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XXI World Congress, Cape Town 2015 – Update 4

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The 21st ISLSSL Labour Law World Congress will take place from the 15th – 18th September 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town. The South African Society for Labour Law, SASLAW, is honoured to have won the bid to host the World Congress for the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law in Cape Town in September 2015. This is the first time the Congress is being held in South Africa and indeed, in Africa.

REGISTRATION FEES

Categories

(South African Rand excl VAT)

Standard registration

1 Feb 2015   

–  31 July 2015

Late registration

1 Aug 2015    

–  7 Sep 2015

World Congress International R8,000 R8,500
World Congress Africa (SASLAW members) R6,500 R7,000
World Congress  (Non SASLAW members) R7,500 R8,000
SASLAW National Conference Delegates – Thursday 17 September

2pm to Friday 18 September 19h30

R3,750 R3,750
Day Delegate Rate R3,250 R3,250
Thursday Additional Lunch per person (SASLAW members only) R250 R250
Gala Dinner Ticket – Thursday 17 September R900 R900

REGISTER HERE:

http://labourlawcongress2015.co.za/registration-islssl-21st-world-congress-2015-cape-town-south-africa

VIEW THE PROGRAMME HERE:

http://labourlawcongress2015.co.za/programme-program-islssl-21st-world-congress-2015-cape-town-south-africa

The main keynote speakers are Professor Alain Supiot, Doctor in Law at the Collège de France in Paris and Professor Sir Bob Hepple, Emeritus Master of Clare College at the University of Cambridge.

21st-ISLSSL-World-Congress-2015-Promo
 World Congress 2015 Promotional Document
21st-ISLSSL-World-Congress-2015-Accommodations
 World Congress 2015 Accommodations
21st-ISLSSL-World-Congress-2015-Programme
 World Congress 2015 Programme

XXI World Congress, Cape Town 2015 – Update 2

http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za

The XXI World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law is taking place in Cape Town from 15 to 18 September 2015, hosted by the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW).

The Local Organising committee are pleased to advise that a number of sponsors have been secured for the event, registrations are being processed and a good number of interesting paper submissions have been received to date.

CALL FOR PAPERS, THEMES & ROUND TABLE FORUMS

Contributions are invited from all participants. The themes are detailed in the link below and the Local Organising committee would welcome your submissions:

http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za/call-papers

The details of how to submit an abstract are herewith:

http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za/submit-abstract

The submission deadline date is 15 April 2015.

In a special session on Wednesday, 16 September, a panel of experts consisting of international scholars and practitioners, chaired by Professor Manfred Weiss, Emeritus professor at the Faculty of Law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt will discuss ‘How to cope with fragmentation and segmentation of the workforce.’

A round-table forum on Friday, 18 September will be of particular interest to the delegates, as Judge Dennis Davis, Judge of the Labour Appeal Court and President of the Competition Appeal Court will chair a case study of South Africa’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) 20 years into democracy, with a particular focus on whether ILO principles have contributed to workable labour relations.  Forum members will include ILO experts who assisted in drafting South Africa’s 1995 LRA together with leading representatives of South Africa’s social partners.

TOURS

Visit the website for an updated list of the various Tours available to Congress delegates:

http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za/tours-islssl-21st-world-congress-2015-cape-town-south-africa

The Safari Company, the official housing and tour agency of the Congress, would like to help you experience Cape Town’s rich culture and history. A number of tours are on offer to the city’s most interesting cultural and historical sites and scenic surroundings. The tour descriptions, schedules and conditions are indicated below.

You can also go exploring aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With two routes to choose from and buses every 15-25 minutes, this hop-on hop-off tour is a relaxed way to see the sights and scenery of the city and the Peninsula. A two-day pass includes a wine tour, a night-time bus ride to see the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean plus a trip with the hop-on hop-off water taxi along the canal between the CTICC and the V&A Waterfront .

If there are any requirements for private touring, transportation or hospitality services, or interest in other parts of South Africa or Africa, please contact the official appointed agent, The Safari Company, who will be pleased to assist with any arrangements.

REGISTRATION FEES

The current rate of exchange to the Euro is ZAR13.17 and to the USD is ZAR11.65

Categories

Standard registration

1 Feb 2015 – 30 June 2015

Late registration

1 July 2015 – 7 Sep 2015

 World Congress International

R8,000

R8,500

 World Congress South Africa (SASLAW non-member)

R7,500

R8,000

 World Congress South Africa (SASLAW member)

R6,500

R7,000

 World Congress African

R7,700

R8,700

 SASLAW National Conference Delegates

R3,750

R3,750

 Gala Dinner Ticket

R900

R900

* To note:  All registration fees are payable in ZAR and are inclusive of VAT.

For more information:

Tel: +27 21 914 2751:  Email liza@confco.co.za
www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za

Newsflash: Capetown World Congress

Leading international experts such as:

Professor Alain Supiot, Professor Sir Bob Hepple,
Professor Manfred Weiss, Professor Mukul Asher,
Professor Graciela Bensusan, Professor Simon Deakin
and Professor Judy Fudge

will bring new insights to the Congress themes.

Click here to find out more about our keynote speakers

Click here to register for the EARLY BIRD RATE!!

Papers will be presented in breakaway sessions and we urge researchers and practitioners, old(er) and young, to submit abstracts. This will be an event where the highest level of international scholarship and practical experience will be combined. Click here to submit an abstract.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities available!!
(Click here to download prospectus)

For more information kindly contact:
Project Manager: Liza Monteiro, liza@confco.co.za
Registration Administrator: Erin Ryan, erin@confco.co.za

XXI World Congress, Cape Town 2015 – Update

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Introduction

The XXI World Congress Local Organising committee is pleased to launch the event logo and website. The committee has been hard at work on the programme and marketing material and sponsorship packages.

LOC members – from right to left: Anton Myburgh SC (Marketing); Prof Marylyn Christianson (Programme); Prof Darcy du Toit (Programme);  Tanya Venter (Finance); Richard Maddern (Operations); Gillian Lumb (Cape Town liaison); Peter le Roux (SASLAW Conference). Below inset: Judge Andre van Niekerk (Chairman)

LOC members – from right to left: Anton Myburgh SC (Marketing); Prof Marylyn Christianson (Programme); Prof Darcy du Toit (Programme); Tanya Venter (Finance); Richard Maddern (Operations); Gillian Lumb (Cape Town liaison); Peter le Roux (SASLAW Conference). Below inset: Judge Andre van Niekerk (Chairman)

Programme

The programme coordinator on the Local Organising Committee is enlisting the assistance of a team of academic colleagues at South African university law faculties to serve as a reference team in developing and refining the scientific programme. In addition, senior colleagues in key centres are being approached to serve as contact persons and coordinate input from colleagues in their regions. The basis for the programme is the draft that was approved by the International Executive Committee in Santiago in 2012, with its four themes being (a) Collective bargaining – and beyond? (b) Equality and industrial citizenship as conceptual foundations for labour law (c) Towards sustainable social security in an insecure world, and (d) Labour law in the developing world (South Africa in comparative perspective). The final theme is intended to encourage maximum participation from South Africa itself.

The following leading experts in labour and social security law (in alphabetical order) have so far expressed their willingness to participate in the Congress:

  • Professor Simon Deakin
    Faculty of Law and Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Professor Judy Fudge
    Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK; formerly Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria, Canada
  • Professor Kamala Sankaran
    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India
  • Professor Alain Supiot
    Collège de France, Paris; founder and President of the Strategic Committee of the Institute for Advanced Study, Nantes, France

The LOC will liaise with the officers of the IS in further developing the programme and plan to submit a final draft to the IEC in September 2014.

The Venue

Cape Town International Conference Centre

The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.

As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is no ordinary city. So it stands to reason that the CTICC would be no ordinary convention centre. And the fact that, in just nine short years, it has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere bears testimony to this fact.

Contact

CONFERENCE COMPANY – natalie@confco.co.za
SASLAW – saslawadmin@mweb.co.za

XXI World Congress, Cape Town – Report by the Local Organising Committee

XXI World Congress of Labour and Social Security Law – Cape Town, 2015

Report by the Local Organising Committee

On 16 September 2013, the SASLAW local organising committee (LOC) signed an agreement with the Conference Company CC, after an evaluation of a number of bids to assume the organisation of the Congress. The Conference Company has extensive experience in organising international conferences (a number on a larger scale than the Congress), and has a close working relationship with the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Cape Town. The agreement defines the relationship between the LOC and the conference organisers, establishes the financial and administrative structures
necessary to ensure a successful conference and sets time lines for the achievement of defined objectives.

Signature of the agreement has cleared the way for the establishment of an entity through which the Congress will be managed, the opening of bank accounts, and the appointment of specialist contractors, e.g. transport, accommodation and tours.

The Conference Company CC has undertaken responsibility for the administration, material and logistical preparation of the event, the management and registration of participants, etc. Sub-committees of the LOC, each chaired by a SASLAW representative, have been established to manage the various components of the Congress and its organisation. The academic and content committee is chaired by Prof Darcy du Toit, the marketing and sponsorship committee by Adv Anton Myburgh SC, the procurement and operations committee by Mr Richard Maddern, the finance committee by Adv Tanya Venter, a Cape Town liaison committee by Ms Gillian Lumb, and a national conference integration committee by Prof Peter le Roux. We have also appointed an administrator, Ms Clare Fincham.

The venue has been secured in terms of a contract between the Conference Company and the ICC, after a final inspection and decision on accommodation requirements by Profs Darcy du Toit and Marylyn Christianson. Immediate tasks are the finalisation of the Congress website and the logo; the website will ‘go live’ by end October 2013.

The programme coordinator on the LOC (Prof du Toit) is enlisting the assistance of a team of academic colleagues at university law faculties to serve as a reference team in developing and refining the scientific programme. In addition, senior colleagues in key centres are being approached to serve as contact persons and coordinate input from colleagues in their regions.

The basis for the programme is the draft that was approved by the International Executive Committee in Santiago in 2012, with its four themes being (a) Collective bargaining – and beyond? (b) Equality and industrial citizenship as conceptual foundations for labour law (c) Towards sustainable social security in an insecure world, and (d) Labour law in the developing world (South Africa in a comparative perspective).

The final theme is intended to encourage maximum participation from South Africa itself.

A draft programme and information regarding the call for papers will be published on the Congress website as soon as it is operational and will be circulated to all affiliated associations of the ISLSSL, together with updates. The LOC will liaise with the officers of the IS in further developing the programme and plan to submit a final draft to
the IEC in September 2014.

Andre van Niekerk
Chair, Local Organising Committee ISLSSL World Congress 2015
29 September 2013

XXI World Congress – Cape Town, South Africa

15-18 September, 2015

The Congress will take place at the state-of-the-art Cape Town International Convention Centre. It is a sign of this venue’s popularity that, when we made inquiries late last year, only one week remained in September 2015 during which the Congress could be accommodated. Although the LOC realised that many of our members prefer the informality (and relatively low cost) of holding the event on university premises, we also discovered that ILERA (the former IIRA) is also holding its World Congress in Cape Town in September 2015, and had already taken steps to hold it on the campus of the University of Cape Town during the vacation week that month (more about this later). Given that there are few conference venues large enough to host up to 1000 delegates comfortably, the LOC decided to take the plunge and make the reservation at CTICC. The dates are therefore confirmed for the 15 to 18 September 2015.

A unique feature of the event will be the integration of the SASLAW Annual Congress with the World Congress, with a view to attracting the maximum number of South (and Southern) African delegates (this accounts for the large number of delegates we are preparing to accommodate). In essence, it will involve including a number of sessions with topics likely to appeal to local as well as international delegates as one of the Congress themes. A network of South African labour and social security law academics is being built up to assist the LOC as a ‘think tank’ in designing a programme which will address cutting-edge issues and, we believe, will attract lively interest from practitioners as well as researchers internationally.

That brings us back to the ILERA Congress which (as in Sydney in 2009) may well take place back-to-back with the ISLSSL Congress. While some would see this as ’competition’, we prefer to see it as an  opportunity.  Discussion has already begun with our colleagues on the ILERA organising committee with a view to harmonising our programmes in such a way as to encourage the maximum number of delegates attend both events. Also, from a scientific point of view, in-depth analysis by leading scholars of similar or related issues from different disciplinary perspectives could lead to an exciting advance of knowledge.

Preparations are thus in full swing. Negotiations for the appointment of a professional congress organiser are well advanced and the plan is to have a congress website online in the first half of 2013. An intensive campaign to announce and build the event is planned for the next two and a half years, in which affiliated associations of the International Society will be asked to keep their members  informed. The LOC is confident that the Congress has the potential to generate tremendous interest, both at a scientific level and as an experience, while enabling close networking between international delegates and their South African counterparts who have gone through some of the most exciting and challenging phases of transition in the labour field in modern times. Last but not least, Cape Town as host city will ensure a stimulating and beautiful environment. Voted the world’s number one tourist destination by Tripadvisor in

2011 and the world’s second-best city by Condé Nast Traveller in 2012 (the best was Charleston, USA in case you’re wondering). Cape Town is located next to one of the world’s seven natural wonders (Table Mountain) and two UNESCO world heritage sites (Robben Island and the Cape Floral Region), we are sure its many attractions will encourage maximum attendance. Building on the traditions of many excellent world congresses held in beautiful and historic cities in past years, we believe that the XXI World Congress will be an experience that will long be remembered.