Venue and Location
The conference will take place from at The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC); Cape Town; South Africa
Situated on the south-western tip of Africa, Cape Town is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Offering a range of attractions, breathtaking sights and endless activities, it is a year-round destination with friendly people, a mild climate and a diverse cultural mix.
Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. It also has many of the top national attractions in South Africa, including Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Boulders Beach, Robben Island and the Cape Winelands and should appear on every visitor’s itinerary.
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
The idea of the centre was first conceived in the late 1990s when it was recognised that a truly international convention centre would fill an obvious gap in the city of Cape Town’s tourism infrastructure, and have the potential to deliver a phenomenal impact on the local, provincial and national economy.
As a result, the CTICC was born, with the City of Cape Town and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape as its largest shareholders – effectively putting ownership of the centre in the hands of the people of the city. And in a few short years, this exceptional centre has grown into a shining example of the power of effective partnerships.
Perfectly positioned in Cape Town’s bustling foreshore, the CTICC is only a short distance from a number of exciting attractions and amenities.
South Africa is fondly known as the Rainbow Nation because of its diversity of people, cultures and natural scenery.
Although there are 11 official languages in South Africa, English is the country’s business language and all signage is displayed in English. The official conference language is English.
All delegates are personally responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of the correct documentation prior to their departure. The organisers do not accept responsibility for any consequences whatsoever from a delegate failing to ensure that he or she has complied with the necessary health, passport and visa requirements. Applications for visas should be submitted to the nearest South African diplomatic or consular representative abroad. During the registration process you will be able to request a letter from the organizers for visa purposes.
For all you need to know about the visa application process, please click here.
Please note that are a number of countries whose citizens are not required to hold a visa to enter South Africa. For the full list of visa exempt countries please click here
There are also new travel requirements for visitors travelling with children. For more information on what is required please click here.
Entering South Africa does not require any form of immunization. However, a Yellow Fever a vaccination certificate is required of travellers entering South Africa within six days of leaving an infected country. Visitors who travel through or disembark in such countries are advised to be inoculated against Yellow Fever prior to visiting South Africa.
Cape Town is a Malaria free area. Certain areas of South Africa are subject to Malaria before entering these specific areas; visitors should consult a doctor or pharmacist to obtain appropriate medication.
Entry into South Africa is subject to customs clearance. Information regarding the temporary importation of goods, such as exhibition materials is available through the Department of Customs and Excise. Customs duty will be levied against any and all items which exceed identified limits. Payment of such duties is, in most instances, required prior to departure from the customs area.
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The South African currency is known as the Rand (ZAR), which utilizes the decimal system, with one Rand being equal to 100 cents.
While every care is being taken in all arrangements, please note that the organisers will not be liable for any accidents, loss of/damage during the conference period. Delegates must make their own personal insurance arrangements.
By your acceptance and payment of registration you accept the terms and conditions laid down by the organising committee and any of its service providers. Please ensure that you have adequate personal insurance to cover your travel and medical as neither the organising committee nor any of its service providers can be held liable for loss or injury while at the congress or on any of its tours or activities.
All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted in and around Cape Town.
ATM’s are commonly available in South Africa.
Visitors to South Africa may claim a refund of the Value Added Tax (currently 14%), paid for items purchased in South Africa. Such claims should be made upon the visitor’s departure from South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport. Contact the Department of Customs and Excise for more information on: (+27) (0)11 225 9000.
South Africa’s electricity supply is 220/230 volts; AC 50Hz. Foreign appliances may require an adaptor in order to operate in South Africa.
Medical services are of a high standard and most prescription drugs are readily available through retail pharmacies. It is suggested that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your trip.
South Africa is GMT + 2 hours. South Africa is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Winter Time, USA.
The month of October is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 24° Celcius (C) throughout the month, exceeding 28°C or dropping below 19°C only one day in ten. Click here for weather information for all areas of SA.
The conference venue is designed to cater for people with disabilities.