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Who is Accelerate Cape Town?
Accelerate Cape Town was started by a group of business leaders brought together by a common concern over the direction of change in the Cape. They agreed that a common long-term vision and future strategy were needed for the region, and that “big business” should play a leading role in developing and implementing them.
How is Accelerate Cape Town funded?
Accelerate Cape Town is a registered section 21 company, entirely funded by its members, who are some of the Cape’s leading companies.
Who are your members?
Our members are made up of corporate sponsors and corporate members.
Corporate Sponsors :
- Old Mutual
- BP South Africa
- British American Tobacco SA
- Deloitte & Touche
- DHL Express
- Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
- Ernst & Young
- Norton Rose
- PriceWaterhouse Coopers
- Standard Bank
- Webber Wentzel
Corporate Members :
- Allan Gray
- Bowman Gilfillan
- Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
- Coronation Investments
- Damco Logistics
- Dimension Data
- Grinaker LTA
- Irvin and Johnson (I&J)
- ITEC Cape Town
- Johnson & Johnson
- JP Morgan
- M & C Saatchi Abel
- Media 24
- Odgers Berndtson
- Pam Golding Properties
- Philip Morris SA
- Radisson Blu
How does Accelerate Cape Town work?
Through our different projects we aim to:
- Accelerate economic growth in the city and region
- Promote the city and region as a prime locality for investment
- Effectively represent the views of big business
- Establish a vibrant network of leaders in business, government, education and other stakeholders
- Set up and maintain constructive partnerships.
What are membership benefits?
In a city that is notoriously badly networked, we offer our members the opportunity to meet their equivalents in other corporates, as well as government and other stakeholders.
We introduce our members to key stakeholders in the city and region to discuss issues related to the growth and development of the region.
A finger on the pulse of Cape business:
We share information and intelligent analysis with our members through our briefings, publications and events, which range from small dinners, breakfast briefings, and our e-newsletter.
Opportunities to sponsor key projects:
Through the projects we run, we offer our members the opportunity to get exposure while ensuring that concrete action takes place to drive the region towards the Southern Tiger that it has the potential to become.
Accelerate Cape Town’s events not only provide the opportunity to network and build business relationships but allow you to participate in contributing to accelerating growth and change in the Cape region. We host a wide range of networking/ issue driven events with speakers from government, business and community.
How do I become a member of Accelerate Cape Town?
If you would like details on how to become a member, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss our membership options with you.
What is Connect’d Cape Town, and how is it related to Accelerate Cape Town?
Connect’d Cape Town is an initiative that aims to showcase local skills and expertise, and to attract and facilitate significant investment and business opportunities for the Cape Town region. It includes a website (www.connectdcapetown.com) as well as an office at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
It was initiated by, and is managed by, Accelerate Cape Town.
What is Vision 2030?
Vision 2030 is business’s contribution to the thinking on how to create sustainable growth and prosperity for all in the Cape Town city region, developing a more equal and just society in environmentally sensitive ways.
Our vision is to transform the Cape Town City Region into Africa’s Global City, a city of inspiration and innovation.
More information is available on the Vision 2030 website, at www.vision2030.co.za.