Individual Exhibitions

Description

Individual Exhibitions (IE) are granted to individual entities for the exhibition of products at recognised physical and virtual international exhibitions where the dtic Group Participation Incentive Programmes do not provide support for a National Pavilion.

Eligible Enterprises

  1. Entities that manufacture products or provide services in South Africa and fall within the dtic priority sectors.
  2. Entities that outsource their manufacturing process in South Africa and fall within the dtic priority sectors.
  3. South African export trading houses and commission agents representing at least three local manufacturing and/or service entities that fall within the dtic priority sectors.
  4. South African export councils, industry associations and joint action groups representing at least five of its members in the local manufacturing and/or services sectors that fall within the dtic priority sectors.

Financial assistance available to SMMEs and HDIs

  • Economy class return airfare to a maximum of R20 000
  • Subsistence allowance (R3 000 per day for duration of event; maximum 10 days)
  • Transport of samples (maximum R20 000)
  • Physical or virtual exhibition costs (maximum R65 000)
  • Additional financial support to a maximum of R35 000 for persons with disabilities
  • Marketing materials to a maximum of R7 000 per event and digital listings of R3 000 per annum for entities with ≥51% ownership by women, youth and persons with disabilities, and first-time applicants
  • Marketing materials to a maximum of R3 500 per event and digital listings to a maximum of 50% of the cost, capped at R1 500 per entity per annum, for entities with ≤50% ownership by women, youth, persons with disabilities, and entities that are not first-time applicants

Financial assistance for ‘other size entities’ exceeding the turnover criteria for SMMEs

  • Physical or virtual exhibition costs (maximum R65 000)
  • Marketing materials to a maximum of R7 000 per event and digital listings of R3 000 per annum for entities with ≥51% ownership by women, youth and persons with disabilities, and first-time applicants
  • Marketing materials to a maximum of R3 500 per event and digital listings to a maximum of 50% of the cost, capped at R1 500 per entity per annum, for entities with ≤50% ownership by women, youth, persons with disabilities, and entities that are not first-time applicants

General information

A completed application form must be submitted to the dtic three to six months before the commencement date of the event.

Apply online at https://oisportal.thedtic.gov.za

You should have the following documents in PDF format to upload when applying online:

Generic documents

  1. Certificate of Incorporation
  2. B-BBEE Certificate or affidavit, where applicable
  3. SARS Tax Compliance Status (TCS) pin document
  4. Financial statements: Audited/Reviewed/Compiled
  5. Brochure or website print-out of products or services
  6. Exporters registration certificate (not applicable for service-oriented entities, export councils, industry associations and joint action groups)
  7. Export marketing plan
  8. Exhibition brochure
  9. Commission agent: Three agency agreements with entities to be represented at the specific event.
  10. Export trading house: Three signed letters of permission from entities to be represented at the specific event.
  11. South African export councils, industry associations and joint action groups: Five signed letters of permission from entities to be represented at the specific event.
  12. Entities that outsource their manufacturing process or parts thereof: Valid formal outsourcing/manufacturing agreement/s. The agreement should be signed and dated, and stipulate the outsourced activities and expiry date of the agreement.

Additional documents required from SMMEs/HDIs

  1. Three air ticket quotations from three different service providers of choice or a letter stating that assistance will not be required in this regard, including the reason as to why (e.g. not applicable for virtual events)
  2. Three quotations for freight-forwarding from three different service providers of choice or a letter stating that assistance will not be required in this regard, including the reason as to why (e.g. samples will be taken as excess baggage)
  3. Three quotations for marketing materials from three different service providers of choice or a letter stating that assistance will not be required in this regard, including the reason as to why (e.g. using promotional materials in stock)
  4. Motivation and three quotations for additional assistance for person with disabilities

Download: SIC Codes [PDF]

Download: EMIA Individual Exhibitions and In-Store Promotions Guidelines [PDF]

Important contact details

Technical OIS Assistance Ms Hermina Lewis: HLewis@thedtic.gov.za
Guidelines and application enquiries EMIAContactApps@thedtic.gov.za
EMIA Claim enquiries EMIAContactClaims@thedtic.gov.za
the dtic Call Centre 0861 843 384
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