Useful Information

When & Where

Careers in Africa Houston Summit
Friday 7th September – Sunday 9th September 2012

St Regis Hotel Houston
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston Texas 77027-3408

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Friday 7th Sep Activity Location
14.00 – 16.00 Candidate Registration Opens* Hotel Foyer
16:00 – 19:30 Networking Reception Exhibition Area
Saturday 8th Sep Activity Location
09:00 – 18:00 Interviews Commence Interview Floors
09:00 – 11:00 Candidate Training (Interview Skills Workshop)**
09:00 – 13:00 Exhibition Open (Networking) Exhibition Area
11:00 – Onwards Company Presentations Presentation Rooms
Sunday 9th Sep Activity Location
09:00 – 12:00 Interviews Interviewing Floors

* In order to register – please bring a copy of your confirmation email.

**Please note that you are required to pre-register for the Interview Skills Workshop. Please note that while the Summit is free, there is a fee to attend There are limited spaces available and pre-paid candidates will have priority. To register, please view the ‘Training Session’ tab on this page.

Important Information


On registering at the Summit, you will receive your badge and programme. Please note that your  badge is your entry pass and should be worn AT ALL TIMES throughout the event.
No replacements will be issued for misplaced name badges.

Should you be unable to register on Friday, please ensure you do so before 9am on Saturday.

Networking Reception

We strongly advise that you attend the official opening of the Summit and the Networking Reception on Friday 7th September at 16:00.

During the Networking Reception you will have the chance to meet with senior delegates from all the companies before your interviews. It will also provide you with an invaluable opportunity to secure additional ‘On-the-Spot Interviews’.

‘On-the-Spot’ Interviews

In addition to your pre-scheduled interviews, you will have the opportunity to secure additional ‘On-the-Spot’ interviews.

Companies may organise these with you directly. Please notify a member of staff from GCC.
GCC staff will contact you on your mobile phone to give you the details.

Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched on throughout the event as we will use this to contact you regarding additional interviews. (Please ensure you leave it SILENT during any presentations or interviews).

Special Interview Arrangements:
Should you have any special considerations (i.e. travel schedules) that we should be aware of when arranging you interview times, please call us on +44 (0) 207 348 9097.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to attend all 3 days of the Summit?

We advise you to attend for the full duration of the event.
Following registration on Friday, the Networking Reception will give you the opportunity to meet with the senior delegates from attending companies before your interviews.
If you cannot attend on Friday, you must register on Saturday morning between 08:00 and 09:00.

Will my travel and accommodation expenses be covered?

The Summit is free of charge for invited candidates to attend, however, all expenses incurred must be covered by yourself.

What kind of interview can I expect? / Will I have to do an assessment test?

Interviews will last between 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Details of any additional assessments or test will be confirmed with you closer to the event.

To maximise your chances of success, please ensure you have thoroughly researched the company/ies with whom you are interviewing. You will be meeting with Senior delegates from each company and the interviews will be conducted at a high level so preparation is essential.

What do I need to bring?

  • Confirmation Email and Printed Schedule – This is your ‘entry ticket’ for the Summit
  • Mobile Phone – we will use this to contact you with any additional interview opportunities
  • Copies of your CV
  • Pen and Notebook

When will I receive feedback on the outcome of my interview?

This will vary from company to company, and it is something that you should discuss with your interviewer. Some companies may give an offer at the end of the summit, however, for more experienced positions the process may take longer. Please take contact details of interviewer so that you can follow up at a later date.

Training Session

Maximise your chances of success at interview!

Develop your personal impact and interview techniques to ensure you maximise your chances of success at The Careers in Africa Summit.

Candidates invited to the Careers in Africa Summit in Houston are eligible to attend an interview techniques and personal impact session held by Global Career Company.

Why attend?
These sessions are intended primarily to provide support for graduates and professionals to maximise their impact and chances of success at interview.
In a competitive job market, how you present yourself and how you manage an interview can have a huge impact on your chances of securing your ideal role and this session will help to guide you through some of the key things to consider and more importantly to avoid during the interview process.


  • Saturday 8th September, 9:00 – 11:00

Included in the training session:

  • Interviewing techniques: how to respond to the most challenging interview questions, top 10 tips for a successful interview …
  • Personal Impact: how to present yourself, personal impact, dress code, how to make the best impression ….
  • Information about the Summit and participating companies


  • Early Bird Rate: $50
  • On the day: $60