Cape Town hails bridge to meetings success

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A striking new ‘sky bridge’ connecting separate parts of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)  is attracting the attention of the city’s residents and visitors to the venue.

The steel-and-glass bridge, which spans Heerengracht Avenue, will allow the ‘seamless movement of delegates’ between CTICC 1 and the new CTICC 2, according to CEO Julie-May Ellingson.

She said: “We are very excited about our sky bridge which is both beautiful and functional. Our clients love the design as well as the integrated CTICC complex that it facilitates. The CTICC is now able to welcome more events as well as host large scale events across both buildings.”

The 70m-long bridge comprises a steel frame with a concrete floor and roof, supported by slanted columns. Aluminium fins finish off the bottom. Full glass sides will reveal views across the city of Cape Town, up the historic Heerengracht-Adderley Street axis, to the iconic Table Mountain.

The newly expanded CTICC has already secured several bookings, many of which are international conferences and will take place either in CTICC 2 or across both buildings.

The first of these is the World Congress of Audiology 2018, which is taking place this month. This will be followed by Africa’s largest telecoms event, AfricaCom, in November 2018.

In February 2019, Investing in African Mining Indaba will be at the CTICC, followed by the Congress of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy in April 2019, to name but a few.

“The views from the sky bridge across our beautiful city will be incredible. We look forward to welcoming Capetonians and visitors to experience walking across the sky bridge when it is complete,” said Ellingson.

James Lancaster
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AMI editor James Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk, read, listen to music, and drink beer.

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