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September 17, 2011

Cape Town mayor hosts Loeries welcome

On Friday September 16, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille hosted a cocktail function at the at the V&A Waterfront‘s Breakwater venue to welcome guests ahead of the Loeries Festival Weekend 2011.

Phat Joe of Heart 104.9FM was the MC for the evening, where VIPs such as V&A Waterfront CEO David Green, Loerie Awards CEO Andrew Human and Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold were in attendance. Also spotted in the crowd was Nico Panagio of Survivor and 7de Laan fame.

In her address, De Lille extended her welcome to all visiting our city and encouraged local residents to be mindful of cultivating local talent and pursuing more events of this nature.

“The Loeries are a microcosm of our positioning as a city. Let the Loeries be a reassuring marker that we are heading in the right direction. Advertisements are a cutting-edge way of bringing our people together. Innovation in design is important to Cape Town and we want to keep [designers] in Cape Town,” she said.

Loerie Awards CEO Human expanded on the abundance and quality of our local creative talent. “We can immediately export what we have lots of: creativity. The reality of advertising is that people in this industry work really hard – it’s an incredibly passionate industry.”

The evening concluded with Phat Joe declaring, “It’s time to party!” And so it began.

Cape Town Band

This local jazz band ensured guests got in the party mood.


Delectable eats were in vast supply.

media interviews

Media crews were on hand to capture the night’s activities.


Guest enjoyed buttered chicken, beef and mash, and a creamy ravioli in between hobnobbing.

Executive Mayor

Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille was a friendly and engaging host.

Nico panagio and Andrew Human
Leon with Mayor

Mayor De Lille and Flow Communications media developer Leon Jamarie.

guests Loeries

It was then off to the Chairman’s Party, where advertising types partied the night away.

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Remember to visit our dedicated Loeries page for information on the Festival Weekend. Follow @Loeries on twitter for updates or visit our blog for up-to-date content during the weekend.

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