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With its first-world infrastructure, balmy climate, breathtaking scenery and world-class hotels, South Africa is an ideal location for international congresses and conventions.

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Take a look at our calender of conferences 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.

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April 2014

PHP Craft Johannesburg Conference
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg
4-5 April
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Education and the Constitution at 20
North-West University, Potchefstroom
7-9 April
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Communition '14
Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
7-10 April
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Coal Transportation Africa Summit
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-9 April
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Foodnews Juice Africa
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town
8-10 April
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The inaugural Wind Energy Summit South Africa
Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town
9-10 April
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3rd Annual Organisational Design & Development Conference
Filtering the Vision of OD & D across all Spheres of Government & SOEs
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
10-11 April
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International Franchise Conference and Expo
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
10-12 April
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Ethics in Multi-Disciplinary Health Care
Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand
12 April
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Cape Town PHP Advanced Craft Session Conference
Liquorice Digital, Cape Town
12 April
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Insurance Claims Management Conference 2014
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
15-16 April
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North-South Education Partnership Forum
Re-thinking Global Exchange; Promoting International Education
Lombardy Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre, Pretoria
21-25 April
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Millionaire to Billionaire Conference
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
26 April
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Student Represenative Council Summit 2014
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
29 April
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May 2014

Africa Health
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
6-8 May
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3rd Annual Employee Health and Wellness Conference 2014
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
8 May
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Cancer Care Convention
MRC Conference Centre, Cape Town
8-9 May
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Social Media in Higher Education Conference 2014
Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg
8-9 May
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The Wine Show Johannesburg
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
8-10 May
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HP World 2014
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
13 May
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African Utility Week
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
13-14 May
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2nd Annual Curriculum Design Development and Reform Summit 2014
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
14 May
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Multi Channel Contact centre Optimisation Conference
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
14-15 May
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Finance Function - Effective Risk Management and Value Creation
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) Campus, Illovo, Johannesburg
15 May
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The New World of Finance
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) Campus, Illovo, Johannesburg
15 May
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3rd Regional International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Meeting 2014
The Westin, Cape Town
16-18 May
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ABIG: Animal Behaviour & Interaction Group of the Southern African Veterinary Association Conference 2014
Stone Cradle, Doornkloof, Pretoria
17-18 May
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Sat Com Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
19-22 May
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The Broadcast Show Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
19-22 May
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SatCom Africa 2014 Conference
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
20-21 May
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AMCSA 2014: Aesthetic Medicine Congress South Africa
CSIR ICC, Pretoria
22-24 May
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4th Annual Women in ICT Africa 2014
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
27 May
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HR Value 2014
Vodaworld, Midrand, Johannesburg
27 May
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African Construction Conference & Expo
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
27-28 May
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African Languages Conference 2014
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
28 May
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HR Value 2014
The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
28 May
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Omni Channel Banking Conference 2014
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
28-29 May
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June 2014

The Wine Show Durban
Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World, Durban
5-7 June
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4th South African TB Conference
International Convention Centre, Durban
9-12 June
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Tax Indaba
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9-13 June
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Youth Marketing Strategy Conference 2014
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
13 June
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3rd International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences
Durban University of Technology, Durban
21-22 June
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5th International Conference on Education and Information Management
Durban University of Technology, Durban
21-22 June
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Border, Air & Sea Summit
CSIR ICC, Pretoria
24-25 June
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Historical Association of South Africa Biennial Conference
Innovation Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
26-28 June
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2014 Anthropology Southern African Annual Conference
Crossing Borders, Blurring Boundaries
Barrat Lecture Theatre and Seminar Rooms, Rhodes University
29 June - 2 July
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Africa Rail featuring Signalling and Train Control World
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
30 June -2 July
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July 2014

Africa Ports and Harbours Show
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-2 July
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Africa Rail signalling & Train Control World Conference
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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SAIP 2014: The 59th Annual Conference of the SA Institute of Physics
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
7-11 July
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RAAS Satellite Meeting 2014
Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
11-12 July
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14th Congress of the Pan African Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies
University of the witwatersrand, Johannesburg
14-18 July
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Les Nouvelles Spa Conference 2014
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg
27-28 July
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The Wine Show Port Elizabeth
Boardwalk Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth
31 July - 2 August
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August 2014

The International World Congress of Architects (UIA) 2014) Conference
International Convention Centre, Durban
4-9 August
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The SAVCA-GIBS Foundation Programme for Private Equity
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) Campus, Illovo, Johannesburg
6-8 August
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Supply Chain Africa Summit
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
12-13 August
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SAERA 2014: South African Education Research Association
Researching Education: Future Directions
Innovation Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
13-15 August
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7th World Congress for Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Meets Africa
International Convention Centre, Durban
25-29 August
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Serious Games to the Rescue: 1st International Conference on Serious Games
Quest Conference Estate, Vanderbijlpark
27-29 August
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September 2014

Safeguarding Conference 2014
Keeping Children Safe
Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Cape Town
3-5 September
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Institute for Mindfulness South Africa Conference
Science and Application in an Emerging Society
STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch
4-6 September
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NOSHCON 2014
Champagne Sports Resort, Winterton
912 September
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SASRIM 2014: 8th Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
12-14 September
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39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress
The Great African Vet Adventure
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
16-19 September
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Urology Congress 2014
The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
18-21 September
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Southern African HIV Clincians Society 2nd Biennial Conference
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
24-27 September
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8th Annual Teaching & Learning Higher Education Conference
Edgewood Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pinetown
25-27 September
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October 2014

2014 International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision for 2030
Faculty of Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
1-3 October
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2014 Joburg Indaba
Investing in Resources and Mining in Africa
The Inanda Club, Johannesburg
8-10 October
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Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Summit
Hyatt Regency, Rosebank, Johannesburg
8-10 October
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Planning Africa 2014: South African Planning Institute Conference
Making Great Places
International Convention Centre, Durban
19-22 October
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The Inaugural Maendleleo Africa Conference on Growth and Harmonious Development
Managing Inclusive Growth and Harmonious Development in Africa
Gauteng Conference Centre, Johannesburg
20-25 October
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Envass Environmental Conference 2014
Indundla Game Lodge, Pretoria
22-24 October
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November 2014

9th International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium
Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
9-13 November
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Process Mineralogy '14
Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
17-19 November
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e-Skills 2014 Conference
University of Cape Town, Cape Town
17-21 November
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Precious Metals '14
Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
20-21 November
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Nickel Processing'14
Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
24-25 November
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International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures
School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
24-26 November
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5th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management
Proteas Marine Hotel, Port Elizabeth
26-28 November
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December 2014

First Biennial Scientific Conference on Medicines Regulation in Africa
Building Partnerships for Sustainable Capacity Development in Medicines Regulation in Africa
Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg
2-3 December
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International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014
Protea Hotel Water Front, Richards Bay
2-3 December
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ESD - Experts in Stone Disease Conference
The Westin, Cape Town
10-13 December
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