Dates & Venue

Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 and 6 March 2019. Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.

Guide to visitors from outside South Africa


Visitors from many countries outside of South Africa will require a visa to visit the country, both as a tourist or on a business trip. Please contact the South African Embassy in your country of origin to find out exactly what is required to apply for a visa. Visa applications can take several weeks to process, and you are strongly advised to apply for a visa sooner rather than later, at least four weeks before you depart for South Africa.

Letter of invitation

If you require a letter of invitation to attend the SDC-IBA 2019 conference and exhibition from EE Publishers for your visa application, firstly you will need to register and pay to attend SDC-IBA 2019, and then please email requesting a letter of invitation and attaching a copy of your passport, airticket and proof of accommodation in South Africa.


The venue for the SDC-IBA 2019 conference and exhibition is Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, which is just outside of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg.

The Gallagher Convention Centre offers a wide range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Well-known as one of South Africa’s leading conference and exhibition venues
  • Situated within a 30-minute drive from South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport
  • High-speed Gautrain from OR Tambo Airport to Rhodesfield, Marlboro, Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria stations
  • Easy access to the stunning tourist sites of South Africa’s Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North-West, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces

Click here for further details on the venue


The Gallagher Convention Centre has an arrangement with Midrand Central Reservations to assist with sourcing a range of convenient accomodation. Please contact Maryna – for personal assistance.

Delegates need to make their own accommodation arrangements, and to pay for these directly.

On arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, proceed through immigration, luggage collection and customs into the international arrivals area, head straight for the Enquiries counter, and ask for the free shuttle bus to the hotel of your choice. You will be dropped off at your hotel. From your hotel, you have access to all the facilities of the complex.

Tourism in South Africa

Gauteng provides easy access to the stunning tourist sites of South Africa’s Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, North-West, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces.

Your hotel  complex will be able to assist you with accommodation, car hire, train, bus and air travel within South Africa, should you wish to take advantage of your visit to explore some of these attractions.

Click here for the official South African tourism website
Click here for South African National Parks website and bookings

Please note that quality tourism in South Africa requires careful planning, and needs to be booked in advance through reputable travel agents to avoid disappointment.