The plenary sessions on all three days of the Forum will be held at the ARC Infruitec campus. Individual locations of the breakout sessions on the first two days of the Forum are highlighted on the program. Transport between the two campuses will be provided.
Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided to participants for all three days of the Forum.
Airport transfers will be provided for participants arriving on 9 October and staying at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch only. Buses will depart from the airport at 13:00, 15:30 and 19:30. The meeting point is at the open seating area called ‘The Viewing Deck’ on the 3rd floor of the airport. The agent from Sakhumzi Car Rental is Mr Kholofelo Magane: +27 (0) 76 620 8074. He will be stationed in the area with a sign that reads Science Forum 2018. Please note that it could take up to an hour and a half to get to the hotel in peak traffic.
Other participants are responsible for their own transport by taxi or Uber. Participants staying at Protea Hotel can contact MLT (Protea Hotel Techno Park service provider). Participants staying at City Lodge Hotel Grandwest can contact the hotel reservation desk directly. When making a reservation, please state that you are attending Science Forum 2018. No tranfers will be provided to the airport after the Forum.
Buses to the venue will leave Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch (Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa) at 8:00 am and City Lodge Hotel Grandwest (GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7475, South Africa) at 7:30 am.
If participants are not staying at these locations, they can make their way to these hotels ten minutes prior to departure times to avail of transport to the venue. Transport from the venue back to both hotels will be provided at the end of each day.
If you are staying at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch or City Lodge Hotel Grandwest, you can register for the Forum when you check-in. If you are staying elsewhere, please register at the venue (ARC Infruitec campus) on Wednesday 10 October at 8:30 a.m (main foyer.)
The average temperature in October is 16°C (61°F) and visitors can anticipate that the warmest time of day will be at an average high temperature of 21°C (70°F). When the sun sets, the temperature in Cape Town also drops and the overnight temperature is a lot lower than during the day. Overnight the average low temperature is 11°C (52°F). Click here for Forecast