Cape Town International Convention Centre paid tribute to 2012, a year in which it created 7 082 employment opportunities and 3 103 direct jobs and facilitated a R2.55-billion contribution to the South African GDP, at its AGM on Tuesday 16 October 2012. What do 2012’s achievements signal for the years ahead?
The seventeenth annual Cape Homemakers Expo takes place from 23 to 26 August 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and will showcase the latest trends ranging from home improvement products to innovative décor ideas.
Entrance for adults is R60, pensioners pay R40 and children younger than 12 enter free of charge. The Expo will be open from 10h00 to 20h00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10h00 to 18h00 on Sunday.
For more information, phone (021) 511 2800 or log on to www.homemakersonline.co.za.
After an almost two-year absence, The Cape Town Book Fair is back – remodeled and set to impress. The Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 15 – 17 June 2012.
Previously an annual event, last year the organisers announced that the Cape Town Book Fair would become a biennial event, starting in 2012. To support this re-launch, the Fair is under new management and has undergone an impressive branding transformation too, with a revamped logo, website and new marketing material.
High expectations for this year’s fair
Organisers are confident that this year’s Fair will far outdo expectations: they’re anticipating an exciting mix of representatives from the African, Arab and Asian publishing worlds.
They’re also expecting a positive spill-over from the 29th International Publishers Association (IPA) Congress, which is being hosted in Cape Town from 12 – 14 June 2012. This will be the first time in over 100 years that this Congress will be hosted in Africa.
Book lovers are in for a treat
As usual, bookworms can look forward to exhibitions by aspiring and published authors, book associations, book distributors, book stores, electronic book traders, libraries, literary agents, printers, publishers and repro agents.
So far, confirmed exhibitors include Paarl Media, Juta and Company, Protea Boekhuis, Pan Macmillan South Africa, Shuter & Shooter Publishers and Cambridge University Press amongst others.
Although the final programme is yet to be confirmed, there will be book launches, book signings, author interviews, literary workshops and forums, and a poetry corner on offer. There will also be a dedicated digital zone for eBook fans, as well as a cookbook corner for culinary demonstrations.
For younger visitors, there will be a kids’ zone with exciting literary activities. And, of course, there will be an impressive social events calendar too.
Ticket prices, times and other information
General entrance will cost R60 per day. Students and pensioners will pay R30, while entrance will be free for accompanied children under 12. Tickets will go on sale through Computicket towards the end of March.
The morning of 15June will be reserved for trade visitors only. Thereafter, the Fair will be open to the general public as follows: Friday, 15 June: 14h00 – 22h00; Saturday, 16 June: 09h00 – 18h00, and Sunday, 17 June: 09h00 – 17h00.
For updates, attendees can sign up to receive the Cape Town Book Fair newsletter at www.capetownbookfair.com. News will also be posted on the Fair’s Facebook page (“Cape Town Book Fair”) and via Twitter (@CptBookFair).
About the Cape Town Book Fair
Brought to you by the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the Cape Town Book Fair was started seven years ago. Since its inception in 2005, it has quickly become known as the premier book fair in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, visit www.capetownbookfair.com or call the show organisers, Thebe Special Projects, Conferences & Events on 011 549 8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The news that a trio of Cape Town architects (Piet Bakker of Stauch Voster Architects, Anya van der Merwe of Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects and Mokena Makeka of Makeka Design Lab) has been appointed by the Cape Town International Convention Centre to begin work on the R690-million expansion of the CTICC drew excitement and praise from city stakeholders.
How can Africa provide enough, for all, forever? Dynamic and inspirational African business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and artists will bring their thoughts and experience to bear at the Sustain Our Africa (SOA2012) conference at Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24 to 26 October.
How do you get a regional economy to pull in the same direction? How do you make sure that growth and jobs is the result? The Western Cape government is creating the Economic Development Partnership to do just that.
With excitement mounting towards this year’s Design Indaba Conference (23-25 February) and Expo (25-27 February) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), visitors are in for a myriad of creative events and exhibits.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) scooped the award for hosting the Most Memorable event for 2010 at the Exhibition and Event Association of South Africa’s (EXSA) Annual Awards dinner, which was held last week.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will be transformed into a party zone for the Good Hope FM Kinky Afro party taking place on 5 November 2010.
According to CTICC, Chief Operating Officer, Joey Pather, more than 6000 square metres of exhibition space and over 100 meters of bar space will be utilised to host this event, which has been hailed as Cape Town’s biggest 80`s and 90s Old School Party. This is the second time this year that the centre will play host to this event, which is expected to attract over 8000 people.
Pather added that even though the centre is more accustomed to hosting 8000 conference delegates as opposed to party goers the centre is well equipped to successfully execute an event of this nature. “We have seen a marked increased in the number of special events hosted at the centre” says Pather. Special events, which can be characterised as public performances, music and other events with an entertainment value has increased from 31 to 100 during the 2009/2010 financial year This is a direct result of a specific focus on attracting more of these types of events to the CTICC in an effort to unlock greater value from a more diverse client base added Pather.
In order to ensure that guests at the Good Hope FM Kinky Afro party are treated to a world class experience every measure and contingency has been put in place. CTICC has worked closely with the organisers to ensure that the event runs smoothly. To eliminate long bar queues more than 100 metres of bar space will be specially constructed for this event. In addition a 130 trained cocktail barmen have also been specially deployed to manage the bars. The venue will be equipped with the latest technology and sound equipment and will boast six large LED screens, multiple Live AV link ups and a 3 D LED stage. To ease traffic congestion the venue will also have multiple entry points. This time round there also be a raised VIP platform offering exclusive access.
According to Good Hope FM Marketing Manager, Meegan Kieffer. “As Cape Town’s leading music station, which endeavours to “Connect Cape Town” we like to align ourselves with iconic locations that are known for their great design and infrastructure in the Mother city. Choosing the CTICC as the location for our Good Hope FM Kinky Afro event was therefore a no – brainer, as this location is very much part of Cape Town and with our previous event hosted there being such a success we could not think of another venue that could offer the station and its listeners another magnificent experience”.
Pather said other special events that the centre has lined up include the “ Blacks Only” comedy show, Crossing over with John Edwards Live , Remember the time – A tribute to Michael Jackson and the Cape Select Sale next year, which is the first horse sale show that the centre will host.