The Sandton Convention Centre, in the suburb of the same name, was the venue of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. The centre is close to many of the city's top hotels and is within a block or two of the Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square shopping malls, which are considered the best in Africa. They contain banks, travel agencies, shops and restaurants. The suburb also hosts the headquarters of many of the city's top businesses.
The centre is in the middle of a busy business area, but parking is not a problem. Accessed controlled basement parking to the centre is available. There is also parking available in Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton City. From here you are able to access the Sandton Convention centre via the skywalk. Sandton can also be approached along a number of arterial roads and the route and signposts to the suburb make it easy to get there.
The centre itself is used for conventions, exhibitions and special events, and caters for the disabled. The convention level of the centre, which accommodates 3 500 people, offers flexible seating configuration. The multipurpose pavilion, which can host more than 4 000 people, can handle large conferences, concerts, sports events and special functions.
There are two exhibition areas - of more than 5 000 square metres each - and 15 meeting rooms.