The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has taken first prize in the Medium Stand Award category in the Event Greening Forum Awards at Meetings Africa 2019, held recently in Johannesburg.
Meetings Africa is an exhibition of African services, products and venues and a meeting point for event-industry professionals.
The awards recognised stands and companies that excel in their commitment to “going green” and environmental sustainability.
The convention centre’s CEO, Julie-May Ellingson, said: “We looked closely at how we could reuse, recycle and upcycle the materials used at our stand. This paid off and we are honoured to have won this award.”
In the 2017/18 financial year, the CTICC recycled 84% of its waste.
“We have made great strides in environmental sustainability. The CTICC continually improves its energy and water efficiency, as well as providing adequate services for safe disposal and, where possible, the recycling of our waste,” said Ms Ellingson.