The IST-Africa 2010 Conference and Exhibition will take place in the Durban International Convention Centre.
All conference delegates need to be registered and confirmed prior to the Conference.
It is necessary for all confirmed delegates to complete onsite registration to receive your name badge and conference pack. It is necessary for delegates to wear their IST-Africa 2010 name badge at all times during the conference as identification to gain access to the Conference Sessions, Exhibition, Lunch and Networking Reception.
Onsite Registration will commence from 16:00 - 18:30 on Tuesday 18 May in the Durban International Convention Centre. Onsite registration will remain open during normal conference hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Durban International Airport is located one hour by air from Johannesburg. Delegates are advised to book flights to South Africa and accommodation as early as possible.
The airport is situated 20 - 30 minutes drive from the International Convention Centre.
Shared Shuttle services that stop at all main hotels and the Durban International Convention Centre are available outside the airport. A single fare on the shared shuttle from the airport to your hotel or the Convention Centre is R50.
Please wear your name badge for all IST-Africa 2010 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. While the conference centre will not open to the general public, it is still necessary to take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.
While security staff will be present at the conference venue, the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety.
Delegates should ensure that they have personal health insurance and take due care when exploring the city of Durban. Any special needs or requirements should be notified to the Conference Secretariat as far in advance of the event as possible.
Durban is the capital of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, located on the east coast of South Africag.
Durban has a population of c 3 million people and has one of the busiest ports in Africa. Durban is one hour by air from Johannesburg with frequent flight schedules.
While in Durban, delegates and accompanying persons should visit the 'Golden Mile' (beachfront area), uShaka Marine World, City Hall and Botanical Gardens.
Other places in interest around Durban include: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Drakensberg Mountains, the Giant's Castle World Heritage Site and the Valley of 1000 Hills.
Facing onto the Indian Ocean, Durban has a subtropical climate ensuring warm winters and tropical summers.
Average temperatures in Durban in May are warm, ranging from 14 - 25 degrees Celsius.
The currency in South Africa is Rand (ZAR). The exchange rate is quite changeable but is approximately 1 EUR = 10 Rand.
Hotels and larger restaurants will take payment by credit card but smaller items need to be paid for in cash.
All crafts vendors and smaller shops will expect to be paid in cash.
It is a good idea to have some local currency in small denomination notes if you wish to buy crafts and pay for taxis.