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Cape Town ICC posts record revenues Africa

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has reported record-breaking revenues and healthy operating profits. CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson (pictured), announcing the centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results on 11 December, noted the figures included a R4.5bn contribution to the national GDP and R3.1bn to the GGP of the Western Cape. The CTICC grew its revenues over the financial year by over 14%, above the...

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Exhibition industry charity up for Charity Film Award Africa

Events for Namuwongo (EFN), a philanthropic network of events industry companies supporting the work of Hope for Children in the slum of Namuwongo, Uganda, has been shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards. EFN is calling on the industry to vote for the film, which has raised more than £900,000 and helped an estimated 30,000 people since it was established in 2011 at the Global Event...

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dmg events opens new office in Egypt Africa

International events organisers dmg events has opened a new office in Egypt, as part of its continued expansion into Africa. dmg launched The Big 5 Construct Egypt in September 2018, which will soon be joined by two more confirmed events for 2019. Ports Evolution will cater for the nautical industries, while The Food & Hospitality Show Egypt will focus on the food manufacturing and catering...

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Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time 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 Conference (ARC) 2020. Julie-May...

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Why North Africa is emerging as a destination for MICE business AfricaExpert Opinion

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia, examines the rise of North Africa as a business event destination.   The countries of North Africa are once again attracting attention from global business event organisers, with several city destinations in the region emerging as hotspots for all types of tourism, and MICE business is high on the agenda. The region’s...

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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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