• +27 (0)10 300 7907
  • info@exsa.co.za

    Latest News

    SCC takes two EXSA Awards

    Sandton Convention Centre has taken the coveted top award in the Best Venue category at this year’s Exhibition Association of SA (EXSA) Industry Awards, as well as the Best Venue Employee – Lorraine Strydom – for the third year running.

    EXSA’s GM, Sue Gannon, says the Awards – dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the industry – are a celebration of the best companies and individuals in the industry. “Winners are chosen through an independent voting system by EXSA members only, with each member having only one vote each, so it’s hats off to Sandton Convention Centre for coming out tops in both those categories.”

    These wins represent Sandton Convention Centre’s absolute commitment to excellence at every level, says Neil Nagooroo, Sales and Marketing Manager of the SCC. “We’re extremely honoured to have been voted best venue by members in different sectors within the industry – we believe it is a tribute to hard work, an understanding of the needs within the industry, a willingness to go the extra mile, a world-class food & beverage offering, and excellent facilities throughout.”

    Nagooroo also commended Lorraine Strydom, Sales Manager of Exhibitions at Sandton Convention Centre, on winning Best Venue Employee Award for the third year running. “Lorraine is an absolute credit to the SCC – she is tireless in her efforts to ensure that we deliver beyond customers’ expectations and has clearly made a name for herself as an achiever in the industry. Congratulations to her.”

    Sandton Convention Centre, which was purpose built 15 years ago to international standards, and features over 22 000m2 of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special events space, has had an excellent 2015 and is looking forward to an even better 2016.

    In 2015, Sandton Convention Centre hosted the high level African Union Summit in June, which was attended by heads of state and government, ministers, and representatives from the 54 member countries; the successful Ice Age Exhibition, which featured 45 moving, life-size animals in 12 scenes, and 11 animals in an interactive play area; the massive Africities Summit 2015, the mouthpiece for Africa’s 15 000 local governments from all regions of Africa at the end of November; and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Heads of State Summit and Sixth Ministerial Conference on 4 and 5 December; among many other top local and international consumer and trade events.

    The event line-up for SCC for 2016 is as also varied and influential, and includes CITES CoP17, the inaugural Arnold Classic South Africa sports festival, and much more.

    “We will continue to invest our time and energy in providing a venue for the industry that offers the ideal platform for events of all sizes and requirements – doing ourselves as well as our country proud,” says Nagooroo.

    For more information on Sandton Convention Centre, log on to www.saconvention.co.za, join the Facebook page on http://www.facebook.com/SandtonConventionCentre or follow on Twitter at @SandtonEvents.



    And Start Contributing to the Events and Design Industry

    Website Feedback

    Overall, how well does our new website meet your need?

    #BuildBackBetter – Creating th...

    05 November 2020

    The upcoming Event Greening Forum’s Master Class will unpack how to create safe and sustainable events. The Event Greening Forum (EGF) is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to help...

    Scan Display supports PinkDriv...

    30 October 2020

    Scan Display recently partnered with outdoor display equipment manufacturer, Zimstone, to provide PinkDrive with branded outdoor display products. Zimstone donated the hardware and Scan Display produced the branded flags, pop-ups,...

    SAEC Reopening Guidelines

    21 October 2020

    The SA Events Council (SAEC) is an entity that represents 13 of the major Exhibition and Event Associations within the broader Events Industry of South Africa, a unified voice that...

    EXSA I Women's Month Features

    31 August 2020

    In Honour of Exsa’s Women

    Scan Display built the largest...

    31 July 2020

    Scan Display designed and built Africa’s largest dedicated Covid-19 temporary hospital at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African exhibition, events and...

    Exsa Newsletter

    About EXSA

    EXSA enables connections through the networking and communication of our Forums and via our website (www.exsa.co.za).

    Besides providing EXSA’s directory of members, an exhibitions calendar and news feed, the EXSA website also offers a wealth of knowledge and industry guidelines available to its members.


    exsa and


    Co Reg. No – 1988/001660/08

    Telephone: +27 011 620 3089

    E-mail: info@exsa.co.za

    © 2018 EXSA | Exhibitions and Events Association of Southern Africa . All Rights Reserved. Designed By Cartmell