See also: Johannesburg’s top four venuesFor the rest of the province, see: Gauteng venuesAfrica Centre Airport Leisure HotelWebsiteThe Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel is also attached to the Africa Centre Guest Lodge and Africa Centre Safari Tours. Located close to OR Tambo International Airport, it can be accessed by free shuttle.The hotel offers business facilities and professional secretarial services among a host of other services. It has two conference rooms for small conferences. Both rooms are equipped with white board, flip charts, digital/overhead projectors, and TV, video and DVD equipment.Amakoekoe Guest House/LodgeWebsiteLocated in Honeydew, Amakoekoe features beautifully maintained gardens and lively birdlife, which make for a convenient and peaceful conference venue.There are three conference rooms, the largest of which is capable of hosting up to 100 delegates. Basic equipment, including a whiteboard, flipchart and screen is provided, along with catering that includes, apart from the main meals, tea and coffee on arrival, mid-morning and afternoon tea, and snacks and pastries.A shuttle service is available from the OR Tambo and Lanseria airports, as well as to outside venues.Astrotech Conference CentreWebsiteLocated in Parktown, and easily accessible from Johannesburg’s airports, major highways, and the city centre, the Astrotech Conference Centre is to found in a gracious mansion. It is able to host up to 300 people.It offers state-of-the-art conference equipment, including data projectors, electronic screens, video recording facilities, television, video, DSTV and DVD.The facilities also feature laptop connectivity; five-star meals that accomodate dietary preferences; secure parking; 24-hour security; a business centre for photocopying, Internet and telephones; a bar for after work cocktails; and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.Bergvallei EstatesWebsiteBergvallei Estates in Muldersdrift, north of Johannesburg, caters for conferences of up to 100 people and also hosts weddings and functions.Catering is provided and the venue can sleep up to 19 people.Numerous leisure activities are available, including hot air ballooning, swimming, hiking, horse riding, golf, game drives and trout fishing, and there is also an art gallery.Cabanga Conference CentreWebsiteThe Cabanga Conference Centre, situated just behind the Northgate Shopping Centre and the Coca Cola Dome in Northriding, caters for groups as large as 300 people and provides, among other things, for business breakfasts, weddings and engagement parties, birthday bashes, cocktail parties, Christmas and year-end functions.There are seven rooms available, as well as breakaway areas.Menus with a wide variety of themes are available, including those requiring halaal and kosher food.Cedar Park Hotel & Conference CentreWebsiteCedar Park, in Woodmead, Sandton, has two conference halls hosting 350 people and up to 900 for cocktail receptions, while smaller conference rooms can host parties of 20, 40 or 100 delegates.There are extensive catering facilities, and the hotel has 55 rooms and 10 junior suites.Eagles Crest Conference and Function CentreWebsiteEagles Crest Conference and Function Centre is located in Muldersdrift within the beautiful Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It caters for conferences, weddings, and various other functions.Conferences for from 10 to 60 people are catered for, although larger groups can be accommodated. Standard equipment includes a data projector, PA system, amplifier and surround sound, pull down screen and flip chart stand.Conference packages include morning and afternoon tea, lunch, water and sweets on the tables, flip chart paper and markers, and pens and paper.Emperor’s PalaceWebsiteEmperor’s Palace, located next to the OR Tambo International Airport, is a versatile venue able to deal with large conferences.The Centre Court can accommodate 3 000 people cinema-style, while the Circus Maximus caters for 900 people with theatre-style seating. The North Wing accommodates 1 200 people banquet-style, the South Wing 400 delegates in theatre style, and the Senate Rooms approximately 400 people per room.Besides these venues ,there are also breakaway rooms for think-tanks and planning sessions.Focus RoomsWebsiteSituated in Sunninghill, just off Rivonia road, Focus Rooms has 10 rooms ranging from minimum 4 people to maximum 300 cinema style and includes an executive Boardroom for business meetings.The decor is fresh with bright coloured walls and modern interiors and certain rooms have stunning views of Sunninghill. Each conference room has state of the art audio visual technology and wireless connectivity with an onsite IT professional. There are two Conference co-ordinators on site and an operations manager to ensure that conferences runs smoothly from start to finish. Parking is free with 24-hour security.Other services include training, launches, end of year functions, team building, gala events and exhibitions.Garden Lodge & Conference CentreWebsiteThe Garden Lodge and Conference Centre, situated close to the Cradle of Humankind in the Swartkops hills near Muldersdrift, and a 35-minute drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, has three fully equipped conference rooms seating 80, 30 and 15 people. There are also four breakaway rooms.The hotel can also arrange team-building activities such as fondue and potjie competitions, English pub games, a mini obstacle course, go-kart racing, game drives, golf and hot air ballooning.Griffin EstateWebsiteGriffin’s Estate is a smaller-sized venue located on the West Rand, close to Randfontein and Krugersdorp. It’s a beautiful venue with a lovely country setting.The air-conditioned conference venue accommodates up to 60 delegates and standard audi-visual and technical equipment is provided. Full-day packages include tea, coffee and muffins; mid-morning tea, coffee, biscuits, and snack platters; a buffet lunch; mid-afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits; mineral waters and mints.The Estate also hosts weddings and other functions.The Hertford HotelWebsiteThe four-star Hertford Country Hotel, on the Pelindaba Road, Lanseria, is set on a 23-hectare estate. It features four conference venues and can host from 30 to 200 delegates.Early-morning, mid-morning, and afternoon tea and a three-course lunch are provided along with standard equipment.Conferences are tailor-made to suit requirements and the Hertford offers a list of professional service providers who will ensure a memomorable event.It’s also a great venue for weddings and features 21 large en-suite rooms and two honeymoon suites.There are many leisure activities available nearby, including action cricket, fishing, game drives, golf, hiking, gym, horse riding, safaris, a casino and a boma.Houghton BoardroomWebsiteFormerly a private home, the Houghton Boardroom is centrally located in the Houghton Estate. It was built in 1935 as a Cape Dutch homestead.The venue offers three conference-style options: boardroom, stables and boma.It can accommodate from 80 to 100 people in its beautiful gardens for reception parties, and up to 40 people for formal dinners.Tsogo Sun InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton TowersWebsiteThe Meeting Place at the Tsogo Sun InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers offers facilities catering for groups from 10 to 800 delegates, and advanced technology capabilities are available. There is also an in-house meeting co-ordinator.Besides this, the hotel is linked to the Sandton Convention Centre, which is able to host up to 3 500 delegates as well as special events for 4 000 seated guests.Michelangelo HotelWebsiteThe Samsung Business Centre in the Michelangelo Hotel, located on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, hosts up to 242 people.The conference facilities accommodate up to 150 people theatre-style and 160 banquet-style.The hotel also provides a number of leisure options, including a gym, wine tasting, beauty therapy and a hydro/spa.Mintek Conference ServicesWebsiteConveniently located in Randburg, Mintek Conference Services offers four conference rooms, including an impressive 400-seat auditorium.There is also a reception area, foyer and exhibition area.Parking is no problem and catering and equipment is supplied.Although Mintek Conference Services do not offer accommodation there are many choices very near by.OR Tambo International Airport Conference CentreWebsiteLocated on the Mezzanine Level of the Domestic Arrivals Terminal is a 10-room conference facility catering to roups ranging from very small to up to 150 delegates.Equipment is supplied, and for those travelling to the airport by car, free and secure parking is offered.SAB World of BeerWebsiteLocated in the vibrant area of Newtown, in the centre of Johannesburg, the SAB World of Beer was built to celebrate the brewer’s centenary in 1995.It offers two conference venues and is able to accommodate up to 150 people in The Gallery.In-house caterers serve a wide variety of meals and standard equipment is supplied.Conference packages include a tour of the history of beer that finishes in The Nonesuch Tavern with two complimentary drinks and snacks.The Sheiks Club and Conference CentreWebsiteThe Sheiks Club and Conference Centre is located in Woodmead, Johannesburg. It is a versatile venue, available for all forms of business get-togethers and private functions.There are five conference venues, able to accommodate from 20 to 900 people.Catering is available and packages can be tailor-made to suit clients, including special sound and lighting, stages and dance floors, classic and themed decor, speakers and entertainers, registration management, accommodation, and travel services.The ForumWebsiteThe Forum Company offers conferences and events with style and pizzazz. Its stated aim is to “consistently deliver world class food and gatherings management with unique South African personality and style”.The Campus is located in Bryanston in Johannesburg and is a five-star-graded Association of South African Travel Agents conference venue and features state-of-the-art technology, as well impressive South African art and architecture.The Turbine Hall is home to Johannesburg’s first coal-fired power station and is also a top quality conference and events venue boasting the same high standards as The Campus. It is located in funky Newtown, home to many cultural attractions and landmarks.Catering services include corporate and private catering, as well as fresh office restaurants.The Newlife Conference CentreWebsiteLocated in Bryanston, the Newlife Conference Centre is a large multi-faceted facility with many modern conveniences. It is easily accessible from the N1 Highway, going east and west, and nicely situated near shopping centres, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and B&Bs. There is plenty of parrking.The Main Auditorium seats 1 380 people on the ground floor and an additional 1158 in the galleries providing for 2538 seats in total. The Minor Auditorium is also a sizable venue, able to accomodate 750 people seated cinema style, while the North Wing can host up to 150 people, and the East and West Wings can accomodate up to 112 conference-goers.All of the venues offer the facilities needed to enable speakers to give dynamic presentations. Each room has a digital projector and screen, a modern multichannel sound system, as well as a DVD player and a computer with a LCD monitor.Catering, incorporating light refreshments and finger food is also on offer. The New Life Centre is also available for larger functions and gala dinners.The Palazzo MontecasinoWebsiteThis upmarket Tuscan Villa-themed hotel in Fourways, Sandton has two presidential suites, 10 suites, 21 deluxe rooms and 213 standard rooms.For conferences, the “Soare Room” accommodates 34 delegates theatre-style, while the “Castello Room” hosts 35 people theatre-style, 60 for receptions and 50 banquet-style.For larger groups, three luxury N-Metro cinemas are available, able to host up to 500 people.As part of the conference package a working lunch is served in the Medeo Restaurant, while three tea and coffee breaks are provided for, as well as water, mineral water, cordials and mints.Standard equipment is included in the package, as well as ISDN lines and outdoor broadcast capabilities, and other equipment is also available for hire.Southern Sun OR Tambo InternationalWebsiteNo need to worry about transport from OR Tambo International Airport, the Holiday Inn is a mere 500 metres from the airport and a shuttle leaves every 15 minutes.The hotel has 366 bedrooms and five conference venues, largest of which, the Orly Suite, can host 540 delegates.Standard equipment is supplied and there is a business centre as well as onsite technical assistance.An outdoor swimming pool and in-house gymnasium is available on site for fitness enthusiasts.Technikon SA Conference CentreWebsiteThe Technikon SA Conference Centre, located in Johannesburg’s CBD, has three conference venues able to host up to 3 000 people.Accommodation is also available in the form of 48 bedrooms.Standard equipment is supplied and telephones, fax and photocopying facilities, and specialised equipment are also available.For leisure time, there is a swimming pool, volleyball, squash, tennis, table tennis and pool.The FairlawnsWebsiteThe Fairlawns, in Sandton, has two conference venues: the La Scala Room, which accommodates 42 people schoolroom-style, and The Boardroom, which is more intimate and hosts 12 people.Apart from equipment, tea, coffee and pastries are provided on arrival, while there is a buffet lunch, afternoon tea and coffee and savouries, as well as mints and mineral water.The Parktonian Hotel & Conference CentreWebsiteCentrally located in Braamfontein, The Parktonian Hotel and Conference Centre is centrally located and offers flexible conference facilities for up to 850 people and exhibition space of 900 square metres.Nearby are many restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as a gym, sauna and squash courts next door.The Pyramid Conference & Venue CentreWebsiteLocated close to Johannesburg’s CBD, the Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre is within easy reach from OR Tambo International Airport. It is a day venue, but many fine hotels are located nearby.It boasts five rooms, with the biggest able to accommodate 1 000 people.Standard equipment is supplied, as well DVD players, and secretarial and business support services, if required.The Pyramid is conveniently located for any leisure time entertainment, with numerous facilities, including Gold Reef City, close by.The SaxonWebsiteThe Saxon, in upmarket Sandhurst, near Sandton, has been voted the world’s leading boutique hotel on multiple occasions. It served as Nelson Mandela’s home when he was released from prison and he used his time there to edit his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.A highly exclusive venue, the Saxon’s Dining Library hosts boardroom-style conferences, while two other rooms are available for executive conferences for up to 30 people.Built-in computer technology is provided, and trained technical management is on standby to assist with conferences.The Westcliff HotelWebsiteLocated near the Johannesburg Zoo, the upmarket Westcliff Hotel offers a Business Wing, which is a fully equipped facility offering full business services, including translation services and laptop hire, in addition to highly trained IT personnel.There are four rooms available for conferencing, and conference packages include catering and equipment.Leisure facilities include two heated swimming pools and two plunge pools, a floodlit tennis court and gym. The Health Spa offers a wide range of treatments.Tres JolieWebsiteTres Jolie is a beautiful country estate in the Ruimsig area. The manicured gardens include a chapel and the venue is ideal for weddings, conferences and children’s parties, where the kids have access to a touch and feed animal farm.There are two conference venues: Petit Fleur and Fountain Court, accommodating up to 50 and 200 delegates respectively. Both venues can also be used for corporate launches.Catering is top class, and conference packages include, on arrival, tea, coffee and muffins; at mid-morning, tea, coffee, and pizza slices; at lunch, a buffet or braai; at mid-afternoon, tea, coffee, and biscuits.Wanderers ClubWebsiteThe Wanderers Club, in the suburb of Illovo, offers five venues for hosting conferences, allowing for groups of up to 1 050 people in the Ballroom and Main Lounge.Configured in cinema style, the Ballroom is the largest venue for conferences, able to host 600 delegates, while groups as small as 30 people can be accommodated.Catering is provided, including vegetarian, halaal and kosher food, and full bar facilities are available.Standard equipment is supplied, and the venues are easily arranged in the style required.See also: Johannesburg’s top four venuesFor the rest of the province, see: Gauteng venuesSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Trevor Curwin How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Monisha Perkash is co-founder and CEO of a successful wearables company, Lumo Bodytech.She sat down with us at ReadWrite to to talk about her experience founding an IoT company today and to ponder what she sees as the future of IoT. She’ll be speaking on panel on bringing your wearable to market at the Wearable World Congress event, May 11 in Santa Clara.Perkash describers her firm as a wearables company that specializes in movement intelligence. “We use sensor technologies and algorithms to track human body movements to a very fine degree of resolution,” Perkash says. “We provide people with actionable feedback so they can move better. Think posture, yoga, running, golf, physical therapy. Any activity that requires proper form, movement, and biomechanics, Lumo is well-positioned to help people with.Lumo’s wearable products are characteristically small with intelligent sensors. Perkash described the Lumo Lift, a small lapel pin that attaches to your shirt with magnets, and the Lumo Run, a tiny clip that could be attached to the waistband of your shorts. “When you slouch, the Lumo Lift reminds you to straighten up”, Perkash says. “The Lumo Run provides lab-quality feedback on running form. You know in real-time how your running form could change.How Lumo came aboutPerkash came up with the idea for Lumo seeing her co-founder and CTO, Andrew Chang, suffering from debilitating back pain. Perkash is married to a spine and sports physician, so she could understand how important posture really was. Perkash advised Andrew to attend a posture class and as a result Andrew learned how to manage his back pain. “Posture and back pain are truly scientifically linked,” Perkash says.She adds that for most people who suffer from back pain, the hardest part of improving one’s posture is being aware of. “We get so engrossed into our gadgets and computers that we don’t have any awareness,” Perkash said. Lumo began with the mission of find a solution so that “people could become more aware of their posture and help hundreds of people with their back pain.”Watch the whole interview: Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#health#Internet of Things#IoT#Lumo BodyTech#wearables
Pakistan’s banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been summoned for a hearing on August 18 by the Sindh High Court in connection with a petition filed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the recovery of nearly 250,000 pounds from him as fine in the spot-fixing case.The ECB has hired a well-known Pakistani lawyer, Khawaja Naveed to fight the case after its disciplinary panel banned Kaneria in June 2012. The ECB found Kaneria guilty of inciting other players to spot-fix while playing for Essex county. Also read: Cricket, terror can’t go hand in hand, says BCCI’s Anurag Thakur Kaneria also lost his appeals in the appellate tribunal of the ECB and a commercial bench of the High Court in London and since last year has been residing in Karachi.”The petition has been filed on behalf of the ECB who want Kaneria to pay 249,000 pounds as fines and costs of the spot-fixing case,” Naveed told PTI.”The court has summoned him now on August 18 and if he can’t pay the fine and costs demanded by the ECB than the court can order his property and other assets to be sold to recover the money,” he added.Kaneria, who took 261 wickets in 61 Tests, has said he will consult his lawyers on the case and was not available for comments today.Also read: BCCI refuses to revoke ban on Sreesanth, ChavanHe has also said that he would like the Pakistan Cricket Board to support and advise him in the case.PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that he would look into the details of the Kaneria case and consult the Board lawyers before seeing what can be done for the banned player.advertisement”But from what we know Kaneria landed himself in big trouble during the spot-fixing case and did not do himself any favours by challenging the evidence against him presented by the ECB,” Khan said.”The ECB told us that they were upset that Kaneria’s attitude was not right when the hearings took place and he was not remorseful so we can understand why the ECB is pushing this case now,” he added.