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About Strategic Business Services

Strategic Business Services (Pty) Ltd, trading as SBS Conferences, was formed in January 1987, and runs conferences and exhibitions throughout South Africa from its head office in Cape Town. SBS produces many of their own conferences and seminars in Southern Africa and also runs joint venture conferences and exhibitions with both local and international professional associations and trade bodies. We have run over 150 major conferences and seminars since the company’s inception attracting over 50,000 delegates. All our staff has substantial experience in the conference industry with all but our last recruit having between 5 and 20 years experience in event management.


Our systems are highly automated, using the most advanced computer and telecommunications systems.

  • We have our own database linked to our automated conference administration system
  • All our accounting functions are fully computerized and integrated with our database.
  • We use e-mail extensively and have our own website with booking facilities on the Internet
  • We have our own document production center with the latest high-speed digital laser printers, copiers, laminating and binding equipment to produce conference documentation of the highest standard.
  • We have a high speed ADSL line and our own server on site.
Our services include, amongst others:
  • Total project management
  • All administration and accounting functions including audited final accounts
  • Financing
  • Assistance with research of topics and speakers
  • Liaising with all speakers re papers, travel and accommodation
  • Handling all delegate registrations, invoicing and collection of all moneys
  • Planning, designing and distribution of all promotional materials
  • Copying/digital printing of all conference documentation
  • Organising, gala dinners, pre- and post conference tours, spouse and social programmes
SBS has run a variety of events including:
  • Specialised seminars for groups ranging from 40 to 350 delegates.
  • National and international congresses with exhibitions alongside for international associations with 200 to 1 500 delegates and 20 to 100 exhibitors.
  • Government forums to assist with the forming of both green and white papers on pending new policies for central government.
  • Executive briefings and workshops with top international specialist.


Initially over 70% of SBS’s business was is in the IT and Telecommunications area hence it has gained substantial local knowledge of the Southern African IT and Telecommunications market. In the last ten years however we have expanded into marketing, healthcare, education, human resource development, financial services, energy and engineering fields. Although SBS is an independent company, we are affiliated with bodies like the South African Association of Conference Industries (SAACI) of which Peter Aspinall, our Managing Director, was National Chairman from 1997 to 1999. We are also members of the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) where Peter Aspinall served on the national executive committee from 1992 to 2003 and served as President from 1999 to 2001.


Contact Information

Strategic Business Services has its head office in Cape Town, South Africa.


(021) 914 2888 (+27 21 for international calls)


(021) 914 2890 (+27 21 for international calls)

Postal address

PO Box 1059 Belville, 7535, South Africa


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