Congress Information

Congress Venue

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.

As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is no ordinary city. So it stands to reason that the CTICC would be no ordinary convention centre. And the fact that, in just 10 years, it has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere bears testimony to this fact.

Thanks to its innovative design with meticulous attention to detail, its comprehensive array of world-class services, five star accommodation facilities, and dedicated staff with a proven passion for service excellence, the CTICC consistently delivers the kind of unforgettable experience that keeps event hosts, and their guests coming back - again and again.

Core Congress Dates

15-21 August 2015

The Opening Ceremony and the Exhibition Reception will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 16 August 2015.


IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit the exhibition which will be open from the afternoon of Sunday, 16 August 2015 until Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Programme.


IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2015. These can be booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS)

For further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact the Congress Secretariat by E-mail:

Congress Material

Congress material will be available for collection onsite at the "Congress Bag" Desk in the Registration Area.

IFLA Congress Communication

IFLA will communicate news items through several channels before and during the Congress, such as the IFLA Mailing List, a pre-congress Newsletter, social media and on the website.

IFLA WLIC 2015 Website

Information regarding the Congress will be frequently updated on the IFLA website. We recommend visiting the IFLA website regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding IFLA WLIC 2015.

Congress Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Association & Conference Management has been appointed as the Congress Secretariat for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2015.

IFLA Congress Secretariat
c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH – Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
DE-10709 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-329
Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-200

Congress Tours

A selected company will offer tours before, during and after the congress, where guests have the chance to meet South Africa. Be it Table Mountain, Robben Island, a safari, whale watching and many more - you will be able to choose from a wide range of tours.

Hotel Reservation

All room reservations have to be made directly with the hotel by sending the official hotel booking form with the booking code "IFLA 2015" and with full credit card details directly to the hotel. Without the credit card details the booking cannot be processed. Please take note that your hotel reservation is not complete if you don't return the completed and signed form to the hotel of your choice. Please find the hotel overview and more information on the Congress website. Telephone reservations will not be accepted. If you have any changes please contact the hotel directly. If you do not have the contract details with you we will be happy to help you at the registration counters.

Alternative Accommodation

Delegates are welcome to book their own accommodation other than the accommodation service offered by the Congress Secretariat.

A list with hostels and low cost accommodation will be available from the congress website.

Last update: 14 January 2015