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Statement by July-May Ellingson

Chief Executive Officer

Cape Town International Convention Centre.

At the CTICC we recognise that economic sustainability is only possible through a willingness to continually invest back into our product offering and infrastructure.
To this end, over the past financial year, we invested significantly into enhancing our systems, processes, services, infrastructure and facilities via 30 large capital investment projects.
Some of the significant projects completed include:
• The addition of 319 parking bays in the P1 parking facility increasing capacity to 1400 bays
• The phase one refurbishment of “Coffee on the Square”
• Extensive Wi-Fi upgrades across the CTICC, including a higher capacity Wi-Fi router
• Replacement of the control room surveillance and Building Management System (BMS) monitoring screens
• The provision of emergency lighting in all the exhibition halls
• The retiling of the restaurant areas
• The refurbishment of the production kitchen floors, including retiling and ceiling renewal
• Various repairs to the external building façade

The most notable infrastructure project has been the commencement of the construction of CTICC East, which will be a significant extension of our existing facility, with a budget of R832m. The expansion is jointly funded by the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government. The expansion will raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world-class meetings and events destination, giving effect to the City’s Integrated Development Plan’s objective of establishing Cape Town as Africa’s business events destination.