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Why attend Conference?

YOU'LL LEARN A HEAP

A huge part of Conference is the chance to learn new things from world-class speakers and specialised workshops.

YOU'LL MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

Conference is a great opportunity to meet and be inspired by people who are in or have been in your shoes.

IT HELPS YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Conference is designed to help you reach the next level – whether that’s in your own business, or in your own career.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

Read more about what Conference has to offer below.

Why attend Conference?

FACE TO FACE CONTACT

So many of our people cite the interactions they have whilst at Conference as being the most useful parts of attending

A CHANCE TO RESET

By taking a few, once a year you’ll give yourself the chance to hit that reset button and look at your business from another angle.

YOU'LL HAVE FUN

Conference is a chance to attend a career-boosting event and have fun at the same time.

FIND OUT ABOUT OUR EVENING FUNCTIONS HERE

Harcourts South Africa National Conference

8 - 11 May 2017 | Swaziland

7 – 9 May 2018

Champagne Sports Resort
Central Drakensberg

Why attend Conference?

Learn

You’ll learn a heap. It might go without saying, but a huge part of Conference is the chance to learn new things but you’d be surprised at just what you can learn. Everyone from first time delegates to industry vets have mentioned how much they’ve taken away from past Conferences, and we’ve designed Conference so that it has something for everyone. From the range of inspiring and industry-leading speakers, to our tailored workshops, and even the chance to learn from your peers, there’s a lot to be learned from Conference.


Stretch

It gets you out of your comfort zone. Sure, it’s comfortable in your comfort zone, but comfortable doesn’t always help you to expand your experience, or expand your business. By stepping out your comfort zone every once and a while, you open yourself up to new experiences, new connections and give yourself the chance to learn and grow which can help both personally and professionally.


Value

It adds value to your business. If you run or manage an office, there’s so much benefit to sending your team to Conference. It’s a great way to boost morale, team build, inspire creativity and reward your team, whilst helping to boost productivity. If you choose to attend Conference alone, you’ll have so much information and insights to take back and implement into your business, and to teach your teams and colleagues. Not to mention the amazing deals on offer from some of our valued business partners.

Connect

You’ll connect with industry thought leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to chat to our speakers. They have a huge amount of industry knowledge and are great connections to add to your network. Make valuable connections with a wide range of business partners.


Innovate

You’ll stay ahead of the curve. By learning from a range of industry and thought leaders, Conference will help you stay ahead of the curve so you can be at the forefront of your business, not left struggling to keep up.


Reset

You’ll reset. Sometimes it just takes us a moment to get away from our daily routines to really take a step back and properly assess our business. By taking three days out your week, once a year you’re giving yourself the chance to hit that reset button and look at your business from another angle.


Fun

You’ll have fun! Whilst there are so many opportunities to network and learn at Conference there’s also a bunch of opportunities to have a lot of fun. From our Opening Launch of Conference to the themed networking functions, to our huge Annual Awards gala, our high energy performances, and entertaining speakers. You have the benefit of attending a career-boosting event and have fun at the same time!

Inspire

You’ll meet like-minded people. There’s something energising about being in a room with hundreds of people who are in or have been in your shoes. Conference gives you access to the greater Harcourts team from across the country, and you can learn from others who are on the same page as you, or even help others to problem solve. Conference also gives you the chance to make connections with a range of our business partners who can help you in an array of areas for your business.


Grow

It helps you to grow. Conference is designed to help you reach the next level – whether that’s in your own business, or in your own career. Industry experts, keynote speakers and the senior leadership team at Harcourts deliver a program each year that will see you well equipped to grow at least one aspect of your career. If you were only to take away and implement even a couple of key learnings, you will be well placed for the year ahead.


Network

That all important face to face contact. Sure, these days there’s lots of industry information available at the click of a button, but don’t undervalue face to face contact. So many of our people cite the valuable conversations and interactions they have whilst at Conference as being one of the most useful parts of attending each year.

Registration

Package includes conference registration and tickets to all evening functions – R4250pp
ALL DELEGATES MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT FOR ENTRY IN SWAZILAND



Registration Closing Date

Closing dates for registrations at the Harcourts South Africa National Conference 2018:
– Early Bird Registration closes on the 23rd March 2018
– All registrations close on the 17th April 2018.
No registrations will be allowed after this date.

Cancellations

Registration cancellation or changes must be received in writing to Linda Webster at lwebster@tsys.co.za.
Confirmation of cancellation will be emailed to you and refunds will be made in full up until 5pm, 17th April 2018. No refunds or changes can be made after this date (full registration fees will be charged).

The Venue

Champagne Sports Resort

Champagne Sports Resort has been striving to make this award winning resort the perfect place for work and play. This is a difficult balance to achieve but following recent developments we believe we have created a truly unique destination catering for all guest requirements in an absolutely spectacular setting.

Following recent resort developments, Champagne Sports Resort can now accommodate up to 750 delegates at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. The 40 new hotel rooms and 4 new luxurious executive suites enables us to offer a total of 152 hotel rooms and 91 time-share chalets of which the majority are 3 bedrooms.

We are also proud to announce completion of the new BUTTRESS Conference and Exhibition Centre as well as 4 new boardrooms. Champagne Sports Resort now offers a total of 16 conference venues including the new state of the art Buttress Centre with a floor space of 1200m2 (usable area) which seats up to 1400 delegates and banquets 850 guests at round tables. Other venues include the Sentinel Room which seats up to 1000 delegates, the Monks Cowl centre seating up to 550 delegates, the Summit Room seating up to 400 delegates and the more intimate venues ranging between 150 delegates down to the private boardrooms seating up to a maximum of 20 people. Conference equipment includes the most up to date equipment with Crestron hand held controls through the bigger venues and all standard equipment through the smaller meeting areas. Delegates have internet access in the hotel and all venues and can utilise the business centre across from the new coffee shop.

Accommodation

Harcourts National Conference 2018 – Room Rates

Choose from luxury rooms situated at either Champagne Sports Resort

Single Accommodation R1525
Sharing Accommodation R1045

Prices quoted are per person, room, per night, and are inclusive of VAT and breakfast.

For alternative accommodation nearby we can suggest the following options. We have not secured group bookings at any of the below hotels, and bookings and enquiries must be made independently with each hotel.

The Nest (3.4kms from conference venue) www.thenest.co.za

Dragon Peaks (5.6kms from conference venue) https://www.dragonpeaks.com

Berghaven Cottages (2.3kms from conference venue) http://berghaven.co.za

Inkosana Lodge (3kms from conference venue) http://inkosana.co.za

Reservations

Add in booking information for hotel here

Offsite Excursions

Delegates will have the opportunity to take the afternoon off from the conference room and see some of the sights around Swaziland. Book for one of the exciting options we have arranged for you or simply enjoy a relaxing cocktail around the pool.

Harcourts Golf Challenge

Do you have what it takes to walk away with the title of Harcourts Golfer of the Year? Enter this year’s annual golf challenge to find out. Competed on the scenic Royal Swazi Sun championship golf course over 9 holes.

Arts & Crafts Tour

Swaziland’s art & craft industry is famous both for its high-quality product ranges, and the manner in which benefits accrue to local communities. Many operations have been held up internationally as best practise sustainable development programs and award-winning responsible tourism projects. Our afternoon tour is a quick introduction to the highlights of Ngwenya Glass, Swazi Candles, Gone Rural and Manteng.

Quad Trail

The quad trail departs directly from the hotel. After an initial quick introduction to the quads and a few laps in the parking lot, the guide will determine which route to follow. For less- experienced riders the option exists to go out onto the wide open grass fields in central Ezulwini. This area, with less trees and gullies to avoid, is ideal for beginners. Competent riders are taken to the Devils Cauldron, a purpose-designed quad trail with many challenges.

Mountain Bike Safari

There are few places in Africa where you can cycle past herds of game on the seat of a bicycle. Enjoy a half-day excursion to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and get eye-to-eye with zebra, wildebeest, warthog, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, blesbok, impala, hippopotamus and crocodile. Under the careful guidance of a Swazi guide, follow tracks and trails through the gentle hills and valleys of this scenic area. Ideal for photography & bird watching – this is an African safari with a healthy difference.

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