Venue and Summit information


The Global Evidence Summit is being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on the 12-16 September 2017.

Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

Access for People With Disabilities

Designed to cater for people with disabilities, the CTICC strives to ensure that it is always a venue, where all feel welcome. The building incorporates features that live up to Universal Accessibility Standards and the South African National Building Regulations (NBR) Standards.

The centre offers full wheel-chair access, designated drop-off points and parking bays for people with disabilities, direct access escalators designed for the disabled, toilets for the physically challenged, and elevators with Braille inscriptions.

The width of all external and internal doors has been designed to accommodate wheelchair access and lift buttons are placed to allow access by those in wheelchairs. Auditorium I is also equipped with designated seating sections for wheelchair occupants.

Registration and help desk

The registration and help desk is located in the registration foyer of the CTICC. Times: 07:30 – 17:30.

Conference bag donation

All delegates of the Global Evidence Summit are encouraged to donate their conference backpacks to local high school learners at the CENTRE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COSAT   Donation boxes will be available at the registration area ta the conference venue.

COSAT school opened its doors in 1999 in response to the shortage of quality Maths and Science matriculants from township schools in the Western Cape. Initially, COSAT offered only Grades 10 to 12 and students with mathematical talent would be invited to leave their high schools at the end of Grade 9 to complete their school careers at COSAT. COSAT’s mission is to provide challenging educational opportunities of a high quality for our students who are drawn in and around Khayelitsha, to become extra-ordinary leaders who are competent and confident in their communities and broader society.


Lunch as well as snacks and refreshments during breaks are provided for all attendees from the 13-16 September.

Tea/coffee and lunch will be served in the exhibition hall.

Emergency numbers

  • South African dialling code: +27 (0027)
  • Turners Conferences 0832633657
  • Netcare Medical Response 082 911
  • Police and Flying Squad 10111
  • Ambulance 10177
  • EMRS Medical Response 10177 

First aid

Trained paramedics are on duty for the duration of the congress. If you require first aid treatment, kindly go to the medical room on the basement level of the CTICC or come to the registration desk.


The Summit Organizers have taken reasonable care in making arrangements for the Summit, Exhibition, and Social Programme. Neither the Organizing Body, the Local Core Organizing Committee, the Professional Congress Organizer, nor its sponsors or committee members assume any responsibility, contractual or delictual for any loss, injury or damage to persons or belongings, or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, sea, road or other services, strikes, sicknesses, weather, or for any acts or omissions by any persons, or for any unforeseen changes to the programme including cancellation of the Summit due to force majeure or any related events or activities. All participants are accordingly advised to make their own arrangements for adequate insurance cover including personal health and travel insurance.

Lost and found

For information about lost and found property, please visit the CTICC reception desk.

Mobile phones

Delegates are requested to turn their mobile phones or devices to silent when entering sessions.

Prayer room

A prayer room for delegates of any faith, is located on the ground floor of the CTICC, next to the registration foyer.

Smoking policy

The CTICC is a non-smoking venue. There are designated smoking areas outside the building.

VAT/tax refunds on departure

VAT of 14% is levied on nearly all goods and services. Foreign tourists may claim back VAT paid on goods or products (not services) 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 from the airport on departure.


Parking is available at the CTICC at your own cost. The CTICC offers exhibitors and delegates a discounted daily rate per ticket. These tickets will be available to purchase from the parking desk in the registration foyer from Wednesday, 13 September to Saturday, 16 September (until 16:00).  Kindly note should you miss out on this special service the normal CTICC pay on foot rates from the pay stations will be applicable.

Airport transfers

A facility will be available at the Transfers & Tours Desk at the CTICC for participants to book transfers from their hotels to the airport for their departures. The cost of a one way transfer is ZAR 355.00 per person.

Kids Activities/Au Pair services

Kidz at Heart provides child care to both private individuals and hotels. Please contact Rene Turner from Kidz at Heart for more information.

Rene Turner
Tel: 27(0)21 788 1913
Mobile: 27(0)834431167
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