General information

Registration and Accommodation queries:

Tel: +27 (0) 21 9101913
Fax: +27 (0) 21 9100471
Email: esmo@allevents.co.za


Congress Office:

Event Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Tel: +27 21 7120571
Fax: 0866 86 8882
Email:esmo@eventmanagementsolutions.co.za


Conference Venue Address:
Address: 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446

Phone: 021 204 8000

Phone: 021 204 8000


Registration & Information Desk

This service will be situated in the Foyer outside Hall A
Wednesday, 14 February, from 12h30
Thursday, 15 February from 07h00
Friday, 16 February from 07h00

Visa Information
Important information regarding visa requirements can be found on the website of the Department of Home Affairs, while SouthAfrica.info will also assist you with user-friendly information:
Should you require a letter of invitation please contact our registration office on: Tel: +27 (0) 21 9101913.

Yellow Fever Certificate
A yellow fever certificate is required. It is vital to obtain this certificate, as without it, entry to South Africa will be denied . Please note that the yellow fever certificate is valid for a period of ten years. If you are already in possession of a yellow fever certificate, it is advised that you check the expiration date prior to obtaining a new one.

Malaria
Malaria risk in South Africa is confined to the northeaster parts of the country (the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal). Cape Town is a risk free area

Climate
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers. The summer months in Cape Town stretch from December through to March, while cooler weather sets in from April through to November. In February, temperatures can reach a sizzling 29°C (84°F) as the average high temperature. During the hottest part of the day, which is normally midday or late afternoon, visitors should plan to stay out of the sunshine to avoid heatstroke and sunburn.

The evenings in Cape Town are cooler, and the average low temperature drops to 16°C (61°F), the same as in January. Meanwhile, pleasant mornings and evenings are perfect for dining al fresco and exploring the outdoor attractions around Cape Town. The average temperature for the month of February is 23°C (73°F).


Currency and exchange
The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. Foreign exchange can be done at the airport as well as at all major hotels. Notes come in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200; and coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. There are two R5 coins in circulation, both of which are legal currency. All transactions are rounded down to the nearest 5c. Rand (ZAR). 100 cents equals one rand. A passport will be required for ALL forex transactions.

Foreigners can claim sales tax refunds and should ask salesmen to fill out a tax refund form when purchasing any goods.

Credit cards, shopping
The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. All major credit cards are accepted throughout South Africa.

Electricity/Voltage
The voltage throughout South Africa is 220V/50hz. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, in both cases with round pins. If you’re bringing anything electrical, bring an adapter. Most hotels have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances. Adaptors can be bought at the airport on your arrival, and may be available at your hotel.

Accounts Queries
Contact the Registration Desk.

Security
We urge delegates to take care of their personal possessions at all times as the convenors nor the organisers of the symposium will take responsibility for any loss or damage to any delegates property.

Language Policy
The official language of the Congress will be English. No simultaneous translations will be provided.

Name Badge 
Must please be worn at all times for security reasons.

Courtesy Request
Food and Drink: Only water may be consumed inside the auditorium. Please respect this request. Smoking: Strict legislation governs smoking in public places in South Africa. Smoking is absolutely forbidden within the venue. Mobile phones: Please ensure that mobile phones are on silent mode during the meeting sessions. Time-keeping: As time will be very tight, delegates are requested to respect the starting times for all sessions.

Emergency Medical Services
Dial 10111 from any mainline telephone for an emergency response.

Insurance
All guests are responsible for own insurance.

Disclaimer The organising committee, the congress organiser, accept no liability for any damages, injury and/loss of whatever nature by participants and/or accompanying person.

Useful Links

Cape-Town info

Waterfront (official site of the V& A Waterfront)

www.uct.co.za