Accelerate Cape Town 2011 AGM


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A review of the activities of Accelerate Cape Town, presented by CEO Guy Lundy at the 2011 AGM.

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  • Thank Santam, Seventh Floor, Brandhouse, Optimal Energy
  • In 2010 we showed a new view of Cape Town.
  • Inspiration can be about beauty, innovation, freedom, hope, creativity, liveability, diversity, dreams, ideas, solutions...
  • Our Universities are sources of innovation and fresh thinking...the inspirational setting of for young minds to think and dream....
  • The World Economic Forum.
  • Many organisations positioning Cape Town for the knowledge economy as a global innovation and technology hub. eg. Silicon Cape, keeping Cape Town at the forefront of IT innovation and founded by three young Capetonians.
  • Boat Building...
  • Sunspace satellites are designed and manufactured in Stellenbosch...Cape Town is on the cutting edge of deep space research. The International Astronautical Congress will be hosted in Cape Town at the CTICC in October this year...
  • Optimal Energy have produced Africa’s first electric car, the Joule, designed and produced in Cape Town.
  • Fantastic township food experience with a unique Cape Town vibe... Mzoli’s has inspired the world’s leading celebrity chefs like Jaimie Oliver.
  • Other bounties of nature.... Three world class wine routes within the Metropole...and 16 more on our doorstep. Inspired wines and wine makers...great untapped potential of Wine Tourism...
  • Cape Town Tourism’s Design Indaba stand encouraged Capetonians to support Cape Town’s Wotrld Design Capital bid by asking them to write on the floor what makes Cape Town a great design city.
  • The Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade (VPUU) project in Khayelitsha has reduced crime in the are by 20% and is a case study in how design can transform life.
  • A new view of Cape Town would show the energy and the vibrancy...innovation....against the inspiring backdrop of Table Mountain.
  • ACT co-chair 3 rd workstream with Cape Chamber – red tape, investment drivers, etc. Possible inclusion of national treasury, World Bank, etc.
  • Accelerate Cape Town 2011 AGM

    1. 1. AGM 2011
    2. 2. A business think tank and catalyst that brings together key stakeholders in the Cape Town city region to develop and implement a long-term vision for sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Supported by … Accelerate Cape Town
    3. 3. What does ACT do? Thought leadership Network Influence Mobilise
    4. 4. Cape Town Vision 2030 <ul><li>Africa’s Global City </li></ul><ul><li>A city of inspiration & innovation </li></ul>
    5. 5. Africa’s global city : goals Iconic & Emulated Global African Gateway Educated & Trained Welcoming & Caring Green & Beautiful Safe & Efficient Connected & Vibrant Creative & Cultural
    6. 6. Thought leadership <ul><li>The influence of Vision 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Cape Town </li></ul>Iconic & Emulated
    7. 9. Brand Cape Town
    8. 25. Thought leadership <ul><li>The influence of Vision 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Cape Town </li></ul><ul><li>Future Cape </li></ul><ul><li>EDA </li></ul>
    9. 26. Western Cape Economic Development Agency <ul><li>Public Private Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the city and surrounding region </li></ul><ul><li>4 main workstreams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market intelligence & data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision & strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business & investment climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common brand platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incubated within the Cape Town Partnership </li></ul>
    10. 27. Thought leadership <ul><li>The influence of Vision 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Cape Town </li></ul><ul><li>Future Cape </li></ul><ul><li>EDA </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing thought leadership in the media </li></ul><ul><li>Our new look website </li></ul>
    11. 28.
    12. 29. Network <ul><li>Membership & member meetings </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alan Winde & EDA team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice Chancellors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yvo de Boer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Ad hoc meetings and connections </li></ul>
    13. 30. Influence <ul><li>Working with partner organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Board memberships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wesgro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Town Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisory capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CT Global Competitiveness Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Development Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City’s Events Advisory Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assisting member companies to influence their own stakeholders </li></ul>
    14. 31. Projects <ul><li>Inspiration Sessions </li></ul>Connected & Vibrant Welcoming & Caring
    15. 32. Inspiration Sessions
    16. 33. Projects <ul><li>Restless Minds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next session on 1 September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-sponsors with Allan Gray </li></ul></ul>Connected & Vibrant Welcoming & Caring
    17. 34. Projects <ul><li>Connect’d Cape Town </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul>Connected & Vibrant Global African Gateway
    18. 35.
    19. 36. Projects <ul><li>Connect’d Cape Town </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting space at the CTICC </li></ul></ul>Connected & Vibrant Global African Gateway
    20. 37. Connect’d Cape Town CTICC office
    21. 38. Projects <ul><li>Connect’d Cape Town </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting space at the CTICC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Networking Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlight Singapore </li></ul></ul></ul>Connected & Vibrant Global African Gateway
    22. 40. Projects <ul><li>Connect’d Cape Town </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting space at the CTICC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Networking Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlight Singapore </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Austrade/Mining Indaba </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazilian World Cup delegation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EDA Feedback, Sep 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volvo Ocean Race, Dec 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul>Connected & Vibrant Global African Gateway
    23. 41. Potential Future Project <ul><li>Focus on job creation/careers </li></ul>
    24. 42. Support of other initiatives <ul><li>World Design Capital 2014 </li></ul>
    25. 43. Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014
    26. 44. Supporting other initiatives <ul><li>World Design Capital 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town’s bid to host COP17 in 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Smart Cape Town initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Table Mountain: New 7 Natural Wonders (2011) </li></ul>
    27. 45. Table Mountain: New 7 Wonders of Nature
    28. 46. How you can benefit <ul><li>Strategic insight into regional developments </li></ul><ul><li>The network </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting to key initiatives and contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Vision 2030 and other presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter and website </li></ul>