Media Alert: Premier Helen Zille to Attend CTICC Sod Turning
21 July 2014
Today, Monday 21 July 2014, Premier Helen Zille will participate in the official sod turning ceremony of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion project.
The expansion is intended to raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world class meetings and events destination and double the Centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m² of flexible space.
Over the past eleven years, the CTICC has played an instrumental role in driving economic growth and job creation in South Africa by attracting international meetings and events to the city. The CTICC has cumulatively contributed over R22 billion to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in excess of R7 billion to the Western Cape Gross Geographic Product (GGP).
The expansion will further increase the contribution to the province’s and the country’s economy and spur job creation. More people will become involved – directly and indirectly – in the staging of events at CTICC, and this brings with it very valuable economic growth.
There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.
Date: Monday, 21 July 2014
Venue: CTICC, Roof Terrace Room