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With over two decades of experience, Scan Display is a leader in the Southern African exhibition, events and retail display industries, specialising in award-winning exhibition stands, event and exhibition infrastructure, and retail displays.


Our expertise includes:
  • Exhibition architecture
  • Stand building
  • Exhibition and event services and infrastructure
  • Retail displays
  • Graphic design
  • Large format printing
  • Project management

Our product range extends from large custom-built stands and portable systems to banner systems, brochure holders, display cases and shopping kiosks. We supply the full range of exhibition and event services including shell scheme, carpeting, electrics, furniture and audio-visual equipment.

Scan Display's motto is Value Creation™, with the team viewing each project as an opportunity to find innovative ways to add value to the end product.


Scan Display has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Gaborone, and an international network of partners through the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), and the International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services (IFES). Scan Display's Managing Director, Justin Hawes, is represented on the IFES executive board as Vice President/Treasurer.

Scan Display is an active member of local industry associations including SAACI, EXSA, AAXO, SATSA, TPSA, Proudly South African, and the Event Greening Forum.


Scan Display is committed to empowerment. The Scan Display BEE Trust has been established to empower previously-disadvantaged staff members who are involved in the day-to-day running of the business. Through the Trust, these staff members collectively own 27% of the company.

Scan Display works closely with a number of SME companies including The Soweto Sewing Company, Future Link and Easy Couriers, to stimulate their growth and development.

Scan Display's commitment to empowerment was recognised by Fedhasa's Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme: In 2012, the company was a finalist in the Most Empowered Tourism Business category.


Scan Display is committed to promoting sustainability in the exhibition, events and retail display industries. The company encourages clients to use green design principles and eco-friendly products, including LED lights and re-usable fabric branding.

Scan Display's Managing Director, Justin Hawes, co-founded the Event Greening Forum in 2011. The Forum is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote greening practices within the events industry.

Scan Display received the UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) Sustainable Development Award in 2013. This accolade highlights the company's commitment to green practices.