About Cape Town

The beautiful city of Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, is the setting for the conference experience. Cape Town is ideally placed to welcome delegates from Africa and around the world, with many international airlines offering direct flights or flights connecting in Johannesburg.

Cape Town is currently experiencing a severe drought. However, the conference takes place during the rainy season so we expect that the water crisis will be over by then.

For information on what you can see and do in Cape Town, visit http://www.capetown.travel/

Conference Venue

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

The CTICC is a multi-purpose conference and exhibition centre in the hub of Cape Town’s city bowl. The CTICC aims to run in an environmentally sustainable way and is the first convention centre in the world to align its reporting to the sustainability requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Centrally located, the CTICC is only a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Within walking distance of the CTICC are many of Cape Town’s leading recreational amenities, shopping centres and cultural attractions. Adaptation Futures will be held on the first floor of the CTICC. For more information about the venue, please click http://www.cticc.co.za/

Greening the conference

While all conferences inevitably have a significant ecological and carbon footprint, the organisers of Adaptation Futures 2018 are actively planning to reduce or offset the conference footprint as much as possible, including through the following:

  • Conference venue supports energy efficiency, recycling and waste minimisation
  • Conference catering is vegetarian
  • Conference caterers use only locally sourced food 
  • Recommended hotel options offer hotel greening
  • The conference bag will be locally produced and re-useable
  • At registration for the conference, a carbon offset based on distance flown is added to the cost (it is, however, possible to opt out). You will be able to visit the beneficiary projects when you select the relevant Learning Journey.
  • Printing of materials will be kept to a minimum
  • Use of public transport will be facilitated
  • Hiring of bicycles will be facilitated at accommodation venues
  • Recommended tour operators practice sustainable tourism
  • Re-usable water bottles will be provided at check-in

Minimising the conference footprint depends on every single participant and we count on everyone to make this conference notably and visibly environmentally friendly in both word and action.

Hotel Accommodation

A wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation options  are in close vicinity to the CTICC.  Adaptation Futures will negotiate preferential rates for delegates at nearby hotels. You will receive a booking code for these hotels when you register for the conference. 

Visa Info

On entry to South Africa, a visitor’s permit is required by international travellers who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.  Adaptation Futures 2018 will provide you with a visa invitation letter on payment of registration, if required. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country. Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country and each application is treated as an individual case. Please make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate to see if you need to apply for a visa.

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Important information for those travelling to South Africa with minors under the age of 18 years.

Minors (children under the age of 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (showing the particulars of both parents) as well as written permission from both parents/ guardians authorising the child’s travel when entering/ exiting South African ports of entry.