ICE2020 Conference (14-17 Apr 2020, Cape Town, South Africa)


Previously held in the UK, Asia and North America, and building on the success of previous ICE events, Cape Peninsula University of Technology is proudly hosting the 5th International Conference on Events, Making New Waves in Africa: Exploring New Frontiers in Festivals and Events, in Cape Town, South Africa on 14 to 17 April 2020. 

The aim of this international conference is to debate the way in which we see, think and undertake events management research, pedagogy, policy and practice. Acknowledging the growing international research in the events field, the organisers invite submissions from researchers, academics and industry experts who have an interest in events management. 

This four-day conference will encompass presentations, e-posters and workshops where participants will bring their expertise to create new waves of support for the future of events. Within the context of exploring new frontiers in festivals and events, this conference will examine a variety of contemporary global issues in events and festivals, combing academic discipline with professional practice. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission: 30 September 2019

  • Confirmation of abstract acceptance: 25 November 2019

  • Full paper submission (optional): 3 February 2020

  • Early bird registration: 16 December 2019

For more information, please visit ICE2020 website at