To visit the congress website click here.

Opening Ceremony
 24 August 2014

First Plenary Session
25 August 2014

Congress Banquet
28 August 2014

Closing Ceremony
29 August 2014


IFAC 2014 Newsletter –  July 2014

Pre-Congress Registration Closes 11 August
Registration will close at 17:00 South Africa time (SAST) on Monday, 11 August. Please register as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss this deadline.

Kindly note that no further changes to existing registrations will be accepted after this time.

On-site registration for the Congress opens on Sunday 24 August at 12:00, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Please ensure that you make all the necessary arrangements in respect of visa and inoculations well in advance of your arrival. Further information is available here.

Day Registration
A one-day registration package will be available for purchase on site at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 07:30 on Monday, August 25. The fee will be R2250 per day and the package will include access to all that day’s Congress sessions and tea breaks, as well as limited Congress proceedings. All social events are excluded.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
IFAC 2014 has been accredited by the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) for five continuing professional development points. South African delegates are eligible for these points if they attend sessions on all five days of the congress.
Pre-Congress Tutorials
A series of in-depth Pre-Congress Tutorials presented by experts are being offered on the weekend preceding the Congress. Topics range from smart grids to predictive repetitive control to mechatronics control education to fractional order motion controls, and more.

Further information and the schedule of these tutorials can be found on the website at  Places are limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Technical Tours
A selection of Technical Tours to major installations of control technology in the Western Cape Province of South Africa are available. These will take place throughout the Congress week.

More information on the Technical Tours can be found on the website at
Please note that there is an additional charge to attend the Pre-Congress Tutorials and Technical Tours.  Pre-registration is required for all.

If you would like to amend your registration to include a Pre-Congress Tutorial or a Technical Tour, click here. Be sure to have the user name and password found in your registration confirmation email at hand.

Visit for the registration packages and rates including the tutorials.
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IFAC 2014 Congress Secretariat

African Agenda
Tel: +27 (0)21 683 2934
Fax: +27 (0)21 683 0816


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