A Guide for Decorex Africa Exhibitors


As the design world increasingly turns its focus towards sustainability, Decorex Africa provides a prime platform for exhibitors and stand builders to showcase their commitment to eco-consciousness. From initial concept to post-show breakdown, this is a comprehensive guide to designing and executing sustainable exhibition stands that leave a lasting impression on both visitors and the environment.

Pre-Show Planning

Design Approach

Embrace minimalist design principles to reduce material waste and streamline production processes. This means prioritising functionality and versatility to ensure that your stands can be repurposed or recycled after the event.


Mindful Materials

Opt for renewable, recycled, or upcycled materials for construction. Consider using sustainable alternatives to traditional building materials, such as bamboo, reclaimed wood, or recycled plastics.

Reusable Booth Components
Invest in modular booth components that can be reused for future events or repurposed in other applications, and implement signage and branding solutions that are easily removable and reusable to minimise waste.


Carbon Offset Initiatives

Invest in carbon offset programs to mitigate environmental impact by exploring partnerships with organisations focused on reforestation or renewable energy projects to further offset emissions.


Energy-Efficient Lighting:

Choose LED lighting solutions to minimise energy consumption throughout the event.During the Show:

Educate visitors about the sustainability initiatives incorporated into your stand design by hosting workshops or demonstrations on eco-friendly practices in design and construction. Opt for digital brochures and interactive displays to minimise paper waste and encourage visitors to sign up for newsletters or follow social media channels for updates, reducing the need for printed materials.


Post-Show Sustainability:

Repurposing and Recycling

Disassemble your stands with care to salvage materials for future projects or donate them to local community initiatives. Please ensure that all waste is sorted and disposed of responsibly, prioritising recycling and composting.


Continuous Improvement:

Ask for feedback from visitors and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement in sustainability efforts, in order to commit to ongoing research and innovation in eco-friendly design practices to stay at the forefront of the industry.

By embracing sustainability at every stage of the exhibition process, exhibitors and stand builders can not only reduce their environmental footprint but also inspire others to adopt similar practices. Together, let's create a greener, more sustainable future for the design industry and beyond.