Workshops – Friday, 23 April 2021
Conference – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April 2021
Spier Conference Centre
R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7603
About the venue
Spier, near Stellenbosch, is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms with a recorded history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, they have a vibrant and conscious energy and are home to one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art.
Good to the earth. Good to people.
Spier’s free-roaming livestock and chickens are reared in pastures without the use of antibiotics or hormones, while fruit, vegetables and vines grow without artificial fertiliser or pesticides. Extensive tracts of alien vegetation have been removed, and more than a million indigenous plants replanted. 100% of black- and grey-water and more than 98% of solid waste is recycled.
Accreditations and accolades:
Spier has been recognised by a number of external organisations for its commitment to sustainability and ethical business. The farm is organically certified and was awarded Conservation Champion status by WWF-SA. The Hotel was one of the first in the country to receive Fair Trade in Tourism (FTTSA) accreditation; it also won gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in the category of Best for Accommodation for Responsible Employment. A member of the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), their winery is FSSC 22000 certified, Control Union Vegan accredited and follows the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) criteria.
Stellenbosch, near Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa, has evolved into one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations. It has also grown into one of the world’s top New World food and wine destinations known and respected for its high-quality and global award-winning wines and cuisine.
Stellenbosch is situated in the winelands region of the Western Cape Province, 40km from Cape Town.
Access to Stellenbosch
From Cape Town, on the N1 via the R304, R44 or R300 and M12, or the N2 via the R44 or R310.
Summery months are from September to April. Daytime summer temperatures range from 25ºC to 34ºC and in winter, between 14ºC and 20ºC.
English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
If you are an international visitor, please click here for visa requirements, exempt countries and general information on how to apply.
The Conference Secretariat can provide International delegates with a visa support letter if required.
To combat visa fraud, no visa letters will be issued without a fully paid conference registration having being completed.
Early Registration ends – 31 August 2020
Normal registration ends – 31 January 2021
Accommodation Bookings Close – 9 April 2021 (or while room availability lasts)
Online registration closes – 16 April 2021