CTICC and Neotel taking conferencing to international standards

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in conjunction with Neotel have produced a modern innovative conferencing technology.

Also, this partnership has opened South Africa’s second public TelePresence room.

TelePresence is an immersive meeting experience that offers ultimate video and audio clarity.

The CTICC is also the first conference centre in South Africa to have a dedicated public TelePresence room.

Participants are life-size, and every sound, gesture, and facial expression supports natural communication.

Rashid Toefy, Chief Executive Officer said: “Joining multiple TelePresence calls creates a single, exclusive meeting space. This provides innovative and effective business collaboration and contributes towards faster decision making, thus increasing productivity.”

Crucially, the addition of the TelePresence room is a huge value-add to delegates and will enhance the meetings and events experience, when attending an event at the CTICC.

Toefy added: “As a leader in global best practice, especially in terms of the adoption of new technology, we aim to transform the meetings and events industry and we believe the new offering will raise the bar for all local players. Our business practices have always been underpinned by a spirit of innovation that extends to all areas of our operations, and we are excited to be the first convention centre in South Africa to introduce this service offering. By collaborating with the private sector through partnerships, such as this one with Neotel, we will enhance our positioning as a leading global meetings and events venue, and move one step closer to achieving our vision of being the best long-haul international convention centre by 2020.”

While Sunil Joshi, MD & CEO of Neotel said “The opening of Neotel’s second public TelePresence room in South Africa further emphasises our commitment to innovatively connect South Africa to the world. Video communication is increasingly playing a role in facilitating Intra-company as well as business to business collaboration.”

And now businesses in Cape Town and Johannesburg are now able to hold meetings without leaving their respective cities and are able connect to other offices where Tata Communications has a public or private Telepresence room. At present Neotel can connect to 43 Tata Communication public TelePresence rooms accessible across the globe.

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