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Cape Town
An inspiring place to meet
Cape Town
An inspiring place to meet

Cape Town is one of the leading cities in Africa. The city is set within the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and is surrounded by the historic winelands of the Western Cape, which have helped earn the region a reputation as a gastronomic destination. The areas surrounding Cape Town offer unforgettable experiences, including wine estates, an abundance of adventure options and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Add to this an interesting cultural diversity and a creative spirit and you’ll discover why Cape Town and the Western Cape are Africa’s most popular tourist destination, and why Cape Town is the number one convention city in Africa.

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Number one city in Africa for business events
International Congress and Convention Association 2010-2018
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World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination
World Travel Awards 2018
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Best Destination in Africa
World Tourism Awards 2019

Top reasons to meet in Cape Town and the Western Cape

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Modern infrastructure
Cape Town has arguably the most advanced infrastructure in Africa. This is one of the main reasons that businesses set up shop in the Western Cape.
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Ease of access
Cape Town International Airport offers direct connections via most global airport hubs and currently offers 182 direct international flights a week. The airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. On arrival, access to ground transport is simple and convenient, with taxis, the MyCiti bus service and a rail network.
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Global appeal
Cape Town is consistently voted one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations and the city’s global profile as a modern and convenient city secures high delegate numbers year after year.
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Centre of learning
Cape Town and the Western Cape are an intellectual magnet, with four world-class universities and research institutions in fields as diverse as astronomy, science, medicine and social politics. As a result, the region is fertile ground for intellectual dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
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Cosmopolitan city
Cape Town offers an exciting experience, with a local population that is diverse and culturally unique. It is a cosmopolitan city where immigrants from Europe and Africa have chosen to make their homes. Culture and creativity are an important way of life here.
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Value for money
Cape Town is one of the most affordable business tourism and incentive travel destinations in the world, with an exchange rate that favours the dollar, pound and euro.
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Business hub
Many companies choose to base themselves in Cape Town and the Western Cape, where they can work in an enabling environment. As a result, the region is a business hub for Africa.
Public safety
Safe and secure
Cape Town is a global tourist destination and the local government takes the safety of all visitors extremely seriously. Substantial investment in safety technology and manpower will further enhance visitor experiences.
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Professional support services
Professional infrastructure for congresses includes an established Convention Bureau that delivers quality services for, among others, bid production. Trained professionals and logistical support are on hand for meeting planners, travel agents and corporations.
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Best Destination in Africa

World Tourism Awards 2019

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Cape Town is not only a top tourism destination, but also offers an attractive investment proposition for companies wishing to expand their operations into the South African and African markets. Many leading global corporates have established themselves here to devise their African growth strategies, supported by world-class legal, consulting and financial services sectors.

Featured venues

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Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
A multipurpose conference and exhibition centre in the hub of Cape Town’s business and entertainment centre, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) offers an extensive range of premium venues, services and facilities. With 20 000m2 of exhibition halls and 45 meeting rooms, the venue offers a wide variety of options for most events.
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Century City Convention Centre (CCCC)
From corporate conferences and product launches to international expos and exclusive cocktail parties, the Century City Conference Centre quite simply transcends convention. Centrally located in the greater Cape Town metropole, up to 1 900 guests can be comfortably accommodated across 20 different venues. It offers flexible conferencing and eventing tailored to suit your brand, theme or decor requirements.

Impact & Legacy

The emerging markets of South and Latin America, South Asia, and Africa are critical to global growth and sustainable development. These markets are seen by economists and supra-governmental organizations as sources of emerging middle-class markets with which to trade, not just in traditional sectors of resource and mineral extraction and exports, manufacturing and agriculture, but also in the emerging knowledge and creative society is driven by innovation and intellectual capital.

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From the cradle of humankind to the cradle of human culture
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From the cradle of humankind to the cradle of human culture

Upcoming conferences

As one of the world’s leading events destinations, we welcome many conferences to our shores on a regular basis. From events that cater for thousands of delegates to meetings that only a few select people join, keep an eye on upcoming conferences in and around Cape Town here.

21 - 31 Jan 2020
W12 Future of Water Conference
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    1 - 29 Feb 2020
    38th Asian Racing Conference
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