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Southwest of Johannesburg - near the Gold Reef City Casino, the Apartheid Museum and Soweto - is Johannesburg Expo Centre.
The massive exhibition facilities offer 42 000 square metres of undercover space. The centre is also quite self-sufficient: it has its own banks, post office, telecommunication services and secure parking for up to 20 000 vehicles.
The main arena can accommodate an impressive 20 000 people. Another venue, the Black Eagle, can be divided into three sections. The Bateleur, which is slightly larger, easily divides into two. It can seat 1 000 delegates cinema-style. The centre is within easy reach of restaurants and fast-food outlets.
The centre hosts a number of huge events annually - including the largest consumer exhibition in the southern hemisphere, the Rand