Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first international convention centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to our shores since its inception. This world-class facility, renowned for its high standards of service excellence, has successfully staged some the world’s most prestigious and complex events. Our multi-award winning centre has been voted “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” by the World Travel Awards no fewer than 15 times in 16 years and has been rated amongst the World’s Top 15 convention centres by AIPC.
We offer you the largest flat floor, column-free multi-purpose event space in Africa. Incorporating the ICC Arena and Durban Exhibition Centre, the complex offers you 112,000m² of flexible exhibition and meeting space. Service excellence is the heart-beat of our team and this commitment to quality is expressed through our five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa along with several international ISO Certifications.
The centre maintains its ISO9001 certification for quality management in our operational systems, ISO14001 for our environmental responsibility, OHSAS18001 for health and safety and our ISO22000 certification ensures the highest standards of food safety. We offer you first-world convenience and a proudly African meetings experience. The centre is fully Wi-Fi enabled and connectivity is complimentary to delegates and guests. We're located 30-minutes from the King Shaka International Airport and over 3,600 hotel rooms are within a 10-minute walk of the centre.
The ICC Arena offers full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. The building houses four on-site generators which can fully power the centre in the event of power disruptions. The on-site business centre offers an internet café, as well as printing services for banners and marketing collateral. ThecCentre also includes an on-site travel agency and travel doctor.
We're fully wheel-chair friendly and provide other facilities for the physically challenged, including the Braille Trail which provides directions for the sight impaired and blue strobe lights which are activated during emergency evacuations for persons with impaired hearing. We deliver a 5-star event experience, geared to exceeding our client’s expectations in an innovative, sustainable and proudly African way.