Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can anyone register for the workshop?
Only official representatives and NGAs nominated by agencies who have received invitations from the International Competition Network (ICN) are entitled to register for the workshop.
2. How do I register for the workshop?
ICN members are invited to register their nominated representatives and NGAs by completing the online registration form on the workshop website. Please note that ICN members should register their nominated NGAs as NGAs will not be allowed to register themselves.
3. How do I know if my registration has been confirmed?
Your participation in the workshop is confirmed if following your registration in the system you have received an e-mail from the Competition Commission of South Africa.
4. I haven’t received the letter confirming my registration: what should I do?

Please contact the workshop planning team using the following contact details:

5. Do I have to pay for participation in the workshop?
No, participation in the workshop and social programme is free of charge. However, travel, accommodation, health insurance and other costs are to be covered by participants.
6. Can you help me to book a hotel room?

Participants must make their own travel and accommodation. Special rates have been negotiated with certain hotels. Please go to the workshop website at for a list of recommended hotels in Stellenbosch. Please note that the special rates are valid until 15 October 2018 and thereafter normal rates will apply.

7. Will I be provided with transportation from the airport to my hotel?

Transfers during the conference will be at the delegates cost. But shuttle services will be offered the night of the dinner (Upon registration indicate which hotel you booked at).

8. Should I have travel or health insurance during my stay in South Africa?
It is highly recommended that all participants carry an adequate travel and health insurance, as the organizers of the 2018 Unilateral Conduct Workshop cannot accept any liability for accidents, illnesses or injuries that may occur during the workshop.
9. Will I receive printed workshop materials?

Participants will receive a memory stick with all the workshop papers. Papers will also be uploaded on the workshop website for download.

10. Will laptops or tablets be available for rent on the spot?
No, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. Provision has been made for Wireless Hotspots at the conference venue.
11. What will be the conference language? Will interpreting be provided?
The English will be the main language used for the workshop – all materials and speeches will be made in English and no interpretation will be provided.
12. Is it possible to pay in other currencies in Cape Town?
No, the unit of currency in South Africa is the Rand. One Rand is made up of 100 cents. The rand’s sign is R and its code is ZAR. There is a wide network of banks that will exchange your foreign currency, and most major tourist locations such as airports and hotels will have dedicated foreign exchange facilities.
13. I’ve already registered but cannot attend. Can I cancel or transfer my registration to another person?

You can cancel your registration by sending an email to

Transferring your registration to someone else is impossible – only persons who have received invitations from conference holders are entitled to register.

14. How can I get an international visa invitation letter?

We will help you of course. Please contact the workshop registration desk at

15. I’m driving. Where can I park my car?

Participants are encouraged to use public transport because of limited parking around the university

16. Will there be free Wifi?
Yes, provision has been made for free Wireless Hotspots at the conference venue.
17. I am not able to pre-register on-line. Can I register when I arrive at the workshop?

No, registration at the workshop will not be possible. Please note that pre-registration on-line (available till Friday, Friday, 19 October 2018) is required for all participants.

18. Who can attend the ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop?
The ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop is attended by competition authority members, non-governmental advisors – NGAs (lawyers, academics) and others (government observers).

Please note that only persons who have received invitations from organisers are entitled to attend the conference.

19. What should I wear?
You are kindly requested to wear business attire.
20. Who should I contact if I have other questions?

For general information on the workshop, please contact the Communication Department at

For questions regarding registration, please contact the registration desk at
Alternative use the form provided on the website address, under contact us, to send us a message directly from the site.