Africa

Great Hotels of the World forms hybrid event partnership with PSAV

European-based hotel representation company, Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), has announced a new partnership in the EMEA region with PSAV, a series of event production companies. Through the partnership, GHOTW hotel members will gain access to PSAV’s event technology, allowing them to facilitate face-to-face meetings with remote delegates and deliver hybrid events. The partnership, says GHOTW, ...

Hard hit South African tourism to target support at SMEs and the marginalised

In a post on South Africa Tourism’s website 18 August, its CEO spoke about the need to place a stake on the marginalised in order to support the wider tourism sector. Indeed, South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic and its tourism sector has been devastated. In a recent budget vote speech, minister of tourism, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told Parliament that...

Africa MICE Forums to kick off in Calabar in October

Registration is now open for the premier edition of Africa MICE Forums (AMF), a series of interactive high-end events designed to connect pre-qualified MICE buyers and local suppliers through fun and authentic experiences across various host destinations. Obinna Nwachuya, convener of the AMF said: “The goal is to propel MICE business across the continent in relatable ways that effectively spark id...

Budding young eventprof wows at IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum

Brian Mushakwe (pictured), from Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe, recently won the International University Challenge at the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum. The International University Challenge is part of the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum, a unique and free opportunity open to final year students of hospitality, event or tourism management courses. It offers insight into the ...

CTICC to help ease hunger in Cape Town

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has announced that is has partnered with Ladles of Love, a non-profit organisation which aims to help those who do not have access to food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ladles of Love is a soup kitchen and a feeding scheme that helps vulnerable people within Cape Town, especially during the pandemic. In under a month, the organisation has incre...

Clarion reschedule Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to November

Clarion Events Africa has rescheduled Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa. The events, due to have originally run in May, will will now run 24-26 November 2020, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa.

ICCA and SAACI announce extended partnership at Meetings Africa

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) have entered a new partnership. The news was announced at the annual Meetings Africa show in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. ICCA has designed a programme for strategic collaboration with a small number of organisations which have a clear interest in developing...

BONDay heralds growing Meetings Africa for its 15th year

Meetings Africa 2020 kicked-off for its 15th year in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre, 24 February, with discussions between buyers and exhibitors at BONDay (Business Opportunities Networking Day). This year’s event theme, ‘Shared economies’, is focused on the question of  collaborative African growth. Organisers list a number of positive show statistics, including: 100% of the exhibi...

Freeman to design Algeria’s Expo 2020 pavilion

Freeman EMEA Agency Services has been appointed the official partner of Algeria at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

CTICC bids sad farewell to CEO

Staff at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) bade a sad farewell to their CEO Julie-May Ellingson, who stepped down from her post after five and a half years on 31 January.

Cape Town ICC appoints new CEO

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in South Africa has appointed Taubie Motlhabane (pictured) as its new CEO. Motlhabane will formally take over from the convention centre’s current CEO, Julie-May Ellingson, at the end of January 2020. Motlhabane has 29 years of experience in both the private and public business sphere. Previous roles have included time as Executive Director of ...

Cape Town ICC reports big impact on job creation, local economy and the environment

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Cape Town International Convention Centre has presented its financial results, with the release of its 2019 Integrated Annual Report. The report and financial statements were released at the CTICC shareholders’ AGM on 11 December. The Board said the annual results showed the centre continued to build a sustainable legacy that will serve the people ...