Cape Town ICC celebrates a decade

THE Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) celebrated its tenth birthday on 28 June 2013.

In just 10 short years, the CTICC has succeeded in its mandate to sustain jobs, build businesses, enhance lives and, ultimately, empower people and communities. “We are celebrating a decade of transforming lives through hosting exceptional experiences,” explains Rashid Toefy, chief executive officer of CTICC.  The success of the centre would not have been possible without the support of the people of Cape Town and we will be hosting a series of events geared at celebrating Cape Town’s success,” he added.

On Saturday, 29 June, the centre hosted an Open Day to showcase the facilities and the service offerings to the public.

As a convention centre committed to uplifting and empowering the communities in which it operates, the CTICC partnering with its four community partners, who showcased their work during the Open Day.

Since the CTICC opened its doors in June 2003, it has played a central role to transforming the meetings and events landscape of Cape Town and making a positive impact on economic growth and job creation in the city. Over the last decade the CTICC has contributed more than R19-billion to South Africa’s national economy and almost R7-billion to the economy of the Western Cape.

Mr Toefy said the primary goal that drove the formation of the CTICC was to deliver a world-class international convention centre in Cape Town. “We wanted a venue that would not only provide meeting, convention and exhibition services and facilities, but also deliver a sustainable impact on the economic and social development of Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa as a whole.”