FAQ – Africa MBA indaba


1What is the Africa MBA Indaba ?
The Africa MBA Indaba is a professional business and investment conference for MBA’s at all stages of their careers. There will be a comprehensive schedule of presentations and panel discussions, addressing the needs of C – Suite, senior and mid-level executives.
2What is the focus of the Africa MBA Indaba?
The focus of the conference is to deepen your knowledge of doing business across Africa, expand your network of investors and to capitalise on opportunities.
3Where is the conference being held?
The event will be held in Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Learn more about the venue here at www.saconvention.co.za
4Where is Sandton?
Sandton City is the business hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. Most multinationals, investment banks, consulting firms, etc. are located in Sandton. Sandton is also home to the best restaurants, lounges, night clubs and other exciting activities like shopping etc.
5What is the weather like in Johannesburg?
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6Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please call us at +2710 003 1559 or send us an email to info@africambaindaba.com
7Can I pay for my conference registration on-site?
No, you must book in advance on our website through Eventbrite
8What forms of payment will you accept?
Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and PayPal.
9Can you provide a formal invoice?
Please email our customer service department with your contact details (company, contact name, title, telephone, email) at info@africambaindaba.com.
10What is your cancellation policy?
To cancel your paid registration and receive a refund, it is necessary to either cancel your registration directly on-line or submit a written cancellation request to the postal address below.
Full refunds (less the Processing Charge) are available until 1st May 2017 Refunds, less 20% in liquidated damages, are available through 1st June 2017 After 2nd June 2017 NO refunds will be granted Refunds will be issued by way of payment received. To submit your cancellation request, please email notice of your cancellation to info@africambaindaba.com or send written correspondence to the following address: Africa MBA Indaba 26 Peter Place Road Bryanston, Johannesburg South Africa
11When does the conference officially begin and end?
The official programme commences on Friday, 14 July 2017, at 9 AM and ends on Saturday, 15 July 2017, at 15:00.
12What time does registration commence?
Registration for sponsors and delegates commences on Thursday, 14 July 2016 at 7 AM
13What happens if I lose my badge when I am at the event?
We have a very strict policy regarding lost badge. Please be advised that if your badge is lost, misplaced, stolen or left in the hotel room a replacement badge will not be issued without the purchase of a new badge at the full conference delegate rate.
14What is the attire for the conference?
Business attire or business casual for all event activities. No denim jeans.
15Do I need a visa?
Please visit this site (use this link Visit us) find complete information on visa requirements
16Can you supply a visa invitation letter?
Yes. Please complete the request form. If you are unable to access the Invitation Request Form, send an email requesting your visa letter to us at info@africambaindaba.com. Please include your full name, passport number and expiration date, company name and job title, date of birth, and country of citizenship in your request.
17How much does it cost to attend?
Early registration discounts are available. View the entire fee schedule, including deadlines and pricing on the website. We encourage you to register early before the event is sold out
18What is included with my conference registration?
Conference registration fees include the full conference of presentations and career fair. Conference fees do not include hotel accommodations.
19How do I apply for media credentials?
If you are interested in covering the conference, please contact us at media@africambaindaba.com
There are many hotels in Sandton within walking distance or a short taxi ride (less than $5) to the Sandton Convention Centre. Five star accommodations include the Sandton Towers Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, Michelangelo Hotel, Da Vinci Hotel, Radisson Blu, among others. Three and four star hotels in the area include the Maslow Hotel, Garden Court Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel, and City Lodge Hotel among others. In addition, there are a number of great AirBNB host properties nearby. CLICK HERE
21Ground transportation
There are various means of reliable transport from OR Tambo Airport to Sandton as well in and around the Sandton area. These include the Gautrain, metered taxis and UBER (very popular). Some hotels may offer shuttle services but these arrangements need to be confirmed in advance
Some delegates may choose to use a local cell phone number to avoid international roaming charges. Local SIM cards can be purchased at the O.R. Tambo airport, or at the Sandton City Mall. Typically cheaper at the mall.