Why Bellville? GTP virtual conference 2021

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Sep 8, 2021


The GTP is hosting its annual investment conference on 14 October, to answer the question ‘Why Bellville?’. The one-day virtual conference programme will unpack the investment case for Bellville and broadcast more about the GTP’s achievements. Hosted in partnership with Real Estate Investor, the conference offers investors, developers and asset managers a chance to network and to connect with others who are finding commercial benefits of being in Bellville.

The event will be a digital conference and exhibition hosted in a custom-built 3D GTP space to enable more interaction with guests, speakers and exhibitors. Live-streamed and pre-recorded on-demand content will be available to all users. It is a pairing of real and virtual realities enabled via billions of connected devices and accessed through the interface of virtual and augmented reality.

The line between digital and physical worlds is fading fast. The GTP is going beyond standard Zoom technology which has become hackneyed and alienating to fatigued audiences. This new 3D virtual space promises a more dynamic, interactive and engaging setting for meaningful conversations to take place which mimics a real live event.

When? 14 October 2021, 10am-3pm

Where? GTP’s virtual conference space

Property- and investment-focused decision makers based locally, regionally and abroad
Sector-focused commercial property investors and developers
Business owners seeking to invest in or upgrade their properties
Senior corporate executives and representatives
Local business owners
Public sector officials


How much? It’s all free.


Space orientation and networking hour  
The virtual conference space is intuitive to use – once you know how. Join us for a pre-event networking session to familiarise yourself with the ground-breaking technology so that you can enter and enjoy the content seamlessly tomorrow.  
09:30 – 10:00 
Venue opens for guests to enter venue and orient themselves 
10:00 – 10:15    Space orientation   
10:25 – 10:4 Setting the context: Why Bellville?: Warren Hewitt, CEO, GTP
Keynote speaker
Geordin Hill-Lewis, DA Mayoral Candidate 
11:10 – 11:25   
Keynote speaker
David Downey, President and CEO, International Downtown Association
11:30 – 12:00   

Networking and interacting with exhibitors, speakers, content partners   

Please feel free to move around the space and connect with other delegates and exhibitors. Watch presentations on demand, download files, meet and greet in real time other decision makers who are taking advantage of the Bellville investment opportunity.

12.00 – 12:15   
Pre-recorded presentations  

Interactive panel discussion and questions: What does Bellville’s sustainable future look like?  

Moderator: Justin Coetzee, Chairman, GTP  
Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities, City of Cape Town  
Guy Briggs – DHK Architects
University of the Western Cape  
Devmark Property Group

Please feel free to ask questions and join the discussion with the panelists

12:45-14:45    Networking, content engagement and informal discussions between delegates  
14:45-15:00  Lucky draw, event summary, networking and close 

If you would like to use the GTP’s conference as a platform for your own messaging, connecting with an influential audience of decision-makers, get in touch. Contact Us to find out more about cost-effective sponsorship opportunities.