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City to Host International Conference on Software Engineer

28 April 2010

The City of Cape Town will host a cocktail reception to welcome delegates attending the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 05-07 May 2010.


Alderman Felicity Purchase, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Development and Tourism, will officiate at the event.

ICSE is the premier international event for software engineering. It provides a world class forum for software engineering professionals from industry, government and academia to hear about and discuss the latest developments, trends and innovations in software engineering.

Details of the cocktail reception:

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2010

Time: 18:00 until 20:00

Venue: Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Convention Centre

All media are welcome to attend.

The City will also host a pavilion (exhibition) in the Ballroom West, CTICC.

"We are thrilled that this conference will be held for the first time on the African continent and, most importantly, in Cape Town," said Alderman Purchase.

According to Ald Purchase the event will enable Cape Town to showcase its readiness to host major international events and it comes at an opportune time as the City prepares for the 2010 FIFA World Cup®.

Mansoor Mohamed, the City's Executive Director for Economic, Social Development and Tourism, said: "This event will help to strengthen Cape Town's positioning as a global knowledge and innovation hub, a key strategy to enable Cape Town to become more globally competitive. A globally competitive city is able to attract more investment that will lead to job creation."

ICSE encompasses a conference programme, technical tutorials and workshops, a programme of demonstrations and an exhibition along with social functions to provide an ideal opportunity to learn and network with like-minded colleagues from around the world.

This event will enable the sharing of knowledge on cluster initiatives around the world that is vital for the City's economic growth and development strategy. Its strategy seeks to position Cape Town as a globally competitive city with a strong bias towards small and medium business enterprises, as a global knowledge and innovation hub. It also seeks to enhance key sectors such as creative industries, cultural and heritage tourism and to strengthen the relationships with research and academic institutions.


Issued by:
Lisle Brown
Media Liaison Officer
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 3065
Cell: 084 888 1901




Media Enquiries: 

Alderman Felicity Purchase
Mayoral Committee Member
Economic Development and Tourism
Tel: 021 400 1299
Cell: 083 629 0829


Mansoor Mohamed
Executive Director
Economic, Social Development and Tourism
Tel: 021 400 2589
Cell: 084 421 4428