Africa

CTICC makes cashless system available for all clients

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is rolling out its cashless services to all clients, having initiated a cashless system for all food and beverage stations last year most notably during the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on site. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, says that experiment was such a success, they are taking it a step further. “The cashless system, which...

Into Africa with ICCA in June

Delegates at the ICCA Association Meetings Programme (AMP) 2019, which takes place in Durban, South Africa, 18-20 June, will take ‘Inspiration to go further’ as the theme of their meeting. Influenced by Durban’s entrepreneurial spirit and guiding all aspects of the core education programme, the theme, ICCA says, has been chosen to communicate the AMP’s aim of providing delegates, through personali...

Record-breaking Meetings Africa 2019

The 2019 edition of Meetings Africa – the two-day Pan-African business events trade show – closed at Johannesburg’s the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 February with record numbers of exhibitors in the show’s 14-year history. Cllr Leah Knott, MMC for Economic Development in the City of Johannesburg had welcomed visitors to the show with the message: “Meetings Africa has come a long way –and contin...

Meetings Africa township dialogue

On the eve of Meetings Africa tradeshow opening in Sandton, CMW joined a media visit out to Tembisa (Gauteng province), the second biggest township in South Africa, to hear a panel discussion about the MICE opportunities for the country’s huge informal economy that exists in its impoverished townships. Meetings Africa will discuss South Africa’s MICE opportunities, but the fact that it takes place...

CTICC collaborates with mining sector on event greening and sustainability

An environmental sustainability collaboration between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and Investing in African Mining Indaba has diverted 24,000kg of wood from landfill. “We are passionate about finding ways to not only reduce our impact on the environment, but also to assist our clients to reduce theirs,” said CTICC CEO Julie-May Ellingson. “For years, we have been assisting our cli...

Meetings Africa’s BONDay underway

“This year we have 338 exhibitors and 462 buyers from 65 countries. This is a new record for Meetings Africa,” said Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, National Convention Bureau Chief Officer, ahead of the show’s 2019 edition opening in Johannesburg, 26 February. On the eve of the opening there were Business Opportunity Network (BONDay) sessions at the Sandton Convention Centre, where Kotze-Nhlapo welcomed gues...

CTICC collaborates with mining sector on event greening and sustainability

An environmental sustainability collaboration between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and Investing in African Mining Indaba has diverted 24,000kg of wood from landfill.  “We are passionate about finding ways to not only reduce our impact on the environment, but also to assist our clients to reduce theirs,” says CTICC CEO Julie-May Ellingson. “For years, we have been assisting our cl...

Cape Town ICC adds to its list of ISO certifications

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has added another certification to its list of International Standards Organisation (ISO) accreditations. The centre now holds the ISO 22000 in Food Safety Management System certification. In addition, the CTICC also holds certifications in ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Occupatio...

CWT shakes up EMEA leadership structure, as Country Directors depart

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has shaken up its European management structure, abolishing the roles of Country Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France, and Spain. As a result, the following people have left the company: Peter Ashworth (Senior VP, Central & Eastern Europe), Antonio Calegari (VP & Country Director,...

Attack on Nairobi hotel deals another blow for Kenya’s tourism industry

Fourteen people have been reported killed following a terrorist attack on Kenya’s five-star DusitD2 hotel, 15 January. The hotel, located near the CBD in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi, has 101 rooms, a spa and several restaurants. It has three event spaces, including the 180sqm DStudios. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the siege by suspected Somali al-Shabab terrorists had been ended with m...

Mining Indaba celebrates London Stock Exchange market opening ceremony

Mark Shashoua, CEO of Mining Indaba owners ITE Group plc, ceremonially opened trading on the London Stock Exchange, 11 January. The event, attended by partners including the World Gold Council, Memery Crystal, ICMM, The World Platinum Investment Council, Brunswick and Thor Exploration, celebrated the upcoming 25th edition of the largest mining investment event in the world. Mark Shashoua, CEO of I...

Trio of senior hires kick starts 2019 for BCD Meetings & Events

Katie Knight, Mark Scales and Arran Cruickshanks are among 20 new starters in January for BCD Meetings & Events across the EMEA region. The agency’s new hires are part of the company’s expansion plans. BCD has recently integrated Grass Roots M&E in to one single business entity, and has also set its ambitions to double its size in the next two years. David Taylor, VP of Sales & Marketi...