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Have you heard? We now have TWO networking events:

Wesgro is hosting the original Day 1 Networking Event for the 2nd year in a row on Wednesday 8 May from 17h30 – 19h30.

dhk Architects is hosting our brand new fish, chips and craft beer networking event on Thursday 9 May from 17h00 – 19h00.

11th ANNUAL WCPDF CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FROM WEDNESDAY, 8 TO THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2024

The Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) will be holding its 11th Annual Conference on Wednesday, 8 and Thursday, 9 May 2024. Our venue will once again be the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The theme of the WCPDF 2024 Conference is: IGNITING GROWTH AND INNOVATION

At our 2023 conference, we saw numerous Western Cape politicians and officials undertake to collaborate with the private sector to Get.Things.Done. They agreed to try new ideas, engage in more results-driven dialogue, set a precedent for the rest of the country, and get the economy going again. How far have we come in a year and has the Western Cape industry itself taken the lead? How have we collectively – public and private sector alike – stepped up to ignite the sparks from the 2023 event? What are the new challenges we face, and how far have we embraced innovation? And, most importantly: what are the unique opportunities that the Western Cape offers?

SIGN UP AS A DELEGATE FOR SESSIONS ON: WESTERN CAPE MUNICIPAL UPDATES MOBLITY = ECONOMIC ACTIVITY  MAKING HOUSING DELIVERY POSSIBLE   THE IMPORTANCE OF BIG DATA     ENERGY INNOVATIONS IN THE WESTERN CAPE    IN CONVERSATION WITH POLICITAL AND ECONOMIC LEADERS

JOIN US TO HEAR:

   Economic Activist and Author of KasiNomics, GG Alcock – Keynote Speaker on Day 1

   Professor in Economics, Finance & Strategy, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, Prof Adrian Saville – Keynote Speaker on Day 2

   Renowned Broadcaster & Host of Early Breakfast (702/Cape Talk), Africa Melane – Master of Ceremonies

PARTICIPATE AS AN EXHIBITOR OR A SPONSOR: We’re expanding our exhibition footprint for the 2024 event to offer more stands, and will once again offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities

MORE ABOUT THE WCPDF ANNUAL CONFERENCE: To learn more about our Annual Conference, or to access information about our previous conferences, please visit the “Events” section of the WCPDF website.

To become a member of the WCPDF and qualify for a special members’ discount, visit the WCPDF website.

PROGRAMME

Please note, our programme is a work in progress – please check back regularly for additions and updates as they happen and download the latest detailed programme here.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

IGNITING GROWTH AND INNOVATION

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 8 MAY 2024
Master of Ceremonies: Africa Melane
07h30 – 08h30Registration and Refreshments
08h30 – 10h00DAY 1 KEYNOTE SESSION enabed by Garden Cities (NPC) RF
10h00 – 10h30Refreshment Break & EXHIBITION OPENS
10h30 – 12h30SESSION 1: MUNICIPAL REPORT BACK FROM 2022/2023 CONFERENCES
12h30 – 13h30Networking Buffet Lunch sponsored by SVA International
13h30 – 15h00SESSION 2: MOBILITY = ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
15h00 – 15h30Refreshment Break
15h30 – 17h30SESSION 3: WHAT DOES – OR DOESN’T MAKE HOUSING DELIVERY POSSIBLE enabled by The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, Western Cape Chapter (ASAQS)
17h30 – 19h30DAY 1 NETWORKING EVENT hosted by Wesgro
DAY 2 – THURSDAY 9 MAY 2024
Master of Ceremonies: Africa Melane
07h30 – 08h30Registration and Refreshments
08h00 – 08h30Annual General Meeting of the WCPDF
08h30 – 10h00DAY 2 KEYNOTE SESSION enabed by dhk Architects
10h00 – 10h30Refreshment Break 
10h30 – 12h30SESSION 4: THE IMPORTANCE OF BIG DATA
12h30 – 13h30Networking Buffet Lunch sponsored by NAKO ILISO
13h30 – 15h00SESSION 5: ENERGY INNOVATION IN THE WESTERN CAPE
15h00 – 15h30Refreshment Break
15h30 – 17h00SESSION 6: IN CONVERSATION WITH WESTERN CAPE PREMIER ALAN WINDE AND CITY OF CAPE TOWN EXECUTIVE MAYOR GEORDIN HILL-LEWIS enabled by EFG Engineers
17h00 – 19h00DAY 2 NETWORKING EVENT hosted by dhk Architects; EXHIBITION CLOSES

To all regular attendees of the conference, this year's event is taking place on a Wednesday and Thursday, not a Thursday and Friday as in the past.

VENUE

The conference will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Africa’s leading convention centre located in the heart of Cape Town’s business and entertainment centre. It is situated at the entrance to Cape Town’s buzzing CBD, within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, a selection of world-class hotels, and a few minutes’ drive away from Table Mountain (one of the seven natural wonders of the world). The purpose-built event complex consists of CTICC 1 and CTICC 2 which are connected by a Skybridge and boast a total floor space of 140 855m².

All presentations and panel discussions for the WCPDF 2024 Conference will be taking place in Auditorium 2.  Networking, catering and the exhibition will all be in the Jasminum Restaurant and Clivia Conservatory. Registration will be in the foyer outside the Jasminum Restaurant inside CTICC 1, with basement parking available in P3 or P1.

FEES & REGISTRATION

WCPDF Members

EARLY BIRD up to 19 April '24
R 7 250 R8 338 including VAT
  • Includes:
  • Two-day conference
  • Two networking events
  • Validated parking

WCPDF Members

STANDARD from 20 April '24
R 8 250 R9 488 including VAT
  • Includes:
  • Two-day conference
  • Two networking events
  • Validated parking

Non-Members

EARLY BIRD up to 19 April '24
R 8 250 R9 488 including VAT
  • Includes:
  • Two-day conference
  • Two networking events
  • Validated parking

Non-Members

STANDARD from 20 April '24
R 9 250 R10 638 including VAT
  • Includes:
  • Two-day conference
  • Two networking events
  • Validated parking

Students

Up to 08 May 2024
R 2 540* R2 921 including VAT
  • Includes:
  • Two-day conference
  • Two networking events
  • Validated parking

ADDITIONAL NETWORKING EVENT TICKETS

R450
excluding VAT per ticket, per event

GROUP DISCOUNTS

10% for five (5) to nine (9) delegates
20% for ten (10) or more delegates

 Terms and conditions:

  • WCPDF Member rates will only apply where membership fees are fully paid up on date of registration.
  • Registration fees include: full access to the conference and exhibition; arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments; lunch daily; parking daily; day one and day two networking event (charged separately if only attending one day).
  • Registration fees exclude accommodation and transport, where applicable.
  • Registration must take place online with payments made via credit card or EFT. Registration queries may be submitted to registrations@sbs.co.za.
  • *Student rates apply to people under the age of 25 registered as full time students at tertiary education establishments. Proof of full-time student registration is required.
  • Cancellations submitted eight (8) or more working days (ie. up to 29 April 2024) from the start of the conference will qualify for an 85% refund.
  • Cancellations submitted in writing within seven (7) working days (ie. between 30 April and 8 May 2024) of the start of the conference will not qualify for a refund, but name substitutions will be accepted.
  • WCPDF, CTICC and SBS Conferences & Exhibitions shall not be held liable for personal accidents, losses or damage to the private property of registered delegates. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

Privacy policy:

  • The information collected during registration will be accessible by the conference organising committee and used to communicate with you regarding your participation at this conference and/or to share industry-related information, including work undertaken by the WCPDF on behalf of the industry they represent. You may unsubscribe at any time.

To all regular attendees of the conference, this year's event is taking place on a Wednesday and Thursday, not a Thursday and Friday as in the past.

EXHIBITION

A two-day exhibition will run alongside the conference, offering a limited number of exhibitors an outstanding opportunity to enhance their brand image and promote their products and services while networking with upwards of 400 senior decision-makers from both the public and private sectors.

Up to 18 exhibition stands (9m²) will be made available in the Clivia Conservatory and Jasminum Restaurant (where all refreshment breaks, lunches and the end of day one, official Networking Event will take place).

We welcome on board the following exhibitors:

AS AT 17 APRIL 2024

SPONSORSHIP

The WCPDF would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the following sponsors for their invaluable support:

We have enabled a range of bespoke sponsorship opportunities for which your company/organisation will be identified as the exclusive sponsor of a branded event or item, or enabler of a conference session. Join the companies above and become one of the most important contributors to the 11th Annual WCPDF Conference.

CPD ACCREDITATION

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation has been granted as follows:

ECSA AND SACAP MEMBERS

The South African Institute of Draughting is a Recognized Voluntary Association of SACAP and an approved and verified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Provider of ECSA. This activity has been assessed and validated by SAID as a Category One CPD Activity. The activity carries 2.0 CPD credits for the two-day conference, or 1.0 CPD credit if attending just one day.

SACQSP MEMBERS

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has assessed and validated this CPD Activity. The activity carries 9 Category 1 CPD hours for the two-day conference; or 5 Category 1 CPD hours if attending on 8 May 2024 only and 4 Category 1 CPD hours if attending on 9 May 2024 only. 

SACPLAN MEMBERS

The South African Council for Planners has assessed and validated this Focus Area 6, Sub-area 6.5 CPD Activity. The activity carries 13.5 CPD points for the two-day conference; or 7 CPD points if attending on 8 May only and 6.5 CPD points if attending on 9 May only.

CPD accreditation applications have also been submitted on behalf of members of SACPCMP and SAGC. Please check back regularly to see updates as they occur.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The 11th Annual WCPDF Conference is being organised by:

Alwyn Laubscher (Conference Chairperson)
Deon van Zyl (WCPDF Chairperson)
Carola Koblitz
Gayle Moragemos
Nonelela Mtwana
Simon Nicks
Sindisiwe Kalumba
Tashreeq Jaffar
Keith Burton (African Agenda)
Peter Aspinall (SBS Conferences & Exhibitions)

Kim Kilpatrick (SBS Conferences & Exhibitions)
Demi Coetzee (SBS Conferences & Exhibitions)

CONTACT US

GENERAL QUERIES

info@sbs.co.za / 071 347 1780

REGISTRATION QUERIES

registrations@sbs.co.za

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION QUERIES

demi@sbs.co.za / 076 740 7545

MEDIA QUERIES

media@wcpdf.org.za / 082 568 1621

The 11th Annual WCPDF Conference is being hosted by:

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