Impressive line-up of event bids awarded to Joburg

27th May 2012
Impressive line-up of event bids awarded to Joburg

The Johannesburg Convention & Events Bureau (CEB) - a division of the Johannesburg Tourism Company - remains focused on aggressively promoting the city as a leading global destination for business tourism, as it is a key driver for economic growth and development.

The Joburg Tourism Convention&Events Bureau team has increased its capacity significantly over the past 18 months – securing an impressive array of bids for forthcoming international meetings and events in the next 3 years. The team is dedicated to supporting the private sector in myriads of ways to attract new business to the city and looks forward to taking Joburg to even greater heights!

Recent bids secured include:

The International Small Business Congress (2012)
The Europe Africa Business Summit 2012)
One Young World Summit (2013)
The World Anti-Doping Congress (2013)
The 18th Agility World Championships (2013)
The 21st World Orchid Conference (2014)
The 21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (2014)
World Congress on Healthy Ageing (2015)

The CEB team is geared to assist with supplying all the necessary advice and solutions relating to meetings, conventions, exhibitions, and incentives. When people think incentives, conferences, meetings, and events, they should think Joburg!


The Johannesburg Convention and Events Bureau is equipped to assist with the following:

Bid Documents
Site Inspections
Destination Marketing Collateral
Destination Information
Business linkages with local suppliers
Facilitate stakeholder engagements
Venue Sourcing
Event listing in its calendar of events
Innovative ideas for corporate clients and incentives
Promote the event
Facilitate airport welcome desk
Room drops for the delegates



OR Tambo International Airport is about 30 km from the city - The transport hub of Southern Africa, OR Tambo boasts 45 airlines from all 5 continents, as well as 10 domestic airlines.


2,548 rooms in 16 are five* hotels
3,714 rooms in 29 are four* hotels
3,057 rooms in 26 are three* hotels

Johannesburg, also known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli (“Place of Gold”), is the economic powerhouse of Africa and gateway to many parts of the world. Over 55 international airlines link the city to major centers worldwide, making Johannesburg one of the most accessible centers on the continent.

One of Johannesburg’s major competitive advantages is its international recognition as the business and commercial capital of the African continent. Given its accessibility by air (55 international airlines fly in to Joburg) that 75 percent of corporate headquarters are based in the city, and being the only city in South Africa that boasts 4 of the venues capable of hosting more than 5,000 delegates – Johannesburg’s success as a tourism destination pivots on business.

Joburg is open for business – and it has the capacity to host events across a spectrum of size, scope, and price. Its conventions bureau team is also primed to assist with supplying all the necessary advice and support services relating to meetings, conventions, exhibitions, and incentives.

Johannesburg is a versatile business and mega-events destination, capable of handing a vast array of events - from small meetings to massive international gatherings, conventions, concerts, and sports tournaments.

Now proudly taking its place as Africa’s second largest city, Joburg is growing at an unprecedented rate – constantly and continuously transforming itself. It’s seen not only as the economic hub of the continent, but also as offering a plethora of cultural, leisure, sporting, fashion, and lifestyle activities that is fast making it the leading destination for both leisure and business tourists. Joburg’s legendary shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife is complimented by fabulous weather, as well as an astonishing array of facilities like spectacular golf courses, gyms, spas, and wellness centers, which add to its appeal as a destination.

With excellent infrastructure, unique transport features (like the high-speed Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system), increased hotel inventory, spectacular stadiums, and magnificent architecture, it should come as no surprise that Joburg was voted the world’s 3rd best city in Wallpaper magazine’s Wallpaper* Design Awards in early 2011.


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