Global civil society activity in South Africa

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

South Africa is ranked #30 over a 20 year period,
with 2274 meetings since 2004.


South Africa is ranked #31 for 2023, with 67 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

South African Tourism


As Africa's top meetings and events destination, South Africa's amazing variety of venues and destinations, diverse offering and unforgettable experiences will exceed your expectations. Whether you're planning a meeting in the bush or require the cutting edge technology available at our international convention centres, our Meeting Planner tools will help you plan the perfect event.

With more than 1 700 meeting venues in South Africa and award winning international convention centres, South Africa is amply equipped to take care of your business event needs. Our largest meeting venues, complete with the latest technology, can accommodate more than 20 000 delegates.

South Africa has hosted a significant number of high profile events that have seen more than 100 000 delegates experience our first-rate meeting venues and explore the amazing attractions our country has to offer.

Local UIA Partner

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau


The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau is a partnership initiative of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Ethekwini Municipality to promote the meeting or business tourism services of the South African province of KwaZulu-Nataland the metropolitan area of Durban.The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau began its operations on the 1 July 2010 and is thus still very much at its inception stage of development. It operates as a special division of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. This entity provides the following business tourism support services together with its partners:

  • Promotional materials;
  • Educational trips and site Inspections;
  • Supplier information and quotations;
  • Social programmes;
  • Pre and post tours and incentive packages;
  • Assistance with congress bids;
  • Convention publicity and delegate boosting;
  • Destination display and promotion;
  • Information kits and welcome packs for delegates;
  • Shuttle services; and
  • Identification of professional conference organiser (PCO) services.

Local UIA Partner

Johannesburg Tourism Company


The JTC in its re-establishment is modelled as a Destination Management Organisation [DMO], which is a leading organisational entity, which facilitates partnerships with various authorities, stakeholders, and professionals to achieve a unified mission towards a destination’s vision.

Organizations based in South Africa

International Pig Veterinary Society - Humansdorp
Nematological Society of Southern Africa - Potchefstroom
Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education - Clubview
African Council of Optometry - Durban
Southern African Regional Universities Association - Bellville
Airlines Association of Southern Africa - Johannesburg
African Kurash Union - Vanderbijlpark
South African Council of Churches - Johannesburg
Confédération africaine de natation amateur - Johannesburg
African Association of Nuclear Medicine - Tygerberg
Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society - Hatfield
Association of African Planning Schools - Rondebosch
Rugby Africa - Cape Town
Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors - Midrand
Pan-African Thoracic Society - Durban
International Dental Ethics and Law Society - Bellville
International Council of Reflexologists - Durban
Squash Federation of Africa - Northlands
Southern African Music Rights Organizations - Johannesburg
African Correctional Services Association - Pretoria
EIS-AFRICA - Midrand
Anthropology Southern Africa - East London
International Federation of Christian Churches - Randburg
African Powerlifting Federation - Sun Valley
Pan African Society of Cardiology - Cape Town

View More profiles (448) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in South Africa

2029 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Cape Town

2027 International Data WeekCommittee on Data for Science and Technology - Cape Town

2027 World Avocado CongressInternational Avocado Society - Cape Town

2026 World Congress on Public HealthWorld Federation of Public Health Associations - Cape Town

2026 CongressInternational Federation of Surveyors - Cape Town

2026 Annual MeetingInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - Cape Town

2026 ConferenceWorld Association for Sport Management - Cape Town

2026 Annual MeetingWorld Jersey Cattle Bureau - Cape Town

2025 World Conference of Science JournalistsWorld Federation of Science Journalists - Pretoria

2025 World CongressDermatology, Aesthetics, and Surgery International League - Cape Town

2025 Biennial CongressInternational Association of Paediatric Dentistry - Cape Town

2025 ILDS World Skin SummitInternational League of Dermatological Societies - Cape Town

2025 FIGO World CongressFédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique - Cape Town

2025 Global Conference on AgeingInternational Federation on Ageing - Cape Town

2025 International Diatom SymposiumInternational Society for Diatom Research - Skukuza

View More Future Events (41) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in South Africa

2024 IASIA Conference – International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration - Bloemfontein
2024 International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS) – International Association of Computed Tomography - Cape Town
2024 Regional Learning and Linking Forum – Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa - Johannesburg
2024 International Donor Registry Conference – World Marrow Donor Association - Cape Town
2024 Congress – International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres - Stellenbosch
2024 Africa Continental Congress – SIOP AfricaInternational Society of Paediatric Oncology
2024 Congress – Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa - Johannesburg
2024 World Congress – International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Cape Town
2024 Annual Conference – Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors - Cape Town
2024 World Congress – PIANC - Cape Town
2024 Conference – African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association - Johannesburg
2024 Congress – Confédération internationale de la pêche sportive - Cape Town
2024 World Veterinary Association Congress – World Veterinary Association - Cape Town
2024 Meeting – International Society of Pneumonia and Pneumococcal Diseases - Cape Town
2024 Symposium – Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association - Bloemfontein

View More Past Events (4394) in The International Congress Calendar

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