Venue Name: CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Location: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 8001 South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 410 5000
Timings: 09:00 AM – 17:00 PM
CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Centre – About
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a convention centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The centre opened in June 2003. It is run as a partnership between the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government.
The centre takes up approximately 6.1 ha (15 acres) on the city’s Foreshore and is within easy reach of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, major hotels and the rest of the city centre. The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is served by the Westin Grand Hotel located on the same premises in the north-western corner, and is situated close to the city centre.
The convention centre has exhibition and trade show space of approximately 11,200 m² (121,000 sq ft) that can be divided into multiple conference or banquet venues; a Grand Ballroom, which can be divided by soundproof partitioning. Catering is offered at the premises. The centre has two auditoriums, one seating up to 1500 and the other up to 620.
It hosted the Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa on 4 December 2009. Guests in attendance included Nobel peace prize winners, former State President FW De Klerk and Desmond Tutu. The event was opened by President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter.
In 2013, the centre hosted 537 events, an increase from 514 in 2012. In 2014, it was estimated that the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has contributed over R22 billion to the country’s GDP and over R7 billion to the Western Cape’s economy in the past eleven years.
Due to the success of the CTICC it was expanded in 2010. A second round of expansion work is due to begin in February 2015 and is expected to be completed during 2017. The expansion is planned to add 10,000 m² of floor space to the centre.