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Mice Net : February 2010
180 mice.net south africa The centre has hosted some of South Africa's most memorable events including the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002, 18th World Petroleum Congress 2005, Miss World 2008, Soccerex 2007 -- 2009, International Institute of Internal Auditors 2009 and the Solar World Congress 2009. Purpose-built to international standards, the Sandton Convention Centre offers unlimited potential with over 22,000 square metres of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special event space. It offers some of the most advanced technology available for convention and exhibition centres anywhere in the world. Multiple events can be staged simultaneously on four main levels, and 10,000 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. The ballroom can accommodate up to 1500 guests for formal dinners, or, as a conference venue, can hold up to 2400 delegates in cinema- style seating. The five versatile Committee Rooms can be set up in various configurations to accommodate up to 200 people. The magnificent Bill Gallagher Room, named after one of South Africa's most celebrated chefs, is ideal for press conferences and gala dinners. The Pavilion can host up to 5,000 delegates for cocktails, or seat 2,500 in schoolroom style for a conference. Adjacent to the main conference level are seven boardrooms accommodating as few as 10 delegates or up to 180, for anything from high level meetings to sub-conferences and breakaway sessions. A team of highly experienced conferencing operators and hospitality staff will add their passion and commitment to your event. With its central positioning, Sandton provides easy access to O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg International) Airport, the Sandton CBD, major hotels and shopping centres. Once launched, the Gautrain will provide a seamless ride from Sandton to the airport in 12 minutes. Sandton Convention Centre is managed by Southern Sun Hotel Interests and was developed by Tsogo Sun. For details telephone +27 11 779 0000 or visit www.saconvention.co.za to learn more. VENUE the multi-award THE SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE is a multi award-winning venue located in the heart of Sandton's hotel, business and entertainment district. winning