WERA 2018 WORLD CONGRESS   |   3-5 August 2018    |   CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA




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The Westin Grand

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Cape Town, South Africa


The Westin Cape Town offers some of the largest and most sophisticated conference and banqueting facilities in the city of Cape Town, and has a direct connection to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The selected venue for WERA 2018 World Congress promises to provide a memorable experience for each and every delegate.





Address: Convention Square, Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa



Address: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa






The Westin Grand


Exclusive rooms with unique views over the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain have been pre-booked at a special conference rate for our conference delegates. The hotel’s fantastic glass façade allows clear views of the breath-taking beauty of Table Mountain, Lion's Head, and the whole of Table Bay.


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The culinary diversity at the Westin hotel will also delight. Besides the large variety of restaurants in Cape Town, the hotel has a great selection of elegant restaurants and bars on offer, from brasserie-style Thirty7 to ON19 with its panoramic views. Begin a wonderful Cape Town evening or round off your day in one of our bars: Louis B's & Terrace and Raleigh's Cigar Bar.


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Circa Luxury Apartment Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cape Town City and only walking distance from the world renowned V&A Waterfront.

Being so centrally situated, our guests can explore Cape Town either by foot, MyCiti bus, or a short Uber ride. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, the Company Gardens will be right up your alley. Feed the squirrels, enjoy the sights, or just relax. If you love shopping, a short walk will have you enjoying the many shops in the CBD. Designer boutiques, African jewellery, and curio stores are only a few minutes away.


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Cape Town's attractions, including the Koopmans-de Wet House and St. George's Cathedral, are within easy walking distance of The Cape Town Lodge. The hotel is also moments from the area's popular nightlife destinations. The Parliament of South Africa, South African National Gallery, and Mutual Building are a 20-minute stroll away.
Adjoining the central business district, it is the ideal location for business or leisure travellers. This hotel offers facilities of four-star standards and is within walking distance of many of Cape Town’s prime tourist attractions, including the V and A Waterfront.

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The Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town occupies an architecturally stunning building in the city’s central business district. Nearby transport options provide easy access to the city’s main attractions and neighbourhoods. Be sure to experience premium shopping at the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
The rooms all have views of the city, mountain, harbour, or the sea. After enjoying a meal in the Stratus Room, you can relax at one of our two bars. Experience a relaxing stay with a range of services such as gym, underground parking, and complementary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront, Clock Tower, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The modern meeting facilities make sophisticated venues for both personal and business events.

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town


Arrive at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town and find a sophisticated haven in Tamboerskloof. Reflecting the neighbourhood's chic and cutting-edge attitude, our Cape Town hotel offers travellers style, substance and a superb location.

Our hotel is situated near Cape Town's vibrant city centre, and is close to the V & A Waterfront and Long Street's many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. We're also a short drive away from Table Mountain, rendering us a perfect choice for travellers who wish to venture into nature.


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Important Dates

Submission starts

6 November 2017

Submission ends

30 April 2018


Decisions announced

30 May 2018

Early bird registration

January 2018 - 30 June 2018


14 June - 31 July 2018

Submission of final papers 

15 July 2018

WERA conference

3 August - 5 August 2018

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