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Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg
Sandton, Johannesburg

Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg is the benchmark for conventions in Africa, providing event organisers with a comprehensive range of exhibition halls and conference rooms.
  • Lodging: 4300 beds in total are available at surrounding hotels
  • Location: In Sandton City
  • What To Do: Trade shows, international conventions, conferences, exhibitions

Whether you're planning an international conference with thousands of delegates, or seeking a private boardroom for smaller, more intimate high-level meetings, the Sandton Convention Centre has the space you need. You'll find venues and facilities from which to mount the most ambitious audio-visual productions, or deliver highly focused presentations to small, select audiences.

Adaptability, technology and the range of facilities make the Sandton Convention Centre by far the most versatile, accommodating and sophisticated venue that South Africa has to offer, matched by few others in the world today.

Sandton Central forms a separate, self-sufficient metropolitan node in this region. It has its own sophisticated atmosphere and appeal, characterised by a thriving hotel, business and entertainment district.

For Immediate Assitance: If you need to make urgent enquiries or reservations, call +27 21 424 1037

Conference Room Equipment

  • Wi-Fi and ISDN/ADSL
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Audio and visual equipment
  • Infra-red Translation Systems

Business bureaus and hotels offer secretarial, personal computer, courier and telefax services.

Conference Room Styles

The Ballroom

A sophisticated ambiance in this magnificent triple-volume environment is created by its vast, uninterrupted space and its immense, hand-woven wall coverings. Mobile interior partitioning allows for a variety of configurations.
All interior walls are soundproofed allowing for simultaneous staging of events.
  • Banqueting: 1900 delegates
  • Schoolroom Style: 1100 delegates
  • Ballroom Foyer: 770 delegates

The Bill Gallagher Room

The glass doors open onto a generous balcony. You and your guests can enjoy the temperate Gauteng climate during daytime or evening events. It has proved a firm favourite for breakfasts, birthdays and anniversaries.
  • Cocktail Function: 500 delegates
  • Banqueting: 300 delegates
  • Schoolroom Style: 240 delegates


The several board rooms adjacent to The Ballroom and The Bill Gallagher Room can be arranged to accommodate from 10 to 180 delegates in business like or informal settings.

Committee Rooms

Two floors above The Ballroom, committee rooms can be set up in various configurations for meetings large or small.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is a versatile special events venue. If seating for up to 5000 guests at a spectacular concert, live theatre production, product launch or sports event is what you need, then look no further.
This uninterrupted space on the top level of the Sandton Convention Centre is serviced by heavy-duty freight elevators and an access tunnel, so all types of seating, sound and stage equipment can be set up.
Sturdy catwalks, overhead rigging and ample power are all in place, and capable of supporting the very latest in theatre and audio technology.
The entire area rests on an architectural award-winning, specially engineered 'floating' floor, which substantially enhances audio acoustic quality, and ensures that even the loudest concerts and most enthusiastic fans will not be heard on the lower levels.

Conference Packages

Conference packages can be tailor made to your specifications.

Sandton Convention Centre

There are 26 escalators in the 2 escalator wells of the centre, so delegates can enter and exit the building quickly and efficiently. The Sandton Convention Centre is surrounded by nearly 11 000 parking bays, situated in 3 big parking arcades. The security system is built such that the building can be evacuated in a matter of minutes, should the need arise.

Airport Access

The Sandton Convention Centre is a about 45 minutes on a good day by road from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. Or 20 minutes by Gautrain Express. Airport-approved operators provide taxi, bus and shuttle services between Sandton and the terminal.


From impressive, exotic banquets to light refreshments and snacks, the Sandton Convention Centre can cater for all culinary tastes and needs. A complete range of dishes and menus are available. Meals can be served to up to 2 000 guests in as little as 12 minutes - from the 6 serving stations surrounding the Ballroom.

Outstanding service around the clock is our top priority here. From pre-event planning, through the preparation and presentation of each and every meal served, and during the progress of an event to its successful conclusion.


A parking universe of almost 11 000 bays in the adjacent Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square ensures that parking your car is never a problem. Three hundred parking bays are available directly below the centre. A unique logistics management system for on and off loading, further limits traffic congestion. The road capacity of the façade side of the building has been increased by introducing right-turning lanes. Enter at Alice Lane between West and 5th Street.


Meeting planners may wish to appoint a transport company to provide a dedicated bus shuttle service for delegates. This service could include shuttles between hotels, to cater for delegates that are not staying within walking distance of the Sandton Convention Centre.

Sandton Life

Sandton Central offers its visitors a unique shopping experience. The Sandton Convention Centre is linked by skywalk to Sandton City and adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square, two of the most prestigious and sophisticated shopping complexes in Africa. The spacious malls are ideal for walking, browsing, sitting over coffee, eating or shopping.

They offer over 50 restaurants, ranging from the relaxed and casual to the elegantly formal. More than 200 shops are well known for local and international fashion, specialist diamond and jewellery stores, and an abundance of African art, crafts and curios.

Activities and Attractions:

One of the most glittering of Johannesburg's plethora of tourist attractions is the Monte Entertainment Centre at Fourways in the north of Johannesburg.

Go on tours in Soweto and Pretoria through official tour guides. The Cradle of Humankind, a 45 minute drive west from Johannesburg, has been declared a World Heritage Site. It includes 12 key sites where fossils of early humans, animals and plants have been discovered.

A selection of wildlife parks and reserves are all within a comparatively short drive from Sandton. Pretoria, Johannesburg and the entire Gauteng province have outstanding zoos, botanical gardens, game reserves and bird sanctuaries; with Kruger National Park a 4 hour drive away.

Pre- and post- conference activities can be arranged when you book for your conference. OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg serves all major regional destinations with scheduled flights.

Three smaller airports, namely Lanseria, Grand Central and Rand Airport provide scheduled and chartered flights to the tourist and nature conservation areas throughout Southern Africa. There are also many reliable scheduled coach services that use Johannesburg as their central departure and return point.

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