Cape Town and Western Cape secure 47 international events

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau has thus far secured 47 bids for international events between 2011 and 2016, which are estimated to have a combined economic impact of R590 million.

Among the conferences Cape Town has secured are the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in 2013, which will attract 5 000 delegates, Options on the Control of Influenza VIII Conference in 2013, which will be attended by 1,500 delegates and the 35th International Geological Congress in 2016, which is set to attract 10,000 delegates.

Speaking at the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry’s national conference held in Cape Town at the end of July, Calvyn Gilfellan, chief executive of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, which promotes Cape Town and the Western Cape as an events and business tourism destination, said that of the 42 submissions the CTWCCB made in the 2010/2011 bidding year, 18 were secured. These have a combined estimated economic value of R250 million.

Visit C&IT’s South Africa Destination Guide here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
'Stress and burnout' are challenges we need to tackle

'Stress and burnout' are challenges we need to tackle

Event Concept's Jo Higgs explains why looking after your people is so important and how training mental health first-aiders could help.

Case study: Leon Winter Award Celebration

Case study: Leon Winter Award Celebration

The event at Hawker House in London tied in perfectly with the fast-food chain's innovative approach.

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

While wider marketing budgets flatlined in the second quarter of 2019, events bucked the trend.

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Agency brings in client development manager and event executive to London and Birmingham offices.

The diversity debate is about more than gender

The diversity debate is about more than gender

The industry faces challenges representing people from low income backgrounds, argues TCEG's Russ Lidstone.

The growing importance of face-to-face marketing

The growing importance of face-to-face marketing

Keith Austin, CEO and founder of Event Marketing Solutions, believes roadshows are more important than ever.

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Research by Capita Travel & Events suggests many organisations are still failing to limit the impact of regular travel on employee health.

How to get the most out of your keynote speakers

How to get the most out of your keynote speakers

From pre-event videos to research papers, keynotes can provide all kinds of content, says DMA Partners' Philip Martin.

What to expect at IMEX America

What to expect at IMEX America

A sneak preview before the events world descends on the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas from 10-12 September.

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

The Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress will return to Australia for the first time in 40 years, attracting 1,500 clinicians and surgeons.

LATEST JOBS