As you plan your trip for the GEC in Johannesburg, if you have any questions about hotel accommodations or airline reservations, please contact our travel partner Tourvest. If you have any questions about the Global Entrepreneurship Congress program or event activities, please notify William Charter at william@genglobal.org

While there is no cost to register or participate in the GEC, delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs as well as any other expenses incurred while attending the GEC.

To attend the GEC, you must register online prior to the event. You are NOT required to present an electronic or physical ticket to gain admission in Johannesburg. There will be a check-in desk when you arrive at the Congress. 


Visitors’ visas are for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.

Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country (click here to see which countries are currently exempt), and the requirements are subject to change. As each application is treated as an individual case and you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.

We are unfortunately not able to provide visa invitation letters to the general public. Once you are registered to attend, we encourage you to act early and to engage your embassies directly to follow the normal visa application process.