City is top for conventions in Africa

2019-11-26 06:00
The City’s Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, addresses delegates attending the fourth annual Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference held at The Westin Cape Town on Friday November 15.

The City’s Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, addresses delegates attending the fourth annual Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference held at The Westin Cape Town on Friday November 15.

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The International Congress and Convention Association’s African Chapter recently named the City of Cape Town as the top destination in Africa for meetings and conferences.

Over the past year, the city hosted 51 international association meetings, attracting over 26 000 delegates.

The 30 bids secured over this past year has an estimated economic impact of more than R1.2 billion.

Speaking at the fourth annual Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (Thinc) held on Friday November 15, the City’s Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, said his mission and vision for his directorate was to ensure it provided an environment that supports growth, so that the city could attract investment which would lead to more jobs for the people of Cape Town.

“Wesgro, one of the City-funded Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), specifically focuses on promoting Cape Town as the destination of choice for meetings, incentive travel offered by international businesses, conferences and events (Mice).

“I am proud of the successes achieved by the bureau and I am thrilled to confirm that our city will play host to many more Mice events in the coming year, especially the World Ophthalmology, Spaceops and the HIV Research for Prevention Conferences,” said Vos.

These conventions will bring in almost 17 000 delegates. The city’s delegate boosting programme (DBP) encourages delegates to stay longer, experience the city and, in so doing, spend money.

Vos said his next step was to ensure that DBP partners with Cape Town Tourism to ensure that visitors are able to take advantage of what Cape Town has to offer. “One great example of an exciting tourism offer is the new Khayelitsha Curated Routes Experience,” said Vos.

The International Congress and Convention Association’s African Chapter recently named the City of Cape Town as the top destination in Africa for meetings and conferences.

Over the past year, the city hosted 51 international association meetings, attracting over 26 000 delegates.

The 30 bids secured over this past year has an estimated economic impact of more than R1.2 billion.

Speaking at the fourth annual Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (Thinc) held on Friday November 15, the City’s Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, said his mission and vision for his directorate was to ensure it provided an environment that supports growth, so that the city could attract investment which would lead to more jobs for the people of Cape Town.

“Wesgro, one of the City-funded Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), specifically focuses on promoting Cape Town as the destination of choice for meetings, incentive travel offered by international businesses, conferences and events (Mice).

“I am proud of the successes achieved by the bureau and I am thrilled to confirm that our city will play host to many more Mice events in the coming year, especially the World Ophthalmology, Spaceops and the HIV Research for Prevention Conferences,” said Vos.

These conventions will bring in almost 17 000 delegates. The city’s delegate boosting programme (DBP) encourages delegates to stay longer, experience the city and, in so doing, spend money.

Vos said his next step was to ensure that DBP partners with Cape Town Tourism to ensure that visitors are able to take advantage of what Cape Town has to offer. “One great example of an exciting tourism offer is the new Khayelitsha Curated Routes Experience,” said Vos.

The International Congress and Convention Association’s African Chapter recently named the City of Cape Town as the top destination in Africa for meetings and conferences.

Over the past year, the city hosted 51 international association meetings, attracting over 26 000 delegates.

The 30 bids secured over this past year has an estimated economic impact of more than R1.2 billion.

Speaking at the fourth annual Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (Thinc) held on Friday November 15, the City’s Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, said his mission and vision for his directorate was to ensure it provided an environment that supports growth, so that the city could attract investment which would lead to more jobs for the people of Cape Town. “Wesgro, one of the City-funded Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), specifically focuses on promoting Cape Town as the destination of choice for meetings, incentive travel offered by international businesses, conferences and events (Mice).

“I am proud of the successes achieved by the bureau and I am thrilled to confirm that our city will play host to many more Mice events in the coming year, especially the World Ophthalmology, Spaceops and the HIV Research for Prevention Conferences,” said Vos.

These conventions will bring in almost 17 000 delegates. The city’s delegate boosting programme (DBP) encourages delegates to stay longer, experience the city and, in so doing, spend money.

Vos said his next step was to ensure that DBP partners with Cape Town Tourism to ensure that visitors are able to take advantage of what Cape Town has to offer. “One great example of an exciting tourism offer is the new Khayelitsha Curated Routes Experience,” said Vos.

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