Advertorial: Conferencing Giant – Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre


The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is located just seven kilometres from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and has 665 accommodation rooms, a host of meeting and conference venues, three restaurants, a spa, the legendary Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar, a gym, pool and squash courts. In short, it’s a one-stop conferencing shop.

The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre has plenty to offer the corporate traveller, but it is best known for its conferencing facilities. The Birchwood boasts over 60 conferencing venues, with a vast array of flexible space that caters to all kinds of meetings and events. All the venues have been designed to ensure ease and comfort, and they can accommodate everything from smaller groups to large ones of up to three thousand delegates.

The OR Tambo Conference Centre is arguably the property’s most popular and versatile venue. Spanning over 1200 square metres, and with its own designated reception area and bar, it is the ideal venue for large-scale conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, product launches and musical performances. Through the years, it has played host to many memorable events, including presidential addresses, medical conventions, dance competitions, band concerts, and even live sport viewing on its two massive screens, with the added benefit of an awesome 16-speaker hi-performance sound system. This venue is also flexible and can be partitioned in to two rooms.  

Dedicated to late ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo and featuring a beautiful portrait of this legend of South African politics as one walks through the cocktail patio and electric doors, it has also recently been expanded to accommodate a well-needed breakaway venue, which has become a vital component of modern day conferencing. A brand new boardroom is also now available in the reception area, removing the hassle of having to move to a different building, should you require some privacy. The OR Tambo Conference Centre can accommodate up to 1,500 delegates and has become one of Birchwood’s flagship venues.

Another venue worth noting is the Birchwood Terminal, a multi-purpose venue that was built in 2011 and designed to cater for any kind function. It is fully-equipped with conferencing equipment, back-up generators, and an in-house décor team. Unlike the OR Tambo Conference Centre, it is able to accommodate up to 3,000 delegates, and quick temporary to semi-permanent spaces can be created to suit your preferred setting. The options are endless and they range from weddings to corporate functions, product launches, information centres, lounges and exhibitions.

The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre caters to any type of event, is conveniently located just a few minutes’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport, and has a host of offerings to suit just about every corporate event.

Tel: +27 11 897 0000

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