Sponsors & Exhibitors


Sponsorship plays a very important role in ensuring that the GWD conferences are successful at an affordable registration fee. We are expecting approximately 250 to 300 delegates to attend the three days conference, including representatives from various local and national government departments, academics, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers in the groundwater industry, non-governmental organisations and civil society groups. The Spier Conference Venue not only provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for GWD2017 conference but the layout of the venue ensures that all the conference activities and delegate networking will take place in and around the exhibits and sponsors’ displays.

We have prepared a Sponsorship Prospectus and an Exhibitor Manual outlining a range of sponsorship opportunities from the main conference sponsor right down to hiring display stands.

Please view the Sponsorship Prospectus and the Exhibitor Manual for more information or contact the organisers at email: deidre@iafrica.com

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Download the Exhibitor Manual

GWD 2017 Exhibition

GWD2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Rental Fee
Exhibition booth R 15000.00 excl VAT
Outdoor exhibition floor space area R 15000.00 excl VAT
Display stand R 5000.00 excl VAT

For more information on these options please see the Exhibitor Manual..


  • An invoice will be issued on receipt of the booking form.
  • Click here for the booking form
  • 50 % deposit is payable to confirm the exhibition booking.
  • The balance is due 20 August 2017.
  • No refunds will be made in the case of cancellation after 1 March 2017.
  • All fees are quoted excl VAT.
  • All additional items requested by the exhibitor and not included in the booth/display/outside exhibit area fee must be paid for directly by the exhibitor.
  • Build up and strike dates and times must be adhered to

GWD 2017 Sponsorship

GWD2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Fees
Platinum Sponsorship R 100 000.00 excl VAT
Gold Sponsorship R 50 000.00 excl VAT
Silver Sponsorship R 20 000.00 excl VAT
Bronze Sponsorship R 10 000.00 excl VAT

For more information on these Sponsorship Categories and other  Sponsorship opportunities please see the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Preliminary GWD2017 programme now available.

Online Registration Now Open

Open - Pre Conference Workshops on 15 October 2017.

Prof John Cherry accepts invitation to attend and address GWD2017

Prof Bruce Misstear, Associate Professor and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin has accepted to be a keynote speaker at the GWD2017.

Prof. Randy Stotler of the University of Kansas will be joining Prof. John Cherry and Prof. Bruce Misstear as a keynote speaker at GWD2017.

Prof Fifield who is at the Australian National University has confirmed that he will be one of our keynote speakers at the Conference.

Important Dates


25 July 2017
Deadline to submit the full papers that have been accepted.

31 July 2017
Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Deadline for Confirmed authors of abstracts to register and pay the conference fees.