The CSIR International Convention Centre (ICC) delivered impressive financial results for the 2014/2015 fiscal year despite a trying economic and highly competitive environment.
More than 86 000 patrons were accommodated by the CSIR ICC during 2014/2015, an increase of more than 16 000 from the previous fiscal year. Bronwen Cadle de Ponte, General Manager of the CSIR ICC, says, “We believe that this, as well as the ICC’s other accolades received during the year, testify to the demand for sterling service and international standard products offered by the ICC.”
She continues, “We are proud to say that we have consistently received over 98% combined good and excellent ratings from delegates over the past seven years. It is great to know that delegates enjoy their events at our facilities to this degree.”
Some notable events hosted at the CSIR ICC during the year include the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference and Exhibition; SAGES Conference, UN Habitat III Thematic Meeting, Sustainability Week Congress and Exhibition, the 9th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management; UNIPATH 2014; and the 14th SA Agricultural Outlook Conference.
The CSIR ICC understands the importance of its facilities being a platform inspires conversations and offers diversion that stimulates creativity. To this end, the ICC regularly undertakes refurbishments as part of continuous expansion and improvement.
Having been one of the first purpose built convention centre in the country, the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) hosts over 700 national and international conferences and meetings annually. Thus the CSIR ICC continuously refurbish its building with good design, quality products and furnishings that fit industry demands it always seeks to exceed.
The CSIR ICC will in the near future start with the refurbishment of all its foyer areas. The Centre's main foyer areas are currently multipurpose and offer flexible use.
The proposed modern and innovative refurbishments will create a professional space that incorporate a creative showcase of the Centre's capabilities, products and services to visitors or delegates.
The refurbishments are part of continuous expansion and renovations the CSIR ICC does on an ongoing basis.
“We strive to constantly implement new measures to exceed our clients' expectations and to be on par, or even ahead of, international standards and trends. Even seemingly trifling spaces are not ignored. For example, the restrooms also recently received a fresh, new look. While restrooms may seem like a strange place to invest funds in innovative design, every corner of our building should provide the best that architecture and design can offer our conference delegates and other guests,” says Cadle de Ponte.
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