Destination conferencing, ‘a world within a city’

Conferencing is picking up again and guests are now enjoying Sun City’s R150-million refurbishment to conference facility

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Conferencing venues are a dime a dozen, but when it comes to having it all, few venues can beat attending a destination conference at the elegant Sun City Convention Centre.

The 27 conference rooms, three convention centres, two auditoriums and multiple breakaway rooms were given a R150-million refurbishment shortly before the pandemic which modernised and updated these premium spaces to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry.

Not only more interactive, the state-of-the-art conference venues are also greener, in line with the Resort’s ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System.

The Sun City Convention Centre is ideal for intimate or large-scale corporate events, banquets, seminars, exhibitions or team-building sessions for up to 2 000 delegates. Meeting rooms can be hired as a cluster or individually. Gone are the old-fashioned trestle tables with tea and coffee, instead, delegates have a choice of breakaway venues in one of the alfresco-style coffee shops.

“We are first and foremost a business centre. You get your business done during the day and in the evenings, there is no better destination – or with better weather – to let your hair down and have a great time,” said Marnie Tait, Sun International National Sales Manager. “Whether it is drinks and dancing, or a gala dinner at one of the myriad venues either indoors or outdoors, we tailor make solutions that will keep your delegates talking about your conference for years.” Memorable outdoor venue spaces include the tropical beach-like Valley of Waves, Sun Park and the Green House. The Resort has resident stage designers, lighting and sound engineers, and a full range of audio-visual equipment available to accommodate all conferencing requirements.

“Whether you need a venue for a business meeting, training course, corporate hospitality event or a conference, we have the perfect venue for you,” Tait said. “There is little to beat the high level of interaction that comes with meeting face-to-face, especially where collaboration has been stifled during the pandemic by the work from home trend. Conferencing offers opportunities to connect, engage and create teamwork, productivity and performance.”

“With Sun City’s varied range of dining and entertainment outlets adding to the many exciting activities available at the Resort, we are proud to offer conferencing with a difference,” said Nombuso Buthelezi, Sun City Resort Convention Centre Manager. “This is a one-stop-shop for conferencing, like no other. Upon arrival, delegates check into one of our wide range of accommodation options, get ready to focus on work, followed by an evening of exploring a world within a city.”

The Resort can add morale-building activities to its bespoke conference packages. “All the senses are catered for, from state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, to sporting and leisure activities,” Buthelezi said.

The choices are diverse: playing golf on two 18-hole world class golf courses, thrilling activities such as quad biking and water sports as well as confidence-testing water rides at the Valley of Waves. “Those who prefer something a little more sedate can retreat to the haven of either the Royal Salon Wellness Spa or the Gary Player Health Spa for a rejuvenating treatment.”

With accommodation options to suit every conference organiser’s budget, each of Sun City’s four hotels has its own unique style, character and attractions.

The Palace of the Lost City is exquisitely decorated, with impeccable service; the five-star Cascades is elegant and central to all Sun City’s attractions; there’s always something happening at the four-star Soho, while the three-star Cabanas hotel is situated at the Sun City Waterworld Lake, offering guests a contemporary twist and great ‘base’ to explore the resort.

“A mere 2-hour drive or 40-minute flight from Johannesburg, Sun City Resort offers hosts an abundance of elegant conference facilities which leaves one spoilt for choice,” Buthelezi said. Direct flights to the Pilanesberg are also available from Johannesburg and Cape Town. “Come and discover for yourself why we are a premier conferencing destination in South Africa.”

Conferencing venues are a dime a dozen, but when it comes to having it all, few venues can beat attending a destination conference at the elegant Sun City Convention Centre.

The 27 conference rooms, three convention centres, two auditoriums and multiple breakaway rooms were given a R150-million refurbishment shortly before the pandemic which modernised and updated these premium spaces to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry.

Not only more interactive, the state-of-the-art conference venues are also greener, in line with the Resort’s ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System.

The Sun City Convention Centre is ideal for intimate or large-scale corporate events, banquets, seminars, exhibitions or team-building sessions for up to 2 000 delegates. Meeting rooms can be hired as a cluster or individually. Gone are the old-fashioned trestle tables with tea and coffee, instead, delegates have a choice of breakaway venues in one of the alfresco-style coffee shops.

“We are first and foremost a business centre. You get your business done during the day and in the evenings, there is no better destination – or with better weather – to let your hair down and have a great time,” said Marnie Tait, Sun International National Sales Manager. “Whether it is drinks and dancing, or a gala dinner at one of the myriad venues either indoors or outdoors, we tailor make solutions that will keep your delegates talking about your conference for years.” Memorable outdoor venue spaces include the tropical beach-like Valley of Waves, Sun Park and the Green House. The Resort has resident stage designers, lighting and sound engineers, and a full range of audio-visual equipment available to accommodate all conferencing requirements.

“Whether you need a venue for a business meeting, training course, corporate hospitality event or a conference, we have the perfect venue for you,” Tait said. “There is little to beat the high level of interaction that comes with meeting face-to-face, especially where collaboration has been stifled during the pandemic by the work from home trend. Conferencing offers opportunities to connect, engage and create teamwork, productivity and performance.”

“With Sun City’s varied range of dining and entertainment outlets adding to the many exciting activities available at the Resort, we are proud to offer conferencing with a difference,” said Nombuso Buthelezi, Sun City Resort Convention Centre Manager. “This is a one-stop-shop for conferencing, like no other. Upon arrival, delegates check into one of our wide range of accommodation options, get ready to focus on work, followed by an evening of exploring a world within a city.”

The Resort can add morale-building activities to its bespoke conference packages. “All the senses are catered for, from state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, to sporting and leisure activities,” Buthelezi said.

The choices are diverse: playing golf on two 18-hole world class golf courses, thrilling activities such as quad biking and water sports as well as confidence-testing water rides at the Valley of Waves. “Those who prefer something a little more sedate can retreat to the haven of either the Royal Salon Wellness Spa or the Gary Player Health Spa for a rejuvenating treatment.”

With accommodation options to suit every conference organiser’s budget, each of Sun City’s four hotels has its own unique style, character and attractions.

The Palace of the Lost City is exquisitely decorated, with impeccable service; the five-star Cascades is elegant and central to all Sun City’s attractions; there’s always something happening at the four-star Soho, while the three-star Cabanas hotel is situated at the Sun City Waterworld Lake, offering guests a contemporary twist and great ‘base’ to explore the resort.

“A mere 2-hour drive or 40-minute flight from Johannesburg, Sun City Resort offers hosts an abundance of elegant conference facilities which leaves one spoilt for choice,” Buthelezi said. Direct flights to the Pilanesberg are also available from Johannesburg and Cape Town. “Come and discover for yourself why we are a premier conferencing destination in South Africa.”