The expo kicks off with Barron, which will be inviting visitors to join in the conversation at an educational forum it will be hosting on Wednesday, 5 June. The forum will be paired with Markex and allows delegates to attend both events.

The forum aims to keep visitors up to date with the latest developments and trends within the promotional product industry. Barron’s afternoon event will focus on issues of leadership, marketing and business development, and will offer delegates the opportunity to network with like-minded peers.

Trade Only Gifts, a company known for importing the latest items in corporate gifting, will also be at Markex to aim and show off a range of the trendiest options available today.

The list of products on show is expansive but visitors might be interested in seeing the company’s eco-friendly stainless steel straw options in person. They’ll also be able to check out its auto pop-up card holders that incorporate RFID blocking protection, which aims to stop criminals from scanning credit cards remotely, as well as cell phone and computer USB fans, wireless earphones and wicker picnic basket solutions.

Laycol partners will check out the company post its merge with Bottles Direct. Because of this industry move, Laycol is now able to offer clients a wider range of product based on general blow moulding of sports bottles to injection blow. Also on show will be a range of caps to suit needs ranging from flip sip to straws.

CAPTIVITY Headwear + Apparel, established in Cape Town in 1997, has spent the last two decades bringing headwear at competitive prices with an emphasis on exceptional customer service. It introduced apparel items to the range in 2012.

The company will be using Markex as a platform to cement its new brand — FWRD Headwear and Apparel. 

KMQ will aim to showcase the latest in promotional items and branding solutions. KMQ offers a one-stop-shop with in house branding and financing options and takes care of promotional requirements — from supply and brand right through to delivery.

Mass Supply Clothing will welcome visitors to its trade-only stand this year. The company will be showcasing samples from its brands and ranges, and sweet treats and discounted vouchers will be handed to all scanned visitors. These vouchers will include a 7.5% discount on one order placed during the month of June.

Visitors looking to grow their registration base are invited to sign up on the stand with a waived registration fee.

Atomic Branding offers a range of apparel and branding options. It is a fully automated factory operation that offers a variety of designs, printing techniques, automated packaging and delivery.

The company owns six to 10 colour machines, aiming to ensure flexibility, speed and accuracy. Visitors are invited to have a look at the apparel on stand from its t-shirt manufacturing plant in Asia, which also empowers the company in accommodating orders ranging from one to a million plus.

Warp Development stand is known for its 'Order Easy' system, which offers order automation for businesses by managing and streamlining the entire order process from inquiry to delivery. Users can track everything on their own dashboard while managing customers, suppliers and products.

Releasing at Markex is the company’s latest version of this solution, and visitors will see how the solution integrates with technologies to deliver an effective and scalable solution to its clients. New features in Order Easy include:
  • A workflow manager to control order flow, manage clients, suppliers and payments
  • Extensive role and user management tools
  • A production manager to handle the production life cycle
  • Staff, business and commission reporting management tools
PromoAlliance allows resellers to save on wholesaler registration costs and benefit from discounts and financing, regardless of their annual spend.

The company allows resellers to source and supply a number of wholesalers' products with no registration costs, no expiry due to inactivity or yearly spend, discounts from first order and financing options.

Visitors invited to attend Markex 2019 by their suppliers will be given direct access to a range of industry solution providers. Individuals can visit the Markex website to request an invitation and receive a R200 discount on the R300 entrance cost (for online bookings only).

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