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If you want your next company conference to be an experience for your delegates, rather than just, well, a conference, make sure you check out these amazing venues. Not only will they meet all your needs, they’ll also give you an authentic Jozi experience!
Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre
Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, formerly known as the Little Neath Hotel, was opened in the 1950s in what used to be regarded as the countryside and is now the fast-paced suburb of Fourways. At 67 years old, the hotel still maintains its warm countryside feel and is a haven from the bustling city that lies just beyond its doors. The centre, which is also home to Mowana Spa and Inverroche Gin School, boasts 24 multipurpose conference venues, ranging from executive boardrooms to large banquet halls.
When the workday is said and done guests can dine at one of the fabulous on-site restaurants like Bistro 407 or Chiefs Bomas – a must visit for international guests as they offer diners a chance to sample South African classics like shisa nyama and milk tart. Indaba is also just minutes away from Montecasino, which boasts an array of entertainment options such as a cinema, casino, theatres and the Montecasino Bird Park.
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Corner of William Nicol Drive & Peter Wenning Road, Fourways
011 840 6600
FNB Conference Centre
FNB Conference Centre should be your go-to if you’re looking for a contemporary and stylish venue for your conference. They have an impressive selection of 17 versatile conference venues including three boardrooms and a 160-seater auditorium as well as pool and roof terrace, which is a great option for more relaxed events. The centre also has a hotel with over 120 stunning rooms, a gorgeous bar and a volleyball court that makes for a perfect facility for teambuilding.
When the workday is said and done take the five-minute Uber trip to Aurum Restaurant at The Leonardo. The pool deck is the ideal place to throw back a few sundowners and soak up the spectacular views of Jozi.
114 Grayston Drive, Sandton
087 032 8000
Davinci Hotel and Suites
Situated within Legacy Corner is the sophisticated Davinci Hotel and Suites that has four amazing conference venues to choose from. The Leonardo is the main banquet room and can be subdivided into two rooms for private dining, conferences and cocktail parties. Another good option for smaller conferences or meetings is the Mona Lisa Boardroom, which seats up to 12 guests. If you’re after a bigger venue then the newest conference space, The Sophia, is the one to choose as it can fit up to 110 delegates.
When the workday is said and done delegates can unwind at the Maxim lounge – the only whisky bar in Africa’s richest square mile. Alternatively, there’s fine-dining restaurant Maximilien where guests can tuck into delicious food in an elegant setting.
Corner of 5th and Maude Streets, Sandton
011 292 7000
Johannesburg Expo Centre
With over 150,000 square metres of space, Johannesburg Expo Centre’s facilities are unparalleled in size, meaning that those who are planning their conference are spoilt for choice. From massive halls to more intimate venues like the Bateleur and Black Eagle conference facilities, there’s bound to be a venue for every type of event and conference. You just can’t go wrong with the Expo Centre, which is known for hosting some of the biggest events in Joburg like Ultra and the Rand Show.
When the workday is said and done head to Barney’s Restaurant and Bar at Gold Reef City Casino for some cocktails. If you have an entire day at your disposal, make sure you pay a visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park and the Apartheid Museum.
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Corner of Rand Show and Nasrec Roads, Nasrec
011 494 1920
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