2014
IBM Systems Technical Symposium

Featuring PureSystems, System x, System Storage
and Power Systems


10 - 12 September | Johannesburg, South Africa


Join us for the IBM Systems Technical Symposium:
10 – 12 September in Johannesburg, South Africa


Attendees should plan to arrive on either Tuesday, September 9th, during the day or on Wednesday, September 10th, early in the morning. Registration opens on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

All prices are in South African Rand. Most major credit cards are accepted. Conference Registration Fee only covers admittance to all general, elective sessions and the Solution Center. It also covers meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and will be paid by each attendee at the time the expense is incurred.

Conference registration fees

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate Available until August 15, 2014 ZAR13.195
Standard Rate (IBM clients) ZAR15.000
Standard Rate (IBM Business Partners) ZAR12.780
Business Partner Reward Voucher**
entitled BP’s only
ZAR2.999
Alumni
(IBM Employees, Business Partners and customers who attended any IBM Systems Technical University from 2009 - 2013.)
ZAR12.596

Special customer promotion: as of 4th attendee enrolled from the same company, receive a 20% discount per additional enrollment!

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

An electronic confirmation letter will be sent within 2 weeks of enrollment to confirm your registration. If you do not receive this confirmation within the 2 weeks, please send a note to .

Note: Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (ZAR 15.000).
All prices shown are excluding VAT.

** If you plan on using a coupon or voucher to pay for all or part of your registration fee, you must provide the physical document at the time of registration at the conference. If you do not have the physical document, you will be billed the full registration fee.

Hotel accommodations

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your registration to the conference. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.


The 2014 IBM Systems Technical Symposium, Johannesburg is pleased to welcome you at the Focus Rooms.


Focus Rooms

The Core

1st Floor South

Cnr Kikuyu and Leeukop Streets

Sunninghill,

Sandton 2157

South Africa

Reserve your room today!


Please find below further information on rates IBM has negotiated for all attendees. Reservations must be made directly to the hotel using below hotel reservation link.


Hilton Hotel Sandton

138 Rivonia Road

Sandton 2196

South Africa

Room categories Price
Double/twin room for single occupancy
Non-smoking / Smoking
ZAR1395,00

Note: Room rates are per room and night. Room rate includes VAT, breakfast and taxes

Click Here to book your hotel room @ Hilton Hotel Sandton

If you have any problems with your hotel booking, please contact or call +27 (0)21 525 3888

Substitutions and cancellations

  • Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you will be able to log back in to the registration application.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time.
  • Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee. Online registration ends at 5:00 p.m. one day prior to event start date.
  • Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.

Air and Ground Transportation

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport on the continent – and the air transport hub of southern Africa.

OR Tambo International is 24km from the city centre (on the R24 Airport Freeway) so it's a quick drive by hotel shuttle, hired car or taxi to your destination.

To travel to and from OR Tambo International Airport you have the options of using a bus, train, taxi, or even a limo.


Bus

If you plan to travel by bus from the airport you have the option of using public transportation. This can be found just outside the international and domestic terminals, and it is provided by city buses and informal minibuses.

The Rea Vaya, for instance, is a rapid transit bus that was designed to provide safe, secure, and affordable public transport. In fact the Rea Vaya has dedicated bus lanes and it stops every 500m.


Taxis

However, if you are not familiar with South Africa it may not be advisable to use public transportation - unless if you have a local who can show you around. Taxis, for example, would be a better option mainly because you will be assured of being dropped off at the front door of your destination.

There are metered taxis that can be easily recognized by their yellow “taxi” lights, and which are usually placed on the roofs of these cars. The taxi rank is located just outside the arrivals area. A taxi ride from the airport to Johannesburg takes approximately thirty to forty-five minutes.

Although the locals tend to avoid using metered taxis because they are generally more expensive than the bus services, foreigners may find that metered taxis provide the quickest form of transportation to and from the airport and that their rates are pocket-friendly.


Train

There is now a new rail link from the airport to the suburbs in Sandton and Pretoria, and the train station also offers parking and bus connections. If you therefore want to access the train station at the airport you will find it on the upper level between terminals A&B; all you have to do is to follow the signs.