The Mother City was followed in the rankings by Johannesburg with 23 meetings and Kigali with 21 meetings.
These conferences add a significant boost to the economy of the city and province.
From the 54 meetings held in Cape Town, 13 meetings had a delegate attendance of 1,000 attendees or more, with 24 of the 54 meetings held in a conference/exhibition venue, and 16 within meeting facilities at hotels.
Subject matter of the meetings varied from medical sciences (13 meetings), sciences (nine meetings), technology (five meetings) and economics (four meetings).
“We are delighted that Cape Town has once again proved itself to be the best conference destination on the continent which helps to cement our brand as a premier business events destination,” outlined Alan Winde, minister, economic opportunities, Western Cape. “Over 34,000 international delegates got to experience Cape Town in 2017, helping to grow our economy and create jobs in the areas of conferencing, tourism and hospitality.”