How we can help

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How we can help
How we can help

We partner with professionals

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau helps people meet in an inspiring place. We’re aware that academics and business professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver meetings, workshops and conferences, in addition to their normal work duties. These events showcase the work that has been done on a particular topic or might be of research, policy or business importance to the destination. With an impressive track record in world-beating events, we’d like to be your partner.

Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau is a strategic business unit of Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. We promote our destination as the premier place for meetings, incentives, conferences, events, exhibitions and trade fairs.

Our mandate is to secure meetings and conferences, and as a government agency we do not charge for any of our services. We can help you with the following:

Pre- and post-bid assistance

  • Review bid or event requirements
  • Assess financial requirements
  • Source and suggest suitable venues and service providers
  • Where applicable, apply for funding
  • Identify suitable legacy programmes
  • Conference and meeting bid production and presentation
  • Conference and meeting bid promotion support material
  • Site inspection (flight arrangements on application)

Convention planning support

  • Introductions to service suppliers
  • Business sector introduction and creating networking opportunities (if applicable)
  • Public relations support and building attendance
  • Destination weblinks for conference websites and assistance in marketing events

On-site event services

  • Facilitate visitor information booths
  • Welcome banners
  • Post-event servicing and evaluation
  • BestCities network introduction

Meet in an inspiring place

The Cape Town and Western Cape region is the number one conference destination in Africa and the Middle East (ICCA 2015.) It’s a destination that offers flexibility, diversity and hands-on support. We are proud of our custom-built centres – designed to top international specifications – and our diverse range of facilities at hotels, educational institutions and theatres, and will provide you with a world-class experience.