CECO has developed a comprehensive and professional bespoke offering and becomes your one-stop-shop for all meeting, event and conference needs whether you are Stellenbosch University staff, student, alumnus or from outside the University.

We can facilitate venue bookings for a meeting; seminar or workshop; small- or large-scale sporting events, conferences, or a film shoot. We have dedicated knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect fit.   Our team is driven and passionate about guiding you through the steps to help make your event a success with us.

Film and Still Shoots

We can accommodate large scale complex film shoots to intimate still shoots in any corner of our campuses. Stellenbosch University has the right space for your next shoot.

We boast 5 campuses with varying terrain and backdrops in the Western Cape. We have a diverse range of indoor and outdoor locations, historic and modern and some one-of-a-kind landmarks.

Conferences and Business Events

Our office has a dedicated Conference Liaison who builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships, facilitates communication and coordinates activities amongst all stakeholders along the conference and business event journey. We are conference specialists that understand the complexities involved in hosting a modern conference. You are encouraged to focus on your area of academic expertise while we take care of the rest in partnership with a Professional Conference Organiser.

Elegance in Every Corner.

The conference journey from inception to conclusion 

Additional services

We have a wide network of trusted suppliers that we have built long term relationships with. We want you to get the best of what they can offer. Some venues include services such as catering, security and medics. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding 3rd party suppliers at any of our venues.

Our Team

Our team is driven and passionate about guiding you through the steps to help make your event a success with us.
We look forward to working with you to co-create excellence.

Catherine Channing

Catherine comes from a diverse background of commercial wine trade and performing arts. These two worlds have collided to produce some unique skills perfect to manage the CECO team.

Ulrike Vorndran

Ulrike has a flair for the arts and will assist in bringing your dream to reality in one of our theatres, concert halls or cinemas. She has a natural instinct to anticipate everything that could happen at an event and enjoys guiding clients to ensure that all steps of the event planning process is done comprehensively. With multiple years of event management experience, Ulrike will help you conceptualise, design and coordinate your event and is second to none when working with our clients for their awards ceremony, art exhibition or classical music concert.

Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine is a consummate professional with a wide network within the MICE sector. She has hosted several successful business events in partnership with Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau as well as national, provincial and local government units. Staying well informed and meticulous attention to detail is her key to successful and productive business events. Madeleine will guide you through the complex landscape of modern conferencing and virtual events.

Nicky Adams

Nicky manages all activations, film and still shoots on the Stellenbosch University campuses. Nicky excels at working with people and making sure that our customers have the best possible experience on our campuses whatever the event, big or small shoot.

Jean du Toit

Jean is the financial manager of CECO. He is also an entrepreneur with a background in finance and experience in multiple business ventures.  

Beth Petit

Beth is part of the finance team as the finance and administrative officer. She has a background in audit and a bachelor of accounting from Stellenbosch University.

Find Us

CECO is located in the heart of Stellenbosch University Central Campus. For appointments or site visits please contact events@sun.ac.za. No walk-ins permitted at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distance to us
Durbanville, Cape Town: 30 min (33.0 km)
Cape Town City Centre: 47 min (54 km)
Cape Town International Airport: 33 min (30 km)
Protea Hotel Technopark: 12 min (6km)