FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the conference being held?

The IoTAS 2017 & SMART Expo will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Venue: TBC


Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please call our Hotline Number +27 61 923 1466 or send an email to info@iotafricasummit.net


Can I pay for my conference registration on-site?

Yes, you may make payments on site; however we recommend paying in advance in order to save time and access a lower rate. See REGISTRATIONS for different categories and fee structures.


What currency and forms of payment is acceptable onsite?

MasterCard, Visa, American Express – Drawn in US Dollars and South African Rand.


After making payment, what confirmation registration confirmation documents do I get?

Upon receiving your filled-in registration form, we will issue you with an invoice for your payment arrangements. Once done we request proof of payment for our records. Upon receipt of POP we will issue you with a registration confirmation letter with your full names, designation and company name – these will be the same details that will appear on your badge/lanyard.


What is your cancellation policy?

Substitutions may be sent at any time. To cancel your paid REGISTRATION and receive a refund, it is necessary to either cancel your REGISTRATION directly on-line or by sending us a formal email as per below terms:

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation for whatever reason should be in writing to organisers; first recommended option is to transfer your registration to a work colleague or attend our next event otherwise where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply; a) Registrations cancelled more than 90 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees. b) Registrations cancelled less than 90 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. c) Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will NOT be eligible for a refund. However due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the organiser’s control, we reserve the right to compensate you in kind and or by transfer your registration to one of our similar events of choice.

NB: Refunds will be issued by way of payment received.


When does the IoTAS 2016 & SMART Expo officially begin and end?

The program commences on Tuesday the 23rd of May 2017 with a SMART Golf Tournament followed by the official opening of the summit on Wednesday the 24th then the summit will end on the 25th of May 2017 at approximately 2200hrs.


Can someone else pick up my credentials?

Only a sponsor representative can pick up credentials for his/her delegates with their registration confirmation letters.

For individual delegates, the attendee named on the badge must pick up his/her own materials. You will be asked to provide proof of identity (i.e. a business card, etc.) and registration confirmation letter upon receiving your badge.


What happens if I lose my badge when I am at the Summit?

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 current on-site delegate rate. This policy is intended to protect the integrity of the summit by insuring that all delegates are treated equally, minimizing the degree of on-site fraud and maximizing on-site security.


Can I send someone in my place, if I am unable to attend?

Substitutions may be made, in advance or at the event with proper documentation (a letter on company letterhead showing the name of the original delegate and the person who is attending in his or her place.)


Do I need a VISA?

Please visit this site http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa to find complete information on Visa requirements and info about travelling to South Africa.

Let us know if you need a visa application letter, we will be able to provide you with one. 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.


What is the dress code for the summit?

Business attire for all summit sessions.
Smart Casual for networking functions like the SMART Golf Tournament, SMART Cocktail Reception and the IoT Africa: SMART Awards Dinner.


How much does it cost to attend?

We have 20% Early-bird Discount rates available until the 28 February 2017. View the entire fee schedule on our website www.iotafricasummit.net


Do you accommodate any special physical/dietary needs?

Kindly send us an email with these special needs on info@iotafricasummit.net  You will receive confirmation of your request and every effort will be made to accommodate them, though we cannot guarantee every request can be satisfied.


How can I have access to a meeting room?

There are a limited number of meeting rooms available to sponsoring companies. To enquire about meeting room availability or to become a sponsor please contact Clever Soko at info@iotafricasummit.net or call us on  our Hotline Number +27 61 923 1466.



Where can I get the summit programme/agenda?

The programme and schedule are continuously updated on the website www.iotafricasummit.net  .A full hard copy will be distributed at the event with your registration materials.


What’s benefits comes with my summit registration?

Summit registration fees include two days (2 days) of presentations, exhibits, luncheons, refreshments and receptions. Summit fees do not include flight fares, hotel accommodations.


How do I become a media partner at the IOTAS 2017 & SMART Expo?

Complimentary press registration is available to accredited members of the media. Contact us at info@iotafricasummit.net to become a media partner.

IoT Africa: SMART Awards Dinner

When and where is the IoT Africa: SMART Awards Dinner?

The Dinner begins at 1800hrs on Thursday the 25th of May 2017. The Dinner Agenda will be made available upon checking in Venue TBA.

What do the tickets cost?

It’s an open dinner, all REGISTERED delegates are welcome.


My ticket is confirmed. How do I get it?

Proceed to the IoTAS 2017 & SMART Expo registration desk when you arrive at the venue.


How do I get tickets?

Due to limited seating, tickets are reserved for sponsors and VIPs only. Any remaining tickets will be given away at on a first come/first serve basis at a designated time on Tuesday afternoon.

Why Attend the IoTAS 2017 & SMART Expo?

What is IoTAS 2017?

The Internet of Things Africa Summit (IoTAS 2017) & SMART Expo is a 2 day professional summit focused on helping the ecosystem players to harness the IoT opportunities, address existing concerns and to shape their strategies.

IoTAS 2017 & SMART Expo will discuss local, regional and global state of the industry with its progress, challenges and outlook.

IoTAS 2017  will feature an outstanding programme that will include the SMART Golf Tournament, SMART Plenary Sessions, SMART  Tracks, SMART Expo, SMART Debate Session and IoT Africa: SMART Awards Dinner.

SMART Plenaries & Tracks will be featuring Keynote presentations, Case Studies and Panel discussions exploring IoT opportunities, examining and addressing issues that may threaten growth and development of IoT in Africa.

What is the FOCUS of this Summit?

IoTAS 2017 & SMART Expo is focused on helping the ecosystem players to harness IoT opportunities, address existing concerns and to shape their strategies.

Whilst the Expo will be feature two zones, the African Start-Up Zone & the SMART Zone:

The African Start-Up Zone will be showcasing tech-start ups that are taking advantage of the IoT to develop industry solutions for different verticals. Tech start-ups will get a chance to meet angel investors and financiers that can help them take their projects to the next level.

The SMART Zone will feature some of the leading IoT enablers, including telcos, IoT solution providers, IoT Consultancy & Advisory companies, Case Study features etc.


Who attends IoTAS 2017?

IoTAS 2017 is anticipated be the largest gathering of CIOs, CTOs, IT Strategists, Privacy Officers, Network Security Managers, Server Application Managers, Heads of Digital Strategy, IT Managers, Heads of Departments – Purchase Managers, IT Specialists, Application Developers, related Government Heads, Financial Institutions, Law Firms, Vertical Industry Representatives and Local & International Media representatives, coming together behind the African IoT growth story, its opportunities & potential, challenges and solutions.


Who are the sponsors?

Leading ICT stakeholders, leading IoT Enablers like Telcos, all Vendors and related stakeholders different African countries.

All ecosystem players, Government & Private; local, regional and international will participate to make IoTAS 2017 a well-rounded event that is significant for ensuring that the IoT opportunities are harnessed to the max and that its challenges are well prepared for by all African ecosystem players.

 

Visit our website www.iotafricasummit.net for a full listing of sponsors and partners.


Who are the speakers?

The summit offers a variety of informational and technical presentations from C-Level speakers of leading local, regional and international companies and ecosystem players, including those affected directly or indirectly with IoT.

Speakers will also include related African Government Representatives and ICT Regulatory Agencies, Telecoms players, Industry advisory and consultant companies etc.

The list of speakers will be updated regularly, you may visit our website from time to time www.iotafricasummit.net