The event will take place in the Peermont Metcourt Hotel. This hotel is situated 2.7 km from O. R. Tambo International Airport of Johannesburg and is part of the Emperors Palace Casino Complex. 

We have secured a rate that is between 30% and 60% below the rack price. The group rate for a Classic King room is ZAR 1185 per night. For this please use the button below. In order to qualify for this rate you need to book using the button below and either pay by Credit Card or EFT.  This rate is available until April 3rd.

The button below should bring you to a page where most fields are pre-filled. However, that is not always the case. If it isn't enter the following data please:

  • Country: South Africa
  • Resort: Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort
  • Hotel: Peermont Metcourt Johannesburg
  • Select that you have a group code. That code is AGI300417

Book the hotel

Hotel Phone:+ 27 11 928 1000 (When booking over the phone regular fares will apply)


 Tuesday, 2 May

18:00 20:00 Welcome Reception

 Wednesday, 3 May

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee/Registration
09:00 09:15 Conference opening
09:15 10:00 Welcome address and Keynote speak
    To be announced
10:00 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 12:00 Presentations
12:00 13:30 Business Luncheon
13:30 15:00 Presentations 
15:00 15:30 Tea break
15:30 17:00 Presentations 
18:30 22:30 Conference Dinner

Thursday, 4 May

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee
09:00 10:00 Presentations
10:00 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 12:00 Presentations
12:00 13:30 Business Luncheon
13:30 15:00 Presentations
15:00 15:30 Tea break
15:30 17:00 Presentations
18:30 22:30 Networking Event

Friday, 5-May

08:30 09:00 Morning Coffee
09:00 10:00 Presentations
10:00 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 12:00 Presentations
12:00 13:00 Business Luncheon
13:00 14:00 Conference Close and Awards

Activity Discounts

We have been able to secure a few discounts for those who arrive a bit earlier or stay a bit longer, and for the guests of the delegates:

For duty free sales discount visit  - 


For Lesedi Cultural village:

Only accommodation is booked via

Rate code:  PROMO

Promo code:  AGRIFORS


Cultural activities and Dinners are not booked on the web.  Below are the discounted prices for them.




Monate Lunch = Cultural Experience (Dance and Tour) + Lunch – starting from 11:30

ZAR330 per person

Boma Dinner = Cultural Experience (Dance and Tour) + Dinner – starting from 16:30

ZAR330 per person

Lunch or Dinner Only

ZAR165 per person

Cultural Dance only

ZAR165 per person

Cultural Tour only

ZAR165 per person

Cultural Tour and Dance (No meals)

ZAR165 per person

Accommodation (Dinner/Bed/Breakfast) - Single including Cultural Experience (Tour and Dance)

ZAR990 per person per night

Accommodation (Dinner/Bed/Breakfast) – Sharing including Cultural Experience (Tour and Dance)

ZAR1250 per night for 2

Visa Information

Applying for a South African Visa Visitors’ visas are for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less. 

A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed at a South African embassy, mission or consulate and that the consular officer has determined you are eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose. 

The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa and for how long you can stay for that particular visit. Visitors are restricted to the activity or purpose for which their visas were issued. 

On entry to South Africa, a visa is considered to be a visitor’s permit. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country and will be set out under the heading “conditions” on the visa label. You must ensure that you apply for the correct visa/permit. Entry in the country may be refused if the purpose of visit was not correctly stated. 

Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country (click here to see which countries are currently exempt), and the requirements are subject to change. As each application is treated as an individual case and you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa. 

Remember that there is a fee charged for issuing a visa, and you should check the cost with the office as well as this is updated annually. The fee is payable in different currencies in different countries. 

Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials 

are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country 

Foreigners with long term status (work permits/permit residence) in the neighbouring countries who transit the Republic to return to their employment or residence are not subject to the transit visa, provided they are in possession of proof of their status. 

(source: South African Department of Home Affairs)








Hosting Airline

SAA offers special rates for the AGIFORS delegates who wish to travel on SAA.

Call For Presentations

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the meeting. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you. 

Abstract Submission Deadline: SOON! Submit your paper today!

Draft Presentation Due: April 5th

Final Presentation Due: April 20th

Presentation Registration

Requirements of Presenting

  • A 30-45 minute presentation
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Crew Management audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact:

Marcel Sol

Chair, AGIFORS Crew Management Study Group

Tel: +974 40 102929

Mob: +974 66091969


General Information


Business Events - Business Casual

Welcome Reception - Business Casual

Social Events - Evening Casual


The  average temperature in Johannesburg in May is quite mild at 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). In the afternoon it is a bit warmer than that and it cools down in the evening.

There is little rain in May. On average 13 mm (0,5in) in the entire month.

It will very likely be sunny (83.9% of the time on average).

Social Activities

Welcome Reception

Please join us on May 2nd. Location Lucretia 1

Time is yet to be determined. So please check back here for more information.

Network Dinner

On May 4th we will drive out of the complex to have a traditional South African themed Boma dinner. We will be eating by the fire, and it has every bit of a legendary evening written all over it.

Host City

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. 

While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court

The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the center of large-scale gold and diamond trade.

In 2011, the population of the city of Johannesburg was 4,434,827, making it the largest city in South Africa. In the same year, the population of Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area was 7,860,781. 

Some view the area surrounding the city of Johannesburg yet more broadly than the metropolitan area, adding EkurhuleniWest Rand and Lenasia; that larger area had a population of 8,434,292 in 2011. The land area of the municipal city (1,645 km2 (635 sq mi)) is large in comparison with those of other major cities, resulting in a moderate population density of 2,364/km2 (6,120/sq mi).

The city was named and established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. The city is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand. The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city. In ten years, the population was 100,000 inhabitants.

A separate city from the late 1970s until the 1990s, 

Soweto is now part of Johannesburg. Originally an acronym for "South-Western Townships", Soweto originated as a collection of settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, populated mostly by native African workers from the gold mining industry. Soweto, although eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, had been separated as a residential area for blacks, who were not permitted to live in Johannesburg proper. Lenasia is predominantly populated by English-speaking South Africans of Indian descent.

(source: wikipedia)

By NJR ZA - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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