Accelerate Cape Town


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Accelerate Cape Town presentation for 2010 Central City Partners Forum

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Accelerate Cape Town

  1. 1. Guy Lundy
  2. 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. 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. 4. What makes cities successful? <ul><li>Distinctiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to attract talent </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity for innovation </li></ul>Source: CEOs for Cities
  5. 5. 2010 related projects <ul><li>International Business Club </li></ul><ul><li>2010 business opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town business brand </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cape Town International Business Club <ul><li>Leverage events that bring large numbers of business leaders to the Cape, in order to generate additional business and investment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Modelled largely on the Australian and UK examples </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business Club Activities <ul><li>Web-based business information portal </li></ul><ul><li>A marketing programme for the Business Club and Cape Town as a business destination </li></ul><ul><li>A physical location for networking and information </li></ul><ul><li>Networking events </li></ul><ul><li>A targeted investment programme </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Brand strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Brand application </li></ul><ul><li>Website portal development </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with business in the UK and Canada to share lessons </li></ul>Early stage development: Business Club
  9. 9. <ul><li>In partnership with the Cape Regional Chamber </li></ul><ul><li>Significant research into real opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>A series of six (possibly more) workshops for business leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons from events around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative opportunities for business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbook/resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media partners to disseminate information </li></ul>2010 Business Opportunities Workshops
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Africa’s party capital” </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town needs a business brand too </li></ul>Cape Town Business Brand
  11. 11. Contact details: Guy Lundy CEO Accelerate Cape Town 021 4087255 083 4400208 [email_address]