AfricaCom 2015 – CTICC

HOTT3D exhibitions stands17 – 19 NOVEMBER 2015 – CTICCCAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

AfricaCom – the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem… HOTT3D will be onsite assisting both the organisers and clients with the Event Signage, Venue Wayfinding and Expo side of AfricaCom 2015.


Dates: 17-19 November 2015

Venue: CTICC Cape Town, South Africa


Twitter: @AllAboutCom


If you are involved in the digital economy in Africa then this is the event for you.

    • Attended by 9,000 of the smartest, most switched-on digital movers and shakers in Africa
    • Supported by 300+ of the biggest-hitting speakers in the digital world in Africa and beyond
    • Chosen by 375+ of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking telecom brands to showcase their solutions and services

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5 Reasons to Sponsor or Exhibit @ AfricaCom 2015

AfricaCom 2015

Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities

Ensure your brand is seen as a market-leader by 8,000 decision-makers attending AfricaCom.

Contact Informa today to take your place alongside the highest-profile brands in the market.

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DNV GL – african utility week 2015

DNV GL was the Diamond sponsor at African Utility Week 2015. Held at the CTICC in Cape Town, 12th – 14th May 2015, African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the singular must-attend event for the power and water utilities professionals in Africa and the largest global meeting of its kind. The exhibition floor was home to over 250 solution providers, included four technical workshops areas as well as a host of networking opportunities for free visitors to benefit from.

HOTT3D were commissioned to design and fabricate a custom built, contemporary booth for DNV Management to liaise with industry professionals. The 6m x 4m peninsula booth incorporated dominant fascias with prominent branding to ensure high visibility. A neat, easy flow layout ensured multiple informal meeting areas and a platform for interaction with delegates.

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CTICC achieves its Universal Accessibility rating

CTICC Cape TownThe Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) achieved its first Universal Accessibility (AU) audit, with an outstanding result of 83% for Mobility Accessibility from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) at the end of the last year.

“At the CTICC, we are committed to providing accessibility for all our clients and patrons, especially those who have special requirements. We were delighted with our result of level 3 which is the highest classification that one can obtain”, says Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer.

For the past 5 years the CTICC has been assessed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and has maintained its 5 star rating. Due to a recent government mandate, all hospitality institutions were assessed for their universal accessibility on mobility – this was the first time that CTICC was evaluated and was able to achieve remarkable results.

“The audit findings stated that the CTICC provided ‘excellent mobility facilities’. This affirms CTICC’s ethos of creating exceptional experiences, through our ability to ensure the safety, comfort and accessibility for our clients and patrons”, adds Aage Hansen, General Manager: Operations & Food & Beverage.

The CTICC was designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that all feel welcome. The building has features that live up to Universal Accessibility Standards and the South African National Building Regulations (NBR) Standards.

The world-class facilities at the centre offers full wheel-chair access, designated drop-off points and parking bays for people with disabilities, toilets have been specially designed for the physically challenged, elevators with Braille inscriptions, and tables and chairs which adhere to universal accessibility requirements.

The width of all external and internal doors has been designed to accommodate wheelchair access and lift buttons are placed to allow easy access by those in wheelchairs. Auditorium 1 is also equipped with designated seating sections for wheelchair occupants.

The CTICC has been the venue of choice for a diverse group of meetings and events since its inception. On 14 February 2014, the centre hosted the Disability Employment Summit, which aimed to raise awareness, especially among business, government and other sectors of society, on the challenges and opportunities of employing people with disabilities.

Events hosted previously include the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) in 2008 which had 800 delegates; and the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise International Small Business Conference in 2009 which was attended by 200 delegates.


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Event firsts to the CTICC and Cape Town

CTICC2Each year the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) strives to host new and exciting events – 2015 is no exception. These are a few events to look forward to this year – in addition to the much-anticipated regular and loyal clients.

The first international Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle Conference is coming to Cape Town and the CTICC is the proud host. Taking place from 20-22 February, the conference will feature 14 of the world’s leading industry experts. The final day of the conference, 22 February, will be open to the public providing an opportunity for people to educate themselves and share their evidence about alternative diets.

Best-selling author, speaker and the poet-prophet of alternative medicine, Dr Deepak Chopra will be inspiring and enlightening South African audiences on 21 March 2015. The event will present a series of lectures that will showcase his latest findings in alternative and mainstream medicine in his plight to create understanding and awareness of how the conscience can enhance the holistic wellbeing of human beings.

With South Africa having over 3.5 million casual gamers it is only fitting that a dedicated one–stop gaming experience should take place in Cape Town. The Electronic and Gaming Expo, 29-31 May, will provide the platform the following sectors: Gaming Industry, Games and Consoles, Technology, Gadgets and Accessories, Education, Development Studios, Animation, Internet and Cell Phone Providers, Mobile Networks, Home Theatre, TV’s Projectors, and Computer Hardware and Software.

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading will be performing solo for one night only on 3 July 2015. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far, taking you down memory lane to some of her greatest hits – a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with.

If 2015 is the year to get fit, then you should attend the SA Health and Fitness Expo from 18 – 20 September 2015. The expo will display products and services in the fields of health, fitness, wellness and sport promotion. Visitors range from fitness-enthusiasts to the general public of all age groups.

The new Liquor and Lifestyle exhibition, MUDL Live, is the only exhibition of its kind in South Africa. A forum in which movers and shakers in the industry will come together with the purpose of engaging, inspiring and immersing visitors in a Liquid Lifestyle that is full of heritage, glamour and innovation. Scheduled to take place in November, this is an event that neither consumers nor members of the trade will want to miss.

Watch this space for more information on other upcoming events. Visit the website or follow the CTICC on Facebook ( and Twitter (


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12 February 2015

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) welcomed approximately 7000 delegates to the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba™, 9 – 12 February 2015. Since first being held at the CTICC in 2004, the number of delegates has increased exponentially.

“The benefits of Investing in African Mining Indaba are widespread – not only for the CTICC and Cape Town but the mining industry at large. It will bring a legacy of knowledge, expertise and experience to Cape Town and a remarkable economic spinoff. The purchasing power of the over 7000 delegates which attended last year’s conference, contributed to significant induced tourism”, says Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer.

Investing in African Mining Indaba, also referred to as the Mining Indaba, has become epitome of their philosophy of pan-Africanism and is a must for African, and global organisations, within or associated with the hugely important mining and resource sector. The event will create exciting prospects for businesses as it provides a platform to build relationships within the mining and resources sector and tap into profitable global supply chains.

There will be plenty of opportunities for associated sectors; these include construction, infrastructure, government, water supply, investors, and legal and education sectors. Getting direct access to the mining sector and influential decision makers, will help many businesses secure their future, and in doing so, ensure job creation.

“CTICC is honoured to host this event which provides a critical platform for those involved in the mining sector from across the world to engage, share their expertise and collaborate on new opportunities this sector has to offer for the national and global economy, “adds Ellingson.

According to Maria Palombini, Mining Indaba Marketing Director, “CTICC has been our venue of choice since the centre’s inception. Their world-class facility and service, and the beautiful city it is hosted in are some of the compelling reasons why the organisers and delegates keep coming back”.

Mining Indaba will be investing almost R350 000.00 towards the education of four South African students and provide them the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and experience in the mining sector. In addition, the event organisers will be joining forces with the CTICC to further educate young leaders, by donating all the remaining conference bags to learners from under privileged schools such as Beautiful Gate, Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, Home Of Hope, Zeekoevlei Primary, SHAWCO, and Salesian Institute Youth Projects.

“We are delighted to collaborate with a like-minded organiser such as Mining Indaba which recognises the importance of investing in the development of people, especially the youth – our future leaders. Since inception the CTICC has been dedicated to various corporate social responsibility initiatives to uplift the community and add to a sustainable economy”, concludes Ellingson.
Africa Mining Indaba


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CTICC celebrates sod turning on expansion project -2014

CTICCHard work and careful planning over the past few months culminated in the first sod being turned on the construction site of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion today.

“The expansion, which is set to raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world class meetings and events destination will double the centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m² of flexible space,” said CTICC Chairperson, Gary Fisher.

Over the past eleven years, the CTICC has played an instrumental role in driving economic growth and job creation in South Africa by attracting international meetings and events to the city. The CTICC has cumulatively contributed over R22 billion to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in excess of R7 billion to the Western Cape Gross Geographic Product (GGP).

“Estimates put the contribution of the CTICC expansion to the national GDP at R1.98 billion by 2020. The provincial GGP will also stand to benefit from the expansion and it is expected that CTICC’s contribution to the Western Cape GGP by 2020 will be in excess of R500 million.” adds Fisher.

“The CTICC Board agreed shortly after the centre first opened its doors that an expansion was pivotal in order for CTICC to maintain its global competitiveness amongst other international convention centres,” said Fisher.

“By expanding, we will be able to stage more events, offer more flexibility and allow for an increase in the concurrent hosting of various sizes of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and other events,” he added.

“The expansion will also entrench our international reputation for sustainable business development, and make a real contribution to job creation and the coffers of the city and the province,” added Fisher.

One of the key elements in the expansion relates to an empowerment framework that will see the establishment of opportunities for small, medium and micro enterprises to become part of the project. “These opportunities will not only be created in the construction phase, but will form part of the centre’s business model and strategy, creating sustained job opportunities,” said Fisher.

Given the CTICC’s commitment to achieving and where possible exceeding standards of international best practice, sustainability will be a core priority of the new building. The expansion project is set to incorporate leading advanced green design principles. “This is necessary if the CTICC wants to continue competing in the top league of international meeting venues,” he added.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille welcomed the expansion, during an address she delivered on behalf of the Provincial Government at the sod turning event in Cape Town earlier today. Premier Zille was joined at the sod turning by the City of Cape Town’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson and MEC for Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde.

“CTICC is a valued asset to this province. Its expansion will further increase the contribution to the province’s and the country’s economy and spur job creation. More people will become involved – directly and indirectly – in the staging of events at CTICC, and this brings with it very valuable economic growth,” said Zille.

“Today we reach a significant milestone of a long process to expand the CTICC to build on its success. The City of Cape Town is proud to be the major partner in the ownership of the CTICC. We have committed ourselves by providing the land and the majority of the finance required. We are pleased to work with our partner, the Western Cape Government, and the CTICC Board,
to make this project possible,” said Deputy Mayor Neilson.
“The CTICC is a major economic catalyst for our region. Its expansion will increase the facility’s capacity to host meetings and exhibitions. In the last financial year the Western Cape secured 19 conference bids worth R347 million to our economy. The CTICC is driving the Western Cape’s lucrative meetings industry. I am confident the expansion will increase business travel to the province and create more jobs,” said MEC Winde.


CTICC expansion to go ahead

CTICC expansion to go ahead


According to the announcement at the Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the planned expansion will now go ahead, and the tender award will stand. The expansion involves the construction of 9,600 sqm of additional exhibition space, meeting rooms, a proposed tower and a skybridge connecting the existing centre to the expansion.

“We are thus pleased to confirm the decision to proceed with the expansion and are delighted to announce that the expanded CTICC will be ready to trade in 2017.” – Seymour

“We concur with the City’s finding that there was no corruption or collusion by any staff member or individual involved in the tender process, or by any of the bidders,” said outgoing CTICC chair Ashley Seymour.

“We furthermore agree with certain key findings of the City’s report in respect of flaws in the tender process. We have concluded, however, that there are not sufficient grounds to overturn the tender award.”

In reaching its conclusion, the board took into account the pertinent legal, financial and socio-economic implications, the public interest and the legal advice it received.

About the expansion

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a place where different worlds meet, where delegates gather to exchange ideas, where culture comes together. The architecture is a framework to not only serve the objectives and accommodation needs of CTICC but to also tell an enduring story, a narrative which is as unique and as special as our location, history, and being and which will make the CTICC Extension a memorable moment for all.

The extension is designed as a seamless extension to the existing CTICC to provide complementary space for large exhibitions or conferences, whilst also being able to operate as an independent facility.

The architectural concept is entitled “6211”. This is a design interpretation of the globally unique biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Kingdom. 6210 panels will each be encoded with the unique genetic code of the endemic species of the Cape Floristic kingdom, an exceptionally unique biodiversity. These panels form dynamic ribbons of movement which speak to the “way-station and crossroad,” status of a convention center, as a place for the movement of ideas, goods, services, persons, light, sound, color and emotion.

For every ten panels, one panel shall be dedicated to the DNA of homo sapiens to emphasize our relationship to and dependence on nature, to highlight the gravity of climate change and its Sub-Saharan threat to our water scarce and fragile biodiversity; and most significantly to engender respect for a humane environment.

These panels, interspersed with a random pattern of 62 interactive and dynamic LED panels, will be used to trace and integrate the unique genetic code of delegates and citizens so that they become part of the architectural aesthetic and experience. These identitycodes (the DNA panels), will form an ongoing and evolving architectural artwork which both frames the main halls and public space, but in turn provide a unique window into the identity of Cape Town and the Western Cape. These panels shall also reflect (by voluntary participation,) the unique genetic codes of all South Africans who may visit CTICC2.

The existing CTICC is defined by dramatic full height conservatories for nature and the Cape Floral Kingdoms, with its internal hanging gardens that frame the internal public realm. The CTICC Expansion and its sweeping ribbons of DNA is a 21st century interpretation of our unique floral attributes and resonates with this notion from CTICC1 by creating a pulsating wall of light, and color, patterned by our uniqueidentity.

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The winning team of the original tender includes:

The shortlisted architectural teams

Also read: Reconsidering the proposed CTICC expansion plans

Via: Future Cape Town