Dates

Scientific Programme
1 - 3 Nov 2017
Pre-Congress Workshops
31 Oct 2017
Post-Congress Workshops
4 Nov 2017

Early Bird Registration Closed
Online Registration Closes 15 Oct
Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Opening Welcome & Registration 31 Oct
Gala Dinner 2 Nov
Venue

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

General information

CLIMATE

Cape Town offers warm summers and mild and cool winters. Summer temperatures range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F). Winter temperatures range between 12°C (53°F) at night and 18°C (64°F) by day.

To view an up to date forecast of the weather in Cape Town click here

TIME

South Africa is GMT+2 (2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time).
Example: 12h00 midday in South Africa, is:

  • 06h00 am in New York, USA
  • 11h00 am in London, UK
  • 12h00 midday in Paris, France
  • 20h00 pm  in Sydney, Australia

TIPPING / GRATUITIES
A 10% gratuity on the bill generally applies in restaurants and is normally at the discretion of the diner and dependent on the standard of service experienced. Restaurants usually do not include the tip in the bill unless the booking is for 10 or more people.

ELECTRICITY

The electricity supply in South Africa is 220/230 volts AC 50Hz. Appliances of lesser voltage require a transformer (especially those with a heating element such as hairdryers).  Adapters are obtainable locally and in most cases available from your hotel concierge. Most hotel rooms have 110-volt outlets for electric shavers and small appliances.

WATER

South African tap water is completely safe to drink and quite palatable. Bottled water is also available from room service, restaurants and at retail outlets.

SAFETY / SECURITY

Delegates are advised to take the usual safety precautions. Do not walk alone in quiet streets after dark. Use a taxi at night and only those from a reputable taxi company.  Check with your hotel concierge as to the safety of a specific area should you be unsure.  Do not attract attention by displaying expensive items such as cameras and expensive watches and jewellery when sightseeing. Make use of the hotel safety deposit box or your room safe to safeguard valuables and passports.

SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited by law in public areas throughout South Africa, including airports, shopping malls and restaurants.  Most public spaces have specially designated smoking areas.

CURRENCY

The monetary unit is the South African Rand (ZAR) and the international symbol is R.  R1 = 100 cents. Currency is issued in denominations of notes of R200, R100, R50, R20, R10 and coins. Please visit www.xe.com to convert your local currency.

VALUE ADDED TAX

Value added tax (VAT) is included in the price of most goods and services. Visitors are required to pay VAT on purchased goods. VAT refunds may be claimed at airports, harbours and custom offices on items taken out of the country when the total value exceeds R250.00. Customs officials will ask to see the items as well as their purchase slips when applying for a refund.

MOBILE PHONES

Mobile phones with a local South African sim card & number can be rented at either Johannesburg (OR Tambo) or Cape Town International Airport and returned upon departure.

Contact

Conference Office: Europa Organisation Africa

Tel +27 (0)11 325 0020/2/3 • Fax +27 (0)11 325 0028
Email enquiries@eoafrica.co.za • Web www.eoafrica.co.za

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