IMESA Conference 2012

The Southern Cape/Karoo Branch hosted our
at the Transnet Railway Museum in George

The 2012 conference was hosted by the Southern Cape branch of IMESA in the fascinating town of George, home to the Outeniqua Choo Choo.

An appropriate theme, “Engineering for Change”, set the backdrop for the event being hosted at the Transnet Railway Museum, the venue was expertly changed from a museum into a fascinating conference venue with railway coaches lining the passageways, reminding everyone of the transportation changes that municipal engineering has had to make provision for in the last 100 years.

This year offered an impressive selection of exhibitors, and five exciting options for technical tours, of which one included the award winning desalination plant in Mossel Bay. Ernie Els’s signature golf course at the Hyatt Oubaai hosted the enthusiastic golfers, and our unique Companion Programme with it’s Southern Cape hospitality will be talked about for years to come.

The Conference programme and careful selection of papers, kept the attention of the audience, as did Gavin Sharples who is all about change, with his simple ABC success formula, and not thinking out the box, but acting out the box.

The traditional gala evening setting at the De Vette Mossel had everyone enjoying the abundance of seafood, with sand under ones feet, and the smell of the ocean. What more could one ask for. This was a conference with a difference.

2012 Conference logo

All Conference related queries and enquiries can be directed to our Conference Coordinator: Debbie Anderson, Tel: 031-2663263, Email:


* click here, for the papers that were presented at our 2012 IMESA Conference (PDF, 2.4Mb)