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​Johannesburg is the country's top exhibitions venue, landing more than half the number of all exhibitions held in South Africa, and way ahead of rivals CapeTown and Durban.

Research shows that of the 1 900 exhibitions held in South Africa every year, 51 percent are held in the Johannesburg area, with Cape Town taking 15 percent of exhibitions, and Durban coming in at 11 percent.

In 2003, a strategic alliance was formed between the Johannesburg Tourism Company and the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (Exsa), with the aim of promoting Johannesburg as a prime destination for national and international exhibitions, conventions and special events.
The following list includes exhibitions taking place in various venues around the city and has been arranged chronologically.
The Baby Expo MamaMagic

Venue: The Coca-Cola Dome
Product: This is a baby and parenting exhibition.
Telephone: 011 658 0161
Contact person: Projeni Pather

Grand Designs


Venue: Coca-Cola Dome
Product: This is a show that is ideal for anyone who has an interest in interiors, building, kitchens, bathrooms, gardens, shopping and delicious food.
Telephone: 011 835 1565
Contact person:  Sandra Owen​


Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandown 
Product: To bring together buyers and sellers of the very best corporate clothing, promotional gifts, conference and exhibition venues and solutions.
Email:  or
Telephone: 082 570 7942 or 011 883 7837
Africa Ports and Harbours Congress 2012

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre 
Product:  Leading Africa's ports conference and exhibition.
Telephone: 011 516 4069​

Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo (BOFE)

​Venue: The Coca-Cola Dome
Product: A trade exhibition that brings together leading business opportunities, franchise options and business support service companies to an audience of entrepreneurs who wish to invest in new business ventures.
Telephone: 011 549 8300
Contact person: Gladys Mogano
Soweto Festival 2012

Venue: MTN Expo Centre, Nasrec 
Product: This is a craft, home decor, health, travel and tourism, sports, and property and finance exhibition.
Telephone: 011 646 5630
Contact person: Adele Lucas