This week sees the final preparations for the sell-out ICMIF Biennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (6-8 November, 2013) with the ICMIF team ready to welcome over 280 delegates to the event. Earlier this month it was announced that the MAD CHARITYᵀᴹ (Make A Difference) would be its official 2013 conference charity. Together ICMIF and member organizations have already raised more than $50,000 for the charity.
In this update we will share how some of our members have already support the project.
Our Conference keynote speaker Francois Pienaar has a vision for the MAD CHARITY which is to create educational opportunities for academically talented young South Africans from financially less privileged backgrounds and to also promote both literacy and environmental awareness in young students throughout South Africa.
How ICMIF members are getting involved
A number of our member organizations have already found ways to help make Francois’s vision a reality. Take, for example, our Conference hosts, PPS and one of our Supporting Members, PartnerRe. They have both made sizable cash donations and this can be done easily by other ICMIF members using the donate now button on the unique ICMIF/MAD CHARITY webpage.
ICMIF has pledged to send a MAD CHARITY student on our popular Advanced Management Course and further cash to help sponsor a student for a year. Finally for now, at the Conference another ICMIF member organization will announce the unique way that they will be supporting the charity – for now though this remains a secret.
Blind auction at the conference
Delegates at the ICMIF Conference will be invited to submit bids for a number of unique auction. These include:
- A Donald Greig Bronze Sculpture – Leopard Log
- Autographed Rugby World Cup Winning Captain’s Memorabilia
- Pamela Stretton Work of Art Titled: Madiba
The auction winners will be announced at the Host Dinner, Moyo Restaurant – Spier Wine Estate on Friday 8 November 2013.