30 Years Young!

And may there be many more to come! Established in 1993, Gallagher Convention Centre is celebrating our 30th birthday this year. This landmark Midrand property spanning over 32 hectares, with its 27 venues, has borne witness to pivotal moments in the South African story and the personal lives of many South Africans. Gallagher Convention Centre […]

Cannellini beans soup with parmesan cheese

Ingredients Instructions 1) In a large pot or saucepan, heat olive over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant (about 2-3 minutes), while stirring occasionally. Add the broth, tomatoes, sugar, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. 2)Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes […]

Chef Werner’s Melkkos recipe

Chef Werner's Melkkos Recipe

Melkkos is a traditional South African dish made with five basic ingredients and flavoured with cinnamon sugar. Melkkos is the perfect comfort food on cold winter days. Chef Werner shares an easy five-ingredient recipe for you to use. Ingredients: How to: Note from the chef: If you want to add an interesting twist to your […]

Exco Highlights for 2022

In 2022 we saw visitor confidence restored and steady climb in the number of events hosted. For me, it has been a highlight to see the revival of the Business events industry and the job opportunities within it. Charles WilsonCEO 2022 Taught us an appreciation for the privilege of face-to-face or in-person interaction. It was […]

A Checklist to make sure you considered all your guests

The pressure of event planning and the logistics of late RSVP’s sometimes lead to special dietary requirements becoming a last-minute concern. Here is a “cheat sheet” to ensure that you consider all your guests in the planning of your event. We suggest including an opportunity for guests to stipulate dietary requirements in their RSVP. Do […]

Deliciously Formulated

At Gallagher Convention Centre, we offer deliciously formulated, professionally made exhibition catering prepared from the finest ingredients. Our expertly crafted food items are specially selected for each public event by our team of professional chefs. Our exhibition menus are designed based on the visitor profiles of each public event, and each item on the menu […]

Halloumi, pomegranate, watermelon and walnut salad

Ingredients: 2 x 250g blocks halloumi, thickly sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp za’atar 150g rocket leaves 1 large fennel bulb, finely sliced 50g walnut halves, toasted 50g pomegranate seeds ½ small bunch of dill, roughly chopped Watermelon 1,3kg cut into cubes Dressing: 4 tbsp walnut oil 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses 2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and lightly crushed Method: Wisk all dressing ingredients together with some seasoning, then set […]

Middle Eastern-style nectarine, halloumi and freekeh salad

Ingredients: 1 cup freekeh 225g packet halloumi, cut into 1cm thick slices, then halved lengthways ½ cup olive oil 3 nectarines, cut into 8 wedges 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes ½ cup small flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated, torn into large […]

Women’s Month

Women’s Month Anna Malaza Guest Relations Manager 29 Years Industry Experience “The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” — Unknown Ciska Meyer Exhibition Manager: Sales & Admin 15 Years Industry Experience “Be the women who fixes another women’s crown, without telling the world it was crooked.” Cornelle Du Preez GM: Sales & Coordination […]