Africa Aerospace and Defense

2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018

Africa’s only aerospace and defence expo, combining both a trade exhibition and air show. 50 000 sqm – indoor, outdoor and hospitality.



Full project management and logistics planning; liaising with sub-contractors, JOC and 532 exhibitors; exhibition layout and designs; exhibitor services; stand builds; and more.

Event Background:


This event is part owned by the Department of Defence, Armscor, AMD and CAASA. One of the largest exhibitions in Southern Africa held bi annually. Large contingents of International exhibitors as well as local corporate companies take exhibition space and Hospitality Chalets at this prestigious event.


Expo Solutions has successfully been appointed Official Service Provider for this international event once again for 2018.


Scope of the work:


  • Turnkey Solution
  • Project Management of Event
  • Project Planning and Time lines in terms of installations of various equipment and infrastructure
  • Electrical Reticulation including Provision of Generators and standby technicians
  • Providing Air Conditioning
  • Providing Marque Infrastructure
  • Floorplans and space planning
  • Liaison with International and local exhibitors
  • Manage requirements for media and sponsors
  • Creating the Branding and Sponsorship plan
  • Producing and installing all Branding
  • Managing and providing requirements for the Ministers Offices and VIP Pavilion
  • Managing and Providing requirements for Hospitality Chalets
  • Accreditation infrastructure
  • City of Tshwane JOC involvement
  • City of Tshwane Certification requirements including Fire Rationale
  • Shell Scheme stands
  • Design stands for Sponsors
  • Media Centre and Internet Stations


Venue size and duration:


Waterkloof Airforce Base

The event covers floor space of 50 000 sqm, including indoor and outdoor exhibits , hospitality chalets, Ministers Offices. In 2006,2008 and 2010 the event was held in Yysterplaat Military Base. The event is currently held at Waterkloof Airforce Base. Expo Solutions was instrumental in planning of the event once it returned back to Waterkloof Airforce Base in 2012. The build-up of this event takes a huge amount of planning and project management, with a large number of sub- contractors that Expo Solutions is responsible for.


Duration of Build in a 6 week period.




Leona Redlinghuys