CIC Algiers to put Algeria on the map

25th Apr, 2016

The new International Conference Center (the “CIC”) in Algiers is scheduled to be completed and to open later this summer. It will be a first-class state of the art international conference venue housing meeting rooms, exhibition halls, restaurants, retail space, parking facilities and an amphitheatre that will accommodate over 6,000 delegates.

The total capacity of the CIC is approximately 10,000 people and the configuration of the space allows the CIC to host multiple events at the same time. Already the CIC is sure to put Algiers on the map as a premier conference destination in North Africa and the Middle East.

At a meeting at IMEX last week, Mr Hamad Melzi, director general of EPIC Residence d'etat du Sahel, the owning company of CICA, said that the emphasis will be put on conferences attended by heads of states, economic congresses and also large exhibitions. “The CIC will promote Algiers as an important meeting destination. The layout of the venue allows us to be very flexible, and there will be plenty of accommodation around so that delegates can stay in a comfortable manner. Security will also be paramount and the CIC will be one of the safest venues in the country!”, Mr Melzi said.

The CIC has just secured the 15th International Energy Forum (IEF) to take place at the Centre from 26th to 28th September 2016. Last held in Moscow in 2014, the 750 international delegates will include Energy ministers from 72 countries.

Algeria, a member of OPEC, the UN, African Union and the Arab League, according to OPEC has 17th largest reserves of oil in the world, and the second largest in Africa, whilst it has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas with significant exports to Europe. Algeria is classified as an upper middle income country by the World Bank.

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