Business opportunities exhibition The Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa is back for a second year. The 2018 event will be taking place from the 27th to the 29th of July at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, and offers visitors the opportunity for business and trade to source products and expand their global networks.

The show consists of four mini-exhibitions: Food and Beverage, showcasing the latest trends in food and beverages; Tools and Build, focusing on tools, hardware and building supplies; Household and Appliance, focusing on housewares, home appliances and furniture; and Smart Electronics and Security, showcasing smart electronics and security products.

“GTS 2018 is far more than a trade show,” says Ben de Klerk from the African Chambers Association (ACA), one of the show partners. “It is a platform that facilitates numerous networking and matchmaking opportunities and information sharing, resulting in more business and more trade.”

“Many exhibitors are using GTS 2018 as a springboard to do business in Africa,” continues de Klerk. “The range of products and the diversity of countries participating, makes it possible to do business with many countries – in one place, at the same time!”

Participants from around the world have confirmed their participation- from countries including Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Finland, Nigeria, Russia and Sri Lanka.

“The sheer variety of retail products on show makes GTS a really exciting place to be,” says Linda Blackbeard. “This includes:  a massive variety of IT services for business, confectionery, bespoke shoes and clothes, refreshments, health products health candle products, organic foods, affordable solar lighting, unique recycled products, media houses covering the full selection of offerings for all industry sectors.   Our show offers a one-stop shop for visitors to explore opportunities to expand their product offerings and explore new product lines to offer diversify in their business.”

For more information on the Global Trade Show 2018, please contact Anina Hough on +27 (0) 83 260 8131, email: or visit