Reinvesting for continued success | The Planner

Gallagher Convention Centre takes great pride in the quality of their offering that directly translates into the success for, and satisfaction of, their clients. CEO Charles Wilson is a firm believer in the importance of reinvesting in your product.

Founded in 1993, Gallagher Convention Centre holds the esteemed position of being Gauteng’s premier events venue, setting an exemplary standard within the industry. Spanning across a vast 32-hectare property, it houses 27 multifunctional venues, each meticulously designed to accommodate a diverse array of events ranging from conferences to dinners, luncheons, cocktails, exhibitions together with exclusive private gatherings. The legacy of Gallagher as a benchmark for excellence in the events sector is deeply ingrained in its foundation, reflected through its continuous commitment to innovation, service, and quality. At the heart of Gallagher’s ethos lies an unwavering dedication to providing unparalleled service and quality experiences to both clients and their guests. From meticulous event planning to seamless execution, every aspect of the Gallagher experience is tailored to exceed expectations, ensuring that each event held within its confines is nothing short of exceptional.

Keeping Up With the Times

In 2023, Gallagher modernised signages on the property by installing 32 outdoor LED directional signages. The venue invested in purchasing raked seating that clients can book for their event at a very competitive price. Gallagher has completely refurbished the bathroom facilities in Halls 4 and 5. The new, revamped facilities were designed in line with the overall look and feel of the property while making it feel current and modern. New linen was purchased to ensure the highest quality is offered to visitors to events on the property.

New Cutlery and Crockery

In another exciting reinvestment, they have changed the cutlery and crockery in the smaller venues to the Yvonne Chaka Chaka range. These beautiful, bespoke pieces truly elevate the aesthetic of any event. It is not just the small venues that got upgraded cutlery and crockery. The large events will also be served on fresh new cutlery and crockery. With both responsible electricity consumption and the visitor’s convenience in mind, Gallagher Convention Centre has redone the lighting in Halls 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. These large venues now offer an even brighter outlook to clients and their guests.

Hold On to Your Seats!

They have purchased 5,000 brand new black Carlton Chairs to be used for conferences and sit-down events. Vusi Nkosi, GM: Operations, notes that as important as the change is to maintain a specific look and feel, it is essential for venues such as Gallagher to reinvest in their infrastructure for the safety of their guests. With health and safety top of mind, the venue refurbished the PA systems in Halls 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 as well as the Ballroom and the Auditorium. Clients use these PA systems during public events and these are the systems used for emergency announcements.

Gallagher Convention continuously seeks to build on their expertise while reimagining their offering to keep ahead of their clients’ requirements. GM: Sales & Coordination, Cornelle Du Preez, states that this includes understanding what clients need and at what price point. With their clients in mind, Gallagher created “Discount Deals”. These include conference packages, a cocktail or brunch package, and venue discounts. Gallagher is offering these specials until the end of March with clients in mind who need to kick off the new year on the right footing.

Gallagher can be relied upon to keep the lights on despite infrastructure challenges. The venue offers a full back-up power solution and a million-litre back-up water tank on the property. The venue is proud to offer their clients a single-call solution and aims to make the business of events as easy as possible for organisers. Halal-certified, Gallagher offers Halaal catering at no extra cost. Through GC3H, Gallagher extends this solution of special dietary catering to off-site catering. GC3H delivers special meals to clients in Gauteng.

The allure of Gallagher Convention Centre extends beyond its physical infrastructure; it embodies a culture of hospitality and professionalism that permeates every interaction, leaving a lasting impression on all who pass through its doors. With a team of seasoned professionals at the helm, Gallagher is equipped to deliver seamless events of any scale or complexity, earning the trust and loyalty of clients from across the globe.

In essence, Gallagher Convention Centre stands not only as a venue but as a symbol of excellence, a testament to the transformative power of exceptional events. As it continues to evolve and innovate, Gallagher remains steadfast in its commitment to redefining the boundaries of what is possible, ensuring that every event held within its premises is an unforgettable experience.