Located on Cape Town’s northern foreshore, beneath Table Mountain and only a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) provides flexibility without compromise, as well as the most modern amenities and technology as mandatory components.
The centre is built to meet and fulfil the unique and varied needs of its delegates and visitors. Its sub-divisible multipurpose facilities and dedicated exhibition space creates an environment conducive for a variety of functions to occur simultaneously. When the CTICC opened its doors in 2003, the media spoke of how this institution would welcome visitors from around the world to this great new venue in Cape Town.
Those aspirations have not only been met – they have indeed been surpassed.
The mettle of any internationally competitive convention centre is gauged by its economic contribution. And for a convention centre to contribute significantly and sustainably to an economy, it needs to be invested in that economy and its people. That’s why 96% of the CTICC staff are Capetonian, or from elsewhere in the Western Cape, and most of the senior managers are local recruits.
Since inception, the CTICC injected more than R28 billion into the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with over R25 billion going directly to the Western Cape economy. A staggering 83 000 jobs have also been created and sustained since its inception. A huge contributing factor to the CTICC’s success has been the focus on the development of the knowledge economy. Of the nearly 5000 events hosted by the CTICC over the past 12 years, more than 450 were international association conferences across a broad spectrum of sectors, including agro-processing, the green economy, ICT, property, mining and medical industries.
These are all sectors that align closely to the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government’s economic growth strategies. By attracting global associations to the city for these events, the CTICC is making a vital contribution towards growing the city, Western Cape Government and South Africa’s expertise, knowledge and skills in all these areas.
To make these important contributions sustainable, the CTICC must remain internationally competitive. The expansion will raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world-class meetings and events destination, in turn allowing the CTICC to meet the City’s Integrated Development Plan’s objective of establishing Cape Town as Africa’s business events destination. Simply put, the expansion will double the centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m² of multi-purpose conference and exhibition space and almost 3000m² of formal and informal meeting space.
The expansion plays a pivotal role in continuing to bring international business to the region. It will allow the CTICC to meet the growing demand to stage more events, offer more flexibility and allow for an increase in the concurrent hosting of various sizes of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and other events.
The CTICC was also the first convention centre in Africa to gain three internationally recognised management system certifications (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001) simultaneously; and was the first in the world to align its reporting to the sustainability requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The centre upholds a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Process (HACCP), Tourism Grading Council 5-star rating and recently achieved Gold AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) quality standard certifications – all of which guarantee you the highest levels of quality, care, safety, and sustainability.
The CTICC is far more than a venue; it’s an exceptional destination where ideas become a reality. Let the CTICC be your next destination and expect to be amazed by the possibilities.
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