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.
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.
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.