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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.

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

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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Conference on Innovation
Unlocking your Creativity and Reinventing for Business Growth
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) Campus, Illovo, Johannesburg
3 July
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Workshop on Innovating for Competitive Edge and Thrivable Future
Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) Campus, Illovo, Johannesburg
4 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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Dynamic Wealth Conference
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
19-20 July
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Infrastucture Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
21-23 July
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Cancer Care Convention
Medical Research Council Conference Centre, Cape Town
25-26 July
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Les Nouvelles Spa Conference 2014
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg
27-28 July
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International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT)
International Conference Centre, Durban
27 July - 1 August
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Future of Media and Advertising Conference
Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg
30 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

Ethics in Multi-Disciplinary Health Care
Ruslamere Conference Centre, Durbanville
2 August
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The International World Congress of Architects (UIA) 2014) Conference
International Convention Centre, Durban
3-7 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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Agile Africa 2014
Protea Hotel Parktonian, Johannesburg
11-12 August
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17th Southern African International Audit Conference
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
11-13 August
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Supply Chain Africa Summit
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
12-13 August
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Cape Construction Expo and Conference
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
13-14 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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SAOA Connex 14 Conference and Expo
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
13-15 August
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Affordable Housing Africa
African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town
18-20 August
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Sustainability 2014
The African Forum for Muncipal Financial Security
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
18-20 August
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South African Council of Shopping Centres Annual Conference
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
20-22 August
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Interbuild
Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg
20-23 August
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IFAC '14: 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
24-29 August
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7th World Congress for Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Meets Africa
International Convention Centre, Durban
25-29 August
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Getaway Travel and Tourism Conference
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
27 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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2nd Annual National HR Standards Roll Out
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
28 August
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National Achievers 2014 Congress
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
30-31 August
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September 2014

PWC Higher Education Conference 2014
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
1-2 September
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African Ports Evolution
International Convention Centre, Durban
1-3 September
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60th Congress of the South African Orthopaedic Association
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
1-4 September
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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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ISUCRS: 26th Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
4-7 September
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3rd Annual Africa Transfer Pricing Summit
The Largest and most comprehensive TP Summit on the African continent
Hyatt Regency, Rosebank, Johannesburg 9-11 September
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Smart Procurement World Gauteng
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9-11 September
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NOSHCON 2014
Champagne Sports Resort, Winterton
912 September
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Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
10-12 September
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Green Building Convention
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
10-12 September
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21st World Orchid Conference
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
10-14 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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Total Plant Management
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resorts,The Rosebank, Johannesburg
15-17 September
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Electra Mining Africa 2014
Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg
15-19 September
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Argus Africa LPG 2014
The Clock Tower Conference Centre, Cape Town
16-17 September
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Pension Funds
Examining the impact and practical applications of the regulatory changes
The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg 16-18 September Website, Click on Finance/Investment

39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress
The Great African Vet Adventure
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
16-19 September
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Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2014
The Clock Tower Conference Centre, Cape Town
17-19 September
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Business Management Conference 2014
Business Unusual - Economy, business and governance in a changing world
College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
17-19 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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3rd International Conference of Missiology
Eschatology: Life after Death
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
26-27 September
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LVI 2014 - Law via the Internet
University of Cape Town, Cape Town
29 September - 1 October
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Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Science and practice of people-centred health systems
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
30 September - 3 October
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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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Mine Closure Conference 2014: 9th International Conference on Mine Closure
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
1-3 October
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Vitafoods Africa
The leading nutraceutical event for Africa's functional food, dietary supplements and CAMS industries
The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg 1-3 October Website

Gauteng Farmers Conference & Expo
CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria
2-3 October
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TransAfrica Transport, Infrastructure & Investment Expo and Conference
Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg
7-9 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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Africa Oil & Gas Conference and Expo 2014
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9-10 October
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Governance Week
Incorporating COSECS and Prescribed Officer's Forum
The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg
13-17 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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11th Annual HR Africa Summit incorporating the HRD Expo
The official gathering of HR Professionals across Africa
The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg
27-31 October
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Sports & Events Tourism Exchange
International Convention Centre, Durban
28-30 October
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November 2014

Junior Mining & Exploration Conference & Exhibition
The 3rd Annual for all mining industry players looking for new opportunities
The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg
4-6 November
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Discop Africa: Adopt the World
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
5-7 November
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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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NGV 2014 South Africa Conference and Expo
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
17-20 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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International Conference On Advances In Civil, Structural and Construction Techniques - CSCT 2014
High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
27-28 November
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International Conference on Advances in Computing, Control and Networking - ACCN - 2014
High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
27-28 November
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International Conference on Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2014
High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
27-28 November
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International Conference On Advances In Mechanical , Production and Manufacturing Techniques - MPMT 2014
High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
27-28 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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