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IDU CONNECT User Conference 2024 will take place on Thursday 16th May and Friday 17th May at The President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.


We invite you to join us for two full days of training, exciting guest speakers, and collaboration with IDU’s expert consulting team.


IDU User Conference 2024



The Conference

16 - 17 May 2024

IDU CONNECT User Conference 2024 – our first in person conference since the world pressed pause and we learned to stay connected in new and unexpected ways. The challenges of the past have taught us resilience, adaptability, and collaboration. Here's to forging new connections, rekindling old ones, and collectively shaping the path ahead.

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Keynote Speakers

We are excited to share our diverse line-up of speakers. Prepare to be inspired as each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and innovative insights. Join us as they share their unparalleled knowledge, thought-provoking ideas, and invaluable experiences, setting the stage for dynamic discussions and transformative insights.

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Master Classes

We've scheduled a lineup of Masterclasses featuring IDU system experts. Engage in these hands-on sessions to maximize your software utilization and enhance your overall IDU experience.

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Conference Venue

The President Hotel, a luxurious resort in the heart of Bantry Bay, Cape Town, offers more than just luxury accommodation; it provides an unforgettable experience. Discover unparalleled comfort, exceptional facilities and breathtaking vistas.

Feedback from previous IDU User Conferences:

“Thanks again for a well-organized conference. We always came back to our offices with "high charged batteries". Thanks for the positive energy that we experience from the IDU team!” - North West University


“Very good conference, thank you!” – University of Johannesburg

“Thank you for having me at your conference, I enjoyed it very much as it was such an eye opener and brilliantly organized” - Central Bank of Lesotho

“Very valuable information and sessions on relevant and current topics and trends. Future approach (futuristic) theme very good. Enjoyed it”. - Medipost



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2 Day Conference Pass, including all meals, selected beverages and networking dinner. Including 1 night accommodation on a B&B basis at The President Hotel.

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2 Day Conference Pass including all meals and selected beverages and networking dinner.

No Accommodation.

Please note the above prices are exclusive of 15% VAT

Conference Packages
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The  President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Nestled along the stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, The President Hotel offers more than just luxury accommodation; it provides an unforgettable experience. The hotel has luxurious, spacious rooms, friendly service and state-of-the-art conferencing facilities.


Stay in Luxury

Luxury rooms that are spacious and well-appointed with modern conveniences such as complimentary and secure high-speed Wi-Fi, smart technology, and stylish design. 


Breathe in the fresh sea breeze and soak in the panoramic ocean or mountain views from your room. (views vary). Enjoy the convenience of air conditioning, electronic safe, 24-hour room service and more.

The accommodation included in the booking is for the night of the 16th May 2024. Should delegates wish to extend their booking this can be done directly with the hotel and at a special conference rate by emailing Tanya Botes in Reservations and providing her with the Block ID: 1572208

Hotel Contact Details

The President Hotel

 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8001

South Africa

+27 21 434 8111

Vip Ride

Airport Transfers

Transfers to and from the airport can be arranged directly with the hotel Travel Desk. The cost of an airport transfer is as follows:
1-2-person(s) R750
3-6 persons R1030 per way

To book please email - or call +27 (0)21 434 8111 with the following information:

  • Flight details and date of travel

  • Name to be written on the name board

  • Contact details

CONNECT with Community at Registration

We are delighted to have the Isibane se Afrika choir performing during registration. 

Founded in Khayelitsha by Andisiwe Gaqa, the choir gets local youth off the streets and gives them the chance to belong to something positive and up-lifting.

Isibane se Africa is a registered NGO, and they use the funds raised through their performances to uplift the local community in Khayelitsha. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for help.

IDU and/or the conference organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damages to private property of registered delegates of the conference. Delegates should make their own arrangement in respect of personal insurance.

Privacy Policy:  The information collected during registration will be used by IDU for conference planning purposes. This information may be shared with the event sponsor. IDU will take photos at the event, which will be used to promote future events and on social media posts about the conference.

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Nerushka Bowan

Nerushka Bowan is the founder of the LITT Institute and an AI, tech & privacy law expert.  Nerushka uses her unique experience and forward looking mindset to identify future risks and ask the legal and ethical questions brought about by emerging technology, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain.

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Chris Badenhorst

As the Strategic Lead for Azure at Braintree, Chris Badenhorst manages the cloud adoption and technical strategy for his clients. He also takes part in business development, client relations, and partnership building and is enthusiastic about the cloud and the new era of AI that cloud adoption can bring to customers.

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Steven Powell

Steven Powell is head of ENSafrica's forensics practice. He is a renowned specialist white-collar crime prosecutor and forensics lawyer. Steven specialises in leading forensic investigations that result in successful disciplinary and criminal proceedings against offenders, as well as the recovery of loss in both civil and criminal matters.

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Ndumiso Hadebe

Ndumiso Hadebe is an award-winning Economist and CEO at KH Research Equity Partners. He has extensive experience in the areas of macroeconomic research and strategy development, M&A, corporate governance, trade and investment promotion, facilitation, and aftercare.

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Keynote Speakers

Star-Crossed Soiree

Savour an evening of delectable delights that will tantalize your taste buds, while thrilling entertainment sets the stage ablaze.

Dress with A touch of celestial sparkle


Thursday 16th May

Stardust Theatrical Dining


Gala Dinner

Take Time to CONNECT with Nature

Weather permitting we invite you to connect with nature either through a cold water immersion, a 5km run or walk on Friday morning between 7h00 - 8h00 with members of the IDU team.

Our Supporters

Sponsors & Partners

Braintree by Vox is a leading IT solutions provider, empowering businesses to thrive in the digital era. As a trusted Microsoft Gold Partner, we deliver exceptional software solutions and consulting services to optimise operations and drive growth. With deep expertise in Microsoft technologies like Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure, we tailor solutions to meet diverse business needs. From streamlining processes to enhancing customer engagement, our comprehensive approach ensures tangible results. With a client-centric focus and unwavering commitment to quality, we build long-term partnerships based on trust and exceptional service.


The Mill Fabrics - where quality furnishing fabrics meet innovation for homes and commercial spaces alike. With over 30 years of experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge to every project, ensuring each fabric meets the highest standards.. The Mill proudly introduces our eco-friendly Recycled PET FELT, made from 100% recycled South African plastic bottles. With 12 plastic bottles per meter, each purchase reduces the impact of landfill waste.

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Driven AV is a leading Audio Visual Partner committed to providing exceptional experiences to our clients.. Our team of expert professionals excels in crafting customized experiences, making us the preferred option for events of any size or type. Driven AV are devoted to ensuring the success of every event, transforming your ideas into unforgettable experiences.

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