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Business tourism, including the trade show and expo industry, is booming in South Africa. And no wonder.

Well over 1 000 world-class conference and exhibition venues are available across the country, ranging from intimate bush hideaways to hi-tech convention centres, and all offering a wealth of side-tours: from walking with elephants to first- hand experiences of African culture to luxury shopping and relaxation.

Conference calendar

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Take a look at our calender of expos forthcoming in South Africa. It's not an exhaustive list, but aims to cover the major events including those targeting the international market and is updated regularly.

Also check out our new, comprehensive listings of current and upcoming events see box on right.

April 2014

The Wedding Expo
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
5-6 April
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International Franchise Conference and Expo
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
10-12 April
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The Sweet Candy & Snack Expo
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
11-13 April
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Rand Show
Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg
18-28 April
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HuntEx 2014
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
26-28 April
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Africa Travel Week: Incentives, Business Travel & Meetings Expo Africa
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
28-30 April
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Africa Travel WeeK: International Luxury Travel Market Africa
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
28-30 April
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May 2014

Africa Travel Week: World Travel Market Africa
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
2-3 May
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Africa Health Exhibition
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
6-8 May
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Africa Print Expo Polokwane
Meropa Casino, Polokwane
8 May
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Sat Com Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20-21 May
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SatCom Africa 2014 Exhibition
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20-21 May
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The Broadcast Show Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20-21 May
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The Rural Telecoms Show Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20-21 May
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Hostex Cape 2014
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
21-23 May
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African Construction Conference & Expo
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
27-28 May
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June 2014

Afrimold Trade Fair for Tooling, Moldmaking, Design and Application Development
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
3-4 June
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Source Africa: The African Apparel, Textile & Footwear Trade Event
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
18-20 June
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Days of the Dinosaur Exhibition
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20 June - 20 July
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21st Southern African International Trade Exhibition (Saitex) 2014
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
22-24 June
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July 2014

Africa Ports and Harbours Show
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-2 July
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Africa Rail featuring Signalling and Train Control World Exhibition
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-2 July
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Aviation Outlook Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-2 July
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The Cargo Show
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-2 July
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Africa Print Expo Johannesburg
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
2-4 July
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FESPA Africa
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
2-4 July
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Inspire Trade Expo
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
10-12 July
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Coffee & Chocolate Expo
Montecasino, Johannesburg
17-20 July
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The World of Dogs & Cats & Pets Exhibition
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
18-20 July
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Days of the Dinosaur Exhibition
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
31 July - 20 August
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August 2014

The International World Congress of Architects (UIA) 2014) Trade Exhibition
International Convention Centre, Durban
4-9 August
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Africa Print Expo Durban
International Convention Centre, Durban
26-27 August
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Mama Magic, The Baby Expo Durban
Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban
29-31 August
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September 2014

Hobby-X Midrand
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
4-7 September
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The Wedding Expo
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
6-7 September
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NOSHCON 2014
Champagne Sports Resort, Winterton
912 September
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The Office Manager Show Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
30 September - 1 October
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October 2014

South African Automotive Week
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
13-17 October
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The Inaugural Maendleleo Africa Conference and Exhibition on Growth and Harmonious Development
Managing Inclusive Growth and Harmonious Development in Africa
Gauteng Conference Centre, Johannesburg
20-25 October
Website

November 2014

ITEXPO South Africa and Trading Exhibition 2014
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
27-29 November
Website

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