Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg - South Africa

Venue Description

Sandton Convention Centre is one of South Africa's leading event venue, The centre regularly hosts world renown conferences, exhibitions and events in the heart of Johannesburg. conveniently located in the business centre of Sandton, which is known as the wealthiest square mile in Africa. Sandton is perfect for trade events and easily accessible for international visitors with full transport facilities all around. The 12 storey building offers 22 000 m2 of event space and is run by tsogosun being a highly successful group.

Venue Capabilities

  • Conferences
  • Trade Exhibition Shows
  • Meetings
  • Weddings

The Building

12 Storey Building, offering 22 000 m2 of space. 10 600 secure parking bays


Consisting of:

  • The Pavilion
  • Committee Rooms
  • The Ballroom
  • Boardrooms
  • Exhibition Hall 1
  • Exhibition Hall 2

The venue has the most presentable enterance for events, is just beautiful.


Visitors - Perfect for international visitors due to the ease of transport, Perfect for trade companies within sandton, visitors coming from outside the area is a bit of a nightmare due to road infrastructure and traffic. I would say the venue would be more suitable for trade companies though not as suitable for the South African general consumer market.

Loading Bays - Aspects of the delivering, loading bays, aren't well designed. A contractors nightmare. Delivering of equipment or products will be difficult and highly delayed.

Lighting - Natural lighting is none existant and artificial lighting could be improved.

Hall Interior - The interior of the exhibition halls, are on average in appearance, ceilings are understandably not very high.

The Area - Sandton - Johannesburg

Sandton has become the new financial district in South Africa


Sandton Accommodation

Sandton has various 5-star hotels under the Southern Sun, Hilton, Radisson, Protea brands and as well as another 25 hotels in the area

General Traveling

Direct train linking OR Tambo airport and sandton, taxi services and everything you need in walking distance. Individual transport is a bit of a problem, you will understand the meaning of road traffic

Tourist attractions

Sandton City Mall - Ranked one of the largest shopping centres in Africa

Night Life

Plenty, all in walking distance again. high-class restaurants and clubs make it a joyful experience.


My opinion, Sandton Convention Centre is 5 Star in appearance, location and management, all though it lacks a bit in functionality. This would be my first option for trade shows around technology or consulting all though not around product demonstrations where deliveries would be at a high as the loading bay is impractical. Every venue will have a pro that comes with a con, location is brilliant here all though it is a bit of a downfall for the general consumer, so I would not have a consumer show or event here either.


Sandton Convention Centre

161 Maude Street
Sandton, South Africa

Phone Number:+27 (0) 11 779 0000


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