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Inside the dream event pitches of MPI’s University Challenge

The MPI Future Leaders Forum held the finals of its 2019 university challenge scheme at IMEX Frankfurt, where six students pitched their dream event for a chance to win a scholarship and a trip to MPI’s World Education Congress in June. The winning pitch came from South Africa’s Emile Coetzee, who picked up her award at IMEX’ gala dinner and awards ceremony on 22 May. Coetzee is ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

South Africa signals room to grow

South Africa’s business events industry catapults into a new era of growth and synergy, writes Sarah-Claire Picton. In the eve of a new era, South Africa ranks among the top ten long-haul destinations for hosting international and regional meetings and conferences. Thirsty to understand more about the country’s meetings industry push, CMW traverses the African continent to talk facts, forecasts an...

South Africa deputy minister flies flag for attracting more business events

South Africa’s deputy minister of tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe (pictured), has announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. Speaking at ibtm world in Barcelona Thabethe told CMW the South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) was emphasising that South Africa – and Africa – is “open for ...