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The CSIR ICC offers sound-proofed translation booths with state-of-the-art interpreting systems.
The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC), situated in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria (Tshwane), is the ideal venue to host conferences, meetings and events.
The combination of an idyllic setting that is easily accessible, world-class auditoriums and exhibition spaces equipped with the latest technology, and the incorporation of natural outdoor space, all contribute to making the CSIR ICC one of the most attractive venues in the country for the hosting of medium-sized conferences and exhibitions.
The CSIR International Convention Centre has 13 meeting venues, including the newly constructed outdoor wooden deck and a new exhibition hall.
In each facet of the upgrade project the flow of events, comfort of delegates and organiser convenience were taken into account. The result is an elegantly appointed convention centre, seamlessly incorporating all facilities and services required for any type of business event, from a week-long conference with exhibitions and parallel sessions, to a bespoke corporate function.
A host of value-added services and facilities are available such as a new wireless internet access system supported by the latest technology, storage space for exhibitors and event organisers, and self-contained secure access, exit and holding facilities to accommodate VIP guests.
The installation of new lifts to the auditoria stages also means that all areas of the CSIR ICC are now accessible to disabled guests and speakers.
Apart from the striking new façade, among the most important new features are the exhibition hall and outdoor deck.
The exhibition hall, a vast space that leads directly from the main foyer, provides exhibitors with maximum exposure throughout the conference day. The space can also be closed off with soundproof doors for more intimate functions.
The CSIR ICC has also partnered with a local provider of exhibition services to provide exhibition management services at no additional cost to the client, as well as exhibition infrastructure such as shell schemes well below the average market rate.
The outdoor wooden deck, set in lush indigenous bush, can comfortably accommodate 500 guests for banquets and conference lunches. The deck incorporates a fully equipped braai area enabling the CSIR ICC's chefs to provide international delegates with an authentic South African braai experience.