The Significance Largest conference ever held in South Africa


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The Significance

  • Largest conference ever held in South Africa

  • The most significant event of the United Nations in the past 10 years

  • This will be the last gathering of Heads of State in such magnitude in South Africa

  • Planning and operations around the Summit equates to an Olympic Games

  • Comes at an opportune time in Africa’s political and economic history



What it could mean for us

  • Reposition the continent of Africa

    • Millennium Africa Recovery Programme (MAP)
  • Reposition the Country internationally

    • Leader of the developing world
    • First and third world
  • Reposition the City of Johannesburg

    • Financial capital of the continent
  • Expose VVIP Delegates to Sandton

  • Foreign exchange and investment

    • Business promotion
  • Tourism



Impact on Gauteng

  • Job creation

  • Economic impact of foreign exchange

  • Legacy projects

  • Conversion to environmental best practice



The Delegates

  • World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) expected Delegates

    • 193 Heads of State (HOS) and Government
    • 6 000 of the World’s VVIPS
    • 3 000 Media
  • Civil Society, Youth, Labour, NGO and other Delegates

  • Civil Society at Gallagher Estate



World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002

  • September 02 – 11, 2002

  • 6 000 United Nations Accredited Delegates

  • At Sandton Convention Centre

    • United Nations Precinct and Island Site
    • Main media at the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC)
    • Accreditation at the Sandton Library


Local Governmental Forum

  • 1 000 Delegates

  • At the Crowne Plaza

  • Accommodation within Sandton

    • Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Internal Shuttle transfer system



Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) Forum

  • September 02 – 11, 2002

  • At the Hilton Hotel

  • 800 Delegates

  • Located in hotels within Sandton and Rosebank

  • High Security detail at BASD Delegate hotels

    • Level 2 and 3
  • Airport transfers and inter-venue shuttles



Civil Society (CS) Indaba

  • September 02 – 11, 2002

  • 50 – 60 000 Delegates

  • At Gallagher Estate

    • Venue booked from August 20 – September 12, 2002


Other events identified

  • Labour Summit

  • Youth Summit

  • Gender Summit

  • Urban Greening Congress

  • Sustainable Tourism Conference

  • Medical Conference – Sun City

  • Environmental Lawyers – Durban

  • World of Music And Dance Festival – Peter Gabriel



WSSD Tentative Running Order - 2002

  • August 19

    • Pre NGO week
  • August 25

    • United Nations Staff arrive
  • August 26

    • Civil Society Indaba
  • August 31 – September 01

    • Informal consultations
  • August 31 – September 01

  • September 02

    • United Nations Opening Ceremony
  • September 02 - September 06

    • Committee Meetings
  • September 07 – September 08

    • Event at Cradle of Humankind – Sunday 08
    • HOS arrive


WSSD Tentative Running Order - 2002

  • September 09 – September 11

    • HOS Summit
    • HOS Reception Banquet by South African Government
    • United Nations Closing on September 11
  • September 12

    • South African Closing Ceremony


Exhibitions

  • Sustainable Development Best Practice Exhibition

    • Sandton Taxi Rank
    • Multi-stakeholder Participation
  • South Africa Substance Themes – Outdoors Expo

    • Highways
    • Tourist attractions
    • Venues
  • South African Government Expo

    • International Airports and accreditation centres
  • ‘Proudly South African’

  • Other expos as motivated by various stakeholders



Opening and Closing Ceremonies

  • Opening

    • August 31 – September 01
  • Closing

    • September 12
  • 60 000 Delegates

  • South Africa Accreditation required

  • Johannesburg Stadium



Social Programme

  • Gala banquets

    • President of South Africa
    • Premier of Gauteng and Executive Mayor of Johannesburg


Cultural Programme

  • The Global Village at the Central Transport Interchange

  • South African Film Festival at Rosebank Mall

  • Festival at Newtown

  • Art Exhibition at Sandton Art Gallery

  • ‘United Nations’ Food Fest at Sandton Square

  • Arts and Craft at Rosebank flea market, Innisfree Park and Mary Fitzgerald Square

  • Jazz Concert Series at Johannesburg Zoo Lake



Theatrical Programme

  • Substance Themed Programmes at

    • State Theatre
    • Civic Theatre
    • Market Theatre
    • Gold Reef City
    • AGFA Theatre on the Square
    • Monte Casino


Excursions Programme

  • Alexander Presidential Renewal Project

  • Soweto Mayoral Lead Project

  • Blue IQ

    • The Greater Kliptown Development Project
    • Cradle of Humankind
    • Dinokeng
    • The Innovation Hub
    • Constitution Hill
  • Greenhouse Project

    • Joubert Park
  • Midrand Eco-City

  • Routes

    • Ecology, Arts and Culture, History, Music, Politics, Social,
    • Architecture, Gold, etc.


Operations and Logistics Execution Plan

  • Accommodation

  • Accreditation

  • Health, Medical and Disaster Management

  • Security

  • Protocol

  • Transport

  • Venues, Sites and Facilities

  • Hospitality

  • Volunteers



Ten Accommodation Zones

  • Johannesburg Central

  • Sandton and surrounds

  • Soweto

  • Fourways and surrounds

  • Randburg

  • Eastgate

  • Airports and surrounds

  • Midrand

  • Pretoria Central

  • Pretoria East

  • Magaliesburg and Muldersdrift





Accommodation

  • Memorandum Of Understanding signed by the Minister

  • with the hospitality industry

  • Five levels of Accommodation

    • Considered in terms of safety, transport and proximity
    • All forms of accommodation to be used
  • 39 000 rooms (53 000 beds) secured

  • Target approximately 65 000 by 1 November 2001

    • VVIPs accommodated in Zone 1 (16 000 rooms)
      • Corlett Drive to N3
      • M1 to William Nicol


Accommodation

  • Hotel accreditation underway

    • Good practice ‘Green dot’ campaign
  • Hospitality Steering Committee

    • Two sub committees
      • Environmental
      • Training
    • Monthly steering committee workshops held
  • Destination Management Company (DMC) to be appointed

  • by end October 2001



Accommodation

  • Levels 1 and 2 identified (Heads of State, Heads of Delegates,

  • Business VIP)

    • Awaiting approval of contract
    • Implement Green Policy
    • Charter of non-negotiables
  • Level 3 and 5 identified (United Nations Accredited Delegates

  • and NGO’s)

    • Monthly steering committee workshops
    • Transfer to Destination Management Company
    • Business plan to be drafted for conversion to environmental best practice
    • Include charter of non-negotiables


Accommodation

  • Accommodation bookings will be taken as of 2 November 2001

    • Via Destination Management Company
    • Johannesburg World Summit website
    • (www.joburgsummit2002.com)


Accreditation

  • Implementation of an accredited processing system in progress

    • Learning from Sydney Olympics included
    • IT and security platforms have been designed
  • Barcode and Smartcard technology



Health, Medical and Disaster Management (DM)

  • Led by Department of Health

  • Must ensure that normal service levels of the city continue for

  • residents and citizens

  • Additional measures put in place for

    • Environmental health
      • All venues, hotels and restaurants
      • Level 1 and 2 hotels underway
    • Emergency services
    • VIP medical services
    • Port health protocols
  • Business plan submitted to JOWSCO Board

    • Public and private sector partnerships


Security

  • Integrated Business Plan

    • Crime Prevention
    • Visitors Education Campaign
    • Public Order
    • Intelligence
    • VIP Protection
  • Island Sites

    • Motorcades
    • Close Protection
    • Static Protection
  • Site Commanders to be appointed end September 2001,

  • for Level 1 and 2 hotels



Protocol

  • Embassy briefing schedule for October 2001

    • Presidential Guest House
    • In conjunction with Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Environment and Tourism
  • Quarterly updates planned to September 2002

  • 5 000 Hospitality and Protocol Liaison Officers



Transport

  • Arup Transport Planning

  • A dedicated ‘mass transport’ system has been designed

    • Each Zone has a transport hub
    • There will be a Central Transport Interchange
    • Five Transport Grids
      • Heads of State / Government
      • Arrivals and Departures
      • Zone 1 shuttle system
      • Mass transport for Zones 2 – 10
    • Special events and initiatives


Transport

  • Transport hubs in the 10 Zones

    • Hub and spoke system within each Zone
  • Dedicated transport grid for Zone 1

  • Scheduled coach services in Zones 2 – 9 (outside Zone 1) to

  • Gallagher Estate and other highlighted venues

  • Central Transport Interchange will be created



Some Transport Considerations

  • Freight and courier transport

    • Exhibitions
    • Dignitaries
    • VVIP delegates
    • Spouses
  • Private hired vehicles

    • Discussions underway with South Africa Vehicle Rental
    • and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) in respect of embassy vehicles
      • 5 000 cars secured


Environmental Guidelines for Transport



Venues

  • VIP Security in process of security checking

  • Venue configuration in process

  • Sandton Convention Centre

    • United Nations Precinct
  • Gallagher Estate

    • Civil Society Indaba
  • The Hilton

    • Business
  • The Crowne Plaza

    • Local Government


Special Events

  • Johannesburg Stadium

  • NASREC

  • The Dome

  • The Castle

  • The Global Village



Media at the Summit

  • Projected Media attendees – 3 000

    • 1 000 Summit accredited
    • 1 500 NGO Sector Journalists
    • 400 South African and South African based Foreign
    • Correspondence Media
  • Legacy Project

    • 100 Developing Journalists


Media Logistics

  • South African Broadcasting Corporation host broadcaster at

  • Sandton Convention Centre

  • Media packages to be designed

    • Media in dedicated media-only hotels
  • Services provided

    • Satellite media centres
    • 24 hour information service
    • Photo developing and satellite links
    • Investigating pilot City newswire service
    • Radio and web
  • Investigating Summit Radio via community licence



Current Action

  • Closure of Gauteng schools

  • Measures to ensure proper processes of consultation with key stakeholders

    • Ongoing communications strategy
  • Audit of restaurants, conference centres and shopping complexes

  • Planning for Volunteer Corp Business Plan in progress

  • Airline capacity discussions

  • Transport needs assessment

  • City of Johannesburg business plans

  • Task force business plans



JOWSCO Environmental Policy

  • JOWSCO is committed to the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), in particular the conservation of energy, water, species and natural resources and the control of pollution and waste.

  • In providing, to time and budget, specific venues, public infrastructure, public and private transport, accommodation, recreational facilities, marketing materials and special events for the WSSD 2002, JOWSCO’s commitment is to:

    • Protect and enhance remnant natural ecosystems at all venues, sites and facilities and encourage the reuse of temporary and portable facilities by local communities post-Summit
    • Encourage the use of recycled materials and reduce waste generation, specifically in packaging, marketing and catering materials


JOWSCO Environmental Policy

    • Minimise the demand for potable water from the City of Johannesburg’s mains supply
    • Minimise the use of energy from non-renewable sources and minimise the use of private vehicles
    • Preserve areas for future generations and seek to integrate existing open spaces with other public use areas through landscaping and greening initiatives
    • Minimise the use of ozone depleting substances
    • Minimise the use of materials which deplete natural resources or create toxic pollution


JOWSCO Environmental Policy

    • Minimise the impacts of noise and night lighting on
    • environmental conservation and neighbouring residential areas
    • Minimise impacts on air quality
    • Protect soil and sediments within areas fro which JOWSCO
    • is responsible
    • Be sensitive to the social impact of the Summit on the people of the
    • City of Johannesburg and their heritage and help raise public
    • environmental awareness



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