Social Programme

Social and Networking Opportunities

The social functions during the Joint Assembly 2017 will give you the opportunity to meet the people of South Africa, experience their hospitality and enjoy award winning food and wines.

Cape Town has been named by the Conde Nast Travelers as the best food city in the world. This announcement was made in April 2016

Monday 28 August:
Welcome Function, CTICC

The welcome function just after the opening ceremony (which will start at 17:30) give you the opportunity to meet the people of South Africa, experience their hospitality and enjoy award winning food and wines of South Africa. You will also get the opportunity to buy local arts and crafts from the African market in the exhibition hall.

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Tuesday 29 August and Thursday31 August:
Networking @ the Poster Sessions 17:30 – 19:00

Take the time to view the accepted posters whilst enjoying a glass of South African wine. Wines from a variety of wine farms in the Constantia, Stellenbosh and Franschhoek wine valleys will be available to taste and buy.

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Wednesday 30 August:
Association Dinner, 19:00 onwards

The dinner will be your experience of a lifetime. Dance to the sounds of African drums, tickle your taste buds with various foods from different regions in Africa and enjoy award winning wines from different wine regions in South Africa.

There will be an additional cost for this event.

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Please note that venues and times might change and will be confirmed closer to the time.