May 262014

5th International Conference on Education and Information Management is hosted by the Durban University of Technology on the 21st and 22nd of June 2014. Conference aims to provide a platform to academicians, scholars, business managers and practitioners to share their valuable experience and knowledge with each other.



The goal of the event is to bring closer people from the business and academia world so that they can share the latest developments in the fields of information management, education, computing, business, economics, technology and development studies.

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May 192014

The Omni-channel Banking conference will be held at Focus Rooms Conference Venue in Sunninghill  the 28th and 29th of May 2014. This conference is different from the current multi-channel method in which banks encourage customers to use the least expensive medium, whether this is on-line, mobile, call centre, ATM, card etc.



Banks are forced to look at providing customer experience across all channels at the same time due to the inconsistency of delivering genuine cross-channel service while not giving enough attention to the user experience.

Omni-channel provides that experience – to provide customers smooth access to financial services and products at any given time.

The Omni-Channel Banking Conference 2014 will meet a variety of questions relating to the new channel landscape and creating the ultimate customer experience. From planning and strategy, innovation and new technology to trends and improving customer service and interaction, the agenda will help delegates through the processes needed to successfully manage the transition to omni-channel banking.

The speaker panel once again consists of leading experts. Speakers represent key players in the field of channel management and customer service, including Dimension Data, Accenture, Wincor Nixdorf, Allos, Oracle, Microsoft SA and SAS.

The track record in organising top-class events for the banking community speaks for itself. Last year over 900 delegates attended the financial events.

All professionals dealing with the different channels such as call centres, ATM’s, online, mobile, cards, social media, branch etc, are invited to join this highly informative event.

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May 122014

Tax Indaba 2014 will be held from the 19th to the 13th of June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This event that is aimed at addressing fundamental issues related to all aspects of tax on both the practical and strategic levels with the purpose of benefitting you. The focus of the conference is to bridge the gap between corporate tax advisors, regulators tax and practitioners.



This is undoubtedly the tax event to attend. The only one of its kind with the collaborative work of a number of associations including CIMA, AAT, SAICA, ACCA, CSSA, IAC, SAIT and SAIPA. Tax Indaba 2014 takes place over five days and gathers expert presenters from the various disciplines in tax and from all over the world. Everyone involved in South African tax should attend this event!

Ensure that you are part of this industry gathering that tackles the latest regulatory requirements and many other tax issues affecting the South African market.

The themes of this year’s conference will include:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Strategic overview on South African Tax
  • Mining Tax
  • Tax Risk Management
  • Tax Administration Act
  • Personal Income Tax
  • International Tax

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Apr 292014

At the African Construction Expo held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27th and 28th of May, you will learn about cutting-edge and innovative solutions to expose greater yields from large scale infrastructure and construction projects on the rapidly developing continent. The event also features over five  real-world case studies which will give you the most relevant and current practices, approaches and technologies that can immediately be implemented in your business.



Hundreds of the latest solutions and products are showcased at this interactive exhibition that help deliver projects on budget and on time. A free-to-attend workshop course provides educational material and a change towards more sustainable approach to construction will be encouraged.

Together with the co-located Totally Concrete Expo, over 5000 of Africa’s business elite are expected to gather at the expo to gain in-depth insight into the industry’s core challenges such as sufficient risk management for Pan-African projects, project management in a continuously changing environment and funding of infrastructure projects. Opportunities in Africa’s thriving real estate sector will also be explored.

This Expo is designed for the industry’s top level executives, government representatives, investors and construction professionals of all trades and is a convenient way to access the African market place.

You are guaranteed to take home many valuable contacts and big ideas that will make your job more productive and easier.

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Apr 142014

The ABIG Conference held on the 17th and 18th of at Stone Cradle in Pretoria focuses primarily on enriching the skills and knowledge of those interested in animal behaviour while also trying to raise awareness of animal behaviour and the animal-human bond to those within the veterinary fields.



Honorary Lecturer in Small Animal Behaviour. RVC (University of London) Jon leads the Veterinary Behaviour Service. He is particularly interested in the behavioural effects of medical problems, such as syringomyelia, epilepsy and pain. He is also particularly interested in progressing the understanding of sound phobia in dogs, cognitive ageing and inter-cat aggression unusual behaviour (such as shadow chasing, self-mutilation and tail chasing).

The Animal Behaviour and Interaction Group consists of veterinarians and veterinary nurses that have a keen interest in animal behaviour, recognizing it as a vital component in the holistic treatment of animals and in strengthening the animal-human bond.

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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.



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 072014

The NORTH SOUTH EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP FORUM held from the 21st to the 25th of April at the Lombardy Estate Boutique Hotel in Pretoria, is an international exchange learning platform re-assessing the type of communication and new educational partnerships; The rapid global shifts in the distribution and production of open and distance learning (ODL); and the shifting patterns  of education policies and how these impacts on ODL.



The Forum will contain trainings that will determine the emerging dynamics and improved working practices in the adoption of education policies, and will equip delegates on the hows of education policies as it concerns various governments.

The Forum will bring experts and authorities the platform to explore more knowledge, and will attempt to re-educate delegates on the emerging goal for sustainability and the attendant challenges facing individual institutions, representative bodies, communities and governments promoting North-South Education partnerships. This will highlight identified cross-cultural relationships as well as attendant Institutional responses.

The Forum is designed for Lecturers, Academics, Students, Researchers, Policy and Education Analysts, ministries researchers, civil society education planners, Government officials in Education departments, multinational corporation’s policy makers and executives who are responsible for the education and training of their agencies or corporations, NGO’s or anyone or aspiring, in education management promotes and positions best practice, leadership and international education.

ICDI programmes bring together seasoned education practitioners and analysts, community and corporate stakeholders, education and media researchers to explore cutting best practices, developments and trends which promotes and influences International education.

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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
  • 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 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 172014

Following on from the success of the first ever Juice Africa conference in 2013, the second event on the 8th to the 10th of April in Cape Town, is a must attend for anyone looking to expand their business card book with juice bottlers, suppliers, raw material producers and manufacturers from all over Africa. Companies from the following countries have already confirmed attendance; Thailand, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Nigeria, UK, The Netherlands and Algeria.




Meet the entire supply chain from Kenyan juice bottlers to South African raw material suppliers

Covering all significant fruits for Africa and beyond; pineapple, mango, tropicals and citrus

Quality networking in a stunning location

The best content designed by experts in the fruit juice industry

Pre-conference workshop focusing on launching new juice products in the African business with wellness  and health as the key marketing elements

New juice manufacturers as speakers including CHI Limited, the market leader in Nigeria

Assess the latest drivers behind juice consumption in Eastern, Western &  Southern Africa.

Identify the markets and customer segments showing most potential for growth

Gain insights on the amount of retail development for juices across Sub-Saharan Africa

Optimise procurement of essential raw materials based on the latest business insights

Examine the best way to reach investment in the African juice industry

Network with leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa and from around the world

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