Sandton Convention Centre to host global JCI conference


AFRICASandton Convention Centre (SCC), in collaboration with Junior Chamber International South Africa and the City of Johannesburg, has won its bid to host the Africa & Middle East Conference of Junior Chamber International in 2016.
This is the second time since 2005 that Johannesburg has hosted the global platform for young business leaders and it is the only city to have been appointed to host the event more than once.
“It’s a real feather in the cap of the city and the SCC,” says Mati Nyazema, executive director of the Centre. “The city is also easily accessible from anywhere in the world and the Centre is conveniently located in Sandton, South Africa’s business hub, with easy access to the Gautrain.”
The Africa & Middle East Conference of Junior Chamber International will take place 4-6 May 2016 and is expected to attract 1,000 delegates.
Linda Ben, national president of JCI South Africa, says presenting Johannesburg as the host city made logistical sense for the local chapter, as the city is the most active region of JCI in the country. “Our bidding partners wholeheartedly came on board and fully supported the bid throughout the entire process, making it that much easier to present the winning bid.”
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