Trade Show Venues - South Africa

Comparing the top Trade Show Venues in South Africa, for exhibitions and conferences being held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The venues being compared:

  • Sandton Convention Centre
  • Nasrec Exhibition Centre
  • Gallagher Convention Centre
  • The Ticket Pro Dome
  • Cape Town Convention Centre
  • Durban Convention Centre
Sandton CCNasrecGallagher CCDomeCTICCDurban ICC
Suitable For:
Exhibitions:
Conferences:
Concerts:
General:
Total Expo Space:11 000m242 000m227 000m216 000m211 000m27 000m2
Sufficient Parking:
Presentable Entrance:
Ideal Location:
Easy Traveling:
Ratings
Up Keep: 4.5

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Management: 5

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Visual Aesthetics: 5

2.5

3.5

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4.5

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Experience: 4.5

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4.5

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Overall: 4.5

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4.5

4.5

Sandton Convention Centre

sandton-convention-centre

Sandton Convention Centre is a brilliant venue for technology trade shows, well located for visitors locally and easily accessible by international visitors.
Situated in the heart of Sandton, which is the heart of South African business district.

Pros

Beautiful building

Utmost best Location

Suitable for Trade Visitors, whether local or international

Cons

Loading bay - non practical for big shows

Lighting - isn't at its best

For more information: Sandon Convention Centre

Nasrec Exhibition Centre

nasrec-expo-centre

Nasrec Exhibition Centre is the go to place for huge concerts and industrial trade exhibition shows with their multiple large halls.
The area isn't the most convenient for trade or international visitors, though above all this is still my personal favourite venue because of the amount of open space there is.

Pros

Large spread area

Can cater for huge shows

Parking is a dream

Loading bay — the biggest of all

General experience is always good

Cons

Location

Lighting - isn't at its best

Welcome entry into halls aren't the greatest

Transport for visitors

Security

For more information: Nasrec Expo Centre

Gallagher Convention Centre

gallagher-convention-centre

The 32 hector property offers 27 venues which cater to many events and exhibitions
Midrand area, is the new upcoming area in Johannesburg. The convention centre is one perfect for larger exhibition shows.

Pros

Large spread area

Can cater for huge shows

Parking is a dream

General experience is always good

Cons

Location, eventually this will be a Pro

Welcome entry into halls aren't the greatest

For more information: Gallagher Convention Centre

Ticket Pro Dome

ticketpro-dome

Ticketpro Dome is a well-known landmark in Johannesburg, named after it's very distinct shape. Ticketpro Dome offers 16 000 m2 of indoor space to do as you please.

Pros

16 000 m2 of coulomb free space

Perfect for concerts and consumer events

Situated perfectly for the general public

Cons

Entrances not perfect in presentation

Rigging is bit of a challenge

For more information: Ticket Pro Dome

Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC)

cape-town-international-convention-centre

The CTICC is nicely suited for any type of event, consumer or trade expos and concerts all work very well.
A very convenient venue well situated in the heart of Cape Town.

Pros

Beautiful building

Conveniently Located

Extremely high roof

Suitable for Trade & Public visitors

Cons

For more information: Cape Town Convention Centre

Durban Convention Centre

durban-convention-centre

The Durban Convention Centre is the smallest on the list, though a very nice and well managed venue. Situated in the middle of Durban City, it is conveniently located for trade and consumer shows, as well as concerts.

Pros

Beautiful building

Conveniently Located

Suitable for Trade & Public visitors

Large Loading Bays

Cons

Limited visitor parking

Hall entry / welcome area isn't the greatest

For more information: Durban Convention Centre