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City welcomes Decorex Cape Town<p>​</p><span><p>​​​​​​</p><div>The show is taking place from 22 - 25 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).</div><div><br></div><div>Hosted and sponsored by the City, this year’s event turns the spotlight on over 200 brands, including artists, architects, property developers, and experts specialising in various fields of design. There will also be two state-of-the-art theatres highlighting sustainable and experiential technology, and a bespoke kitchen where local chefs will showcase their favourite dishes during live demonstrations.<br></div> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:909px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><div>One of the stands will be from the South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) and will feature several Cape Town small businesses that participated in the Furniture Light Manufacturing Support Programme which was funded by the City. </div><div><br></div><div>‘Micro-enterprises from areas such as Delft and Belhar received technical and business development training that helped to prepare them for showing at an event as massive as Decorex, which last year welcomed almost 22 000 visitors and is expected to be even bigger this year,’ said Alderman Vos. </div><div><br><br></div> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​‘Decorex is a major expo that brings attention to local creators and provides them with a platform to connect with major clients from all across the world. At last year’s show, one of the entrepreneurs who exhibited at the SAFI stand went on to score a contract with one of Cape Town’s biggest furniture brands while another was approached by a tertiary institution to become a technical trainer. This is why the City supports events such as Decorex alongside programmes that upskill our entrepreneurs,’ said Alderman Vos.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><div>As a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) City of design, Cape Town has a growing reputation for strengthening the local and international design ecosystem. This also forms part of the City’s broader strategy to use events such as Decorex that serve as a key platform for creators to showcase their design skills, share experiences, knowledge and best practices within the creative industry. We have been supporting Decorex Cape Town for several years now and we look forward to continuing efforts to ensure the design community attracts investment that generates economic growth and job creation,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Caption 1:</strong>  Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth and RX Africa Managing Director, Carol Weaving cut the ribbon to officially open Decorex Cape Town 2023.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Caption 2:</strong> Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth with the team at the SA Furniture Initiative stand.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Caption 3:</strong> Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth with designers Lainos Tachi (left) and Delona Knot (right).</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2023-06-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ea029b7c-57da-4473-89b9-06ecd3b49623;L0|#0ea029b7c-57da-4473-89b9-06ecd3b49623|business and trade;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ae1fa221-de0c-4c5c-936d-f115ea4f2760;L0|#0ae1fa221-de0c-4c5c-936d-f115ea4f2760|exhibitions;GP0|#36a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b;L0|#036a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b|Community and Society10

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