Social Events

Social Events

Welcome Function

Date: Monday, 27 February 2023
Time: 17h00 – 19h00
Venue: Mountain View Terrace, Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 (CTICC 2)
Attendance: All registered participants and registered accompanying persons are invited to attend. There is no additional ticket purchase required.

More details to follow.

TAT 12 Gala Dinner

Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Time: 19h00 – 22h00
GOLD Restaurant
Included in the registration fees. There is an additional ticket purchase required for accompanying persons.

More details to follow.

Accompanying Persons Programme

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town! To ensure that you have a wonderful Cape Town experience, a varied programme of social events and day tours is available for you. The best of Cape Town will be highlighted by the tours and you will have every opportunity to experience the amazing diversity the city has to offer and to truly connect with South African people, customs, and life.

Take Part in the Congress Social Programme

Registered accompanying persons are invited to attend the Welcome Reception and the TAT 12 Gala Dinner. See the Networking Page for more information.

Accompanying Persons Tours

The accompanying person package will include a selection of day tours and a City Sightseeing Pass on the “Red Bus” to enjoy at your leisure. Some examples follow:


For a fun, flavoursome, and educational experience that offers inspiring insights into the Cape Malay culture, from a culinary perspective, this tour is a must! You will be entertained with stories of the food and culture of Bo-Kaap whilst cooking up a storm.

The tour starts with a walk through the cobbled streets and colourful houses of Bo-Kaap. Bo-Kaap is home to several historic and Islamic sites. Cape Malay cuisine is a fusion food born in Africa. Food plays an important role in the community life of the Cape Malay, as you will discover while learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry.


Awaken your senses and be filled with fascination, admiration, and wonder as you take in all the sights, sounds, and sensations of memorable landscapes and magnificent wildlife. You’ll visit an historic wine estate where you will embark on a two-hour game drive in the wildlife sanctuary with guaranteed sightings of a diverse population of antelope and a huge variety of birdlife. Thereafter you will be treated to a decadent wine and nougat tasting. Lunch offers a delicious home-grown food experience in the heart of the historic Paarl Wine Region. The restaurant, with its Cape Dutch architecture, also offers a quaint shop and deli. Enjoy a wine-tasting at the famous Spier Wine Estate, and thereafter explore the many attractions they have on offer: a self-guided river walk, the Spier Artisan Studio, craft market, gift shop, and more.


See the best Cape Town has to offer. Hop on the open top red bus tours and enjoy the sights of Cape Town – from Table Mountain to the V&A Waterfront, from Camps Bay Beach to Kirstenbosch Gardens.


Day Tours

It’s not all hard work and no play! Being in Cape Town is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many, so make the most of your time here and explore.

A varied selection of day tours in and around Cape Town will be available for participants and accompanying persons who find that they have a free moment during the congress week.

These tours will allow participants to connect with South African people, customs, and life, creating and sustaining an inter-cultural dialogue that benefits all concerned. Through responsible tourism such as this, participants can contribute to conservation of the natural environment and economic growth in the local communities that they visit.

Tours can be booked ahead of time, and there will be a tours desk at the congress venue for spur of the moment decisions.

Pre – and Post – Symposium Tours

Conferencing in Cape Town affords you a wonderful opportunity to extend your stay and discover just why South Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

We will offer a range of travel itineraries that vary from an extended stay in Cape Town to trips to other popular destinations around South Africa. Our tour operator can also create personalised itineraries to fulfil every item on your bucket list.