The Cape IT Expo has postponed its forthcoming show from August 2001 to 13-15 March 2002. Expressing his regrets at having to postpone this valuable event for the IT industry, organiser Doug Adams, stated that economic trends affecting the IT industry had contributed to the decision.
"We believe that by moving the event to March we will have a bigger and better show. The overwhelming majority of exhibitors who had already committed have been consulted and have agreed with the postponement. Expectations are that the industry will be more buoyant in the New Year. Many IT companies had already committed their 2001 budgets so we are confident that the new dates will be far more favourable."
Steven Louw, Manager of the IT Association Cape supported the decision. "The ITA Cape is very much in favour of a Cape IT Expo of a business-to-business nature. In order to provide a more comprehensive expo, in a better economic climate, we support the postponement of the event to March 2002. We urge providers or ICT products and services to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their companies."
The show will continue to build on its existing exhibitor base and to create new opportunities for launching new products and trends. With the emphasis on business to business, the event will take place at GrandWest Casino in Goodwood and will offer the exhibitor and visitor a holistic experience rather than just an exhibition.