Friday, July 16th, 2010
Representatives from Octanorm Australia will today join more than 150 leaders from the exhibition, shopfitting and display industries amid the hustle and bustle of Shanghai for the 13th Octanorm Service Partner International (OSPI) Meeting.

CEO Bruce Rayment and National Sales Manager Bill Bell will meet with delegates from 36 countries at the triennial gathering of the OSPI network from 16-26 July.

Mr Rayment said the meeting represented an opportunity to discuss upcoming trends, capabilities and supplies for the world’s exhibition, shopfitting and display industries.

“Octanorm Australia has grown to become the leading supplier of aluminum system components to Australia’s exhibition, display and shopfitting industries and the OSPI Meeting is a perfect platform to exchange ideas and experiences and develop new business relationships with other industry leaders from around the globe,” said Mr Rayment.

Established in 1982, the OSPI network has expanded to include more than 150 highly qualified service partners on five continents. The common link among them is the use of Octanorm exhibition and display systems.

With a motto of “designed here – built there”, OSPI was founded on the idea that an exhibit or display can be designed anywhere, but built by a service partner who may be on the other side of the world to eliminate the cost of shipping and storage.

The 13th OSPI Meeting coincides with the excitement of Expo 2010 in Shanghai, a six-month long world expo combining cultural and artistic exhibitions, events and forums that is expected to bring an estimated 70 million visitors to China’s largest city.

“It’s certainly an interesting time to be in Shanghai and somewhat appropriate that OSPI service partners meet to discuss future trends in the exhibition industry against a backdrop of the largest world exhibition in history,” said Mr Rayment.

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Halifax Vogel Group

Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) is a privately owned Australian company that imports and distributes graphics media, industrial fabrics, decorative building products and exhibition systems throughout Australasia. Formed in 1988 and with a history that dates back to the 1950s, HVG has gone from strength to strength and sustained continued growth in size and scope to handle new products and services. In August 2007 HVG acquired Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia (est. early 1970s).

HVG distributes a vast selection of applications across multiple sectors including building, high pressure laminates, decorative and architectural panel products; engineered stone; industrial and marine fabrics; stationery materials; graphics, digital media and display materials; and aluminium exhibition and shopfitting display systems. HVG comprises more than 150 staff located over 26,000 square metres of warehouse and office space in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Bangkok.
Paul Fahy
P: 02 9360 6166


Octanorm, Shanghai, Expo 2010, Exhibitions, Shopfitting, Display



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