October 14, 2009
2009 Cape Town Tourism AGM Photo Essay
The 2009 Cape Town Tourism AGM was held last night at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With the audience dressed to the theme “Live it, Love it, Louder” and blowing their complimentary vuvuzelas, Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold outlined Cape Town’s 2020 vision – to double the economic impact of tourism on the city by 2020.
Three new board members were elected to serve for the next three years – Guy Lundy, chief executive officer of Accelerate Cape Town, Rashid Toefy, chief executive officer of the Cape Town International Convention Centre and Ian Bartes, manager of service standards and quality assurance, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town.
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, vice-chaiperson of the Cape Town Tourism Board, thanks members of “Team Cape Town Tourism” for their work over the last year.
Cape Town International Convention Centre CEO, Rashid Toefy, welcomes guests to the recently ISO-certifed convention centre. The CTICC is only the second convention centre in the world to be ISO-certified.
Ian Bartes, chairperson of the Cape Town Tourism Board, delivers the chairperson’s report, calling on Cape Town Tourism to start looking towards the “next big event” after 2010.
Claus Tworek, chairperson of Cape Town Tourism’s financial sub-committee, summarises Cape Town Tourism’s financial standing. Surpluses from the last financial year have been put towards the refurbishment of the Burg Street Visitor Information Centre.
Cape Town Tourism Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold shares Cape Town Tourism’s strategy for the year ahead and towards 2020. “The simple, bold target is to double the economic impact of tourism on the city by 2020,” she says.
Mike Evans of Webber Wentzel outlines the board’s resolutions (which were unanimously accepted) and the election of the new Cape Town Tourism Board.
Keynote speaker Pere Duran, general manager of Barcelona Tourism, outlines Barcelona’s transformation into a leading European destination after the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
Good Hope FM DJ Nigel Pierce calls on Capetonians to unite behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup, telling members that visiting fans would expect the city to be running 24 hours a day during the World Cup.
FNB Provincial Chairman Stephan Claassen outlines the bank’s commitment to the tourism industry ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
AGM organiser Fatima Borez receives thank-you flowers from Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold.
The Cape Town Tourism AGM team.
Cape Town band Coda rocks out after the formalities.