CSIR ICC – Where smart minds meet | The Planner

The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) is perfectly positioned to host knowledge-based business events given its location in South Africa’s knowledge hub, the city of Tshwane, with its high concentration of research and academic institutions.

“The City of Tshwane is one of the biggest diplomatic capitals of the world, with a whole range of countries and international organisations represented here, but crucially the City of Tshwane is also the science capital of South Africa,” says Daan Du Toit, the deputy director general of the Department of Science and Innovation.

He adds, “The research and innovation produced here in the City of Tshwane, whether in our universities, in our public-funded organisations, or the private sector, responds to the key societal challenges we as a globe face, the type of challenges where we all need to work together. So, what we have in the City of Tshwane is the science, which is not only relevant for society and the needs of society, but also science which is recognised across the world for its excellence, and which is open for global partnership.

“We also have the important infrastructure to support such a collaborative effort, as well as vast experience, so the knowledge community in Tshwane in my view deserves its reputation as a trusted global partner.”

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