Sandton Convention Centre, the multi-purpose convention and exhibition centre, is the venue of Miss World 2008. Located in Johannesberg, the commercial hub of South Africa, it is a world-class facility with wide appeal. It has been a favorite place for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, playing a role in promotion of tourism in the country. Its glittering glass frontage creates an inviting façade.
World Class Amenities
The convention centre has been built with the astounding investment of
R400 million convention centre. It has the capacity to accommodate up to
10,000 visitors at any given time, making it a facility which can host
large-scale local and international events needing world-class
technology and amenities. Due to the opening up of the convention centre
of the like of Sandton, South Africa is today ranked among the
international conference destinations. The building is disabled friendly
and enjoys excellent daylight.
The venue has more than 22,000 sq m of convention, exhibition and
special event space. The Pavilion can itself accommodate 4,500 guests.
The Ballroom can seat 2,000 banquet patrons. The two exhibition levels
have a combined floor space of 11,000 sq m. The twelve storey structure
is designed to host truly global level events.
Thanks to its size and location in the heart of the city, Sandton
Convention Centre creates business for nearby Sandton City and Nelson
Mandela Square shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, car hire companies,
tour groups and a multitude of services. More than 6,000 hotel rooms are
located in its vicinity.
Sandton is a self-sufficient metropolitan node in Johannesberg. The
region has its own sophisticated atmosphere and appeal. It is a thriving
hotel, business and entertainment district.