Dates & Venue

Mon and Tue, 22 and 23 October 2018. Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Guide to visitors from outside South Africa


Visitors from many countries outside of South Africa will require a visa to visit the country, both as a tourist or on a business trip. Please contact the South African Embassy in your country of origin to find out exactly what is required to apply for a visa. Visa applications can take several weeks to process, and you are strongly advised to apply for a visa sooner rather than later, at least four weeks before you depart for South Africa.

Letter of invitation

If you require a letter of invitation to attend the SA Energy Storage, SSEG & Smart Grid 2018 conference and exhibition from EE Publishers for your visa application, firstly you will need to register and pay to attend , and then please email requesting a letter of invitation and attaching a copy of your passport, airticket and proof of accommodation in South Africa.


The venue for the SA Energy Storage, SSEG & Smart Grid 2018 conference and exhibition is Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, which is just outside of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, and very close to OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s largest airport.

The Emperors Palace complex offers a wide range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Well-known as one of South Africa’s leading conference and exhibition venues
  • Situated within a 10-minute drive from South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport
  • Free shuttle bus service from OR Tambo Airport to Emperors Palace every 20 minutes
  • High-speed Gautrain from OR Tambo Airport to Rhodesfield, Marlboro, Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria stations
  • A choice of quality, 3- , 4- and 5-star, on-site hotel accommodation at preferential conference rates, with a 20% discount off the standard rates
  • Extensive on-site entertainment facilities including restaurants, cocktail bars, live shows, movies and casino
  • Easy access to the stunning tourist sites of South Africa’s Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North-West, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces

Click here for further details on the venue


The Emperors Palace complex has excellent accommodation, entertainment, culinary, shopping, transport and service facilities, and is perfectly suited to the needs of international travelers.

Arrangements have been made for delegates and exhibitors at the SA Energy Storage, SSEG & Smart Grid 2018 conference and exhibition to receive preferential accommodation rates for any of the the nights of 28, 29 and 30 November 2017. These special rates include breakfast and provide a significant discount off the standard accommodation rates at Emperors Palace.

We strongly urge visitors from outside of South Africa to book accommodation at one of the Emperors Palace hotels, where you will receive excellent value for money, with a variety of pricing options to suit your budget.

Delegates need to make their own accommodation arrangements, and to pay for these directly.

Click here to book accommodation at Emperors Palace for SA Energy Storage, SSEG & Smart Grid 2018

Please note that accommodation at Emperors Palace is in high demand, and needs to be booked early to avoid disappointment.

On arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, proceed through immigration, luggage collection and customs into the international arrivals area, head straight for the Inquiries counter, and ask for the free shuttle bus to the hotel of your choice at Emperors Palace. You will be dropped off at your hotel. From your hotel, you have access to all the facilities of the Emperors Palace complex.

Tourism in South Africa

Emperors Palace provides easy access to the stunning tourist sites of South Africa’s Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, North-West, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape  provinces.

Your hotel and various travel agents within the Emperors Palace complex will be able to assist you with accommodation, car hire, train, bus and air travel within South Africa, should you wish to take advantage of your visit to explore some of these attractions.

Click here for the official South African tourism website
Click here for South African National Parks website and bookings

Please note that quality tourism in South Africa requires careful planning, and needs to be booked in advance through reputable travel agents to avoid disappointment.