The Westin Cape Town
Convention Square, Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
+27 21 412 9999
Please check the website directly for rates and availibility.
Check-in & Check-out
Earliest possible check-in time is 15:00 and latest check-out time is 12:00 noon.
The Westin Cape Town is a stylish hotel with unique views of the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the whole of Table Bay. Within easy walking distance from the hotel you can find a wide selection of restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping centres and the city’s central business district.
The hotel has a great selection of bars and restaurants on offer from brasserie- style Thirty7 to ON19 with its panoramic views. Revitalise and energise in the Westin’s Heavenly Spa, sauna, hot tub or indoor and outdoor pool with an unbeatable view of the Cape Town Foreshore. See further details here.
Requirements for visas differ from country to country, click here to see which countries are currently exempt (these could be subject to change). As each application is treated as an individual case, you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the South African Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.
Remember that there is a fee charged for issuing a visa, which is updated annually.
Please also check your country-specific COVID-19 related travel requirements for South Africa here.
Arrival in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Cape Town International Airport is situated approximately 20 km from the city centre. The drive from the airport to the Westin will take approximately 20 – 30 minutes depending on traffic. You can find more information about the airport here.
MyCiTi Airport Shuttle: MyCiti Bus route #A01 covers the trip between CTP Airport and the Civic Center. Buses depart every 20 minutes approximately and run daily from 05:00 am to 09:30 pm. The ticket cost is calculated according to distance. Despite the km/rate, there are several charges depending on the time of the day. MyCiti bus station in Cape Town Airport is located in the Transport Plaza.
Taxis For safety and security, arriving passengers should only use Touch-Down Taxis, the officially authorised airport taxi service provider. Cars can be booked in advance on: +27 083 652 0786 or +27 082 569 7555.
Uber is also available at Cape Town International Airport. Rates from and to the airport may differ depending on time and traffic. Check the price estimator in your Uber app.
Forwarding of Promotional Material
Your materials for ICEF Africa can arrive from June 7, 2023 in Cape Town (but not before) allowing you sufficient time to check if your packages have been delivered correctly. Please contact a courier of your choice. It is very important that you include a proforma invoice. Inspections of deliveries with incomplete documents can take up to four weeks.
When calculating the amount of promotional materials to send to Cape Town please bear in mind that you will have a maximum of 38 pre-scheduled meetings. Please refer to the Shipping Instructions & Delivery Label for detailed information, customs requirements and a delivery label template.
As we recommend to reduce the use of paper, you can also upload up to five documents (max size of 5 MB each), three videos (YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo links are supported) and up to eight photos (max size of 5 MB each) into your Marcom eSchedule PRO profile and make them available to agents prior to, during and for four weeks after the event.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
Our advertising and sponsorship opportunities help build your brand and grow your business. Advertising at ICEF Africa and other ICEF events provides significant international exposure for your organisation, increasing your brand visibility and networking potential.
See our website to view and reserve sponsorship items or contact your account manager to build a customised package.
Scheduling meetings prior to the event
Approximately three weeks prior to the event you will receive access to the Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting scheduling platform. Marcom eSchedule PRO allows you to select potential partners according to geographical origin or type of programmes and to send personalised meeting requests. We recommend to schedule a minimum of 25 meetings prior to the event.
As this event will be conducted as a hybrid event you can either meet participants face-to-face at the event or you can connect with remote participants in virtual meetings. Face-to-face onsite meetings will take place at meeting or display tables. The meeting location will be indicated on your schedule. Virtual meetings are held online using Marcom eSchedule PRO’s integrated Zoom function. Simply click on the camera icon on your schedule to start a virtual meeting.
Participants attending remotely are indicated with an orange R icon on the participant list and on your MySchedule page.
Please ensure to bring your own device and headset to join any virtual meetings.
If you are using Marcom eSchedule PRO for the first time, we recommend that you review the following information: Getting Started | Scheduling Meetings – Useful Hints & Tips | Video tutorials.
Scheduling meetings during the event
To make the most of your participation, you can still schedule meetings with other participants once the event has started. Last minute meetings can be scheduled up to one hour before the requested meeting time.
We recommend that you leave Marcom eSchedule PRO open throughout the event to keep an eye on any new meeting invitations that may come through. Please regularly refresh your eSchedule PRO page to make sure that it’s always up to date with the latest requests.
Please note that you will not be provided with a printed paper copy of your schedule at the event.
You can build your own personalised programme of optional seminars and provider presentations held on the first day of ICEF Africa.
Seminars are available either live during the event or on-demand through our online platform for up to four weeks after. Programme details can be found under the seminar tab on your schedule.
Meeting and Display Tables
Meeting and Display tables will be accessible as of 08:00 am on Tuesday, June 13th.
Each meeting table (180cm x 90cm) will be covered with a table cloth and will have access to an electricity outlet.
Service providers will also have access to a literature display rack.
Table signage will be provided for all tables.
You will be able to collect your badge and welcome bag from the ICEF registration desk located in the Old Harbour Lobby on Monday, June 12th, from 12:45 to 19:00.
Participants arriving after the above stated period can register in the Old Harbour Lobby on Tuesday, June 13th, from 08:00 onwards.
As this is an invitation only event, anyone not wearing a badge may not be admitted into the event area. Please also understand that for the same reason we cannot allow non-registered family, friends or staff to enter the meeting hall.
The venue will adhere to strict hygiene regulations. It is no longer mandatory to wear a facemask, but whenever possible please respect an appropriate distance to other participants.
We are working closely with the venue and local authorities to ensure that we can deliver a safe event. As requirements might change we will update you regularly with the latest information.
Refreshments and Lunches
Snacks and refreshments will be served on June 13th and 14th at 08:00, 11:00 as well as 16:00 hours. Lunch will be provided from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Thirty7 Exclusive Restaurant on June 12th, 13th and 14th.
Please contact us should you have any special dietary requirements.
Evening Networking Receptions
Monday, June 12th, 19:00 to 21:00 in the Old Harbour Lobby.
Tuesday, June 13th, 20:00 to 23:00 at an external location: GOLD Restaurant. Shuttle buses will be provided, more details will follow. Imperial Ballroom.
The dress code for both receptions is smart casual. Please note that participants not wearing their event badge will not be admitted. Please register your attendance by clicking the green “Yes, I will attend” button on your MySchedule page.
Cape Town – General Information
Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is the oldest urban area in South Africa. It is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg.
Cape Town is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point.
- Time zone: GMT + 2 hours.
- Climate: Mild and sunny. Average temperatures in March are around 19°C during the day and 11°C at night.
- Currency: South African Rand (ZAR). Credit cards are widely accepted. See x-rates.com for the latest rates.
- Electricity: 230 volts.
- Plug type: There are four associated plug types C, D, M and N. Please bring your own adaptors, if necessary.
- More information about Cape Town can be found at here.
If you have any questions prior to the event, please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Webb by email at email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town!