The 2013 IBM Storage Technical Symposium is pleased to welcome you at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Focus Rooms is located in the hub of the business district in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Even if your business isn’t in close proximity, we are easily accessible, close to main roads and highways.
The Core, 1st Floor South,
Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets,
PO Box 565, Sunninghill, 2146
Johannesburg – Capital of Gauteng
Johannesburg is located on the southern cape of Africa, on a very high plateau of 2,000 meters in elevation in the northern part of the state. Johannesburg is the largest city in southern Africa and provincial capital pf meters.
As Johannesburg is a cosmopolitan city, you are able to buy anything from Johannesburg. So, relax if you forget something behind at home for your Johannesburg trip. As well as the standard shopping trips – an essential part of any destination – there are plenty of things to do in Johannesburg keep you busy.
Johannesburg Airport "O R Tambo International Airport" is the largest and busiest airport in South Africa. It is located 22 km. (14 miles) on the east of Johannesburg and about 60 km. to Pretoria. South African Airways (SAA) (http://www.flysaa.com) is the national airline company. You may easily find direct and indirect flights to Johannesburg by the major airline companies from all over the world. Approximate flight times; i.e. 11 hours from London and 19 hours from New York. There are several budget airways making cheap flights to Johannesburg.
Public transport in Johannesburg is certainly not one of the better transport systems. Most of it is geared to serve the workers in the city. The other residents usually use private vehicles. This is an impediment to tourists. Getting from the airport to the hotel is convenient as most hotels have their own shuttle services.
Johannesburg weather is relatively dry, and about six million trees, including the largest man-made forest in the world - with trees planted in the nineteenth century to provide wood for the mining industry. The best summer times in Johannesburg is between November and February. Average temperature is 25°C. The coldest time is between July and August with an average temperature of 10-17°C daytime and 4°C at nights.