With South Africa being the gateway to Africa, Gauteng is where it all starts, with an extensive track record of staging successful conferences and events.
It is the epicentre of South Africa’s business events industry, offering world-class venues and infrastructure for meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events.
Helping to increase the province’s high-yield business tourism market, the Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau (GCEB) provides information and assistance to meeting and incentives planners, the media, corporates and association buyers who show an interest in one of the five regions that it promotes.
Support services include standard bid support material, venue and accommodation sourcing, and using networks to gain local association and promotional support. Using its extensive list of key stakeholders, such as airlines, hotels, venues, tour operators and government protocol offices, the bureau is capable of delivering quality services to interested parties.
If you are organising a meeting, convention, event or incentive trip to Gauteng, the bureau is a valuable source of information and assistance.
Members of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have access to the wealth of information contained in the ICCA database of key international meetings, allowing them to benchmark themselves against their industry peers. Gauteng as a convention destination can compare itself to other long-haul convention cities. The endorsement by the ICCA has contributed to the success of Gauteng being able to attract international meetings to the destination, thereby drawing foreign investment, which ultimately leads to economic growth and job creation
The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) stays at the forefront of the latest industry trends and developments and constantly informs members of happenings/updates. But it also serves as an industry mouthpiece to the government and other organised bodies. SAACI membership is not only an indicator that business maintains a certain level of professionalism, but it offers quality networking opportunities.
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