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Accelerate Cape Town

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Accelerate Cape Town presentation for 2010 Central City Partners Forum

Accelerate Cape Town presentation for 2010 Central City Partners Forum

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    • 1. Guy Lundy
    • 2. Vision To create a Southern Tiger by 2030; the Cape as an iconic, internationally competitive region Characterised by inclusive, sustainable economic growth. Accelerate Cape Town (ACT) A private sector initiative aimed at bringing together stakeholders in the Cape region to develop and implement a long-term vision for sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Supported by …
    • 3. How the world sees us “ I`d imagine that being in Cape Town or Durban, you`d feel out of that international loop. Cape Town and Durban are basically villages.” Keith Brebnor Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce
    • 4. What makes cities successful?
      • Distinctiveness
      • Connectivity
      • Ability to attract talent
      • Capacity for innovation
      Source: CEOs for Cities
    • 5. 2010 related projects
      • International Business Club
      • 2010 business opportunities
      • Cape Town business brand
    • 6. Cape Town International Business Club
      • Leverage events that bring large numbers of business leaders to the Cape, in order to generate additional business and investment opportunities
      • Connect local decision makers with decision makers who have arrived in Cape Town for one reason, and have them depart realising that Cape Town is the place to be for a host of business reasons
      • Modelled largely on the Australian and UK examples
    • 7. Business Club Activities
      • Web-based business information portal
      • A marketing programme for the Business Club and Cape Town as a business destination
      • A physical location for networking and information
      • Networking events
      • A targeted investment programme
    • 8.
      • Brand strategy
      • Brand application
      • Website portal development
      • Connecting with business in the UK and Canada to share lessons
      Early stage development: Business Club
    • 9.
      • In partnership with the Cape Regional Chamber
      • Significant research into real opportunities
      • A series of six (possibly more) workshops for business leaders
        • Create enthusiasm
        • Legal issues
        • Lessons from events around the world
        • Creative opportunities for business
        • Handbook/resources
      • Media partners to disseminate information
      2010 Business Opportunities Workshops
    • 10.
      • “ Africa’s party capital”
      • Cape Town needs a business brand too
      Cape Town Business Brand
    • 11. Contact details: Guy Lundy CEO Accelerate Cape Town 021 4087255 083 4400208 [email_address] www.acceleratecapetown.com

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