African Hunting Expo – Atlanta
17th January 2014 (11:00 - 20:00) - 18th January 2014 (12:00 - 18:00)
Georgia International Convention Center
Unique Qualities of the Show
Why a show in the South East
While there are leading hunting shows out west, time and costs to get there is becoming more precious and when you look at the stats – of how many hunters live east of the Mississippi, the stats need becomes highlighted.
|Neighbouring states are home to the following hunters:|
SCI has the following Chapters east of the Mississippi
Details to come soon !
Aside from being the busiest airport, serviced by the greatest number of airlines, Atlanta is the most accessible North American city. Considered a Top 10 US city, both in term of numbers and in terms of concentration of business, Atlanta has direct flights to Jo’burg on Delta Airlines and is traditionally the busiest gateway to and from Africa.
Located adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and just 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, the GICC offers 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate every need.
We have hosted everything from trade shows, corporate events and meetings to movie shoots, concerts and sporting events, and much more. Our staff will do everything they can to make your event a resounding success.
SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway
2091 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia 30337 USA
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What’s the intention behind this event?
Over the years, African outfitters have spent more and more time in international destinations marketing themselves - mostly in North America. And if there were one or two venues where they mostly congregate it would be the great international events hosted by SCI (Safari Club International) and DSC (Dallas Safari Club). However the world is changing and with it, so are the demands on both the busy executive who want to go hunting and the outfitter who wants to market himself. So along come a plethora of private venue functions, local hunting club gatherings, all in the pursuit of new hunters in the most cost effective way. While these two great major hunting clubs collectively represent 60 000 hunters, many do not get a chance to attend their fine exhibitions because of a variety of time and resource challenges.
Furthermore, and more importantly, there are probably and very conservatively 250 000 hunters in North America who have the means, who probably dream of, but have never hunted Africa. They have probably never been marketed to, and probably don’t realize that for what they spend on a local deer, mule or elk hunt; they could be on a Delta flight and in 16 hours be hunting 5 species for the same price on African soil. This is our market.
What is different about this event?
The show will focus only on Africa.
The outfitters will all have to be registered and legal operators.
The exhibitors will have ownership in the event.
Why only Africa?
Africa offers more variety of game, both plains and big game than any other destination.
This destination has much to offer visitors and there is much to find out about, and much to risk, hence we thought, a focused event would be more suitable.
Considering there are over 10 000 Americans alone that visit Africa, we know they don’t all attend any one event currently, there must be an opportunity to show those existing customers what there is to offer.
How will we vet the exhibitors?
We have had many comments on this topic and it is a very difficult issue to manage. There are legal and totally legitimate outfitters that may still offer substandard service. We cannot police that. Nor can we take action on hearsay.
We can and will work through the Country’s Hunting Associations and allow only those members that are registered. There will be a media and information centre with representation from the countries, for all exhibitors where all available information will be available of the members in that country and those attending.
The Agents and intermediaries exhibiting, that so often book many of the hunts to Africa will only be able to sell outfitters that are registered.
This was there will ALWAYS be recourse to any problems.
That said, there is an onus and responsibility that falls on the potential hunter to do his or her own reference checks and we will assist with this process.
We have negotiated with the hotel, a rate that is vastly reduced and assists with us hosting the expo costs. The details of the property have been outlined under the venue section of this site.