Gretchen Stols Sub-Saharan Africa Suppliers

Gretchen Stols has been doing Suppliers road shows in to Sub Saharan Africa for the last 27 years. She also facilitates Virtual meetings in to Africa with Mines, and Mail Shots into Sub-Sahara Africa.

Virtual meetings held with:

AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Ghana
Ambatovy Nickel mine and Process Plant Madagascar
Aluminium Mine Guinea
AngloGold Ashanti Gold Geita Tanzania
Sobodala Gold mine Senegal
Jabal Sayid Mine Saudi Arabia

Chris Swart
Business Development Manager / Stewarts and Lloyds

Chris Swart

Morning Gretchen, Thanks to all, absolute blast. Gretchie, thank you for a well organised expo, introducing all exhibitors to the right contacts in Pemba. It was a very professional and fruitful trip. Hope to see you all in Ghana. Regards Chris Swart Business Development Manager Pipes & Fittings



Thank you so much Gretchen. With this being our first show in Africa, we were truly blown away with the professionalism and preciseness with which you conduct the shows. So many people know you, your kindness but firmness is admired and appreciated by all your show-goers as well as your business relationships. This allowed us to just easily expand on fortifying these relationships that you have built up over the years. Mozambique is sure to have the SKEmet name floating around in conversation now, and that is what we set out to do! Thank you for making the very rare chances, possible and achievable! Onwards to Namibia…. Samantha SKEmet

David-Serge Marvel
Regional Sales Manager / Hi-Force Limited - London

David-Serge Marvel

Hi Gretchen Hope you are well. Doing the show with our agent in Tarkwa last year was fantastic and I must admit last year’s show brought some good business for us. It is small and intimate – but powerful and professional and attendance just what companies need. It was very professional and the high quality of attendees was exceptional!!!! Thanks again Best Regards David-Serge Marvel

Tony Kinsella
Managing Director / Niedax Africa

Tony Kinsella

Hi Gretchen, I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for last week’s roadshow to Pemba. The venue was perfect, there was a good mix of complementary companies exhibiting and the potential clients that visited were all of good quality. I made a healthy selection of new contacts in Pemba and I am certain that they will be extremely useful as construction starts on the O&G project in 2024. I cannot believe that I have not booked shows with you before, I can kick myself for it!!!! Thanks once again and I look forward to joining you in Namibia at the end of November and more shows in 2024. Kind regards Tony

Ray van der Berg

Good morning all Please afford me the opportunity to also thank everyone from my side for a great trip this week to B2Gold Namibia. Even though I only met most of the team on this trip, I feels like I have known you all for many years already. Thank you for all your efforts and flawless arrangements aunty Gretch. I don’t think we fully comprehend all the effort that goes in behind the seen to ensure a smooth and fruitful trip. The quality of attendees is of the best! With your shows it is not about masses, but good quality. I have been doing road shows in Africa with you for the last 14 years and do not regret joining your professional and valuable shows, in fact it is now the majority of my business. Wishing you all a great week further and may you all be blessed with lots of enquiries from this B2Gold trip. And looking forward to see you all again In March 2024 at the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund shows. Kind Regards Ray van der Berg

Sean Sandham
Managing Director / Wanawake Industrial Supplies

Wanawake Industrial Supplies

Wanawake Industrial Supplies (Pty) Ltd and Hi-Force Hydraulics (Pty) Ltd have been attending Gretchen Stols Road Shows into Africa since 2015 with a lot of success. I would highly recommend any company looking to expand into Africa to use the services of Gretchen Stols as it offers good value and sales reps are able to present their products directly to the mines being targeted. Gretchen goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure the trip is well planned and executed flawlessly. Should you require more information, please feel free to contact myself. Sean Sandham Managing Director Wanawake Industrial Supplies +27 82 901 9556

Peter Telle
BSc (Mech) Eng. MBL / Ultravalves

Pete’s Valves and Hydraulics

Hi Gretchen Many thanks for your organising of the two shows. I had quite a few interests and have already followed up with a thanks you for visiting and sending our profile. Keep up the excellent work and and show everyone that the "oldies" are still wide awake !!😎 Kind regards Peter Telle

Francois Wessels
Sales Representative / Invincible Valves

Invincible Valves TM

Hello Ouma, The show in Namibia 2022 was a great success and very well planned and executed. Accomodation was top class and best food ever and very welcoming hosts. We received clients from every division minning, electrical buyers and engineers, foreman. I personally received and still actively do very good business from the trip we made with Gretchen. There is a high demand for product supply across the board. Thanks Gretchen for giving me the opportunity to do shows with you. I have increasingly recieved work from Ghana, Kenya, Pemba, Tanzania, Namibia, and many more countries you so welcomely introduced me to your organising skills are out of this world and looking forward to many more shows to come. Keep up the great work you are doing and service you supply with excellence. See you soon. Kind Regards, Francois Wessels

Rowen Govender
Technical Sales / SAM ENGINEERING

Show in Geita Tanzania

Dear Gretchen Thank you for the well executed show in Geita Tanzania . This trip was well planned and turnout was great and level high quality. We met quite a few key individuals who are interested in our product & thanks to this show we can start generating new business in Geita. Kind Regards, Rowen Govender


Parts Pavilion

Ouma!! Just want to compliment you again on your well organised shows! We are in Kitwe, my nerves shot the whole day, supposed to show today - did not happen. People are so far behind with setup, only showing tomorrow now, had a full day of politics and drama - eish! Thanks Ouma for your shows taking off the pressure from us as business representatives, I need to introduce you to the ladies here so you can show them the ropes 🙂


CSS Engineering

Morning Gretchen and friends, Gretchen, please accept sincere thanks on behalf of CSS Engineering for organizing and hosting the Maputo roadshow, The success of the event, in no small part goes to your professionalism. The quality of attendees was excellent. Thanks to everyone for sharing their expertise and experience, I trust we all profited and will grow from the experience. Regards Reinier

Francois Wessels

Invincible Valves

Hello Gretchen, On behalf of Invincible Valves . My name is Francois Wessels , I had the privilege of my first show with Gretchen Stols in Ghana . Let me start of by saying that I do all major shows for my company around 27 shows a year . Gretchen’s show is something I cannot really put into words , most professional I have ever done in my years . All travel arrangements had the feel of being right at home , she is truly a host of note .


Sugar Plants
Cement Plants
ALL types of manufacturing
Consuling Engineers
Coldrink / Beer manufacturers
General Businesses
Consulting engineers
Motor manufacturing
Electricity Supply Companies


And more


Saudi Arabia

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