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Venue

DigiMarCon Africa 2020 kicks off with Registration Check-in opening at 9:00am, Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at the Registration Desk located outside the Ballroom (Ground Level) of the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg.

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Distances To / From the hotel

  • Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo) – 25 km
  • Taxi from O.R. Tambo – approximately 45 minutes
  • Gautrain High Speed Train – approximately 20 minutes
  • Rosebank – the hotel is located in the Rosebank district
  • Johannesburg City Centre – 6 km
  • Sandton CBD – 5 km
  • Constitution Hill – 5 km

Gautrain (High Speed Train)

From O.R. Tambo International Airport take the Gautrain (every 12 minutes from 05:30 to 08:30 and 16:00 to 19:00 and every 15 minutes from 08:30 to 16:00 and 19:30 and 20:30, last train leaves the airport at 20:30) to Sandton Station where you may take a taxi to hotel or alternatively change trains to Rosebank Station which is a 100 meters from Hotel entrance. The trip from the airport to Sandton is 14 minutes long and to Rosebank is an additional four minutes.

Fares are;

O.R. Tambo International Airport – Rosebank station, R125.00
O.R. Tambo International Airport – Sandton, R115.00
Sandton – Rosebank, R20.00

Transfers to Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

From O.R. Tambo International Airport:

  • Take R24 towards Johannesburg
  • Follow N3 / N12 south
  • Take M2 west towards Bloemfontein
  • Take M1 north towards Pretoria
  • Exit Corlett Drive (after 11th Avenue) and turn left
  • Turn left into Oxford Road
  • Turn right into Bierman Avenue
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on your left

From Sandton:

  • Take Rivonia Road in a southerly direction – this will become Oxford Road
  • Turn right into Bierman Avenue
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on your left

From Pretoria:

  • Take N1 south
  • Continue towards Johannesburg on M1
  • Exit Corlett Drive (after Corlett Drive & Athol-Oaklands off-ramp) and turn right
  • Turn left into Oxford Road
  • Turn right into Bierman Avenue
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on your left

From Johannesburg CBD:

  • Take M1 north towards Pretoria
  • Exit Corlett Drive (after 11th Avenue) and turn left
  • Turn left into Oxford Road
  • Turn right into Bierman Avenue
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on your left

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Follow R24 towards Johannesburg.
  • Follow N3 / N12 south.
  • Follow M2 west towards Bloemfontein.
  • Follow M1 north towards Pretoria.
  • Exit at Glenhove Road (after 11th Avenue).
  • Turn right into Oxford Road.
  • Turn left into Bierman Avenue. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on the left.

From Sandton:

  • Follow Rivonia Road south. This will become Oxford Road.
  • Turn right onto Bierman Avenue.
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on the left.

From Pretoria:

  • Follow N1 south.
  • Continue towards Johannesburg on M1.
  • Exit at Glenhove Road (after Corlett Drive off-ramp).
  • Turn right into Oxford Road.
  • Turn left into Bierman Avenue. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on the left.

From Johannesburg CBD:

  • Follow M1 north towards Pretoria.
  • Exit at Glenhove Road after 11th Avenue.
  • Turn right into Oxford Road.
  • Turn left into Biermann Avenue. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is immediately on the left.
  • Public Transport

    Transportation from the Airport

    From LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

    There are numerous public transportation options both to and from LaGuardia. Here are some tips on your options.

    NYC Airporter

    Departure roughly every 30 minutes – Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

    Public Transit Services

    New York City buses provide service between LaGuardia and Manhattan and Queens with connections to New York City subways for destinations beyond.

    Connecting LaGuardia and upper Manhattan, the M60 bus travels from all LaGuardia terminals via Astoria Blvd. in Queens to West 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The M60 now provides Select Bus Service with limited stops and faster service. Customers pay before boarding the bus and can use any door. To learn more, visit the MTA’s website. Key connections include the N and Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street; the 4, 5, and 6 subway trains at Lexington Avenue; and the Metro-North Railroad at Park Avenue.

    For service between LaGuardia and western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, take the Q70 Limited or Q47 buses. Connections to the E, F, M, R and 7 trains on the New York City subway are available at Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street. For service to Astoria, Queens, use the M60 bus and transfer to the N or Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street.

    For service between LaGuardia and central Queens, use the Q72 (Corona and Rego Park) and Q48 (Flushing) bus routes.

    The bus fare is $2.75 (MetroCard or exact change required), except $3.00 whenever a single-ride ticket is purchased. MetroCard vending machines are available at most terminals within the airport. For passengers using the MetroCard, free transfers are available between buses and subways.

    For information and schedules, please call 511 or (888) GO511NY or visit the MTA’s website.

    From John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

    There are numerous public transportation options both to and from JFK. Here are some tips on your many options.

    AirTrain JFK Transit Connections

    Most trips to and from JFK via ground transportation require the use of the AirTrain system. For more information on using AirTrain, visit the AirTrain JFK section of this site.

    Airtrain reaches numerous connecting public transit services at two off-airport locations, Jamaica Station and Howard Beach Station.

    Use Airtrain’s Jamaica Station for the following transit connections:

    • Commuter Trains: Long Island Rail Road
    • NYC Subways (at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK subway stop, adjacent to Jamaica Airtrain Station): “E” Train (for western Queens, midtown Manhattan, and connections to the Bronx), and the “J” and “Z” trains (for central Queens and Northern Brooklyn)
    • NYC Buses: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20, Q24, Q25, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q60 and Q65

    Use Airtrain’s Howard Beach Station for the following transit connections:

    • NYC Subways: “A” train (for southern Queens, Brooklyn, and lower Manhattan)
    • NYC Buses: Q11

    NYC subway service from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to JFK

    Take MTA NYC Transit’s “A” train going to Far Rockaway. MTA fare is $2.75 (cash or MetroCard), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. An additional MetroCard fare of $5 is required to enter the AirTrain system. Disembark from the subway at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport Station. Follow the signs to AirTrain and swipe your AirTrain MetroCard to enter the system. Travel time via subway and AirTrain is approximately 60–75 minutes from Lower Manhattan to JFK. Travel time from Howard Beach Station to JFK is approximately 15 minutes.

    NYC subway service from Midtown Manhattan to JFK

    Take MTA NYC Transit’s “E” train bound for Queens. MTA fare is $2.75 (cash or MetroCard), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. An additional MetroCard fare of $5 is required to enter the AirTrain system. Disembark the train at the Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK station. Follow the signs to AirTrain and swipe your AirTrain MetroCard to enter the system. Travel time via subway and AirTrain is approximately 60–75 minutes from midtown Manhattan to JFK. AirTrain travels to JFK from Jamaica Station every 15 minutes and will take you to your airline terminal.

    NYC Airporter

    Departure roughly every 30 minutes – Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Fare is $16. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

    NYC Bus Service to and from JFK

    Three NYC bus routes operated by the MTA provide direct service between the airport and nearby neighborhoods. These buses stop on the roadway adjacent to Terminal 5, and can be accessed via a free on-airport AirTrain trip to the Terminal 5/6 station. The bus fare is $2.75 (MetroCard or exact change required), except for $3.00 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. For information and schedules, call 511, (888) GO511NY, or visit the MTA’s website. The three local bus routes include:

    Q10 Bus: Local service to Queens. Connect to NYC subway train A at Lefferts Blvd. and E and F at Kew Gardens.

    Q3 Bus: Local service to Queens. Connect at 169th St. and Hillside Ave. for NYC subway train F.

    B15 Bus: Local service to East New York. Connect at New Lots and Livonia Aves for NYC subway trains 3 and 4.

    Please note:  Free transfers between bus and subway and between subway and bus are available. Valid only with MetroCard. A $1 new card fee will apply to new MetroCard purchases from the vending machines. New card fee does not apply to MetroCard refills and MetroCards bought from authorized merchants. For complete fare information, visit the MTA website.

    Other Airport Transit Options

    Trans-Bridge Lines: Bus stop located in front of Terminal 4 on the arrivals roadway. Use AirTrain to connect with other airline terminals. For more information, call (800) 962-9135 or (610) 868-6001.

    Connecting to the airports via Metro-North? Use one of the convenient and affordable airport services.

    From Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    There are numerous public transportation options both to and from Newark. Here are some tips on your options.

    About AirTrain

    AirTrain Newark connects NJ TRANSIT and AmTrak with Newark Liberty International Airport. More information is available in the AirTrain Newark section.

    Train Service

    For train schedules to and from Newark Liberty visit:

    www.amtrak.com

    www.njtransit.com

    www.airtrainnewark.com

    Passengers are required to use the AirTrain Newark system to connect to a NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train. There is a $5.50 ticket fee.

    Connections from New York City, Westchester, Upstate New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are often also possible through the Newark Liberty Airport Express

    Connecting to the airports via Metro-North? Use one of the convenient and affordable airport services.

    Public Bus Service

    Bus service is available through NJ Transit Bus Lines go28, 37, 62, 67, 107. For schedules and information, visit the NJ TRANSIT website.

    Express Bus Service

    Newark Airport Express Bus

    • Newark Airport Express offers fast, easy, convenient express bus service between Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City.
    • Buses are only $16 one way or $28 round trip and arrive at each stop every 15 minutes during the day, 365 days a year (departures every 30 minutes before 6:45 AM and after 11:15 PM)!
    • When you board a Newark Airport Express Bus, you will get a relaxing, stress-free ride on a climate-controlled motor coach to or from Newark Liberty Airport.
    • On the trip to Newark Liberty Airport, customers may board a Newark Airport Express Coach at three nearby midtown Manhattan locations:

    New York stops:

    • Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington avenues)
    • Bryant Park (42nd Street and 5th Avenue)
    • Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street between 8th and 9th avenues)

    At Newark Liberty Airport coaches may be boarded at:

    • Terminal A (Located on Level 1, outside at bus stop 5)
    • Terminal B (Located on Level 1, outside at bus stop 2)
    • Terminal C (Located on Level 1, outside at bus stop 5 & 6)

    Trans-Bridge Lines:

    • Trans-Bridge Lines provides daily service westward to Pennsylvania.

    Other Transportation

    Bus Station
    M20 – W 46 St/8 Av
    0.1 miles W

    Subway Station
    49th Street (Broadway Line) [N,Q,R]
    0.2 miles N
    42nd Street (Broadway Line) [N,Q,R]
    0.2 miles S

    Train Station
    Penn Station
    0.9 miles S

    When to Arrive / Depart

    It is recommended to arrive in Johannesburg, October 13th, 2020 (the day prior to the start of the DigiMarCon Africa 2020 Conference) and depart on October 16th, 2020 (the day after the Conclusion of the Conference).

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