Johannesburg’s prominence as a world-class destination for different conferences will have a major increment on the year 2013 as it will host three global summits. Mpho Parks Tau, Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, confirmed the three summits selected the city for its exceptional record of organizing international events.

Phelisa Mangcu, the acting chief of the city’s tourism department, expressed her excitement with Joburg’s developing roster of recent bids. She said the Convention Bureau, together with stakeholders, goes on with the maintained bidding endeavors. The said activity contributes important benefits to the industry. Tau added these conferences will make the city acquire more visitors from different parts of the world and will show the city’s prospects for tourism, trade and investment.

The three summits are the C40 Summit on Climate Change, the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Metropolis organization and the One Young World Summit. The C40 Summit on Climate Change aims to bring global leaders and activists together to talk about the present environmental issues in relation to urban environment. The second summit will concern mayors and decision-makers of some of the world’s biggest cities while the One Young World Summit is the international convention of young leaders from different parts of the globe.