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IDU User Conference 2019

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Conference Details

IDU User Conference 2019 will take place on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March
at The Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers in Century City.

We invite you to join us for two full days of training, exciting guest speakers, and collaboration with IDU’s expert consulting team.

The 4th industrial revolution is imminent. Breakthroughs in AI, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other disruptive innovations are already changing the way we work, interact and live. Who knows how long it will be until there’s a successful space colony on Mars? Will teleportation revolutionise travel in the near future? And how will this affect the world of business?

While we don’t know all the answers, we do know that IDU will continue to innovate its cutting-edge software to provide financial management solutions that keep your business up to date – now and in the future.

Futurescape poster

2019 Conference – Futurescapes - Embracing change together.

What can you expect from this conference:

Conference Packages

Thursday 28th February 2019
Friday 1st March 2019
2 day conference + 1-night accommodation (Single) + gala dinner: R6500
2 day conference + 1-night accommodation (Sharing) + gala dinner: R6000
2 day conference (no accommodation): R3750
2 day conference (no accommodation) + gala dinner: R4315
1 day conference (no accommodation): R1875
1 day conference (no accommodation) + gala dinner: R2440

Please note the above prices are exclusive of 15% VAT

How to Register

To register for yourself or your team please click on the Register button at the bottom of this page.

Delegate feedback from previous conferences

“Very good conference, thank you!” – University of Johannesburg
“Thanks and keep up the good work”. – RCC
“Thank you for having me at your conference, I enjoyed it very much as it was such an eye opener and brilliantly organized” - Central Bank of Lesotho
“Very valuable information and sessions on relevant and current topics and trends. Future approach (futuristic) theme very good. Enjoyed it”. - Medipost
“Thanks again for a well-organized conference. We always came back to our offices with "high charged batteries". Thanks for the positive energy that we experience from the IDU team!” - North West University



The Venue

The Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Mariott Hotel

The Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers boasts sophisticated accommodation and a convenient Century City location. Enjoy perks like complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and 24-hour room service throughout your stay. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service spa.

Meeting & Conferencing Facilities

meeting room

4,000 square feet of meeting and conference room space, offering an array of modern conference room facilities, complimentary WIFI and even a mobile room check-in service.


meeting room

The accommodation is modern and personal, featuring sophisticated décor and thoughtful amenities throughout. Each room has plush bedding, LCD flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. Pamper yourself with deluxe amenities like 24-hour room service and luxuriously outfitted bathrooms. Designed with business travellers’ comfort in mind, all rooms feature ergonomic desks and chairs. Many rooms also boast views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town skyline.

To Book An Additional Night's Stay

Should you wish to extend your stay at the hotel, this can be done directly with the hotel.

Please contact +27 21 525 3888 and ask to speak to the reservations department.

When booking an additional night, please let the hotel know that you are part of the IDU Conference, as this will ensure that you do not have to move rooms during your stay and that subject to availability you are offered a preferential conference room rate.

Hotel Contact Details

  • Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers
  • Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City
  • Cape Town, 7441 South Africa
  • +27 21 525 3888


Mariott Hotel

Guest Speakers

Sameer Rawjee

Sameer built his first Ed Tech company in university, which later became the core technology for a Mark Zuckerburg backed institution. He furthered his studies in Business and Design Thinking at University of Toronto and then went off to work for Google's Headquarters. Sameer founded the Life Design Lab at Google to study Human Purpose at Work, where there are more than 3000 Google employees from more than 50 countries enrolled.
He is now the CEO of O School where he helps companies, like Soundcloud and Barclays, design their organizations for The Next Workforce - and where he helps High Schools adopt the Mars Curriculum to prepare their students for the Future of Work

Richard Hardiman

If you’re a native Capetonian, you probably know Richard Hardiman as a radio DJ — he was a host on commercial radio station KFM for the best part of 16 years. And if you’re in the South African tech space, you might be familiar with his involvement in online radio station 2OceansVibe.
For the past couple of years, Hardiman has headed up a start-up called RanMarinewith the ultimate goal of building The WasteShark™, an aquadrone that removes unwanted plastic,trash and alien/pest flora from our waters.

Andre Du Toit

In 2015, Andre du Toit – The Big Positive Guy won the Toastmasters Most Humorous Speaker Award in the Western Province and was placed in the top 10 most humorous speakers in the Southern African Region. Passionate about property, people, economics, politics and the environment. His greatest joy is speaking to people to show them what a beautiful place the world can be and how they form an integral part of the big picture.
Andre isn’t naïve about the future but shares some practical insight into what happens when we face the future with either a negative outlook, that limits our options, or a positive outlook that opens us up to new opportunities.

David Murray-Smith

David is a client director with Investec Asset Management and has worked for the Investec Group for over 24 years. David graduated from Rhodes University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Computationis (Honours) degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning the University of the Free State.
David is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, and a Certified Financial Planner.

Airport Transfers

Flight Transfer

Transfers to and from the airport can be arranged directly with the hotel Travel Desk. The cost of an airport transfer is as follows:

1-3 people R535.00
4-7 people R695.00

To book please email or call +27 21 525 3888 with the following information:

  • Your name.
  • the date and time of arrival.
  • and your flight number.


The main conference program is February 28 - March 01 at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers in Century City.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for help,
or contact the hotel to book an additional nights stay.