CONFERENCES: Egg Conference Comes To Nestle
Recent Western Cape Business News
Cape Town continues its winning streak with regards to securing association conferences after it won the bid to host the Conference of the International Egg Commission (IEC) in 2013. Since April this year Cape Town secured no fewer than 10 association conferences, with an estimated economic impact of R119.5 million.
“The business tourism sector has worked hard to reach the phenomenal total of 10 secured association conferences just half way through the financial year. It is also fitting that this conference should be held in the province that houses the Cape Garden Route & Klein Karoo as well as the Cape Karoo – renowned for its ostriches, which produce the largest eggs in the world,” commented Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, the destination marketing organisation of Cape Town and the Western Cape.
The bid was secured as a result of the joint efforts of various stakeholders in the tourism industry, spearheaded by the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, which is a strategic business unit of Cape Town Routes Unlimited.
In addition to the Egg Conference Cape Town has secured the following, the:
· International Mesothelioma Interest Group Conference in 2012
· International Conference on Emergency Medicine in 2016
· IFEA Endodontic World Congress in 2016
Combined these 4 bids will inject approximately R37-million into the local economy. These bids are in addition to the 6 bids secured earlier this year.
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