SA Affordable Housing November / December 2017 // Issue: 67 - Page 9

We are turning this exhibition into an interactive technical event as opposed to a one-dimensional display exhibition. the like, to obtain their qualification and join a community of like-minded professionals. It will remain co-located with INTERBUILD, now in its 50th year, as this exposes professionals and trade to the intricacies of plumbing and pipe technology. It has been proven in the past that exhibits that follow a three-dimensional approach — enabling visitors to see, feel, and touch — carry far more retention in the visitor’s mind than merely a display of products does. The exhibition will provide the perfect platform to reinforce your competitiveness in the marketplace. We have positioned the stands in such a way that the service ducts run beneath each stand, thus concealing pipes that would otherwise spoil the aesthetics of your stand. Setting up an interactive stand requires forward planning, so let’s talk. Each interactive stand should encourage professionals and trades to experience and understand the material, fittings, and technology behind what is on offer, as well as the mandatory standards that apply to plumbing, affording the message of good plumbing and standards the attention it deserves. Non-compliant countries and companies that do not abide by South Africa’s mandatory standards related to plumbing, will not be permitted to exhibit at PLUMBDRAIN. However, should such countries or companies with new products wish to sell in South Africa, they will be required to commit to obtaining the SABS Mark by signing a letter to that effect. INTERBUILD itself has made it clear that it has mandatory standards that will need to be applied for should a country or company wish to conduct business in the building/construction sector locally. PLUMBDRAIN encourages those trade visitors who are not yet qualified as plumbers, solar installers, heat pump installers, and