CTICC Ambassador Programme

The CTICC Ambassador Programme is geared at raising the competitiveness of Cape Town as a sought after international association conference destination. Modelled on international standards of best practice, this initiative aims to tap into the resources of Cape Town's academic, medical and scientific fraternity in order to attract a greater share of the international association market. The programme involves recruiting recognised experts or key opinion leaders in their field, who can serve as ambassadors for Cape Town and help champion the destination abroad.


Meet the CTICC Ambassadors: 

Dr Ahmad Arifullah 

Paediatric Dentist, Claremont Dental


Dr Evan Blecher

Project Director, Economics of Tobacco Control Project, University of Cape Town


Hazel Bowen

National President, South African Association of Women Graduates


Dr Joel Dave



Professor Alan Davidson

University of Cape Town / Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital


Dr Peter de Jong

Netcare, Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital


Dr Catherine Draper

University of Cape Town / MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Sports Science Institute of South Africa


Dr Andy Effting

Dentist, Hout Bay Dental Studio 


Dr Christopher Hugo-Hamman

Netcare, Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital


Professor Raj S. Ramesar

University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences


Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana

Former CEO of the Cape Town Partnership


Professor Marc Mendelson

University of Cape Town, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine


Dr Llewellyn Padayachy

Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital


Mr Hein Stander

Senior Principal, AECOM


Dr Louwrens C. Swart

Mediclinic, Louis Leipoldt Medical Centre


Professor Jimmy Volmink

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Stellenbosch University


Ms Dee Waugh

Stomaltherapy, Wound Care, Fistula Management


Professor Patrick Alan Woudt

Head of Department: Astronomy, University of Cape Town

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