Africa

In pictures: SITE in Rwanda

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...

SITE in Rwanda for Executive Summit 2018

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...

Big water saving at Cape Town ICC

Cape Town ICC’s water-saving initiatives have resulted in a 30% saving of water over the past financial year, the venue has reported. The savings prompted the CTICC to commission its own reverse osmosis plant, currently in its test phase of implementation. The plant will draw underground sea water using ultra filtration and reverse osmosis technology that removes the salt and contaminants from the...

Cape Town’s CTICC wins a series of new events in Africa

The Cape Town International Conference Centre has been awarded 15 international conferences in the last six months, many of which will be hosted on the African continent for the first time. Among the conferences won are the Association of International Schools in Africa Conference 2019, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, the World Self Medication Industry 2020, and the Asian Racing Confer...

Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has announced the appointment of Wayne De Wet as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). De Wet is responsible for, amongst other duties, developing and implementing the CTICC’s financial strategies, strategic leadership of finance and supply chain management, as well as growth and resource management within the finance department. Julie-May Ellingson, ...

Kigali and IAPCO agreement expands association’s reach in Africa

The Rwanda Convention Bureau and IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) have signed a destination partnership agreement, which the association hopes will expand its reach in Africa. Having previously established destination partnerships in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Australasia, Rwanda completes IAPCO’s stable of regionally exclus...

CTICC comes out on top at the Top40 Women in MICE Awards

The Cape Town International Convention Centre was in celebration mode when three female leaders – Tracy Mkhize, general manager: operations – food & beverage, Adéle Maritz, international business development manager, and Bianca van Niekerk, national business development manager, were named 2018 Top40 Women in MICE. CEO of the CTICC Julie-May Ellingson, said: “We are extremely proud of Tracy, A...

Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s sky bridge is taking shape over Heerengracht Avenue. The steel-and-glass design will connect the CTICC’s two buildings. “We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC  2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two b...

The Association of Association Executives launches Africa Congress 2018

The Association of Association Executives has launched a new event in its associations congress series. The Africa Associations Congress will take place 29-31 October 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) in Pretoria, South Africa. The congress is designed for Pan-African, Regional and National associations in Africa, and also for International associations with members in Af...

London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russ...

Kenya’s five-star Nairobi Serena Hotel expands its meetings offering

The five-star Nairobi Serena Hotel in Kenya has announced the completion of phase one of its ongoing refurbishment plan. The newly renovated space opened on 1 September, and aims to respond to global trends and needs of leisure and corporate clientele. The refurbishment programme is being managed in two phases. The now completed phase one north wing includes the completion of 95 fully upgraded roo...

Durban ICC tributes six hospitality stalwarts 

With 21 years of service under their belts, six employees of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in South Africa have received tributes for their dedication and commitment to the hospitality industry. Serving as part of the Centre’s opening team (Durban ICC opened on 8 August 1997), these ‘service stalwarts’ have helped to ensure the leading venue continues to attract internati...

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