Essential Information About Congress
Dear Delegate,

This newsletter has been prepared to provide you with information to make your trip to SAAFoST's 2017 Congress 2017 a pleasant and memorable one. It covers times, as well as tips on practical and social issues.
The congress will take place at the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC).
Address: No. 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Phone: 021 204 8000
Please bring your email confirmation on-site with you, to collect your registration pack from the registration desk. If you are paying your registration fees on-site, please report to the on-site desk. Please note that all outstanding balances must be settled prior to attending all sessions and workshops, as access to the venues is monitored.
The registration desk operating hours will be as follows:
Sunday 3 September 15:00 - 18:00
Monday 4 September 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 5 September 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 6 September 07:00 - 17:00
The scientific programme times are:
Monday 4 September 08:00 - 19:45
Tuesday 5 September 08:00 - 17:10
Wednesday 6 September 08:00 - 17:00

Please visit the website to view the full programme
If you have pre-booked a transfer from the airport to your hotel and experience difficulties due to flight delays, or if you want to make changes to your pre-booked transfer, please contact Aqua Tours & Transfers on: +27 (0) 861 002 782 or after hours on +27 (0) 82 778 6081.
There will be no luggage holding facility at the Century City Conference Centre. We suggest you make arrangements with your hotel to hold your luggage until you are ready to depart for the airport.
If you would like to book a ticket for the Young Professionals Evening or Gala Banquet please contact us urgently, very few tickets are still available.

Welcome Reception - SOLD OUT
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2017
Venue: The Square Café, Century City Hotel
Time: 18:30
Dress: Smart Casual
Young Professionals Evening (For under 35's only)
Date: Monday, 4 September 2017
Venue: Cape Town Fish Market, Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Time: 20:00
Dress: Casual
Gala Banquet
Date: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Venue: Smugglers, Ratanga Junction, Century Boulevard. Century City, Cape Town
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Dress: Smart / Formal

Shuttle transport is available from Century City Conference Centre Main Entrance to Smugglers @ Ratanga Junction, for those without cars. The shuttle will operate every 10 minutes from 18:50 - 19:20, and again on the return from 22:00 - 22:30.
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The weather is unreliable in Cape Town. As it is winter, you may need rainwear.
There will be no scheduled transport offered between appointed hotels and the Conference Centre for the duration of the event. Please visit the registration desk at the CCCC for any transport related queries.
Cape Town has been the host to numerous international and national events, and our beautiful city is well prepared for your arrival. Like any large city however, we advise that you exercise good judgment when traveling alone or after dark.
Ask your hotel concierge or the information desk at the Congress venue for advice on how to get around and where to go.
Ostentatious displays of wealth in public places are discouraged and valuables such as wallets, laptop computers and cameras etc. should be kept in a secure place such as your hotel safety deposit facility. There is no reason not to visit the many wonderful attractions, historical and cultural sites, restaurants and shops that make our city one of the world's most popular cities to visit.
Cape Town and South Africa have any number of excellent medical facilities, able to meet medical emergencies. As with any travel, you are advised to take out travel insurance to cover the cost of private hospital treatment.
If you have a medical emergency during the congress please make contact with the staff at the registration desk.
The information and content provided in this newsletter is intended purely as a guideline and service for participants and visitors to the South African Renal Congress 2016. The information may change at any time and without notice. The event and organizers accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever related to this publication.
WELCOME! SAAFoST Congress 2017 wishes you a safe and comfortable journey and looks forward to welcoming you!
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