Conference venues in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

English: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand,...

English: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Conference venues in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Egoli (City of Gold), is the largest city in South Africa, situated in the general Gauteng area or what was in years gone by known as the Transvaal … meaning one side of the Vaal River. It is the most densely populated city in this region and in the entire country. Being the economic hub of the country, it has the largest economy in Sub Saharan Africa, is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world and is the world’s largest city which is not situated on a river or at the coast. It makes sense, due to its size, economy and population that Johannesburg boasts the most conference venues in South Africa.

A reference to Johannesburg on Wikipedia can be found here.

With two airports, OR Tambo International being the larger of the two and the largest and busiest in South Africa, with flights arriving and departing every minute of the day and evening to other local cities, to Europe and the rest of the world, Johannesburg is a very suitable choice of city if it’s business, conferences, conventions or seminars you are planning. First World in standards and operations, convenient, efficient, organised with everything close at hand considering how effortless and quick it is to commute to and from the airport wherever in the city and surrounds you are.

Airport transfers are available and affordable and many hotel venues in Johannesburg offer a complimentary shuttle service to guests. For national conferences, where delegates are commuting from other major cities in South Africa, Johannesburg remains a popular destination due to its accessibility and availability of services. Air flights, being frequent and cost-effective delegates often travel to Johannesburg for the day from other local cities to attend conferences in Johannesburg. Hotel accommodation in Johannesburg is also plentiful and delegates who wish to stay over can find a room easily. Accommodation ranges from 5 star properties to the more budget friendly establishments.

Johannesburg, while in the Highlands, enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The summer months of October to April bring late afternoon thunder showers while the climate remains somewhat dry and sunny. It has been reported as the lightning capital of the world although this title is also claimed by other cities around the world. Winters are cold and dry, with occasional snow falls although these are infrequent. Temperatures in winter might drop to minus 2 or 3. Despite experiencing a relatively dry climate Johannesburg has over 10 million trees making it the largest man-made forest in the world second only to Graskop in Mpumalanga. These trees were originally planted to provide wood for the mining industry in the mineral rich Witwatersrand area.

Conference venues in Johannesburg range from small boutique hotels and guest houses to larger dedicated convention centers and conference venues forming part of the larger hotels. Most are well priced and offer a wide range of menus and facilities of a world-class standard.

There are several top-class hotels which are situated at or very near to OR Tambo International Airport allowing delegates and business travellers to move between the airport and their hotels inexpensively and with ease with free shuttle services offered by most of these.

In the CBD there are some very large conference venues while on the outskirts one can find some very quaint and more intimate establishments.

Johannesburg is a gateway to other regions in the Gauteng province such as Muldersdrift, Magaliesburg, Rustenburg, Centurion, Irene and Pretoria. These outlying areas have become much sought after to capture the ambience and peace of the country and in each area, there are many hotels and guest houses offering 3, 4, and 5-star standards and facilities. Popular conference venues in the greater Johannesburg region include areas such as Midrand, Fourways, Randburg, Randfontein, Houghton, Sandton and the East Rand and Southern Suburbs.

The four largest conference venues in Johannesburg are Sandton Convention Center, situated in Sandton, Africa’s top class shopping and business center, Gallagher Estate, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, The Coca Cola Dome, the fourth largest such structure in the world, and MTN Expo Center, Nasrec, the city’s biggest venue and not far from Soweto. These venues can each host thousands of delegates and abound with facilities and services to cater for all types of conferences and events.

Forthcoming Events happening in and around Johannesburg

India Clothing & Textile Trade Show
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
7-8 March

Hobby-X
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
7-10 March

Money Expo 2013
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
7-9 March

Hobby-X Johannesburg
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
7-10 March

Future Bank World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
11-12 March

Retail World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
11-13 March

Hostex 2013 Gauteng
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
17-20 March

WoodEX for Africa
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
21-23 March

The Wedding Expo
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
6-7 April

BioEnergy World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-11 April

Clean Technology World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-11 April

On-site Power World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-11 April

Power and Electricity World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-11 April

Wind Power World Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-11 April

Sustain and Build Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9-10 April

The Solar Show Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9-10 April
17-20 April

These are a mere handful during March and April. The events calendar is endless!
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WIN WITH FABZ ESTATE, A CONFERENCE VENUE IN FOURWAYS JOHANNESBURG

conference venue in Fourways JohannesburgTHE VENUE PAGES, together with Gooderson Leisure Resorts’ fabulous FABZ ESTATE, a conference venue in Fourways, Johannesburg, is running a competition this week for a lucky reader of our Blog to win a weekend for two on a bed and breakfast basis. To stand a chance of winning a relaxing two days out of the hubbub, just read about fabulous FABZ and enter our competition further down!  Remember to leave your answer in the comments section below and to hit the Facebook Like button and / or the other social media buttons below.

Location, Location …
Set amidst striking country surrounds in the heart of Lonehill, Fourways, the Fabz Estate Hotel and Conference Centre is the ideal  getaway for those wanting to break away from the rush and stress of city life and head for the country without having to venture too far.

conference venue Fourways Johannesburg

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More laid back guests can relax on the newly developed 120-seater covered patio area alongside the lake, drink in the spectacular river frontage, wander through the scenic English gardens, enjoy bird watching and fishing or play a round of golf. The more adventurous among you can embark on 4 x 4 trails, go horse riding or spend a night out at Montecasino which is just 4km away.

Perfectly located, guests will enjoy the peaceful country ambience, with the best of both worlds as Fabz is close to major highways, shopping malls, amenities and entertainment venues. Although great city fare is close at hand, guests can sit back and savour the very best of local dining on site. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of water with picturesque views, the a la carte restaurant is known for good contemporary Italian cuisine and a number of signature dishes.

conference venue Fourways Joahnnesburg

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By combining a stylish, more formal food experience with the contemporary country cooking which hotel quests have come to expect, the restaurant produces unpretentious cuisine that is hard to forget.

Conference Venues Gauteng

When looking for conference venues in South Africa, many groups consider Johannesburg. The city has become a magnet for local and international conferences and is, in fact, the only African city to have featured in the top 20 destinations for conferences, seminars and congresses.

The Fabz Estate Hotel has a lot to offer when it comes to both conferences and special functions. Just completed is the new Illala Conference Centre which accommodates up to 180 delegates, while the Cellar provides for a more intimate atmosphere for the smaller groups. There are however a number of ideal venues on the Estate from which one can choose; all well ventilated, north facing, sun-filled rooms with balconies overlooking the beautiful gardens and the lake.

conference venue Fourways Johannesburg

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This ideal retreat is also the perfect venue for weddings, family events such as birthdays and anniversaries and other private functions. Fabz management and staff pride themselves on co-coordinating intimate country-style weddings, each one personalised to create a unique, magical experience for the couple and their guests, while ensuring that no effort is spared in coordinating a day the bridal couple will always remember.

Accommodation Fourways

31 stylish rooms, which is a mix of singles, doubles and family rooms offer comfortable accommodation at Fabz Estate Hotel for a medium-sized conference
group or leisure guests who wish to get away for a weekend without trekking far from the heart of Johannesburg.

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How many delegates can be seated in conference at FABZ ESTATE HOTEL? Answers are to reach us by the morning of 18 February. Good Luck!!

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