Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention and events venue is one of Johannesburg’s best-known landmarks. The Johannesburg Expo Centre is owned by the UK based Montgomery Group and the International GL Events Group. Craig Newman Current President of UFI is the CEO of JEC.

HOSTED Over ^ Events Since 2000

Over ^ Visitors Since 2000


In addition to positioning itself as exhibition, conference and event organisers’ venue of choice, the JEC is committed to strategically aligning itself with carefully selected partners that provide an experience that prioritizes convenience and aptitude.


To maintain our position as one of Southern Africa’s leading National and International exhibition, conference, convention and events centres.


To harness our professionalism, flexibility and hospitality to offer our clients world-class service; and to ensure that their experience always exceeds their expectations.


Over the years the venue has kept pace with the remarkable growth of the local exhibition and conference industries, evolving into a world-class facility that offers exhibitors, visitors and delegates a first rate experience.

square metres of space

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away from all major airports

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We host a number of huge events annually – see what’s happening next


Although JEC is probably best known for one of Johannesburg’s much loved consumer exhibitions, the annual Rand Show, it is also home to several other well known exhibitions


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Don't take our word for it - let our clients give you peace of mind:

Glynis Du Toit - Meorient International Exhibition | China Homelife and China Machinex


“It was a pleasure dealing with Leighton throughout. He was always available to assist and anything required was immediately actioned. He was professional throughout and despite the challenges faced with a concurrent strike and build, he took it all in his stride and went the extra mile. Always friendly and courteous. ”

Kopano Dimpe - Makeover Manager | Meals on Wheels community service


“The venue is accessible and offers a wide range of facilities which are rare to find. Thank you for hosting our biggest cooking event. We made history.”

Sean Mahladisa - Organizer | Loveworld Campus Ministry


“The entire process was great. Staff were always on the ball with all requirements for the event . A special mention and thank you to Refilwe and Hannes for going out of their way to ensure our event held”

Mark Groenewald - National President | Crusaders

Private Function

"To the management and team at Expo Centre. Thank you for making a sad event a memorable experience at hall 5 for the memorial service of the late Nick Durandt, which was held on the 5th of May 2017. The staff, organizers and venue were of international standards, if not better! The knowledge, experience, dedication and passion were plain to see, and the whole experience was absolutely mind blowing. There is no better destination for events, and the highly qualified team who assisted us was professional and outstanding. There is no doubt that the Johannesburg Expo Centre is the leader in the market place"

Tony Feldman | Ultra SA Executive


"The overall experience was great with venue management extremely helpful.”

Beauty Maereka | The Dino Expo Team


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Johannesburg Expo Centre Team for allowing us to exhibit at the venue. We really appreciate all the hard work and efforts you made to make our expo a success, your co-operation was highly noted. All venue logistics ran smoothly and we definitely look forward to being given the opportunity to exhibit again at the venue in 2018.”

Andre Botha | Contract Manager, Jehovah’s Witness Convention


"We had such an impeccable first weekend that we were able to hold another convention from 28-30 August 2015. The support we received from staff and their willingness to assist was invaluable. We wish to host more events at the JEC, exploring ways in which we can use the facility more effectively."

Lebogang Motswaled - Machine Tools | Africa Briefing Testimonial by Specialised Exhibitions


"We would firstly like to thank Expo Centre for permitting us to use the MAN building to host our inaugural Machine Tools Africa Briefing. It was held on the 8th February 2017 and it was definitely a great success.

As with any other event, there will be some last minute changes and we were accommodated in this regard by Expo Centre’s helpful team. They granted us early access to the venue which was really beneficial.

Our exhibitors were pleased with the venue, its accessibility as well as the ample parking space available. We have a long standing relationship with Expo Centre and look forward to building on it in future. “Lebogang Motswaled| Marketing Assistant”

Danny Figueiredo | Spiced Events


"South Africa hasn’t seen an event like this before and the Expo Centre was the perfect venue to launch this concept. The venue, cleaners and staff were incredible and we cannot wait for next year’s tour."

Cindy Bailing | Marketing Services Representative, Joy Global


"We participate at a number of international mining exhibitions worldwide and have been supporting the Electra Mining brand for a number of years. The venue has always been great from an accessibility point of view, considering the size of the equipment we bring in."

Mark Mdlela | Operation Manager, Kaya FM


"The Expo Centre surpassed all our expectations with this event, the team was professional and accommodating which made all the difference in staging a successful event."

Organisers of Channel O | Africa Music Video Awards


“The versatility of the JEC venue enabled this year’s theme, featuring cars and racing, to be executed with style as artists and performers were driven on stage in a range of vehicles."

Elaine Crewe | CEO, BC Expo South Africa


"The JEC meets all of the logistical and infrastructural requirements of a construction machinery and mining machines trade fair such as Bauma Conexpo Africa."

Christo Visser | Operations and Logistics Manager, Polyoak Packaging


"The JEC continues to be one of our favourite facilities to use for warehousing. Not only because of the convenience we enjoy in terms of proximity, but also because of the ease of access."

Gugu Zulu | Spokesperson, General Motors


"The event was such a great success that General Motors is coming out to do it again in November. We were delighted by the spectacular response and the fantastic service we’ve come to expect from the JEC."

Wendy Lai | China Sourcing Fairs


"We were delighted to introduce China Sourcing Fairs to the Johannesburg Expo Centre. This is the ideal venue for this unique brand, meeting all our requirements as well as those of our exhibitors and visitors."

Russell Faibisch | Founder, Producer and CEO, Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Worldwide


"The inaugural show provides timeless memories and, in February 2015, we raised the bar. We plan to grow the event in South Africa for many years to come so that Ultra South Africa becomes a destination festival that music fans should experience at least once. As Ultra expands to other parts of the globe, giving the festival new heights, there may not be a more beautiful location in South Africa than the JEC."

Bibi Burness | Organiser, SAB Extravaganza


"The SAB Extravaganza went off seamlessly and the team at JEC is a pleasure to work with. It’s a well-designed, world-class venue that is perfectly suited to hosting large crowds of people. We will definitely be back."


Phumulani Hlatshwayo | EXSA’s General Manager 2016


“Expo Centre is one of the best venues I’ve ever visited or held events. The facilities exceed expectations and the staff members are a pleasure to work and interact with. “

Lehlohonolo Mabesele | Visitor, Via FaceBook

"We normally use for our convention. We love the spacious halls that can accommodate so many people at once, each with its own. We often use for convention of different languages simultaneously."

Brian Mbambo | Visitor, Via FaceBook

"Expo centre is the greatest place to be at, I had a good time and it was safe. The show was great evrything was on point. man i loved it."

MaQini Ndiyema | Visitor, Via FaceBook

"#Expo Centre Nasrec Hall no.6, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Big open space that accommodates so many people ,we were there for a whole night convention ( changing lives) We were claiming our 2017 belongings wooooo it is good to dwell in the house of the Lord #Godfirst"

Valentia | Visitor, Via FaceBook

"A pretty awesome place to be! Been there a couple of times - for 'relay of life' and other events, and I enjoyed every moment of my time there."

Sizo Fikza | Visitor, Via FaceBook

"It's a perfect place that accommodates all age groups."

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