Frequently Asked Questions – South Africa

CBM CONNECT® + RELIABILITY CONNECT® Conference South Africa- 10-12 March 2020

  • When is the CBM CONNECT + RELIABILITY CONNECT Conference South Africa 2020 being held?

    The CBM CONNECT® + RELIABILITY CONNECT® Conference South Africa 2020 will be held:
    Tuesday, 10 March – Thursday, 12 March, 2020

  • Where is the CBM CONNECT + RELIABILITY CONNECT Conference South Africa 2020 being held?

    Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
    Corner of Rivonia and West Street


    Please use the code 1003CBMSOU as the block code to secure the CBM discounted rate by calling 011 286 1000 or by emailing

    Room cost: ZAR 1950 – includes applicable charges + breakfast buffet and 15% VAT. Reserve your CBM discounted room rate by Februry 12th (Credit card guarantee required). 

  • Is parking included at hotel?

    For hotel parking, turn left onto West Street and then left into the parking area.

    All Parking is subject to availability.

  • Who should attend the CBM CONNECT + RELIABILITY CONNECT Conference South Africa 2020?

    Condition monitoring professionals, maintenance managers, and reliability engineers who want to improve their knowledge about Vibration Analysis, IR Thermography, Wear Particle Analysis, Oil Analysis, Motor Testing, Ultrasound, and Precision Maintenance technologies such as precision lubrication, shaft alignment and field balancing.

  • What is included in the conference registration fee?

    For each day of your 3 or 4 day conference pass: welcome coffee/tea, snack and refreshment break, lunch, access to the exhibition hall, choice of two streams of presentations, evening reception/dinner, and all conference presentations available for download before, during and after the conference. Please note: the conference fee does not include travel or hotel expenses.

  • What is the suggested dress attire?

    Business casual.

  • What will the weather be like in March in Johannesburg?

    Average high:  75°F (24°C)
    Average low:  53°F (12°C)
    Average Precipitation:  3.78 in. (9.6 cm)

  • Where is the nearest airport?

    The O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is approximately 35km from the Marriott Manchester.

    Train: Take the city’s high-speed rail to Sandton station, located directly across from the hotel. It is a short 20-minute commute to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel. The Gautrain is rapid rail system that runs daily from 05h15 to 22h00 approximately every 12 minutes.

    Click here to book online.

    Car Hire: Click here to find a list of car rental companies.

    Taxis and Shuttle Busses: To curb illegal touting, Airport Company South Africa has accredited meter taxi services that cover all major towns and suburbs within the airport vicinity. For this service, please contact the Airports Company South Africa information desk situated at the terminal.

    Pick-up Points: To get to the taxi and shuttle terminus, follow the taxi and shuttle icons to the terminus, which is behind the hotels.

  • Is internet available during the event?

    Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the entire hotel during the duration of the conference.

  • How do I make changes to my registration?

    You can update your CBM CONNECT + RELIABILITY CONNECT Conference registration from your emailed confirmation. You can also update your registration by going to the conference registration website and click “Modify registration”. You will enter your email address and reference number. Once you make your changes you will be emailed a revised conference registration.

  • Who should I contact regarding special requests?

    During the registration process you will have the opportunity to note any dietary, allergy or special assistance requests you require. If additional assistance is needed, please call +1 (239) 600-6828 ext. 3 or email

  • How do I obtain a VISA letter of invitation?

    Email with the subject: CBM CONNECT + RELIABILITY CONNECT Conference Visa Invitation.

  • How do I cancel my registration?

    Attendee cancellations received in writing no later than 31 January 2020 will be issued a full refund of conference fees, less a $125 administration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after 31 January 2020 or for no shows at the conference.

    If you are unable to attend the conference, you may transfer your registration to another person in your company. Please e-mail your requests to Becky at