KAMERS Set For Most Exciting Year Ever

KAMERS Autumn 2016 Ad

For 13 years, KAMERS has showcased an ever-growing community of our country’s most creative, innovative and exciting ‘makers’ for discerning SA consumers.

Building on the ever-growing demand for hand-crafted, passionately made products – bought directly from those who make them – KAMERS will again introduce dozens of new creative ‘maker’ entrepreneurs over five shows during 2016.

Says Wanda du Toit, one of KAMERS founders, “If ever my positivity for this country dips, I only need to revisit our 200 strong waiting list of talented, ingenious, enterprising people whom we audition every quarter for our shows… The creativity and self-starting energy that is out there, in the most unlikely of places, and all over South Africa, is extraordinarily encouraging!”

2016 is set to be one of real growth for SA’s most dynamic pop-up retail platform – one that gives hundreds of talented entrepreneurs a supportive and nurturing environment within which to cut their teeth in retail.

We’ve also welcomed Absa as sponsors, and they are partnering us in a cashless system that takes KAMERS into the future of pop-up retail. Absa will be showcasing new technologies at each KAMERS show this year, giving our traders and shoppers a taste of just how quick and easy banking is becoming! Absa will also be looking at our Young Entrepreneurs program (see below) which dovetails perfectly with their Prosper platform and Enterprise Development Centres.

KAMERS Autumn 2016 - www.kamers.co.za

Here’s just a taste of what is planned…

  • Shows in Gauteng – St John’s College in late April with a second Jozi show planned for early September
  • Irene end of year extravaganza – again to be held at Open Window School
  • Cape shows will be in early June at the Castle (part of their 350th Anniversary) and in the Winelands in early November
  • Our Young Entrepreneurs programme will see at least a dozen of our traders at every show being younger than 28 years old, with only a year or less in business – a real kickstart for SA’s new entrepreneurial talent
  • Incub8 – our entrepreneurship program, in partnership with Absa, which will see hand-picked young talent given intensive mentoring from a panel of experts in order to leverage fledgling talent into thriving businesses

Each of our 2016 shows will carry the creative torch even further… as the original innovators of large-scale pop-up creative trading spaces in SA, we’re flattered by the explosion of design, craft and food ‘makers markets’ across the country and are committed to pushing the KAMERS magic even further through the years to come…

So watch this space!

KAMERS Autumn 2016 - www.kamers.co.za

Our shows for this Autumn

KAMERS 2016 Joburg

20 – 24 April 2016
St John’s College, Houghton
9:00 – 17:00 Wed – Sat.
9:00 – 15:00 Sun.

KAMERS 2016 Cape Town

1 – 5 June 2016
Castle of Good Hope
9:00 – 17:00 Wed – Sat.
9:00 – 15:00 Sun.

Entrance:

R70 at the entrance – includes a KAMERS shopper bag with a new magazine
R50 at www.plankton.mobi – includes a KAMERS shopper bag with a new magazine
R50 for students and pensioners – includes a KAMERS shopper bag with a new magazine
Free entry for under 18’s (not including shopper bag and magazine)

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Photos: Chantall Marshall, Lauren Kim

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  1. Kamers announces Joburg and Cape Town shows | The Planner - April 6, 2016

    […] Wanda du Toit, one of Kamers’ founders, said: “If ever my positivity for this country dips, I only need to revisit our 200-strong waiting list of talented, ingenious, enterprising people who we audition every quarter for our shows. The creativity and self-starting energy that is out there, in the most unlikely of places, and all over South Africa, is extraordinarily encouraging.” […]

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