Africa

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 ...

Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay – Welcome to a different place

Stay a quick drive from Agadir Taghazout Bay is a small fishing village turned eco-friendly resort enclave. Visitors hail from all over the world to surf these famous waters off the western coast of Morocco, and to enjoy the temperate climate year-round. Nestled along the west coast is Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, a seaside hotel with ocean and mountain views at every turn. About the hotel The Atlas...

GM appointed to boost new DMO Visit Stellenbosch

Wine and tourism industry stakeholders in Stellenbosch, South Africa, have been brought under one new destination marketing organisation, under the leadership of newly appointed General Manager Jeanneret Momberg.

International naval and defence leaders to speak at IMDEC in Accra

Twenty captains, commodores and admirals will join delegates discussing illegal oil-bunkering, piracy, unregulated fishing, smuggling, and trafficking at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC), which takes place 24-25 July 2019 in Accra, Ghana. Piracy, illegal fishing, and armed robberies are all major issues threatening the Gulf of Guinea region and are threats tha...

CTICC confirms 100 international conferences up to 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127,000 delegates to Cape Town, have been confirmed by Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026.

Kenya wins big at World Travel Awards

Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, while The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) has been awarded Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference destination at this year’s 26th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA). “We are honoured to receive these awards. The awards truly attest to the fact that Nairobi and KICC offers the best MICE experience in the region,”...

$5.8bn tourism plan to transform tourism in the Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast is intent on securing major investment to see the country become Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination by 2025. Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana last month sent a strategy document to the African Development Bank, seeking its support to implement a US$5.8bn plan. The document, entitled ‘Sublime Côte d’Ivoire’, was presented to the Bank’s Vice-President responsible for Privat...

Automechanika ready to service booming $61bn MEA auto aftermarket

The Middle East and Africa’s auto aftermarket has been valued at US$61bn, with projected rising car sales and more manufacturing bases. The region is on target for 6% annual growth over the next six years, according to a newly published report. The new figures bode well for the largest trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and Africa, Automechanika Dubai, with organise...

CNN broadcaster to moderate at African Utility Week

CNN’s Business Africa Correspondent, Eleni Giokos, will be the moderator of the opening session of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference The exhibition is taking place in Cape Town from 14-16 May. Climate change will be the big topic for debate. Also speaking at the event will be Phakamani Hadebe, Chief Executive, Eskom, South Africa and Niklas Johansson, State Secretary Ministry...

Cape Town ICC powers debate on energy outages during African Utility Week

Leaders in the fields of power, energy and water descend on the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 14-16 May, for the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition. More than 10,000 experts are expected during the three-day event now in its 19th year. High on the agenda are ways to mitigate the electricity challenges currently facing South Africa and impacting business...

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...

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