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Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer Africa

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, CEO of the CTICC, said: “We are very...

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

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, Adèle and Bianca! The South African business events...

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Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town Africa

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 buildings....

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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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

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, Russia...

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Electra Mining Africa brings a legacy of experience to Johannesburg Africa

Electra Mining Africa is an exhibition coming to the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg from 10-14 September this year. The event is now in its 46th year, and will see leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries engaging with visitors and sharing information on their latest products, services and solutions. New at this year’s show, each day will focus on a different...

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AERO South Africa landing in 2019 thanks to Messe collaboration AfricaEuropeWorld

AERO, the global show for general aviation that has taking place at Lake Constance for over 40 years, is landing in South Africa next year thanks to a close partnership between Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe Frankfurt. Messe Frankfurt South Africa will put on the first AERO SOUTH AFRICA at the Woonderboom Airfield in Pretoria, South Africa, 4-6 July 2019. “The collaboration with Messe Frankfurt South...

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Spintelligent to launch Farm-Tech Expo Kenya Africa

Organised by Spintelligent, the outdoor farming expo Farm-Tech Expo Kenya is set to take place at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) in Naivasha, Kenya, 12-13 September. The event organisers are Spintelligent, the multi-award-winning Cape Town-based organiser of trade exhibitions and conferences across the continent. Other events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining...

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UFI recognises best practices in sustainable exhibiting AfricaAsiaEuropeWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, recognises six companies for their sustainable exhibiting best practices within the scope of the 2018 UFI Sustainable Development Award. The UFI Sustainable Development Committee is always looking for exhibition companies that strive to be sustainable on an economic, social and environmental level – both within their own exhibition structure and related exhibition operations. The jury decided against...

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Suzette Scheepers: New CEO of Messe Muenchen in South Africa Africa

Messe München has appointed Suzette Scheepers as its new CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa and BC Expo South Africa. Her new role came into effect on 1 June. Suzette Scheepers has extensive experience in organising events and exhibitions. Most recently, Suzette Scheepers was managing director of Paradigm Conferences and Events in South Africa. Before that, Scheepers worked for many years as executive manager focusing...

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