Jul 282014
 

The Syntell Sustainability Forum 2014 will be held at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town from the 18th to 20th August, 2014. This is an interactive forum designed for local, district and metropolitan municipalities and traffic authorities; provincial and local government, cities and councils from across the continent.

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Book your seat at the conference to find out about the best practices and latest technologies for efficient revenue management being used to develop service delivery. The ultimate goal is to ensure that municipalities in Africa share best practices so that pockets of excellence can be replicated.

Syntell Sustainability 2014 will reveal that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach does not work, and will investigate the need to recognize diverse policy responses for overall accountability in building financially sustainable and robust municipalities and cities.

Learn about cross-border cooperation amidst Africa’s local government and municipalities as a means of boosting municipal service delivery and efficiency. You will leave the Syntell Sustainability Forum 2014 with dozens of contacts and ideas to make your job easier and more productive. Syntell Sustainability Forum will provide attendees with solutions for boosting the integrity of management solutions, operations, and developing sustainable revenue streams and smarter procurement strategies

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Jul 142014
 

The Cape Construction Expo is the one opportunity to meet the entire Western Cape construction and building industry. With 100 delegates, 2500 attendees, 80 exhibitors, more than twenty hours of networking and a free workshop programme, This expo is the best networking platform for construction professionals such as building contractors, designers,architects, engineers, residential and commercial property developers and owners, cost consultants, surveyors, project managers, suppliers, government representatives, service providers and investors. If you are a working in the construction industry, This is the show for you. The Cape Construction will be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town on 13 and 14 August.

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Cape Construction Expo offers you an all round experience! This interactive exhibition showcases hundreds of the latest solutions and products that help you deliver projects on budget and on time. A free workshop is available to all visitors to the show floor and provides enlightening material and promotes a more sustainable approach towards construction.

Expand your network while enjoying culinary teasers such as coffee, chocolate and wine throughout the two days, offers plenty of opportunities to for new contacts in a relaxed setting. Guests are also entered into the lucky prize draw to stand a chance to win fantastic prizes!

The Cape Construction Expo is the definitive networking and educational platform for insights on the latest technologies and developments associated with the construction industry in the Western Cape. High-level speakers present their views through case studies, interactive panels and presentations. From construction product and building materials manufacturers to contractors, architects, engineers, designers, property owners and developers, the expo delivers all the knowledge and resources needed to strengthen your entire operation.

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Jun 182014
 

The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Satellite Meeting will be held at the scenic Spier Wine Estate on the 11th and the 12th of July, 2014. This conference will precede the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Cape Town.

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The RAAS remains an exciting and active area of research, revealing new therapeutic interventions for cardiovascular disease and new insights into cardiovascular health. This satellite meeting will highlight recent advances in the pharmacology of drugs for heart failure and hypertension with a special focus on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System. This is the first RAAS satellite meeting to be held on African soil, and it is an event encompassing excellent clinical and basic science, excellent networking opportunities and a distinctive African experience.

Topics

  • Metabolic aspects of heart failure and ischemia
  • Novel interventions for heart failure
  • Hypertension: Molecular interventions and mechanisms
  • Therapeutic interventions involving AT2 receptors
  • Targeting aldosterone in heart failure and hypertension
  • Clinical aspects of the RAAS
  • Therapeutic interventions involving ACE2 and angiotensin (1-7)

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Apr 092014
 

The 14th annual African Utility Week held on 13th and 14th May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre boasts a world class conference combined with the largest showcase of technology solutions and equipment for the water and energy sector in Africa.

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Africa Utility Week is a market leading exhibition and the first port of call for decision makers from IPPs, governments, utilities, large power users, consultants, regulators and contractors to source the latest solutions or to meet suppliers and new clients.

Participating will allow you to make essential contacts within the African energy and water industry. If challenges around energy generation, T&D, clean technology, metering, reliability, finance, energy efficiency  or water supply are keeping you awake at night, this will be the right place to find appropriate solutions and help you optimise your organisation’s capabilities and providing you with the necessary skills and knowledge. African Utility Week has been established as the number one power conference and exhibition in Africa, after fourteen years of close collaboration with the African water and energy sector,.

Best practices and case studies from over 250 suppliers across the world, so  you will find someone with the answer to your questions. A world class conference agenda and new exhibition opening times double the engagement time between exhibitors and delegates. There is now a more engaging presentation floor with product demonstrations, cocktail functions, workshops, meeting lounges  and complimentary refreshments that will create more business opportunities. African Utility Week is boasting the highest representation of any African utility event, with 28 out of 54 African countries attending in 2013.

Companies with an interest in Africa’s water and power industry cannot afford to miss this exhibition. Ministries of Water and Energy Affairs and the South African utility Eskom as well as local municipalities such as the City of Cape Town and Johannesburg’s City Power have been main event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, KenGen, Senelec, TCN, UEGCL, ZESCO, NamPower and many more are regular visitors. Hands-on workshops, plenty networking opportunities, supplier demonstrations and cocktail functions will make this an unforgettable event.

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Apr 012014
 

The Wind Energy Summit South Africa will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. Procure, manufacture and deliver successful, productive South African wind projects. South Africa‘s most exciting onshore wind event yet  with over 100 high level business executives confirmed.  International companies are taking advantage of opportunities for growth in South Africa, but those looking to operate in the country need to understand the key factors before being able to do so successfully.

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Four reasons this conference will enrich your South African success:

Exploring Social Economic Empowerment (SEE) a requirement you have to meet:
Deal with the issues head on with our government level panel involving the DoE, UNEP, DEDEAT, REEEP, the WWF and One World to ensure you know how to run a successful project and make a commercial profit, meet the government requirements for economic empowerment  and job creation

C-Level and CEO panel discussion on maintaining a competitive edge:
Debate with a global and local group including Red Cap, Enel Green Power and two of the leading South African banks on the changing landscape of South African wind and how to match the competition now large groups with strong finances are moving in

South African banks come together to share expertise:
For the first time since 2012 three of the big South African banks will share their experience with the industry. Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank and Nedbank Capital will share their views of onshore wind in South Africa so you can learn how to create an attractive proposal for possible financiers

Eskom and NERSA come together to discuss risk:
With lengthy network connection timelines, risk absorbance is a hot topic in South Africa. Take part in a debate on network connectivity and risk absorbance hosted by the Head of the Grid Access Unit, the Head of Regulatory Reform at NERSA and Eskom

What will you take away from this summit?

Return to the office armed with unique insight, case studies and best practice from the industry leaders covering the following topics:

Government commitment to future rounds
Understand government requirements and objectives so you can stay within the rapidly evolving legislative parameters

Meeting complex legislative demands
Learn past experiences in navigating governmental challenges to meet strict EIA requirements in a hassle free and timely manner

Grid connection
Understand what can be done to facilitate connection issues, manage risk absorbance and determine how to work within Eskom’s perceived timelines

Supply chain and local content requirements
Learn how to successfully achieve financial close whilst establishing a South African supply chain within the increasing local content requirements

Social economic empowerment (SEE)
Discuss the challenges and realise the benefits of SEE, and how to build productive relationships that support a successful long term plan with our government level panel helping you bridge the gap between commercial benefit and access to energy

Cost reduction within a volatile currency
Learn what types of contracts are now available, explore their benefits and risks and how to adapt them for competitiveness to drive down the cost of your project

Lessons learned from previous projects
Discuss new challenges and recurring issues faced during project delivery so you can achieve the competitive edge when it comes to overcoming problems

Who will be at the Summit?

100+ highest level executives are set to come together at South Africa’s largest collection of wind professionals.

Key sectors in attendance include:

  • Project Developers
  • EPCs
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Central & Provincial Government Officials
  • Eskom
  • Debt & Equity Investors
  • Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Key Research Institutes & Universities
  • Industrial Trade Bodies, Chambers of Commerce & Associations
  • Just a few Key Players in attendance are:
  • The National Treasury
  • The DoE
  • The DEA
  • NERSA
  • Eskom
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Nedbank Capital
  • Standard Bank
  • Red Cap
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • RES
  • Gestamp Wind
  • ARUP
  • Siemens
  • Suzlon
  • DCD Wind Towers

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Mar 312014
 

Atlantic Beach Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel located in the tranquil village of Melkbosstrand, the gateway to the West Coast and is 300 meters from a 7 kilometer stretch of pristine sand beach offering an unparalleled view of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. This independently managed and privately owned hotel was established in 2009 and is decorated in muted and rustic tones reflecting the hotel’s beachside location.

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The Atlantic Beach Hotel offers a variety of modern facilities, 2 suites and 36 spacious en-suite bedrooms. Managed by a team who pride themselves on their professional, friendly and personal service, whether your stay is for pleasure or business, Atlantic Beach Hotel aims to make your visit a pleasant one.

Situated approximately 40 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport and approximately 30 kilometers from Cape Town’s city centre, the Atlantic Beach Hotel is an ideal venue for a relaxed getaway, conference or meeting.

Atlantic Beach Hotel features:

  • 38 Bedrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Belon Bar and Restaurant
  • Secure, complimentary on-site parking
  • The Belon Terrace
  • Business Centre with Internet
  • Conference Centre with three flexible venues and modern facilities

The Atlantic Beach Hotel and Conference Centre offers a relaxed environment in which to hold a product launch, meeting, conference, presentation, banquet, luncheon, private dinner, cocktail function, or a wedding. Each of the three conference venues can operate simultaneously or independently and have natural light with block out blinds.

The Conference Centre is flexible depending on the individual requirements and includes a conference foyer for a registration or hospitality desk, or for coffee and tea breaks. The foyer leads onto an undercover outdoor area for fresh air breaks.

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Mar 242014
 

The 3rd Concentrated Thermal Power Conference will be held on the 8th and 9th of April 2014 at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. Reduce CSP costs & risk through international experience and investor understanding to confirm your competitiveness. The CSP Today South Africa 2014 Conference has grown to become the central meeting place where international and local experts help you overcome significant technological and business challenges. At the event, key decision-makers from across the entire CSP group will gather to get a part of the 3,300 MW booming market.

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Businesses will return from the conference equipped to:

  • Lower LCOE with international expertise and R&D developments to develop competitiveness against other technologies
  • Guarantee your project gets funded by overcoming the risks associated with CSP and understanding the investor’s criteria.
  • Meet rising local content requirements and oppose higher costs through streamlined supply chain management and project procurement techniques
  • Hear the roadmap for the CSP in Southern Africa through top-level official data to help plan your growth strategy
  • Increase your functional capacity and value to meet South Africa’s peak energy demand with the latest advances in storage
  • Get the latest updates and the progress made on Phase 1, 2 and 3 projects and see how they’ve overcome significant challenges and impact economic and business confidence
  • Get practical advice on how CSP technologies can economically provide a variety of thermal applications
  • Get more information about alternative thermal storage solutions that will drive costs down and improve the reliability of CSP compared to other renewables
  • Understand the economic and social benefits of current CSP projects in and meet local content, BEE objectives  and employment that are essential to gain tenders in subsequent rounds
  • More than 20 hours of networking to meet top level executives across the CSP value chain.
  • Extended Q&A sessions  and exclusive industry panels – More discussion and more panels will let you raise questions and make your views with more interactivity than ever before
  • Meet with some of the most exciting CSP companies to see the latest products making waves in the industry.
  • Exclusive online networking platform to gain early access to the online networking platform and fill your forum diary before you even arrive.
  • Maximum exposure: Secure publicity on the website and at  the conference in the event marketing material, to over 38,000 solar contacts
  • Unrivalled branding options: Your company details and logo will display on the event  website for over 18  weeks, and als on all promotional material, maximizing your visibility in the in the CSP community

Meet with BrightSource, Investec and ACS Cobra to develop relationships with potential customers in two networking packed days! The forum guarantees that you will meet the right people whom you can network, share ideas and potentially do business with.

Position your company at the forefront of the largest CSP event in Southern Africa. Top level management from across the whole CSP value chain will be there.

Communicate your solution: Get on stage to display your product and get heard by decision makers

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Mar 112014
 

The Wind Energy Summit South Africa Conference will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel on the 9th to the 10th of April 2014. International companies are taking advantage of the opportunities for growth in South Africa, but those looking to operate in the country need to understand the key factors before being able to do so successfully.

Wind Energy

 

Wind Energy Summit South Africa brings together key members promote and move forward this expanding market. Helping establish new partnerships and tackling emerging issues as the competitive bidding rounds progress.

Four reasons this conference will enrich success:

Exploring Social Economic Empowerment, a requirement you have to meet:
Deal with the issues head on with our government level panel involving the DoE, UNEP, DEDEAT, REEEP, WWF and One World to ensure you understand how to run a successful project, make a commercial profit and meet the government requirements for economic empowerment  and job creation.

C-Level and CEO panel discussion on maintaining a competitive edge:
Debate with a local and international team including Red Cap, Enel Green Powe  and two of the leading South African banks on the changing landscape of South African wind and how to match the competition now large groups with strong finances are moving in

South African banks come together to share expertise:
For the first time since 2012, three of the big South African banks will share their experience with the industry. Rand Merchant Bank, Nedbank, Standard and Capital Bank will share their views of onshore wind in South Africa so you can learn how to create an attractive proposal for possible financiers

Eskom and NERSA come together to discuss risk:
With extended network connection timelines, risk absorbance is a hot topic in South Africa. Take part in a debate on risk absorbance and network connectivity hosted by the Head of the Grid Access Unit, the Head of Regulatory Reform at NERSA and Eskom

What will you take away from this summit?

Return to the office armed with unique insight, case studies and best practice from the industry leaders covering the following topics:

Government commitment to future rounds
Understand government objectives and requirements so you can stay within the rapidly evolving legislative parameters

Meeting complex legislative demands
Learn past experiences in navigating governmental challenges to meet strict EIA requirements in a convenient and hassle free manner

Grid connection
Understand what can be done to expedite connection issues, manage risk absorbance and determine how to work within Eskom’s perceived timelines

Supply chain and local content requirements
Learn how to successfully achieve financial close whilst establishing a South African supply chain within the increasing local content requirements

Social economic empowerment (SEE)
Discuss the challenges and realise the benefits of SEE, and how to build productive relationships that support a successful long term plan with our government level panel helping you bridge the gap between business benefit and access to energy

Cost reduction within a volatile currency
Learn what types of contract are now available, consider their risks and benefits and how to adjust them for competitiveness to drive down the cost of your project

Lessons learned from previous projects
Discuss recurring issues and new challenges faced during project delivery so you can obtain the competitive edge when it comes to overcoming problems

Who will be at the Summit?

100+ highest level executives are set to come together at South Africa’s largest collection of wind professionals.

Key sectors in attendance include:

Project Developers

EPCs

Engineering Consultants

Central & Provincial Government Officials

Eskom

Debt & Equity Investors

Manufacturers & Suppliers

Key Research Institutes & Universities

Industrial Trade Bodies, Chambers of Commerce & Associations

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Feb 112014
 

Monchique in  Hout Bay which is often called a hidden gem, is named after the picturesque Algarve mountain village renowned for its mineral springs, citrus groves and local food.

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Exclusive and private, Monchique is bordered by a river and set in acres of lush gardens. The majestic surrounding mountains provide shelter from wind and provide a stunning backdrop. The barn set behind an elegant fountain has an inviting Mediterranean ambience. It features a banquet-sized fireplace, bar service and hayloft. The barn flows onto a thatched verandah overlooking the gardens

The large gazebo bar surrounded by Cape cobbled paving overlooks a stream which flows all year. The gazebo is an ideal setting for pre dinner cocktails and canapes. There are several locations for photos to be taken. A quaint chapel set amongst tall trees is available for signing of the registry.

Monchique has a growing reputation for delicious seasonal cuisine with a Cape culinary slant. Guests love the relaxed atmosphere and personal attention, which only a family business can afford.

Monchique specializes in lunch parties, weddings, private dinners and small conferences, christenings, office parties, birthdays and whatever memorable event you want to celebrate. The venue is not licensed which affords clients the flexibility to acquire their own refreshments and wines. The attentive bar staff set up and serve whatever the hosts provide.

The thatched barn is set in acres of garden behind a quaint fountain. The barn flows onto a large thatched verandah overlooking lush gardens. The barn can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests when formally seated. In summer months,  the thatched verandah can accommodate additional tables. More guests can be accommodated for cocktail functions.

The barn features an impressive fireplace which can be used for winter celebrations. There are 2 x toilets and a marble topped bar facility.

The large thatched gazebo adjoining a river features a large cocktail bar and fridge facilities. In the summer month’s guests often choose to hold the entire celebration at the cobbled areas and gazebo where they can enjoy the gardens, river views and mountain. The gazebo is used for serving starters/canapes and cocktails.

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Jan 242014
 

The 8th annual Risk & Return conference will take place in Cape Town  at the Mount Nelson Hotel on 12-14 March 2014.

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The two day conference has become the annual event of choice for almost 200 industry professionals, and It is the premier event to be at if you are seeking to explore the latest investment strategies, improve your risk management techniques, and getting to grips with fundamental regulatory changes.

At Risk & Return South Africa you will gain valuable contacts with your industry peers and will give you an opportunity to get your questions answered by almost 30 local and international speakers.

Key themes for 2014:

  • Latest trends in asset management
  • Forward-looking risk management strategies
  • Liquidity risk management
  • Macro-economic developments
  • Credit portfolio management
  • Regulatory insights
  • Global asset class valuations and economic outlook
  • OTC derivatives clearing reforms
  • Global monetary policies
  • Evolving role of the CRO

2014 KEYNOTE speakers include:

Daniel Mminele, Deputy Governor, SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK

David Suetens, Executive Vice President and International Chief Risk Officer, STATE STREET CORPORATION

Who Should Attend?

  • Investment banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurers
  • Asset and investment managers
  • Rating agencies
  • Consultancies
  • Technology providers
  • Retail banks
  • Regulators
  • Pension providers

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