Working With Industry Leaders
The Sandton Convention Centre’s memberships include:
The International Congress and Convention Association
The ICCA represents the specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises of nearly 1 000 member companies in over 90 countries worldwide. The ICCA offers data, communication channels and business development opportunities.
The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
UFI - the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is the association of trade show organisers, fairground owners, national and international associations of the exhibition industry, and its partners. As of 2014, it has more than 600 members from 85 countries.
International Association of Congress Centres
The International Association of Congress Centres is committed to encouraging and recognising excellence in convention centre management through education, networking programs and research. As the international industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers worldwide, its members represent 54 countries from around the world. The AIPC focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities facing conference and exhibition centres and ensures its members are well connected to industry issues and maintain close working relations.
Southern African Association for the Conference Industry
SAACI - the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry is the umbrella body of the conference and meetings industry of South Africa and is dedicated to maintaining and improving its levels of efficiency and professionalism. It is recognised as the official body and mouth-piece of the conference industry by South African Tourism and government.
There are four regional Branches within SAACI – the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Territories (includes Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, North West and cross border) and the Western Cape (including Northern Cape).
Exhibition Association of Southern Africa
The role of the Exhibition and Event Association of South Africa, or EXSA is to serve the industry – through growth and development by promoting the benefits offered by exhibitions and events, and raising the profile of their members.
Event Greening Forum
The Event Greening Forum (EGF) is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote sustainability within the events sector. The EGF was established through dedication and support of eight industry associations who are recognised as founding members. The founding members are key industry associations working together to promote South Africa as a destination for various types of events. They host educational sessions for industry and lobby government in an effort to implement sustainability principles into the daily operations of the events industry.
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International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
An IAPCO PCO is a Professional Congress Organiser or Meeting Planner who administers and brings to fruition the organisation of a congress, meeting, event or convention in a professional manner. Such a professional manner will include timeliness, efficiency, financial responsibility and good management.