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Cape Town: Hosting the 2024 IAU General Assembly

At the recent General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Vienna, it was announced that Cape Town in South Africa will host the 2024 event. With huge projects including the MeerKAT, Square Kilometre Array, and Southern African Large Telescopes, the continent is now a knowledge hub for cutting-edge multi-wavelength astronomy. From the Event…

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Cape Town Wins Two Major Leadership Events

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has announced that Cape Town will host the 2019 YPO EDGE and Global Leadership Conference. The two events will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in March 2019, and will draw about 3,000 top global CEOs over four days. From the Event…

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Cape Town: Africa’s Tech Capital

The Greater Cape Town area has been named the most productive technology sector in Africa by a new report from Endeavor Insight. So its challenge as Africa’s tech capital is attracting and investing in talent. Cape Town International Convention Centre also hosts the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, media and telecoms event, AfricaCom. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Wesgro Event Wins to Create R336m Impact

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of Wesgro, secured nine new event bids during April to June 2018, bringing in an estimated economic impact of R336 million and an estimated attendance of 9,300 delegates. A highlight for the quarter was securing the Asian Racing Conference for January 2020. From the Event…

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Cape Town to Host SpaceOps 2020 Conference

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), in partnership with the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, has won a bid to host the SpaceOps conference in 2020. The event will bring over 600 space specialists to the Cape Town International Convention Centre with an estimated economic impact of R11,520,000. From the Event…

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Cape Town Hosts 1,500 Delegate Water Conference

The Water Institute of Southern Africa has hosted its three-day conference and exhibition in Cape Town, with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille delivering the welcome address. With over 1,500 delegates attending, the meeting sought to raise awareness of what the local water sector has been doing in response to the province’s drought. From the Event…

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Cape Town Water Legacies: “Never Waste a Good Crisis”

Despite being a coastal city, Cape Town is fighting the worst drought in its history and has come close to actually running out of water. But even before the problem turned critical, water-related conferences were identifying opportunities for creating legacies in the destination. “Never waste a good crisis” has become the apt motto. From Boardroom…

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WTM Africa 2018 Gathers Travel Trade Together in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018, the continent’s most highly-anticipated travel trade show, has taken place in Cape Town with a record number of exhibitors. The event is a major business facilitator for the region. Content included the new WTM Africa Festivals, the role of women in tourism, and the potential of the local meetings sector. From the Event…

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Cape Town Targets Incentives Despite Drought

Cape Town is to bid for more incentive travel business over the next twelve months, as it sends out the message that the region is still open for business. The city is currently suffering one of the worst droughts in its history, and could actually even run out of water. From Meetpie.com…

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Incredible Impacts: World Confederation for Physical Therapy

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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CTICC 2 Officially Opens for Events

CTICC 2, the Cape Town International Convention Centre’s R900 million expansion, has officially opened for business. The new facility strengthens Cape Town’s goal of becoming one of the world’s top ten long-haul convention destinations. The city holds 71.4 percent of CTICC shares and invested R550 million in the project, which helped regenerate the inner city. From the Event…

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19 April 2018

ibtm africa, Cape Town

ibtm africa is where meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers meet for business adventures across Africa. If you do business in Africa, join us in Cape Town on the 19th – 20th April 2018 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) where elite meeting planners and buyers will join exhibitors for an exclusive opportunity access quality education and networking events….

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