in 101 countries around the world, all serving as business
facilitation hubs that enhance the services of private and public sector organisations promoting international trade.
This R 15 million trade centre development is a joint venture between developers, ACSA, and joint operators the
International Trade Bureau and Nafcoc (Gauteng).


The centre will primarily be marketed to the growing number of international business travelers who visit
South Africa.

In 2003, an estimated 1.2 million business travelers arrived at JIA. Statistics reveal that foreign business
visitors to South Africa come from 57 African countries, 39 North and South American countries, 30 Asian
countries, 25 Pacific Rim countries, 16 Middle Eastern countries and 3 Indian Ocean Islands.

By exhibiting in the JITB, local exporters will benefit from unparalleled exposure to 212 foreign markets.
Marketing media will include the in-flight magazines of major airlines flying to and from South Africa,
Embassies and Consulates and on-site marketing in JIA’s International Terminal.

Airport Sun Inter-Continental Hotel


Spanning 2,200 m2 the interior will offer permanent
exhibition space to 122 of South Africa's premier exporters,
divided into the following industry sectors:
• Medical and Pharmaceutical
• Consumer Products
• Electrical and Electronics
• Mining, Industrial and Capital Equipment
• Metals and Allied Industries
• Transport Equipment and Automotive
• Agriculture and Agro-Processing
• Food & Beverage
• Building Materials and Hardware
• Chemical and Allied Industries
• Telecommunications
• Textile & Clothing

Also included will be:
• A Business Information Library
• Exhibitor Information Desk
• Refreshment areas
• Meeting rooms and consultation areas
• A special display area for temporary exhibits
• Offices

• Cargo processed through JIA in 2001 was valued at a staggering R 101 billion.
• A 1998 independant survey of traders arriving in South Africa confirmed that 34 % arrive by air, most of them (58 %) spending four to seven days in the country, generally (70 %) staying in hotels.
• The same survey revealed that of the total spend (by traders) of R 4.7 billion, an estimated R 1.6 billion was spent by travelers using JIA. Goods purchased were mainly consumer goods, electrical and industrial products, sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Today the total spend of this market segment is projected to be well over R 7 billion per annum.
• You will gain direct exposure to 212 foreign markets.

Johannesburg International Airport, a world-class gateway to Southern Africa.

Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) is the busiest airport in Africa! Over 12 million travelers used this
world-class aero-city in 2003 whilst the cargo processed through JIA in 2001 was valued at a staggering R101 billion.

This airport is a hive of activity with 500 direct international flights and 900 direct national flights leaving weekly. JIA is also home to the national carrier, South African Airways, and the turnaround point for well over 50 other passenger and cargo airlines.

JITB will be strategically located on the doorstep of the International Terminal and within walking distance of the Airport Sun Inter-Continental Hotel, public transport terminus, car hire and parking facilities.

For more information, please contact:-

International Trade Bureau
Tel: + 27 11 455-1525
Fax: + 27 11 450-1797
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Tel: +27 11 921 6990
Fax: +27 11 921 6478
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Publisher: ACSA
Source: Airports Company South Africa

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