The IST-Africa 2008 Conference and Exhibition will take place in the Windhoek Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia. The Windhoek Country Club is located on the Western By-pass, 15 - 20 minutes by car from Windhoek City 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 2008 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 15:00 - 18:00 on Tuesday 06 May in the Windhoek Country Club Conference Centre. Onsite registration will remain open during normal conference hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please wear your name badge for all IST-Africa 2008 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 Windhoek. Any special needs or requirements should be notified to the Conference Secretariat as far in advance of the event as possible.
Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. The city centre is quite compact and it is possible to walk to all major sites. Walking Tours are available from the Tourist Information office.
While in Windhoek, delegates and accompanying persons should ensure they visit the Christuskirche; St Georges Cathedral, Das Reiterdankmal, Tintenpalast, Alte Feste, Zoo Park, Independence Avenue and Clock Tower, the Namibian Craft Centre and Daan Viljoen Game Park (20km east of Windhoek).
After the conference, delegates should also try to visit Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park.
Average temperatures in Windhoek in May are temperate, ranging from 12 to 23 degrees Celsius.
The currency in Namibia is Namibia Dollars (NAD). The exchange rate is approximately 1 EUR = 11 NAD.
South African Rand are also accepted in Namibia.
Hotels and larger restaurants will take payment by credit card but smaller items need to be paid for in cash. All crafts vendors will expect to be paid in cash and will normally take Namibia Dollars, South African Rand or US Dollars.
It is a good idea to have some local currency in small denomination notes if you wish to buy crafts and pay for taxis.