2nd Announcement

CONTENT

Words of welcome
Local organising committees
Scientific programme committee champions
Professional conference organiser
South African dairy industry
Key information
Website
Programme snapshot
Programme overview
Daily tours
Call for abstracts
Registration information
Trade exhibition
Accommodation
Transportation
Social programme
Technical tour programme
Sight seeing excursion programme
General information
Registration

WORDS OF WELCOME

Message from the Chair: WDS 2012 Organising Committee

Melt LoubserIt is with great pleasure that the South African Committee of the IDF invites you to Cape Town, where the 2012 annual World Dairy Summit will be hosted from 4 to 8 November 2012.

South Africa is a country of great diversity. Its landscape contrasts from the desert landscape of its West Coast and the Kalahari to the rainforest in the South and East Coast, from the winter rainfall fynbos in the South Western Cape through the semi-desert Great Karoo to the bushveld of the Northern borders, where the weather is renowned for its summer rains and thunderstorms.

The country is also renowned for its variety in population groups, religions, culinary experiences, languages and other attributes that comprise the 'Rainbow Nation'. Having the international dairy world present in South Africa certainly completes our theme for the summit as World in one country.

South Africa has a well-developed, world-class agricultural and agro processing industry, of which the South African dairy sector is no exception. The dairy industry provides mostly for the needs of the local market and also exports different dairy products mainly to countries on the African continent.

The South African dairy industry plays an active role in the international dairy sector and has been a permanent member of the IDF for many years. We are therefore delighted to bring dairy industries from all over the world together to discuss topical issues such as sustainability, science and technology, nutrition and health, food safety, production, economics and marketing, to mention but a few.

Cape Town is one of the most visited cities on the continent and is renowned for its exquisite beauty, metropolitan lifestyle and the presentation of world-class events. As we prepare for the 2012 conference, we shall endeavour to exceed all expectations and host the best World Summit of the IDF ever.

Melt Loubser
President: South African National Committee of IDF (SANCIDF)

Welcome by the President of the International Dairy Federation

Richard DoyleI am very happy to invite you to our next IDF World Dairy Summit in South Africa, often called 'the rainbow country' as it is such a colourful and diverse nation. I have no doubt about how enjoyable and fruitful our visit to this beautiful and friendly country will be.

I am also convinced that the overall theme of the summit, World in one country, will inspire us during our stay. With its wide variety of farming systems, varied climate, diverse markets and vast range of cultures, South Africa will be a unique platform for sharing different experiences and practices. This will provide important new insights as we set about exploring the challenges ahead for the global dairy industry.

Drawing on its African setting, next year's programme will include several significant new features. There will be a conference devoted to dairy in emerging countries, focusing on the socio-economic benefits of dairying. Benefits for dairy processors will also not be overlooked. Food security, and particularly how the dairy industry can contribute, will play an important role in this summit, as this is a core issue in Africa and indeed across the globe. Animal health and welfare will also be part of the programme, with a particular focus on future challenges to control the spread of animal diseases.

In this unique learning environment, participants are guaranteed to take away a fresh outlook, new friends, contacts, resources and ideas that could make a huge difference in profitably managing their dairy business, activity or work.

Join us in this truly international dairy event and meet dairy leaders from around the world coming together to seek new ways of increasing cooperation in order to further the value of dairy products, ingredients and knowledge, and working towards meeting the needs of tomorrow's consumers.

If you want insight into the South African dairy sector and to be given the opportunity to share different practices, this is the event to take part in!

I look forward to wide-ranging and fruitful discussions with you.

Richard Doyle
IDF President

Welcome by the Premier of the Western Cape: Helen Zille

Helen ZilleOn behalf of the Western Cape Government, I warmly welcome you to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit and Exhibition 2012.

I would like to thank the IDF for choosing Cape Town and our beautiful province as your summit venue. The Western Cape is becoming known as a major business tourism destination, partly due to international summits and exhibitions like yours, which will attract around 800 delegates from 70 international countries to our province.

The province's dairy industry is worth over R2 billion, which makes the Western Cape the biggest milk-producing region in the country. As a result, the dairy industry is a major provider of food and job opportunities and also supports many other farming enterprises, such as agricultural mechanisation, in the province. However, the industry is facing numerous challenges, the low producer price of milk in particular, which has resulted in low profit margins and has forced some dairy farmers to leave the industry over the last while. As a result, the industry is continuously searching for ways in which to increase yields, while at the same time reduce input costs.

It is clear that government needs to work with farmers, the private sector and other strategic partners to develop innovative solutions and policies to address this situation.

I therefore welcome this summit, as it will provide the platform for government, world dairy leaders, businesses and multinational operations from developed and developing countries to network and have important discussions on issues affecting the dairy industry, including the latest developments in the green economy, technological advances, food safety and hygiene, nutrition and health, animal health and welfare and dairy economics.

I hope that the deliberations here assist us in finding new and efficient ways to support and develop the dairy industry and I wish all delegates a stimulating and constructive engagement.

Helen Zille
Premier of the Western Cape

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEES

Role Name
President Melt Loubser
Vice-president Bertus de Jongh
Secretary Edu Roux
Organiser Nico Schutte (Dr)
Other members Alwyn Kraamwinkel
Dèan Kleynhans
Willie Prinsloo
Niel Erasmus
Jan Floor (Dr)
Cheryl McCrindle (Prof)
Nico Fouché
Riekie Schaafsma
De Wet Jonker

Please direct all enquiries to:
Nico Schutte - nico.schutte@mpo.co.za
Edu Roux - edu.roux@agriconnect.co.za

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAMPIONS

Conference No.
Title Champion
1
Word Dairy ForumManie Roode
2
Dairy Policies and EconomicsAlwyn Kraamwinkel
3
Dairy FarmingKoos Coetzee (Dr)
4
Food SafetyPiet Jooste (Prof)
5
Methods of AnalysisJan Floor (Dr)
6
Emerging Dairy SectorCheryl McCrindle (Prof)
7
Nutrition and HealthHettie Schönfeldt (Prof)
8
Sustainability and Green EconomyNico Fouché
Heinz Meissner (Dr)
9
Dairy Science and TechnologyJan Floor (Dr)
10
Animal Health and WelfareCheryl McCrindle (Prof)
11
MarketingBertus de Jongh
Symposium
Protein Quality SymposiumHettie Schönfeldt (Prof)
Kim Locraft

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

Dudley Randall
Turners Conferences and Conventions (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 1935
Durban 4000, South Africa
Tel: + 27 31 368 8000
Fax: + 27 31 368 6623
E-mail: gills@turnergroup.co.za

SOUTH AFRICAN DAIRY INDUSTRY

The dynamic South African dairy industry supplies the South African market with the full range of dairy products required by the market and exports different types of dairy products, namely milk, fermented products, concentrated products, whey powder, cheese and butter.

Contrary to the dairy industries in many other countries, the South African dairy industry operates in an environment free of government intervention in respect of issues such as price, production and export support.

The South African dairy industry is shaped by market forces and as a result it acts in a very dynamic and rapid way to meet the needs of the consumers. This position stimulates product innovation, the adoption of more efficient technologies in respect of issues such as production, manufacturing, logistics and management, and a dynamic industry structure. Just like many other aspects of South Africa, the South African dairy industry has a diverse nature. The technologies used in the primary and secondary sectors of the South African dairy industry range from highly sophisticated and traditional, less sophisticated technologies.

Also, the diverse nature in respect of issues such as the climate of the different regions, supports different milk production regimes ranging from total mixed ration feeding to pasture based production.

In the different geographical areas of South Africa, good examples exist of a high degree of sophistication in respect of issues such as breeding, feeding, animal health, animal welfare and milk parlour design and operation appropriately adapted to fit the very different conditions in the different South African regions.

KEY INFORMATION

Important Dates

Closing date for submission of poster abstracts30 September 2012
Notification of Acceptance15 October 2012
Presenting authors must register for the summit by30 September 2012
Closing date for early registration30 April 2012
Closing date for standard registration15 September 2012
Summit date4 – 8 November 2012
Opening ceremony5 November 2012

WEBSITE

Up-to-date information regarding the congress programme is available on the WDS 2012 website, www.wds2012.com.
As of November 2011, participants will be able to register, book social events, hotel accommodation and tours on this site.

Future IDF WDS events

2012IDF World Dairy SummitCape Town, South Africa
2013IDF World Dairy SummitJapan
2014IDF World Dairy SummitIsrael

PROGRAMME SNAPSHOT

Sunday, 4 Nov
Monday, 5 Nov
Tuesday, 6 Nov
Wednesday, 7 Nov
Thursday, 8 Nov
08h00 - 17h00
Exhibition set up
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 15h00
Exhibition
15h00 - 18h00
Break down
08h00 - 17h30
IDF business meetings - continued from previous three days
(invitation only)
08h30 - 09h30
Opening of the World Dairy Summit
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 2
Dairy policies and economics, part 2
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 6
Emerging dairy sector
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 9
Dairy science and technology
09h30 - 10h30
Swift forum
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 3
Dairy farming
08h00 - 12h00
IDF general assembly
(invitation only)
11h00 - 13h00
Conference 1
World dairy leaders forum
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 4
Food safety
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 7
Nutrition and health
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 10
Animal health and welfare
 
14h00 - 15h00
World dairy situation
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 5
Analysis and sampling
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 8
Sustainability and green economy
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 11
Marketing
15h30 - 17h30
Conference 2
Dairy policies and economics, part 1
14h00 - 17h30
Protein quality symposium
     
09h00 - 17h00
Technical tours:
Mooivallei grazing farm and cheese factory. Bonnievale.
09h00 - 17h00
Technical tours:
Fair Cape TMR farm and factory and Woolworths distribution centre
19h00
Welcome reception:
exhibition hall
 
19h00
Farmers' dinner:
outside venue
19h00
Gala dinner:
conference venue
09h00 - 17h00
Technical tour:
Klipheuwel TMR farm, Parmalat, Parow and spaza shops

Daily social tours:
Table Mountain | Winelands | Cape Point Nature Reserve | Waterfront | Historical Cape Town | etc.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Sunday, 4 Nov
Monday, 5 Nov
Tuesday, 6 Nov
Wednesday, 7 Nov
Thursday, 8 Nov
Friday, 9 Nov
08h00 - 17h00
Exhibition set up
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 18h00
Exhibition
08h00 - 15h00
Exhibition
 
15h00 - 18h00
Break down
08h00 - 17h30
IDF Business Meetings - continued from 4 previous days
(By invitation only)
08h30 - 09h30
Opening of the World Dairy Summit



10h00 - 11h00
SWIFT Forum
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 2(b)
Dairy Policies and Economics
Special Economic and Policy Issues
  • Impact of EU and USA policy on industry
  • Performance of industry in deregulated environments
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 3
Dairy Farming
The business aspects of dairy farming
  • Drivers of dairy farm profitability
  • Technology for dairy farm profitability
  • Succession planning and new entrants to dairy farming
  • Farm-to-table value chain
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 6
Emerging Dairy Sector
The benefits of dairy for emerging economies
  • Examples of rapid development of the dairy industry (e.g. India/Pakistan)
  • Increased health benefits and food security associated with dairy products in developing countries
  • Commercial possibilities for small-scale dairy herds
  • Opening the door to profits and food security using unusual dairy animals, e.g. goats, buffalo, camels, donkeys, yaks, etc.
  • Diseases associated with milk production/processing
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 9
Dairy Science and Technology
Dairy ingredient technology and recombination
  • Recombination in the 21st century
  • Processes and products: trends, opportunities and challenges
  • Creating functional dairy ingredients
  • Improving nutrition and health through recombined products
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR Farm and Factory and Woolworths Distribution Centre
  11h00 - 13h00
Conference 1(a)
World Dairy Leaders Forum
Discussion by CEOs of leading international dairy companies on most critical topical issues






13:00 - 14:00
CEO's Lunch
(By invitation only)
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 4
Food Safety
Identification and assessment of emerging food safety issues
  • Emerging hazards or food safety issues
  • Early detection of emerging or re-emerging food safety issues
  • Expert elicitations on research data collection and priority setting
  • Learning from past experiences and preparing for the future
  • New user friendly tools for food safety management in the dairy chain
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 7
Nutrition and Health
A holistic perspective on dairy in nutrition
  • Dairy's role in a sustainable diet
  • Dairy for health
  • Dairy nutrition economics
  • Dairy for performance
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 10
Animal Health and Welfare
Health and welfare at the human-dairy animal interface
  • Transmissible diseases at the human-dairy animal-wildlife interface
  • Management to decrease production diseases at the human-dairy animal interface
  • Observable behaviour linked to animal welfare at the human-dairy animal interface
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Klipheuwel TMR Farm, Parmalat, Parow and Spaza Shops
  14h00 - 15h00
World Dairy Situation
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 5
Methods of Analysis
Adding value through cost effective testing
  • IDF/ISO joint analytical programme of work
  • Raw milk testing scenarios
  • Reducing costs through global calibrations
  • Safeguarding the integrity of milk and milk products
  • Screening for residues and contaminants
  • Practical milk testing
  • Unravelling complexity of milk proteins
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 8
Sustainability and Green Economy
A holistic approach to environmental sustainability
  • Standardisation of methodology
  • Climate change modelling
  • Measures to support and improve sustainability
  • Future outlook
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 11
Marketing
What's new and novel?
  • New media, advertising and promotions
  • New research and measurements
  • New products and trends in consumption patterns
  • New generic advertising for dairy products
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Mooivallei Grazing Farm and Cheese Factory and Bonnievale
  15h30 - 17h30
Conference 2(a)
Dairy Policies and Economics
The macro position of and expectations in respect of the dairy industry
  • World trade in dairy products
  • Changes in the dairy business structure
  • Trends in consumer markets
14h00 - 17h30
Protein Quality Symposium
Advances in analytical methods for dairy proteins: significance for nutrition and health
  • Expanding knowledge barriers: new methods for protein quality measurement
  • The importance of protein quality, supporting science through efficacy trials
  • Challenges and implications for policy makers and donors
     
  17h00 - 19h00
Parmalat Happy Hour and Poster Viewing
17h00 - 19h00
Happy Hour and Poster Viewing
17h00 - 19h00
Happy Hour and Poster Viewing
   
  11h00 - 18h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR farm and factory and Woolworths distribution centre
  09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Mooivallei grazing farm and cheese factory, Bonnievale
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR farm and factory and Woolworths' distribution centre
 
18h00 - 21h00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Hall
  18h00 - 23h00
Farmers' Dinner
Outside Venue
18h45 - 01h00
Gala Dinner
CTICC
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Klipheuwel TMR farm, Parmalat, Parow and spaza shops
 
        17h00 - 19h00
Poster Viewing
 

DAILY TOURS

An exciting programme of daily tours is being prepared for the enjoyment of delegates and accompanying persons.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

All conferences of the IDF World Dairy Summit Cape Town, 4 - 8 November 2012

The organising committee invites the presentation of abstracts during the IDF World Dairy Summit 2012. All submissions must fit with in the IDF WDS conference themes and topics (see the programme page) and be presented for evaluation and acceptance, with an abstract according to the agreed format as contained in the guidelines for abstracts. The organising committee will communicate back on the acceptance of abstracts by the 01st June 2012.

Guidelines for abstracts

All abstracts must be submitted online at www.wds2012.com in the template provided. Abstracts must be written in British English with the text to contain a maximum of 300 words. Authors' names should not be included in the template but should be given in full during the submission process. The presenting author must be clearly identified. Affiliations should be given in as much detail as possible. An e-mail address should be given for the corresponding author. No tables or graphs should be included, but the abstract should provide a brief introduction, materials & methods, results & discussion and conclusions. After the abstract main text, four keywords and the conference of interest should be included. Full guidelines are available at http://www.wds2012.com/ScientificProgramme/AbstractSubmissions.asp

Abstracts must be submitted on-line by 31 May 2012.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

How to register

To register for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2012 in Cape Town, please visit the website, www.wds2012.com, or complete the enclosed registration form and return to the secretariat.

Pre-registration via the website will be possible until 31 October 2012. After this date, only on-site registration will be accepted. It is essential that the instructions for payment of all fees involved are strictly followed. Every participant, including invited participants and accompanying persons, must be registered.

Registration fees

Registration category
Early
Standard
Late/on-site
What is included
 
Pay before
30 April 2012
Pay before
15 Sept 2012
Pay after
15 Sept 2012
and on-site
 
Full summit
ZAR 9 500
ZAR 10 500
ZAR 11 500
Access to all summit sessions
Access to exhibition and poster area
Congress kit
Coffee breaks
Luncheons
Welcome cocktail
Gala dinner
One day registration
ZAR 3 310
ZAR 3 675
ZAR 4 050
For the nominated day only:
Access to all summit sessions
Access to exhibition and poster area
Congress kit
Coffee breaks
Luncheons
Student full registration
ZAR 2 400
ZAR 2 600
ZAR 2 800
Access to all summit sessions
Access to exhibition and poster area
Congress kit
Coffee breaks
Luncheons
Welcome cocktail
Gala dinner
Student day registration
ZAR 950
ZAR 1 050
ZAR 1 150
For the nominated day only:
Access to all summit sessions
Access to exhibition and poster area
Congress kit
Coffee breaks
Luncheons
Accompanying persons
ZAR 2 850
ZAR 3 150
ZAR 3 480
Coffee breaks
Luncheons
Welcome cocktail
Gala dinner

Social events
Welcome reception guest ticket
ZAR 850
Sunday, 4 November at 19h00
Farmers' dinner
ZAR 550
Tuesday, 6 November at 19h00
Gala dinner
ZAR 1 150
Wednesday, 7 November at 19h00
Technical tours
ZAR 700
7 Nov (Wed), 8 Nov (Thu), 9 Nov (Fri)

Students:

To qualify for the student rate, you must send documentary proof that you are in full time study at a recognised educational institution and this must accompany your registration form.
If you are employed, you do not qualify for a student rate.

Payment:

Registration fees are to be paid in South African Rand (ZAR) and should be paid according to the procedure described on the registration form on the website. The same procedure will be described when registering on-line on the website, www.wds2012.com. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Card or by bank transfer.

Cancellation of registration and refund policy:

The secretariat must be notified in writing of any cancellations. All approved refunds will be issued after the summit. An administration fee of ZAR300 will be charged for all cancellations received before 01 September 2012. Please note that no refunds will be made for cancellations after 01 September 2012.

Student grants:

A limited number of student grants will be available. Please see the website for more information. The applicant should:

  • be registered as a full time student at an established academic institution (documentary proof to be provided)
  • live in one of the low income, lower middle income or upper middle income countries (as determined by the official World Bank list and published on their website (click here)
To apply for a student grant, please submit your abstract via the website and request the special grant application form from the summit organisers at www.wds2012.com.

Please note that funding is strictly limited and no guarantees of financial support can be given until the organising committee has reviewed all applications. Preference will be given to applicants who have raised at least a portion of the required funding themselves.

TRADE EXHIBITION

A trade show for both local and international suppliers to the food industry will take place as follows:

Set up
Sunday, 4 November 2012
11:00 - 16:30
Opening hours
Sunday, 4 November 2012
17:00 - 20:00
 
Monday, 5 November 2012
08:00 - 18:00
 
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
08:00 - 18:00
 
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
08:00 - 18:00
 
Thursday, 8 November 2012
08:00 - 15:00
Break down
Thursday, 8 November 2012
15:00 - 18:00

ACCOMMODATION

Reservations

Hotel accommodation in Cape Town can be reserved through the summit organisers, Turners Conferences, who have secured preferred rates for participants. All rates quoted on the hotel booking form are in South African Rand and are per room and per night, breakfast and service taxes included.

The hotel category should be indicated on the hotel booking form. Please also indicate which other category we should book in case the chosen one is fully booked. Please note that most of the hotels are close to both the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Bed & breakfasts, including guesthouses will be booked on availability, requests via e-mail can be sent to Bruce Rumble at brucer@turnergroup.co.za.

Confirmation of hotel reservation

All hotel reservations will be confirmed to you in writing with the name of the hotel, the type of accommodation booked, the arrival and departure dates, the rate and the deposit required. This will be accompanied by an invoice and request for payment.

Payments

A deposit equal to two nights' stay is required to secure the hotel booking. The balance of the accommodation is to be settled directly with the hotel upon your arrival. The deposit may be paid either by bank transfer or by MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Club credit card.
Full details appear on the booking form.

Changes and cancellations

Cancellations must be submitted to Turners Conferences in writing. You may cancel your reservation up to 02 September 2012 with a full refund of your deposit paid, less an administration fee of ZAR100. No refunds will be possible after 02 September 2012. An amendment fee of ZAR100 applies to all changes made to confirmed reservations.

Prices are subject to change.

Hotels & Rates

For full details of the hotels, please click on the name of the hotel below.

The following hotels have been especially reserved for the summit and preferential rates have been negotiated.

Single Room: 1 bed in room and 1 occupant | Double Room: 1 bed in room and 2 occupants | Twin room: 2 single beds in room and 2 occupants

Hotel Name Room Type
Room Rate
(including 1%
Tourism Levy &
14% VAT)
HOTELS
The Westin Cape Town
5 Star
At CTICC
Deluxe King Room Single
R 2421.00
Deluxe King Room Twin
R 2641.00
Deluxe King Room Double
R 2641.00
Hilton Hotel Cape Town
5 Star
1.5km from CTICC
Complimentary morning and
afternoon shuttle to CTICC
King Hilton Room Single
R 1600.00
King Hilton Room Double
R 1800.00
Twin Hilton Room Single
R 1600.00
Twin Hilton Room Double
R 1800.00
King Executive Room Single
R 2200.00
King Hilton Executive Double
R 2400.00
Twin Executive Room Single
R 2200.00
Twin Executive Room Double
R 2400.00
Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel
4 Star
Adjacent to CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 1967.90
Standard Room Twin
R 2269.30
Standard Room Double
R 2269.30
Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
4 Star
Adjacent to CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 1765.90
Standard Room Twin
R 2067.30
Standard Room Double
R 2067.30
Hollow on the Square Hotel
4 Star
400m from CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 890.00
Standard Room Twin
R 1200.00
Standard Room Double
R 1200.00
Raya Hotels The Capetonian
3 Star
250m from CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 895.00
Standard Room Twin
R 995.00
Standard Room Double
R 995.00
City Lodge V&A Waterfront
3 Star
800 meters from CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 1261.50
Standard Room Twin
R 1462.50
Standard Room Double
R 1462.50
Holiday Inn Express
3-Star
1,2km from CTICC
Standard Room Single
R 903.95
Standard Room Twin
R 903.95
Standard Room Double
R 903.95

Other properties available on request.

Please indicate your choice of hotel on the hotel reservation form. All rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and are subject to change. Rates include VAT at 14% and 1% tourism levy.

You may cancel your reservation up to eight weeks prior to arrival with a full refund less an administration fee of ZAR100. An amendment fee of ZAR100 applies to all changes. Rates are per room per night and include either Continental or English breakfast. The ZAR rate applies at all times.

TRANSPORTATION

Travel by air

The main airport in the Western Cape is Cape Town International Airport, 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. The airport is serviced by 18 international and national carriers. Some international carriers fly directly to Cape Town, some stop over in Johannesburg and then carry on to Cape Town, with others terminating their flights in Johannesburg, which necessitates a short two-hour domestic flight.

The preferred carrier for WDS 2012, South African Airways (SAA), is offering delegates special fares over the period of the event on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is strongly suggested, as flights to, from and within South Africa are generally in heavy demand. These fares are available for flights booked through Turners Travel or directly with SAA on their intercontinental, regional and domestic services, subject to the relevant class availability. Conditions will apply.

Enquiries can be made immediately by contacting your nearest SAA office. Contact details for all the SAA offices can be obtained from the SAA website, www.flysaa.com. South African residents should contact Turners Travel on telephone 031 368 8000 or e-mail Linda Edwards at lindae@turnergroup.co.za.

For all SAA bookings, please quote reference number AIR.GC.050145. Should you encounter any difficulties in contacting SAA, you may contact Linda Edwards at lindae@turnergroup.co.za and your e-mail will be forwarded to the South African Airways head office.

Comair (operated by British Airways), Mango, Kulula and 1Time Airline are no frills airlines operating within South Africa that offer value for money domestic options, which can be booked online through Turners Travel or the internet.

Travel by road

When visiting Cape Town, delegates will mostly arrive and depart by air. On arrival, please be advised that public transport is limited, but getting around is relatively simple and convenient, using taxis (refer to www.rikkis.co.za) or rental cars.

To rent a car, you will need a current South African or international driver's license. It is possible to pick up a car in one city and return it in another.

Travel to and from Cape Town Int Airport

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 30km from the CTICC, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and city centre.

A welcome desk will be in operation at Cape Town International Airport on 2 and 3 November 2012. The desk will be situated in the international and domestic arrivals halls and will be identified by the summit banners.

Turners Conferences has arranged an airport transfer service. To pre-book your airport transfer, let us know the date and time of your arrival, the flight number as well as the hotel where you are staying and we will arrange it for you. Transfers must be pre-booked and prepaid. Transfers not paid before 30 days prior to the date of service, will automatically be cancelled.

Airport to hotel transfer
One way charge between Cape Town International Airport and appointed hotels in the city centre only. Pre-booked and pre-paid
ZAR 220 per person

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

The following social events will enhance delegates' visits and allow the South Africans to show their warm hospitality.

Welcome reception
Sunday, 4 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, starting at 19h00

Farmers' dinner
Tuesday, 6 November, starting at 19h00 (venue TBA)

Gala dinner
Wednesday, 7 November at Ballroom Cape Town International Convention Centre, starting at 19h00

Cape wine routes

When one reflects on the splendours of the Cape - lush green valleys, rugged mountains, azure seas and sky - the Cape's winelands are usually top of the list. Visitors pour into the Western Cape to experience the viticulture, restored Cape Dutch farmsteads with their distinctive gables and thatched roofs, and the mountains that form the dramatic backdrop to all of this. The Cape winelands are some of the most scenic in the world and wine tourism is one of South Africa's fastest growing industries. South Africa also has the largest number of Fairtrade certified wineries in the world.

An emerging ethos has taken the local wine industry into the global arena. South African wine has come of age and is now competing on the world wine stage. A whole new generation of winemakers has appeared and there has been a shift from grape farming to wine growing.

The Cape's winelands stretch from the coast to the plains of the Little Karoo, where grapes are also grown in the riverine valleys. There are currently some 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers of vineyards in the Cape, divided by the Wine of Origin Scheme into four main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

TECHNICAL TOUR PROGRAMME

A limited number of technical tours have been arranged during the summit. These are to various places of technical interest in the Cape Metro region, and offer delegates an opportunity to see facilities of a diverse nature, giving insight into the level of science and technology employed in the local industry.

Places on these tours are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Fees are moderate to cover costs of transport, some guiding and lunches/refreshments, where offered.

All tours will depart from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The options offered are:

Tour code
Tour date
Brief discription
Cost per person
TT01
Wednesday
7 Nov
08:00 - 17:00
A full day tour visiting Melkhout Farm. Travel via Sir Lowry's Pass and Bonnievale; includes Mooivallei Cheese Factory tour.
R700
TT02
Thursday
8 Nov
09:00 - 17:00
A full day tour visiting Klipheuwel Farm and Parmalat at Parrow.
R700
TT03
Thursday
8 Nov
09:00 - 17:00
A full day tour to Fair Cape production facilities in Durbanville and their processing facilities in Killarney Gardens. Thereafter, Woolworths'
R700
TT04
Friday
9 Nov
09:00 - 17:00
A full day tour visiting Klipheuwel Farm and Parmalat at Parow.
R700

Notes:

  • The above technical tours are subject to minimum numbers being reached.
  • Delegates participate in the tours entirely at their own risk.
  • The above technical tours include light refreshments.

SIGHT SEEING EXCURSION PROGRAMME

Tourist Excursions: Full day & Half day

Tour code
Tour name
Times
Date
ZAR per person
CAM001
Morning Cape Town city, Table Mountain and Signal Hill (excl. cable car fare and entrance fees)
07:45 - 13:00
Daily
R350
CPM002
Afternoon Cape Town city, Table Mountain and aquarium optional (excl. cable car fare and entrance fees)
13:45 - 18:00
Daily
R350
TAM003
Morning cultural township tour
08:45 - 13:00
Daily
R390
TPM004
Afternoon cultural township tour
13:45 - 18:00
Daily
R390
ROB012
Cultural tour and Robben Island ferry (extend the morning township visit to include Robben Island in the afternoon). Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.
08:15 - 18:00
Daily
R680
WAM005
Morning winelands tour
08:45 - 13:00
Daily
R490
WPM006
Afternoon winelands tour
13:45 - 18:00
Daily
R490
PAM007
Morning Cape Point tour
08:15 - 13:00
Daily
R490
PPM008
Afternoon Cape Point tour
13:45 - 18:00
Daily
R490
FCP009
Full-day Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope tour
08:15 - 18:00
Daily
R690
FWL010
Full-day winelands tour
09:00 - 18:00
Daily
R690
FCW011
Full-day combo Cape Point and winelands
08:15 - 18:00
Daily
R860

The above day tours are subject to availability at the time of booking and are subject to a minimum of two passengers. All leisure tours will depart from Cape Town International Convention Centre, unless otherwise specified. Please allow a 15-minute leeway for your pick up time.

Tourist Excursions: Overland

Kruger National Park (Pre & Post)
Standard Tour
(tour starts and ends in Johannesburg)
Starting from Johannesburg, travel through some of the most beautiful regions of Mpumalanga: Panorama Route, Bourke's Luck potholes and God's Window to visit the world famous Kruger National Park for game viewing in this Big Five game reserve.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights; subject to a minimum of 5 people. There is a guide briefing at 18:00 in Johannesburg at an appointed hotel, followed by dinner and overnight (accommodation and dinner for this night in Johannesburg included).
Tour Code: KNP-STD
Date: 30 Oct - 03 Nov 2012 (Pre)
08 Nov - 12 Nov 2012 (Post)
Cost: ZAR 9625 (per person sharing)
ZAR 10875 (in a single room)
The Garden Route (Pre & Post)
(Pre-tour: Starts in Port Elizabeth and ends in Cape Town)
(Post-tour: Starts in Cape Town and ends in Port Elizabeth)
Travel one of the world's most entrancing coastlines from Cape Town via Wilderness and Knysna to Port Elizabeth or visa versa, incorporating splendid sea views, an ostrich farm, Knysna Estuary, Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Cango Caves and more.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights; subject to a minimum of 5 people.
Tour Code: GRT
Date: 31 Oct - 03 Nov 2012 (Pre)
09 Nov - 12 Nov 2012 (Post)
Cost: ZAR 8590 (per person sharing)
ZAR 9280 (in a single room)
Cape Town And Surrounds (Pre & Post)
(tour starts and ends in Cape Town)
From the scenically spectacular Cape Point Nature Reserve to shore-based whale watching in Hermanus, to the vineyards and villages of the Franschhoek and Swartland regions to the West Coast wild flowers, this is a tour that will give you an intimate insight into all that Cape Town and the surrounding regions have to offer.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights; subject to a minimum of 5 people.
Tour Code: CSU
Date: 01 Nov - 03 Nov 2012 (Pre)
09 Nov - 11 Nov 2012 (Post)
Cost: ZAR 6750 (per person sharing)
ZAR 7813 (in a single room)
Winelands (Pre & Post)
(tour starts and ends in Cape Town)
This tour is a great combination of nature, culture and history. We visit selected wine estates, taste their wines and learn about the beautiful old Cape Dutch architecture.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights; subject to a minimum of 5 people.
Tour Code: WIN
Date: 01 Nov - 03 Nov 2012 (Pre)
09 Nov - 11 Nov 2012 (Post)
Cost: ZAR 6250 (per person sharing)
ZAR 6875 (in a single room)
Fly-In Eastern Cape Luxury Tour (Pre & Post)
(this is not a guided tour and starts and ends in Cape Town)
Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is situated in verdant bush along the Bushman's River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. A natural extension to the famous Garden Route, this is the ultimate African adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. The tour departs from and returns to Cape Town and includes a return flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, road transfers from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari (and back), as well as accommodation at the luxurious Long Lee Manor or similar, on an all inclusive basis (selected beverages). Two game drives per day, in open Landrovers offer superb game viewing with professional, knowledgeable rangers. For that African safari experience of a lifetime this is a tour not to be missed.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights; no minimum required.
Tour Code: EC
Date: 01 Nov - 03 Nov 2012 (Pre)
09 Nov - 11 Nov 2012 (Post)
Cost: ZAR 15875 (per person sharing)
ZAR 20375 (in a single room)

More overland tour options will be available shortly.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cape Town

Cape Town and the Western Cape are considered among the most beautiful areas in Africa. Characterised by a blend of African, European and Asian cultures, the pristine coastline with its white sandy beaches, the magnificent countryside with its bountiful rivers, wetlands and dams, and the unique flora kingdom, together with a Mediterranean-like climate and friendly community, make it a perfect destination for any visitor.

Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and the historic buildings of the Houses of Parliament are situated in the Cape Town city centre. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, the Cape Town central business district is a relatively small area, which allows for easy exploration on foot. Numerous excellent hotels, loft apartments, trendy restaurants and bars can be found in the heart of the city and along the coast.

Take a trip up Table Mountain, visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with over 270 shops, a wide selection of restaurants and art and craft markets. Last, but not least, take the trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was formerly incarcerated. The central city area offers a wide range of attractions and activities and the visitor can experience the Mother City at her best.

Currency and banks

The unit of currency in South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR) and is indicated with a capital R so that, for example, three Rand and fifty cents would be written R3.50. South Africa has a decimal currency system with one Rand equalling 100 cents. Denomination of Rand notes are R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10 and of the coins are R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c. The following exchange rates were applicable at time of compiling this document.

1 US$ = ZAR8.05
1 Euro = ZAR10.76

Facilities for cashing travellers' cheques are available at banks (operating hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30, Saturdays 08:30 - 11:00) and at most hotels. Foreign exchange agencies are open during the week and on Saturdays. Automatic teller machines (ATM) are open 24 hours and are located at most banks as well as at the congress venue. International credit cards (Visa, Diners Club, MasterCard and American Express) are accepted at the majority of hotels, restaurants and shops.

Electricity supply

The electricity supply in South Africa is 220 to 240 volts, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a round three-pin plug. Most hotels provide dualvoltage two-pin razor sockets (100 - 120 volts and 220 - 240 volts).

Health

There are no compulsory vaccination requirements for persons entering South Africa, although a certificate for yellow fever may be required if you are entering from certain South American or sub-Saharan African countries.

Certain parts of the country have been designated as malaria risk areas. If you intend travelling to one of these areas, it is essential that you take prophylaxis before arrival and whilst in the area. Protective clothing and insect repellents should also be used. Cape Town is a malaria risk free area.

South African doctors and dentists are highly trained professionals and hospitals are well equipped. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health insurance prior to departure and consult their local general practitioner for personal expert advice. For international travel and health advisories, please visit the WHO website, www.who.int/ith or www.cdc.org

It is safe to drink tap water throughout South Africa. However, for those who prefer bottled mineral water, this is readily available in various stores.

Smoking is prohibited by law in most public buildings in South Africa (airports, Cape Town International Convention Centre, restaurants, etc.), except in designated smoking areas.

Insurance

The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2012 accepts no liability for any personal injury, loss or damage of property belonging to or additional expenses incurred by congress participants either during the congress or as result of delays, strikes or any other circumstances. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health, travel and cancellation insurance.

Language

The official language at the summit will be English.

Lunch

Lunches will be included in the participants' registration fee. Please note that any special catering requirements must be specified when registering and may incur an additional charge.

Passports and visas

Every visitor to South Africa must have a valid passport. Passport holders from more than 80 countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Japan and the EU, can visit South Africa without a visa. Information regarding visas can be obtained from your travel agent or the South African diplomatic or consular representative in your area.

Passports should have at least two completely empty pages otherwise entry may be denied. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your intended date of departure.

Delegates requiring visas, and who intend taking tours to neighbouring Southern African countries, are advised to secure a multiple entry visa. Tourists must satisfy immigration officers that they have the means of support for the duration of their stay in the country and return /onward tickets. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival. A list of countries that currently do not require a visa can be found at the SA Government website, http://www.home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/imigration/visas/schedule.htm.

If required, upon request, the secretariat is willing to send you a letter of invitation. It should be understood that this letter will be sent only to help participants to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa. A letter of invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support. Please note that only registered delegates who have paid their registration fees will be issued with a letter of invitation.

Prices

Prices will vary, but the following is an indication of what delegates might expect:

Tea or coffee
ZAR12
€1.20
US$1.60
Restaurant meal
ZAR150
€15
US$20
Cinema ticket
ZAR37
€3.70
US$5
Wine (750ml)
ZAR60
€6
US$8.20
Big Mac Burger
ZAR20
€2
US$2.70
Beer (340ml)
ZAR15
€1.50
US$2
Cola (340ml)
ZAR7
€0.70
US$1
Sandwich
ZAR25
€2.50
US$3.50

Programme changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances. Changes will be mentioned on message screens throughout the congress centre.

Registration hours

The registration desk in the CTICC will be open during the following hours:

Sunday
4 Nov 2012
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
5 Nov 2012
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
6 Nov 2012
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
7 Nov 2012
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
8 Nov 2012
08:00 - 12:00

Security

For those participants who have not previously visited South Africa or Cape Town, and are concerned about personal safety, we wish to assure all visitors that Cape Town is like any other major city with good and bad areas. Common sense will ensure a trouble free and enjoyable summit and vacation.

The area around the CTICC and adjacent hotels is safe and well monitored at all times, but we advise that you do not walk alone after dark in unpopulated streets. Ostentatious displays of wealth should be avoided at all times. During the summit, the information desk at the CTICC and your hotel's concierge will be able to assist you with information on places to visit and the appropriate means of transport.

Shopping in Cape Town

Most shops in the city centre and suburbs open between 08:00 and 17:00 to 17:30. Shops in major shopping malls open at 09:00 and close at 21:00 or later (especially at the V&A Waterfront), as well as on Sundays and most public holidays. Government agencies still keep to traditional weekday only hours. Most banks close at 15:30 and have limited Saturday morning opening times. Muslim-owned businesses close at noon on Fridays and re-open at 13:00.

Tipping

Gratuities are expected in South Africa. A guideline for visitors is the following: airport porters ZAR5 per item, taxis 10%, waiters and waitresses in restaurants 10%.

Trade exhibition

A commercial exhibition of food related items and technical equipment will be organised during the summit. Interested companies, please contact the exhibition organiser for further information at:

Name: Catherine Taylor, Turners Conferences
Tel: +27 031 368 8000
Fax: +27 031 368 6623
E-mail: catherinet@turnergroup.co.za

Travellers' cheques

Most international travellers' cheques are accepted, provided they are in an acceptable currency and may be cashed at most banks. Many hotels and shops also provide this service.

VAT/tax refunds

VAT of 14% is levied on nearly all goods and services. Foreign tourists may claim back VAT paid on items that will be taken out of the country. Original tax invoices, foreign passport, plus all the items on which a refund is claimed, must be presented at the VAT Refund Administration Office or an appointed RSA Customs and Excise Official on departure, and the total VAT on these items will be refunded.

Venue

Located in the hub of the city's beautiful northern foreshore, the Cape Town International Convention Centre is a cosmopolitan showcase where ideas and cultures from around the globe are able to meet and mingle against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain. World-class standards and specifications mean that the CTICC is not only designed to meet any conference or event expectation, but also ensure the experience as a whole is an unforgettable one.

Two auditoria with superb acoustics, top-of-therange technology, and ergonomically design seats featuring writing tablets, provide ideal venues for large formal gatherings, lectures, awards evenings or even theatre productions. Spacious and sub-divisible, meeting rooms of varying sizes, can be set up to suit a variety of functions or presentations. For more details please visit www.cticc.co.za.

Weather

It is sunny skies pretty much all day every day and the sun is hot. Days are long again: Cape Town sunrise time in November is around 05:30 and sunset 19:30. Twilight is long, so of course daylight extends beyond these times.

The rainfall and temperature for November:

  • Average daily maximum temperature: 24°C (75°F)
  • Average daily minimum temperature: 13 °C (55°F)
  • Average monthly rainfall 14mm (0,5 inches)
  • Days with more than 1mm rain: 5
The whales generally depart in November, but have still been known to be seen as late as December in False Bay and Walker Bay, near Hermanus.

November and December are prime strawberry picking months, and for that you'll need to head to Stellenbosch.

REGISTRATION

Register your interest

To register your interest in the IDF World Dairy Summit 2012, please click here. Submit it to the organisers. We will then send you newsletters and information on the progress and development of the summit.