Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery hosted a very special event for industry partners, suppliers, media, shareholders, owners and employees past and present at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate its 50th birthday.
It was an evening of catching up with old friends, sharing memories of the past and excitedly talking about opportunities for the future. After five decades of serving the exhibition industry, it was a fitting celebration for a company that has stood the test of time with strong leadership, high values and unwavering ethics. A company that has built a reputation for consistently delivering shows of excellence across a broad spectrum of industries.
‘We have built a proud heritage over the past 50 years,’ says Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. ‘Our experience and strong reputation bring confidence to our stakeholders. We also recognise that it’s through their continued support that we have reached this important milestone. So many people have contributed to our success. Today is an opportunity to thank our industry partners, our exhibitors, suppliers and media partners. We also thank our staff both past and present for their immense contributions.’
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is wholly owned by the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects currently spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Special guests at the 50th celebration were Sandy Angus, chairman of Montgomery and Angus Montgomery, and Damion Angus who is group managing director of Montgomery and Angus Montgomery.
‘You are only able to build a business like this over 50 years if it has a solid foundation,’ says Sandy Angus. ‘The ethos of the business is all important; high values and ethics are strongly embedded in all that we do. This drives our vision and purpose. Success also involves staying close to the industries you serve and a willingness to put money back into these industries. There is no room for compromising on quality. We invest in long-term partnerships with our industry stakeholders.’
Special mention was made of the industry partners that contributed towards the 50th birthday celebration: Expo Centre, EMC, GL Events, Z.F. Cleaning Services, GAP Factor, Screencom, Lodge Security, TIS Expo Systems, Green Stylist, Orange Orbit, Liquid Chefs, Sketch Advertising, Station One Designs, Something Old Something New, and RSA Draping and Balloon Specialists.