UCT Conference Management Centre

About Us

The CMC is a professional conference organiser (PCO) specialising in association management and conference management. The CMC is part of the Commercial Development Unit which falls under UCT Finance.  CMC holds unique knowledge of the university processes, venues, protocol and contacts, and academic processes in general.

As an experienced PCO with a dedicated team of coordinators, we understand that each conference (and its organising committee) has unique requirements. This is why we make it a priority to assist and guide the committee to ensure every event is a success. We’ve been organising and planning for more than 30 years and continue to deliver successful events for satisfied returning clients. We have experience in international bid submissions and work in collaboration with the Cape Town Convention Bureau.

Our offices are located in Brickfield Road in Woodstock, Cape Town, meaning we are just a short drive away from all the city centre conference venues and hotels that the beautiful Mother City has to offer. We have long-standing relationships with all the major hotel groups as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town Tourism and the Cape Town Convention Bureau ensuring we get the best possible service and deals for your conference.

Our preferred suppliers are experienced and professional, meeting our exacting standards to offer you the best possible product or service.

The CMC is SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry)-accredited and a member of the Event Greening Forum and Cape Town Tourism.

Meet the CMC dream Team

Deidre Raubenheimer

Conference Centre Manager

Janet Sirmongpong

Registrations Co-ordinator

Belinda Chapman

Senior Conference Co-ordinator

Herschel Williams


Faeeda Kafaar

Finance Officer

Fatima Saban

Senior Conference Co-ordinator

Meagan Whyte

Registrations Co-ordinator

Yvonne Brown

Sales Co-ordinator

Roxanne van Wyk

Conference Co-ordinator

Cindy Maree

Short Course Co-ordinator

Gwenda Thomas, Executive Director: University Libraries and Programme Co-ordinator, UCT

The CMC service is highly professional, friendly and super-efficient. It makes the presentation of a conference a quality experience.