Frequently Asked Questions


Who can attend the conference?

GHI’s African Conference is the premier networking event for ground handlers, airlines, airports and suppliers. It is open to any professionals from the ground handling industry.

Can I attend the event virtually or dial in?

NO. You won’t be able to participate virtually, this includes viewing conference content. We know the value in the African GHI Conference is the physical presence of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates and we are delighted to be able to welcome you to Cape Town.

What is included in the delegate fee?

The fee includes two days’ of content sessions, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome party, Delegate Dinner and access to GHI’s premium One-to-One Meeting planner including access to the delegate list. Hotel rooms are not included in the delegate fee.

Is there a deadline to sign up for the conference?

We can accept last minute bookings, however to take advantage of the One-to-One Meeting opportunities, it is recommended that you sign up as early as possible as some attendees’ schedules become full.

Register before 20 July 2023 and enjoy a 10% early bird discount to your delegate fee.

What is the delegate personal page?

Once you are registered you will be sent login details for the delegate personal page. Here you can request and accept meetings with other delegates, view the delegate list including contact details, sign up to conference sessions, enter your flight details and join the networking events.

How do I organise One-to-One Meetings?

1) Log into your delegate personal page
2) View the delegate list
3) Start sending meeting requests - You can add a personal note to each invite, set your preferred meeting length (15, 25 or 55 minutes) and you can also appoint a member of your team to be your meeting coordinator. There is no limit to the number of meetings you can request. 

You have the power to accept, decline and request as many meetings as you like. 

There is no need for you to arrange your meetings – it will be all done for you by GHI's expert team. It could not be easier; we take care of all the scheduling for you as your personal account managers taking into account conference sessions and networking events you wish to attend as well as your arrival and departure flights. A full schedule is sent out 2 weeks before the conference.

Is there a deadline to submit my meeting requests?

The Meeting planner will close for new requests the Friday prior to the conference, however we will continue to schedule meetings when existing requests are accepted. We are still able to handle last minute requests on a case-by-case basis and there will also be a helpdesk on site to manage any new meeting requests.

What accommodation is available?

We have special delegate rates at the Century City Hotel, Urban Square which is located in the conference centre, where you’ll experience a happily eclectic establishment that juxtaposes industrial chic with urbane sophistication to create a truly unique ambience – relaxed yet energising. When you officially register for the event, you will receive a special discounted link.

What opportunities are there for networking at the conference?

GHI’s Conferences provide unparalleled networking opportunities. More than 500 One-to-One Meetings are expected at the 6th African GHI Conference. We also provide table-top spaces for ad-hoc meetings over the three days. And don’t miss out on our Welcome Party and Delegate Dinner, which provide the opportunity to extend discussions long into the night.

Can GHI help me with my visa application?

We are able to issue visa letters to all confirmed delegates to help with your visa application, contact for more information. GHI is unable to take responsibility for any refused visa applications.

Please note we cannot advise you on whether you will be able to obtain a visa, we can only invite you to attend our exhibition.

What are the terms and conditions of booking?

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Where will the 6th African GHI Conference be held?

Century Ciy Conference Centre
4 Energy Ln, Century City, Cape Town, 7446, South Africa
More information on the venue here