Centre of Attraction
Do you feel the magnetic pull of our Centre of Attraction?
As irresistible as the force of gravity, travellers are drawn from around the world to the magical destination of Cape Town. And at its heart is Century City Conference Centre, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City: the Centre of Attraction!
Because of its convenient position as the ‘Centre of Attraction’ in this vibrant part of Cape Town, Century City Conference Centre sets a new standard in the conferencing, events and hospitality sphere.
As an industry-leading venue, we offer you:
- Unmatchable award-winning features
- Top-rated sustainable design
- Cutting edge technological facilities, and
- A best-in-class brand- and service-oriented experience
Whether you are an event planner or organiser, or attending a function with us, let us tell you more about why Century City Conference Centre is one of the best conference centre options in Cape Town to tick all your eventing needs boxes.
If you are one of those lucky ones being pulled in our direction, welcome! We’re pretty sure that once you’ve done business with us for the first time, you’ll be unable to resist returning to us in future, like many other delighted clients before you!
As Cape Town attractions go, we’re pretty well positioned
Century City Conference Centre is conveniently situated within the centre of the rapidly expanding, custom-designed safe and eco-friendly mixed-use commercial, retail, entertainment and residential node of Century City Bridgeways business district, right in the middle of the greater Cape Town metropolitan area.
Century City district is strategically located on the N1 highway, just a few minutes from Cape Town’s CBD and the Cape Town International Airport. A secure, privately managed, 250-hectare mixed-use precinct, for which development has exceeded R17 billion to date.
This world-class model of new urban planning and implementation successfully combines residential, commercial and leisure components on the banks of eight kilometres of picturesque waterways and canals.
The development is home to over 500 companies. This includes national and regional head offices of some of South Africa’s blue-chip corporates, and more than 3,500 apartments, houses, and penthouses.
Century City is centrally located in relation to the greater Cape Town metropole, with easy access from the city; the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront; the Southern, Northern and West Coast suburbs; and of course, the Cape Winelands.
Century City has also recently been named a Smart City and has identified the below 5 key Smart City segments which are the foundation of the Smart City philosophy:
- Smart Urban Precinct Management
- Smart Environmental Sustainability
- Smart Community
- Smart Connectivity and Communication
- Smart Safety and Security
A huge selection of convenient, enjoyable and safe services, activities and experiences
For your convenience, the area also boasts a wide variety of shopping and entertainment opportunities; service providers such as doctors, dentists, banks and money exchanges; gyms and spas; restaurants and leisure facilities,
Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, Canal Walk, is within easy walking distance. Canal Walk has more than 400 shops and restaurants, attracting over 23 million shoppers every year. If it’s health and wellbeing that you need, there are a number of spas to choose from, a flagship Virgin Active Health Club, and a five-kilometre running and walking track.
Facilities within a safe 500-metre walk of Century City Conference Centre include:
A flagship Virgin Active Health Club
Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Woolworths Food store and specialist retail outlets
Restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the nearby Colosseum building
Century City Square with restaurants and coffee shops
How may we be of service to you?
When it comes to our exceptional service-orientation, Century City Conference Centre stands out from the crowd.
As the winner of the South African Association for The Conference Industry (SAACI) Awards for choice venue, two years in a row (2018 and 2019), we are proud of our reputation for excellence and going above and beyond for our clients. At every level, our attention to detail and commitment to delivering you a delightful experience shows.
Our team becomes an extension of your team.
We hire all our staff from a hospitality background, which means that they are always in tune with our clients; ready and willing to provide a warm, personal touch; predict and anticipate your needs; and be agile and adaptable under pressure: always with smiles on their faces!
We put ourselves in your shoes so you can you achieve your event goals
As meetings and events industry specialists we make it our mission to understand each of our clients’ unique needs and objectives. To ensure our objectives are aligned with yours, we work together making every single event tailored to your specific needs and return on conference spend (ROCS) objectives.
In a nutshell: we tune in to you and your needs, and adapt ourselves and our services to accommodate each aspect of your event planning journey.
Our people at Century City Conference Centre are our most important asset. To us, relationships are key: between our staff and our clients, and also between our staff members.
Our highly talented, vastly experienced, intensely dedicated and creatively flexible team members are the heart and soul of our world-class, award-winning conference centre. They each work tirelessly and passionately – in their individual roles, and as incredibly efficient team players – to deliver tailored, outstanding service to our clients, every time.
Exceptional service in the conference and events world is rare, and the people who deliver it to the highest possible standards are scarce. We are massively proud to have a team made up entirely of these human unicorns! It’s not surprising then, why Century City Conference Centre is the best venue in its class in South Africa.
Putting the planet at the centre of our design and operations
Cape Town remains one of the top destinations for business and recreational tourism in the world, with tourism having an ongoing positive economic impact on the hospitality industry in the Western Cape. Our industry proudly contributes to upholding Cape Town’s reputation as a global leader in responsible tourism.
Century City Square, the all-green commercial and hospitality hub of Century City – including Century City Conference Centre & Hotel – has received a 4-Star Green Star (Custom Mixed-Use Design) rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for ensuring that sustainable green design principles are implemented wherever possible. The Square is the first in the Western Cape, and the second in South Africa, to be awarded this top rating.
We were also voted as the proud winners of the Sustainable Venue of the Year (Africa) Award during Global MICE Awards in September 2019.
These honours are testimony to Century City Conference Centre & Hotel’s commitment to conducting business in a way that protects the environment. We strive to minimise the impact of our operations on the planet, and have implemented a number of policies and procedures to this end.
A full spectrum of eco-friendly solutions
We are not just people-centred and friendly, but also planet-centred and friendly too!
Our sustainable practices include water management, recycling and waste management, and various energy saving initiatives. Examples include the use of non-potable water in all our ablution facilities, and the fact that our still and sparkling water is filtered, carbonated and bottled on site, to minimise packaging and wastage.
We have installed a solar energy system on the centre’s rooftop. The complete solar PV system at Century City Conference Centre consists of over 800 photovoltaic modules split over two roofs, totalling 260 kWp in size. The system is expected to generate enough clean electricity annually to reduce carbon emissions of the centre by 17 %. Since it’s commissioning in July 2017, the solar PV system has produced over 800 000 kWh of clean electricity, saving over 700 tons of Carbon Emissions. This system further exemplifies our commitment to providing a sustainable conference venue.
We have made a conscious decision to systematically incorporate, where possible, the 17 SDGs (sustainable development goals) set by the UN. This approach incorporates aspects that include procuring sustainably sourced food, serving vegan and vegetarian food options daily, and adopting a responsible waste management process.
As members of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), we have access to the ‘Too Good to Waste’ initiative, which offers brilliant guidelines for how we to change our food and beverage offerings and subsequent wastage.
- Water saving measures are in place as detailed.
- Energy saving measures are in place as detailed.
- Food procurement and menu preparation are done in a responsible manner, adhering to sustainable practices and initiatives.
- Recycling Waste Storage – storage space that facilitates the recycling of waste generated with the building, is on site, to reduce waste going to landfill. Waste is separated in our kitchen and removed by WastePlan.
- Our air conditioning system in the halls and public areas can be controlled from the cell phones of the managers on the floor. The units are smart units, and will thus maintain temperatures whether the room is fully occupied or empty. Along with this, the aircons register the CO2 levels in the venue, and regulate the fresh air intake to maintain optimum CO2 levels.
- We do not use coffee capsules, and our takeaway coffee and water cups are biodegradable and compostable.
- Our conference stationery can be reused, and pencils are issued instead of pens.
- Only biodegradable straws are used.
- Fuel efficient transport (e.g. MyCiti Bus service) is available in close proximity to the Centre.
The greater Century City precinct
Century City Conference Centre, Century City Hotel, the Apex, and the neighbouring mixed-use building have been designed to provide a comfortable and productive working environment for their occupants. They also share an over-arching environmental strategy that encompasses transport, health, energy, water, and waste.
‘Future-proofing’ of each of these structures is ensured through efficient building systems that actively respond to the climate, envelope and occupancy that vary daily and seasonally.
Air quality and indoor pollutants, thermal comfort, adequate lighting and glare control, access to daylight and views, and the sound levels have been analysed. While it is energy-efficient, the design manages to prioritise the comfort, productivity and wellbeing of occupants and guests.
Car emissions are one of the biggest contributors to global warming. Close proximity to the My CiTi rapid transit bus service, and contracted taxi and bus services all assist in reducing car travel. Designated fuel-efficient bays are also provided in selected locations.
The supply of treated effluent from the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works is available to the project, and assists in reducing the consumption of potable water by the buildings’ occupants. Water metering is included in the energy monitoring system.
The site was previously built on and within the urban edge, and therefore assists in reducing urban sprawl.
The environmental impact of the construction materials has been carefully considered, and adequate space for on-site recycling of office by-products has been allowed for. Contractors have been encouraged to make use of locally-sourced materials to ensure maximum local economic benefit, as well as reducing environmental impact.
Greenhouse gas emissions are a consideration in the design of the entire project. Watercourse pollution recognises the quality and quantity of the stormwater run-off into the greater canal system at Century City. This helps replenish the local water table, and because of additional bio filters have been added to the canal to maintain water quality, it also improves biodiversity.
We’ll help you take over our world!
One of our strongest and most unique offerings to our clients is that we offer a huge range of branding opportunities: we strive to understand your brand inside-out, and because your brand lives with us, we become an extension of both your brand and your own events team.
As our client you have full scope to take over all our venues and spaces for your event – from the flagpoles running the length of Energy Lane to the Century City Hotel.
We are able to facilitate with not only the branding in our Centre but also the surrounding areas.
A full Branding Guide is available that showcases our full range of branding opportunities.
Find out how we are going beyond.
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