QQP Publishers was privileged to attend the Cape Town Book Fair held at the Cape Town Convention Centre between the 30 – 02 August 2010. Assisted by the MAPPP Seta, the Department of Arts and Culture and the Cape Town Book Fair through their grant targeted to empower young publishing companies, The Directors of the company, Boyce Hlatshaneni and Sibusiso Mjoli attended the event with only one goal in mind, to crack a segment that has not been touched by travel guides publishers. Their publication “The South African Guide” is characterised by a rich combination of travel and business information, the industry has up until now focused on publishing guides that populate either travel or business information separately. This gap has created a niche for this publication throughout the world. Book sales and orders during the event proved to a much needed publication in the industry. QQP Publishers marked this event as their 1st public launch that will be followed by various other publicity activities in 2011.
BBM Media (Pty) LTD, an advertising and publishing company based in South Africa’s capital city Pretoria goes into partnership with a Global conglomerate Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing House (LLC). Founder and Director of BBM Media Mr. Boyce Hlatshanenireturned from Dubai from finalising discussions that will not on put BBM Media and its group of companies in a competitive advantage, this deal will ensure that BBM Media has a global footprint.
The Al Ghurair Group has interests in various sectors such as financial services (banks & insurance), real estate, education (school & university), retail (shopping malls) and Media (printing and publishing). The Al Ghurair Group has operations in Dubai, United Kingdom, Kenya and Tanzania. The BBM Media Group on the other side operates three subsidiary companies namely Audio Visual Conferencing, QQP Design and QQP Publishers. These subsidiary companies occupy a fair market share in the media market here in South African and globally specialising in advertising, marketing, printing, public relations, events and publishing.
With the resounding success of their National publication the South African Guide, QQP Publishers has added 9 other travel guides to their stable. These are nine (9) provincial business and tourist guides that are targeted to reach not only the South African markets but will also be distributed globally, to market the country and its provinces. These publications profile each province to attract both tourists and potential investors.
In line with the South African Government’s efforts in promoting investment and increased global trade in the country, our publications make possible for South African corporate and public organisations to achieving these objectives. This is achieved by profiling these organisations for maximum exposure and thereby positioning them as industry leaders in the country and provinces.