The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s sky bridge is taking shape over Heerengracht Avenue. The steel-and-glass design will connect the CTICC’s two buildings.
“We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC 2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two buildings.
“The CTICC is now able to welcome more events as well as host large scale events across both buildings,” said Julie-May Ellingson, the venue’s CEO.
The 70m-long bridge will reveal views across the city of Cape Town, up the historic Heerengracht-Adderley Street axis, to the iconic Table Mountain.
It will have a capacity estimated at more than 5,000 people per hour.
The CTICC has already secured bookings for international conferences that will take place across both buildings.
Big events booked in to the CTICC include the World Congress of Audiology 2018, which will take place in October 2018. This will be followed by Africa’s largest telecoms, media and technology event, AfricaCom, in November 2018. In February 2019, Investing in African Mining Indaba will be at the CTICC, followed by the Congress of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy in April 2019.
Africa Utility Week, with 9,000 delegates expected, descends on the city and the CTICC in May 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“The views from the sky bridge across our beautiful city will be incredible and will certainly add to the extraordinary experience of attending an event at the CTICC. We look forward to welcoming Capetonians and visitors to experience walking across the sky bridge when it is complete,” added Ellingson.