Computer Faire & BEXA '98

27th to 30th of May 1998 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand

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Compact Disc Technologies was established by the major music companies in February 1991, as the first CD manufacturing plant on the African continent. As a result of the maturing market, the original partnership has changed and CDT is currently owned by Gallo Africa, with a percentage shareholding by Polygram.

Over the past seven years of operation, the company's capacity has grown from 1.3 million units to 12 million units per annum. This has been accomplished by means of state of the art equipment encompassing eight moulding lines, three screen printing machines, three automated packaging lines, and all the peripheral equipment required to provide a product of exceptional quality. CDT has a glass mastering facility, which affords the company total independence from overseas manufacturers.

In addition to the music market, CDT's multimedia market has expanded rapidly and includes, amongst others, several of the major software producers in the country. Always striving to remain at the forefront of technology, CDT is currently preparing for the development of new markets such as DVD.

CDT's overall business strategy is led by the vision of being truly world-class in all spheres of operation. This total quality commitment is emphasised by the immediate recommendation given by the internationally accredited organisation, the South African Bureau of Standards, for an ISO 9002 listing.
The infrastructure at CDT provides customers with the assurance that their product is manufactured in a secure environment, and according to the international standards laid down by Philips and Sony.

Mastering the future of CD Technology

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Computer Faire & BEXA 20th Anniversary


Dear Visitor
1998 marks the 20th anniversary of Computer Faire & Bexa the premier showcase for South Africa's bugeoning [sic] R21-billion-a-year information technology industry. At this year's show you have the opportunity to view the latest products, services and solutions across all major industry sectors.

In the past, the major share of IT spend has been accounted for by South Africa's top 200 companies. However, by the year 2000, smaller companies, including small, medium and micro enterprises, will account for 51% of IT spend. In the line with market demands and government initiatives, Computer Faire & Bexa caters for the needs of the largest corporates as well as emerging and developing businesses.

If you are seeking appropriate information technology solutions to use in your company right now and through to the new millennium and beyond, you are sure to find them at Computer Faire & Bexa.
On behalf of the organisers, TML Reed Exhibitions and the participating exhibitors I welcome you to Computer Faire & Bexa '98.

Enjoy the show.
Celeste Abroms
Manager - Computer Faire & Bexa

Visitors Guide

Visitors Guide

Exhibitor Profiles | Networking & Telecommunications
Accessories & General Office Equipment | Peripherals & Printers
Hardware | Services
Internet & Online Services | Software
Monitors & Displays | Storage

20 Great Years

20 Great Years as Africa's premier IT show

Computer Faire & Bexa this year celebrates its 20th anniversary as Africa's premier annual computer show. First staged at the Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, under the auspices of the then Transvaal Amateur Computer Club, the show has mushroomed from a modest contingent of 14 exhibitors into a world-class technofest drawing well over 400 vendors and in excess of 60 000 qualified business and IT decision makers in Gauteng alone. The Faire has also grown in terms of its geographic reach. For the past four years the show has also been staged very successfully in Cape Town. In 1997 it attracted some 26 000 visitors and 160 exhibitors, making it by far the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of its kind in the Western Cape. And, from February 1999, the Faire will expand into the KwaZulu/Natal arena as Computer Faire Durban.

Jo Melville, MD of Faire organiser TML Exhibitions, says:
"It's no exaggeration to say that the computer industry and the Faire grew up together."
"Part of the reason for the show's longevity is its ability to provide an encompassing view, affording the opportunity to experience the full range of IT solutions under one roof. This, linked to ever increasing international participation, makes it a 'must see' for every consumer and supplier of IT."

Astute choice of venue is a further reason for the Faire's robust health. After cutting its teeth at various venues around Johannesburg, the show moved to the National Exhibition Centre just outside the city where it flourished.

In 1997, at the request of exhibitors and visitors for a more multi-functional and secure venue, the Faire moved north to Gallagher Estate, Midrand, hailed at the top exhibition and conference centre in the country.

"The move to the new venue was an unqualified success," Melville remarks, "Upwards of 450 exhibitors and over 64 000 visitors were drawn to the event - a new record of which we were extremely proud."

The forthcoming show, from Wednesday 27 May to Saturday 30 May, is the second at Gallagher. This year, by popular demand, an extensive intellectual and educational programme runs alongside the show for the benefit of end-users and the channel. Highlights include top level plenaries by internationally acclaimed speakers such as Millennium Bug authorities Karl W. Fielder and Robin Guenier. In addition Channel guru Mike Whalen will address high-ranking members of the SA channel in an exclusive breakfast briefing.

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