Reflecting on our business over 25 years, we have gone through a period of rejuvenation to create a vibrant and forward-thinking environment that keeps us at the forefront of our industry. Critical thinking, innovation and change are a constant. Everything we do works in perfect synergy towards one vision: expanding a world-class portfolio of exhibitions to the benefit of all our stakeholders.
In his address at the Freedom Day celebrations in 1995, Nelson Mandela spoke of the need for everyone to work together to produce efficiently and compete with the best in the world, to achieve equity and help create more jobs. Opening Electra Mining Africa in 1996, he said that it was one of the most significant exhibitions in South Africa. An understanding that exhibitions bring people together from many industry sectors to establish trade partnerships, find solutions that lead to business growth, and to keep abreast of latest technology and trends to ensure efficiency and global competiveness.
Our hope for South Africa in the next 25 years is for rejuvenation; critical thinking and innovation leading to economic growth and job creation, with everyone working together to build a South Africa that competes with the best in the world.