Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that boasts of diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes and rich culture. It is also home to one of the premier conference destinations in Africa: the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC).
The GICC is a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted convention facility that can host up to 1,800 delegates in various settings, from cinema-style to banquet-style. It is part of the Grand Palm Resort, which consists of a casino and two hotels: the 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel and the 5-star Peermont Walmont Hotel.
If you are looking for a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination that offers world-class facilities, excellent service and unforgettable experiences, here are five reasons why you should choose the GICC:
The GICC is conveniently located in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, which is easily accessible by air, road and rail. The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is only 12 km away from the GICC, and there are direct flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare and Nairobi. Gaborone also has a modern road network that connects it to other major cities in the region, such as Pretoria, Windhoek and Lusaka. The GICC offers ample parking space for guests and delegates, as well as shuttle services to and from the airport and nearby attractions.
The GICC offers a range of versatile venues that can cater to any event size and style. The main hall, Tsodilo Suite, is a 1,550 square-metre space that can be divided into three smaller halls or used as one large hall. It can accommodate up to 1,807 people cinema-style or 1,040 people banquet-style. It also features a VIP assembly area, a boardroom and lounge, and a balcony with a scenic view. The Serondela Rooms are four smaller meeting rooms that can be combined or used separately. They can host up to 120 people cinema-style or 60 people banquet-style. The GICC also has a fully equipped business centre that offers computer workstations, internet access, printing and copying services, and a boardroom.
The GICC prides itself on delivering exceptional service to its clients and guests. It has a dedicated team of professional staff who are trained to handle any event requirement with efficiency and attention to detail. The GICC also offers catering services that can provide a variety of cuisines and menus to suit any taste and budget. Whether it is an executive boardroom meeting, a trade show or a banquet, the GICC will ensure that your event runs smoothly and successfully.
The GICC is connected to two hotels that offer comfortable and luxurious accommodation options for delegates and guests. The Peermont Metcourt Hotel is a 3-star hotel that offers 149 rooms with modern amenities and décor. It also has a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool. The Peermont Walmont Hotel is a 5-star hotel that offers 188 rooms with elegant furnishings and facilities. It also has two restaurants, two bars, a spa, a gym and a swimming pool.
Botswana is not only a great MICE destination but also a great tourist destination. There are many attractions and activities that you can enjoy before or after your event at the GICC. You can explore the natural beauty and wildlife of Botswana at the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls. You can also experience the culture and history of Botswana at the National Museum, the Three Dikgosi Monument and the Kgale Hill. You can also indulge in some shopping, dining and entertainment at the Game City Shopping Centre, the Riverwalk Mall and the Grand Palm Casino.
The GICC is more than just a convention centre; it is a destination that offers everything you need for a successful MICE event in Botswana. Contact us today to book your next event at the GICC.