27 August 2017
By Camilla Swart
We set off early on Sunday 6 August on our journey to Decorex Johannesburg 2017. A very long drive lay ahead – symbolic of our journey to Decorex exhibiting in total. Fortunately, no murders were committed and no speed fines incurred in the course of the drive, and soon we were concentrating on our Tom-Tom’s directions to the apartment we had rented.
The two days that preceded the opening of the exhibition at Gallagher Convention centre were frantic. There was much Gautrain’ing, Uber’ing and shopping. Hard work and amazing co-operation from our agents and furniture suppliers characterised these pre-show days. The absolute dedication from Johann and Ernie du Toit, Ronel Currin and the teams from Blockhouse, Ultimate Mattress, Persepolis and Incanda who helped us set up the stand. The result was FABULOUS! Our products were showcased beautifully and the stand at Decorex drew very favourable comments and many compliments.
We kicked off the show on Women’s’ Day – 9th August- and we attracted many visitors with our offerings of sweeties to “celebrate” Women’s’ Day. This led to curiosity about who and what we were, and an entry into our competition. Fortunately, the sweeties lasted all day, and we were able to give one to just about every woman that passed the stand.
The rest of the days passed in a happy blur- meeting the extremely trendy and stylish exhibition go-ers, answering queries and making new contacts. The friendliness and interest from the public was very impressive. We have vowed to return next year, bigger better and even more ready to knock the socks off all exhibition visitors!
Our drive back seemed shorter although we were really tired. There was lots of laughter and teasing but no incidents. The road was relatively quiet and the weather was good for travelling. Arriving home on Monday evening was so great and a thoroughly good night’s sleep was had by all!
As you can see from the photo’s Gauteng welcomed us and we are truly grateful and happy to have had the opportunity to showcase wonderful Linen Drawer products at Decorex Johannesburg 2017.
The winner of the Linen Drawer Decorex Competition was drawn on Friday 18 August 2017. He is Mr Alan Salamon, who will be visiting Cape Town next week and promised to visit with us at Linen Drawer. Congratulations to you!