About Turners Conferences

The Turner Group was founded in 1896 primarily to service the shipping industry with forwarding and clearing services. The organisations head offices are in Durban with regional offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Other companies in the group include Turners Shipping, Turners Forwarding, Turners Warehousing, Turners Trade Finance and XL Turners Travel.

Turners Conferences (Pty) Ltd was established in 1994 to cater for the developing conference industry in South Africa and has gone on to become one of the leading conference and event management companies in South Africa. Our head office is in Durban and we have regional offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg with a compliment of 15 permanent staff.

Our core services are professional conference organising, destination management, and inbound group handling. Together with our sister companies, we provide a complete logistical and management solution for associations and other meeting and event organisations. Our service products are fully explained under the services pages.

We are proud of our achievements over the years and have become one of the countries most respected conference companies with a strong team of experienced and professional project managers and consultants, powerful state of the art technology and growing global alliances.

We are committed to providing our clients with solutions that guarantee successful and memorable events whilst upholding the highest ideals of business practice and creating opportunities for our emerging community.

Our objective is to manage the administrative, structural, financial, promotional and logistical aspects of your event and leave you free to attend to the important executive issues.


We are proud, by way of membership, to be associated and in good standing with: