African countries are spending millions of dollars trying to be your next destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, also known in tourism jargon as MICE. State-of-the-art convention centers are rising out of the African soil — and existing ones are being expanded and refurbished — to lure international companies to invest.
There’s a good chance business travelers to Africa — whether in finance, management, oil and gas, mining or media — will spend time at one of these convention centers. They are designed to show off the best in their country’s tourism, cultural and economic opportunities.
From Cape to Cairo, it’s all about investing in Africa. Check out some of the top convention centers in Africa for doing business
10. Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Located in the northern suburbs of Joburg, the Sandton Convention Centre is a popular destination for conferences. It hosts events as diverse as Africa Energy Indaba, Retail World Africa and the Whiskey Live Festival. It can seat 4,500 people, has 13 meeting rooms. Two exhibition levels have a combined space of 11,000 square meters (118,403 square feet).