Event Gear and Technical
Expertise Update

Issue 9 - October/November 2006

MJ Event Gear and Auto Africa 2006

South Africa 's Largest International Motor Show is just coming to an end and MJ Event Gear is proud to have been a part of it. Investing in an additional 216m of Euro truss and 32 corners (especially for the occasion) ensured that our clients' stands stood head and shoulders above the rest.

MJ Crew and technicians worked feverishly around the clock to get the stands looking their very best in terms of cabling and spacing. Huge amounts of pre-planning went into the show to ensure that, once on site, there would be no hiccups. MJ Director Mike Jones comments "This is the largest show in our country and MJ Event Gear is happy to have been visibly involved "

Some of the stands we were involved in:  
Jaguar - Set Squared Nissan Forklifts - Design & Display
Landrover - Set Squared Proton - Hutton Verges & Associates
Nissan Trucks - Design & Display Bentley - Hutton Verges & Associates
Not only did MJ have a hand in supplying technical expertise and equipment for nine stands at Auto Africa, but also designed and conceptualised an entire stand for the hottest name in the tool industry at the moment, JONNESWAY® Professional Tool Range. The sole distributor in South Africa, Gondolier, commissioned MJ Event Gear to design a stand for the Auto Africa 2006 International Motor Show that would aid in creating lasting brand awareness.

The brief was very specific, and when presented with the concept by Dale Strydom, Operations Manager, the client was astounded by how accurately his brand had been interpreted. Taking inspiration from the Jonnesway factory and utilising the corporate colours, MJ created a dynamic, fluid design that was sure to stand out from all competitors. Eye catching lighting and plasma display screens added even more vibrancy. The CEO of Jonnesway Taiwan, Mr. Joseph Liao, was also present to view the stand.

As an added indictment of the sterling work carried out by MJ, the stand took a Gold Achievement Award in their category.

New spin on future advertising

MJ Event Gear has just purchased 8 new Robe Media Spinners. These are a new and revolutionary range of media display and a first in South Africa . Guaranteed to turn heads and create brand impact from all directions.

The Media Spinners are designed and built to display banners, screens, flags, plasma/LCD screens, projectors, speakers and assorted other media. Applications include exhibitions, conferences, shows, product launches, corporate events, parties, promotions and any event requiring branding to be displayed in an eye catching, innovative and impactful way.

Should you wish to view them or require information on renting the media spinners for your next event please email tamsyn@mjeventgear.co.za or call us on the numbers below and we will send you the details.

DVD Shoot - Shwi noMtekhala

The SAMA award winning maskandi duo, Shwi noMtekhala , have just released their first ever live DVD. (Tuesday, 24 October 2006.) They are signed to Bula Music. Shot live at Buyafuthi Hostel in Katlehong, this stunning DVD contains tracks from the smashing new album, Angimazi Ubaba. MJ's infamous Johnny Scholtz designed and lit the shoot for the gospel duo. Also featuring Ukhozi FM's top maskandi DJ Khatide Ngobe, this DVD is a must-have for fans young and old alike. For more information visit www.bulamusic.co. za
MJ now BEE rated
MJ is now fully BEE compliant and rated. For more information, please contact Ryan who will provide any further details you may require.
Staff Updates

Congratulations to Johnny Scholtz, now promoted to Lighting Manager. This is in worthy recognition of his continued hard work, dedication and excellent skills development.
Natalie Castleman has been appointed Operations Administrator.

Also joining MJ are Siyabonga Shabalala, Rigger , Wandile Miza, Sound and Lighting Technician and Robert Hlungwani, Technician.

Second DVD Shoot for Juanita du Plessis

Fantasia Musics' top selling artist, Juanita du Plessis, has recently released her second DVD, "Altyd Daar". Hot on the heels of selling over half a million CDs and an unbelievable 65 000 DVDs, Juanita again chose MJ Event Gears' Francois Van Der Merwe as set designer and lighting operator on her latest offering. Francois rose to the occassion, using a Martin rig, 26 Mac 2000 profiles, 16 Mac 2000 washes, 24 Mac 250 Entours, 16 Source Four profiles and LED Tubes through a MaXxys lighting console and Maxedia media server. Lighting was rigged to A and S type Thomas Trussing.

Clover Awards Extravaganza
Francois Van Der Merwe was commissioned by Collyer Lessik and Associates to supply and design a lighting show for the annual Clover Awards.

Francois recommended they utilize MJ Designs Offline Programming facility to produce the best possible show in the time given on site. Two solid days were spent in the studio to get the maxiumum effect as there were over 300 cues in the show.
Peroni Launch

MJ Event Gear was contracted by Daniel Kahn, the national Brand and Development Manager from South African Breweries to create an outdoor cinema Experience for VIP guests around the country.

Mike Jones designed a three legged Euro Truss ground support system kitted out with a 4 x 3 screen and projector, audio and intelligent lighting fitted with custom gobos, maximising Peroni brand awareness.

This design is compact enough to travel around South Africa for the next five months - doing twenty five shows in total.

MJ Event Gear 344 Oak Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg Johannesburg 2194 South Africa
Telephone + 27 11 326 2291 | After hours +27 82 891 5599 | Facsimile +27 11 326 2296
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