2013 marks the 13th birthday of Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) and staff are celebrating the lucky day on Friday the 13th. This year, the 13th falls on a Friday three times, each 13 weeks apart – an occurrence that hasn’t taken place since 1984.
SCC has grown from strength to strength since it opened its doors in 2000, hosting some of the most prestigious and noteworthy events ever to be held in South Africa. This world-class convention centre, in the heart of Gauteng, has a long tradition of providing a platform for the generation of ideas and new ways of doing business, and is celebrating its 13th birthday in the midst of one of its busiest seasons ever.
Mati Nyazema, chief executive officer of Sandton Convention Centre, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to provide a venue for change, generating conferences that not only offer an environment that is conducive to encouraging innovative thinking, but is also ideally located in the heart of South Africa’s economic hub and Africa’s chosen location for many of its developmental conferences.”
In the last four months of 2013, Sandton Convention Centre is the host venue for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, One Young World, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Annual African Conference & Exhibition, the World Conference on Doping in Sport, the 21st World Orchid Congress, and more.
“The SCC team strives for excellence, with the aim of providing a platform for local and international events to generate an array of ideas and possibilities. The honour of hosting these events, along with the privilege of working alongside talented and professional event organisers from around the world, are what we will be celebrating on this, our 13th birthday,” Ms Nyazema concluded.