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ANEW Hotels & Resorts Wins Green Stand Award at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2024

ExpoGuys is proud to announce that the stand designed and built for ANEW Hotels & Resorts has won the Green Stand Award at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2024, held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. This award highlights the successful collaboration between ANEW and ExpoGuys, focusing on sustainability in the travel and tourism industry.

ANEW Hotels & Resorts showcased its dedication to sustainability with an eco-friendly stand made from recyclable materials. Partnering with ExpoGuys, known for sustainable exhibition design, the stand utilised repurposed materials from previous installations. The design incorporated lightweight aluminium, LED lighting, low-consumption flat screens and modular construction for efficient transportation and reduced carbon emissions.

The ExpoGuys’ approach to exhibition design emphasises recycling and reducing carbon footprints. ANEW’s stand reflected this ethos by repurposing materials from previous installations. Everything from furniture to flooring and audio-visual equipment was creatively reused and enhanced, incorporating lightweight materials like aluminium and active recycling initiatives integral to the stand’s design.

Throughout construction, waste was minimised and materials were carefully managed for reuse. LED lighting and a low-consumption flat screen contributed to energy efficiency, while the stand’s modular design, which folds up flat, enabled efficient transportation and assembly, reducing carbon emissions. Furthermore, innovative printing techniques enhanced sustainability, with a shift towards fabric printing, which means the branding can be reused on ANEW’s future exhibition stands.

In addition to the stand design, ANEW further demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by using eco-friendly takeaway containers, minimising waste in tea and coffee setups, replacing plastic bottles with sustainable alternatives and utilising QR codes instead of printed sales booklets. This initiative aligns with ANEW’s Environmental Sustainability Policy, reflecting its commitment to reducing energy and water consumption and minimising waste across its properties.

Jani Mari Swart, Public Relations Manager at ANEW Hotels & Resorts, expressed her gratitude, stating, ‘Thank you, ExpoGuys, for your collaboration and innovative approach. We are beyond thrilled with the results and proud of this achievement!’

Patrick Cronning, Commercial Director of ExpoGuys, shared his enthusiasm: ‘Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Partnering with ANEW Hotels & Resorts to create this stand has been an incredible journey. We are proud to demonstrate that sustainable practices and innovative design can go hand in hand.’

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