Business Events Africa – March 2021

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COVER STORY – JOHANNESBURG EXPO CENTRE

Johannesburg Expo Centre is ready to welcome you back The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), south of Johannesburg, is renowned as one of the country’s most sought after venues for some of the country’s most iconic events… unfortunately everything came to a standstill a year ago, with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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year later, the business events industry is ready to start up again. Johannesburg Expo Centre is ready to welcome you back. The Johannesburg Expo Centre should be top of mind when it comes to planning large-scale events and exhibitions for a variety of reasons. The venue’s flexibility allows it to handle any occasion - being equipped to host both indoor and outdoor events, depending on your needs. Whether your event requires quiet boardrooms for private meetings, extensive floor space for exhibits, a dance floor to host thousands of people or fresco refreshment stations, the JEC has the multi-purpose facilities to accommodate all of this and more. 4 Business Events Africa March 2021

The JEC has no shortage of space either with its 150 000m² of space to host mass events. Coupled with that, when it comes to parking, the venue offers secure parking for 20 000 vehicles, ensuring that exhibitors and guests alike can find parking with ease and get straight to business. The JEC is also hailed as one of the most accessible venues in the country with accessibility from all major highways and even a helipad on-site for registered helicopter landing needs. Its location is ideal for travellers, with five-star hotels in the vicinity and a mere thirty minutes from both international airports. The JEC’s mission is to harness professionalism, flexibility and hospitality

to offer clients world-class service; and to ensure that their experience always exceeds their expectations. Message from the CEO Adele Hartdegen, chief executive officer of Johannesburg Expo Centre. “If we can convey one single message from the year 2020, it is that we have missed you, we miss the face-to-face interactions with our clients as much as we missed the close contact with our loved ones during the hard lockdown and we simply can’t wait to welcome you back! “Whilst the global pandemic has had a very detrimental impact on our industry, www.businesseventsafrica.com