“Events are one of the biggest contributors to the tourism sector, particularly in Joburg, attracting people from all over the country and the continent to our City,” says Nabintu Petsana, Head of Joburg tourism.
Many events that take place in the City have grown over the years and have contributed and boosted the local economy significantly. These events are a major draw card on the City’s social and tourism calendar and give the province an opportunity to showcase its wide range of offerings.
Events such as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Gauteng Summer Cup, Tribute Concert, Go West Heritage Week, Vaal River Carnival, Eid Shopping Festival, Land Rover Africa Polo Cup, Soweto Wine Festival, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg Shopping Festival, Spring Fiesta, to mention but a few, attract both local and international visitors, significantly boosting revenue throughout the tourism value chain and creating employment opportunities in so doing.
“Gathering at the Indaba 2016 (Lambert House, 210 Lambert Road off Florida Road Morningside) will give our celebrated events and event organizers the opportunity to showcase their fascinating events and provide opportunities to create attractive packages to increase visitor numbers to Joburg” says Petsana.
Joburg’s boasts an extraordinary array of arts and cultural festivals, exhibitions, expos, trade fairs and the many great sports events that take place at our world-class stadiums.
Joburg is home to the iconic 94 736-seater FNB stadium, the largest venue in South Africa. It has hosted some of the biggest international and local events including Memorial Service for Tata Nelson Mandela. It also plays host to major sporting events such as the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup ™, the African Cup of Nations final in 2013, as well as major football matches like the popular Soweto Derby that involves two South African Premier Soccer League football giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Johannesburg hosts by far the greatest number of expos in South Africa.
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