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CTICC booked until 2026 for over 100 international events

CTICC booked until 2026 for over 100 international events

24 July 2019

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) continues to have a major impact on the Western Cape and national economy with over 100 international conferences set to be hosted at the venue until 2026.

The international conferences are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to the Cape Town Central City, something that bodes well for the city, the province and the country.

Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, says the international conference segment is one of the centre’s key focus areas and presents tremendous potential for the CTICC and the city.

“Having secured 105 international conferences up until 2026, these events will have a significant impact on the Western Cape and South African economy. With South Africa’s economic growth prospects at 1.2% in 2019, securing international events can only positively affect our economy and bolster much-needed job creation,” Julie says.

Tasso Evangelinos, CEO of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), which advocates for a vibrant CBD for investment, and a world-class live, work, play and stay destination that is welcoming to all, congratulated the CTICC saying: “The CTICC remains one of the brightest jewels in our CBD crown. This is a wonderful achievement and we certainly look forward to welcoming the various delegates to the Central City. We’re also pleased about the extensive contribution these events will have on the economy of our downtown.”

RECENT EVENTS CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT THE CTICC

According to the statement by the CTICC, most recently, the centre has been awarded nine international conferences. These include:
 

  1. The World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 which will focus on how to scale up the transformation of regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.
  2. The World Dairy Summit 2020 which will provide an opportunity for the South African dairy industry to gain exposure to major dairy producing countries from all over the world.
  3. The World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), Global Engineering Deans Council Conference (GEDC) & Global Student Forum (GSF) 2020 – the largest engineering education gathering in the world.
  4. INSOL International Conference 2020 – a worldwide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency.
  5. The Entrepreneurs Organisation Global Leadership Conference 2020 which offers event-goers an opportunity to connect and network with some of the brightest minds in the entrepreneurial community.
  6. The International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine 2021 which is dedicated to the practice, teaching, and research of veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, furthering scientific investigation and providing better patient care based on sound scientific study.
  7. International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases 2022 – the premier global scientific symposium devoted to the exchange, advancement and dissemination of the latest discoveries on the basic science, microbiology, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of pneumococci and pneumococcal diseases.
  8. The World Association of Waterborne Infrastructure – PIANC World Congress 2022 which focuses on subjects of current significance to waterways and maritime interests.
  9. Netball World Cup 2023 – an international netball world championship co-ordinated by the International Netball Federation.

CTICC IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

Of these conferences, the World Economic Forum and World Dairy Summit had been previously hosted at the CTICC, a clear indication that the venue is in a league of its own when it comes to hosting world-class events.

According to Melt Loubser, chairman and media liaison of the South African Milk Processors Organisation, their previous experience at the CTICC was professional and that is why they will be hosting the World Dairy Summit at the venue once again.

“The size of the venue and the fact that the whole conference included all parallel sessions and could be accommodated under one roof was very positive. The infrastructure of Cape Town, safety, the pristine beauty, the cosmopolitan atmosphere, excellent accommodation, spectacular sightseeing and wonderful culinary experiences contributed to this decision,” says Loubser.

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