Canon EOS Roadshow Returns

We got this press release which may be of interest to our South African readers. Canon SA are bringing back their Road Shows later this year and they will be happening in Durban on 9 July 2011, Johannesburg 16 July 2011 and Cape Town 23 July 2011. You can get more details on venues and times in the press release after the break.

Canon gets much-anticipated EOS roadshow back on the road

Johannesburg, South Africa. June 2011. Canon South Africa is pleased to announce that its 2011 EOS roadshow is back on the road in July. This follows the postponement of the May roadshow after the devastating earthquakes and tsunami in Japan.

“We are delighted to be bringing back our highly successful roadshow in July. They provide an invaluable opportunity for our customers to learn more about the art of photography and how to get the most out of their cameras. They also have the opportunity to get their hands on the latest Canon photographic gear and get the heads-up on new product developments and trends.

“We’ve been hosting our EOS roadshow for the past five years. Aside from giving local photographers a chance to experiment with our equipment and learn new tricks from top professional photographers, the roadshow gives us a chance to touch base and interact with our customers in an informal, fun and value-adding way.

“After having to postpone the first half roadshow due to the devastating disaster in Japan earlier this year, we are so looking forward to seeing our customers again,” says Michelle Janse van Vuuren, Marketing Manager at Canon South Africa.

Two highly-regarded professional photographers, Dave Hann and Paul Hofman, will show examples of their work at the shows taking place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during July 2011. In keeping with Canon’s 2011 theme, “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”, they will inspire attendees to start looking at and experiencing their hometown through the eyes of a tourist and offer helpful tips and advice on capturing special moments and scenes unfolding around them.

As always, roadshow attendance is free. However, people who would like to attend are required to send their request through to in order to be added to the invite mailing list. You are required to RSVP to secure your seat. Registrations open on the 20th of June 2011.

The dates and venues details for the roadshows are:

  • Durban

Saturday 9 July 2011, 10h00 to 13h00

Venue: Barnyard Theatre – Gateway

  • Johannesburg

Saturday 16 July 2011, 10h00 to 13h00

Venue: The Theatre on the Track, Kyalami Park

  • Cape Town

Saturday 23 July 2011, 10h00 to 13h00

Venue: Ratanga Junction Theme Park, Century City



About Canon Inc.

Corporate Profile

Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions for businesses and consumers.  In 1933, Canon’s first trading company, Kwanon was established and a few years later in 1937, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd, the predecessor of Canon Inc. was founded.  The company now develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical products and other products to meet a diverse variety of customer needs.  The Canon brand is well recognised and trusted worldwide by individuals, families and in businesses and industrial sectors.

About Canon South Africa

Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.

In South Africa, the Canon brand is today synonymous with consistency, driven by the company’s passion, imagination, knowledge and importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.

Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally-friendly designs.  Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.

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