Johannesburg Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Johannesburg as a leading authority on technology, self-employment and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on Maude Street in Sandton, the Eagles Nest Conference Centre on Leslie Road in Fourways, the Fabz Estate Hotel on Concourse Crescent in Lonehill or some other convention space in Johannesburg, South Africa, Patrick will deliver the excitement and buzz you’re looking for. As a motivational keynote speaker, his primary objective is to leave attendees inspired, energized and excited to improve their businesses.

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Johannesburg has many conference facilities, including:

  • Sandton Convention Centre on Maude Street
  • Midrand Conference Centre on Pendulum Road
  • The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre on Eloff Extension Selby Street
  • Cabanga Conference Centre on Montrose Avenue
  • CedarWoods of Sandton on Western Service Road
  • Other meeting spaces in Benoni, Randfontein and Centurion


General Information about Johannesburg, South Africa, for Meeting Planners

Johannesburg, considered as one of the world’s largest cities, is Gauteng’s provincial capital with about 635 square miles of total land area. Johannesburg’s metropolitan area has a population of over 10 million as of 2007, making it the largest city in South Africa. Conventions and events venue in Johannesburg include the Expo Center Nasrec, the Sandton Convention Centre and a variety of other first-rate hotels offering meeting and conference facilities. Confluence Digital Research, NokusaEI and NetSync are some of the major companies in Johannesburg that contributed to the city’s development and helped it rank 47th as a center of global commerce. The thriving city is situated on the Highveld, or the eastern plateau area in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for South Africa.


2014 Business Conventions in Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg will be home to dozens of conventions in 2014. The International Symposium on Macro- and Supra-molecular Architectures and Materials, hosted by International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), will be held in November at Emperors Palace Convention Center, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 1627. Mastering Supply Chain Management with SAP, hosted by The Eventful Group 318s. Clinton StreetSuite 300Syracuse New York, USA will be held in September at a venue yet to be announced. International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014, hosted by International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) will be held in Protea Hotel Water Front Richards Bay, Corner of Bridgetown and Pioneer Roads, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Meerensee, Richards Bay 3900. Big Africa Summit, will be held in October at a venue yet to be announced, Johannesburg.

2013 Business Conferences in Johannesburg, South Africa

A number of conferences and summits will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. These includes the Academy of Management Africa’s National Conference in January at the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria. In addition, the South African National Energy Association (SANEA), in collaboration with the World Energy Council and the African Union and the NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency, is hosting the Africa Energy Indaba in February at the Sandton Convention Centre. More so, the Africa Health Exhibition and Congress by Africa Health will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in May, whereas the 3rd QS-MAPLE (Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education) Conference “Meeting the global challenges in higher education” by the Association of African Universities will be held in May at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Toastmasters clubs are a great place for South Africa aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Anglo Easy Speakers meets at C/O Anglo American Platinum on Main Street (Thursday at 12:45 PM), Hatch Woodmead Toastmasters meets at Harrowdene Office Park on Western Service Road (Tuesday at 5:00 PM), Morningside Club meets at Tennis Pavilion Morningside Country Club on De La Rey Street (Thursday at 6:30 PM) and Gold Reef Toastmasters Club meets at The Pavilion on Kirby Beller Road (Tuesday at 7:00 PM).

Johannesburg Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While attending a business conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, a few local restaurants are worth checking out. Soulsa (Phone: 011-482-5572) on 7th Street features African dishes and aptly creative interiors including lime-washed floorboards, red tree mural, and double-height ceilings. Pleasing guests with its chic African decor, Moyo’s (Phone: 011-684-1477) on High Street in Melrose Arch serves anything regional, from Algeria chicken to Tanzanian fish curry. Loft (Phone: 011-482-8986) on 7th Street has the feel of a Manhattan bistro with classy chandeliers, bright-colored sofas, and treats like ostrich carpaccio and springbok in bacon. Lekgotla (Phone: 011-884-9555) in Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is another chic African eatery with domed ceilings, white lanterns, and cushioned sofas.

Johannesburg Attractions for Conference Delegates

After having attended a business conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, take some time to travel round the wonderful city by visiting the Museum Africa, Gold Reef City, Market Theatre and the Herman Eckstein Park. The Museum Africa, located in Gauteng 2113, epitomizes the various tribes and peoples of South Africa. The Gold Reef City has the world’s richest gold mine located in Gauteng 2159. The Market Theatre reflects the culture of the city and has four theatres on a single level. The Zoo Lake in Herman Eckstein Park is a well recognized public park situated opposite to Johannesburg Zoo.

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