South Africa's largest city remains its financial and commercial heart. It's in this fast-paced metropolis that the country's radical political and social transformation is most evident - this is the 'Rainbow Nation' at work. It's a heady experience, with contrasts of every kind round every single corner.
Our tour sets off for Constitution Hill, home of South Africa's architectural marvel, the Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg's Old Fort Prison (closed Sundays).
We visit and explore the Maboneng Precinct which is a wonderful example of urban regeneration of the eastside of the Johannesburg CBD, which is now home to several independent retail, restaurant, and art and entertainment venues - a fresh and unique lifestyle offering of this new exciting development.
We'll make time to stop at Museum Africa, Johannesburg's premier cultural history museum; reminiscent of a 1950's shebeen or pub, and its here you'll really sense the soul of the inner city.
We return to the conference venue via the flipside of the coin, the lush, up market suburb of lower Houghton. A city of contrasts, that's for certain.