Durban ICC

45 Bram Fischer Road
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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House & Garden Show

Until Sun, 7th Jul '19 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

"International Architectural & Designing Services Industry Exhibition."

House & Garden Show display products like Gardener magazines, Plants and flowers, Demo kitchen sets, Kitchen components and interiors, Laminates, Home appliances and gas stoves, Bedroom cupboard display products in the Architecture & Designing, Hand, Machine & Garden Tools industries. This conference brings together Top industry professionals and stakeholders contribute for the event to flourish and the industry to grow and expand.


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Experience The Durban ICC

Whatever your event, whatever the size, we can assist! Awesome in size and stature, the Durban ICC is one of the most advanced event facilites in the world.

Why Durban ICC?

Choose a destination that will excite your delegates and a venue that is committed to delivering a successful event!

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.

This 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.

The Durban ICC offers you the largest flat floor, column-free multi-purpose event space in Africa. Incorporating the Durban 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 the Durban ICC team and this commitment to quality is expressed through its five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and its several international ISO Certifications. The Centre maintains its ISO9001 certification for Quality Management in its operational systems, ISO14001 for its Environmental Responsibility, OHSAS18001 for Health & Safety and its ISO22000 certification ensures the highest standards of Food Safety.

The Durban ICC offers you first-world convenience and a proudly African meetings experience. The Centre is fully Wi-Fi enabled and connectivity is complimentary to its delegates and guests. The Centre is 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 Durban ICC Arena offers full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. The Durban ICC 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. The Centre also includes an on-site Travel Agency and Travel Doctor.

The Centre is fully wheel-chair friendly and provides 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.

The Durban ICC delivers a 5-star events experience, geared to exceeding our client’s expectations in an innovative, sustainable and proudly African way.

Little wonder, then, that the Durban ICC is recognised as Africa’s Leading Convention Centre.

Floorplans & Capacities

The Durban International Convention Centre is a versatile venue of multiple dimensions, flexible enough to meet any need, big or small, no matter how extraordinary. International conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts or special occasions – every requirement can be accommodated. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art, technology-driven centre and our team constantly strives for world-class service excellence.

Clients can choose from a number of standard floor plans showing various seating styles and maximum capacities in each venue or our team of graphic artists can also customise a floorplan specific to your unique event’s requirements.

Configuration Example

The Durban ICC is one of the most flexible and versatile venues in the world. Thanks to the Centre’s intelligent design and operable walls, it offers an almost unlimited number of venue configurations available to our clients.


Parking at the Durban International Convention Centre can be accessed at 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban. The Durban Exhibition Centre parking areas can be accessed via Walnut Road and Aliwal Street.

The Durban ICC offers 1000 parking bays in the underground parking lot accessed from Bram Fischer Road and a further 340 parking bays at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

The parking areas are managed by specialist car park operators, Katanga Parking Services.

The first half-hour of parking at the Durban ICC is free of charge, and payment for additional time can be made at the parking kiosks located in the parking area.

Parking rates (per bay, per entry)

  • 0 – 30 Minutes = FREE
  • 30 Minutes – 2 Hours = R 20
  • 2 – 4 Hours = R 30 4 – 6 Hours = R 40
  • 6 – 8 Hours = R 45
  • 8 – 10 Hours = R 50
  • 10+ Hours = R 65

Coach access is provided via the ramp at the main entrance to the Centre in Bram Fischer Road. Conference delegates can be transferred directly from their hotels right to the Durban ICC’s front door.


Convention Meeting Halls

The Durban ICC is one of the most flexible and versatile venues in the world. Thanks to the Centre’s intelligent design and operable walls, it offers an almost unlimited number of venue configurations available to our clients.

Its main convention area of 11,600m² can be opened up to form one enormous venue or subdivided using operable walls into 22 separate convention halls of various sizes.

Hall 1, or affectionately known as the Hall of Stars, because of its intelligent lighting system, offers event organisers the choice of either a magnificent auditorium seating 1,680 delegates or, with the raked tribune seating raised into the ceiling, a traditional flat-floor convention hall of 1,448m². This hall can also be divided down the middle in either flat-floor or raked auditorium seating styles.

All the convention halls are multi-purpose venues, equally suitable for conferences and meetings as they are for exhibitions and banquets. The halls are air-conditioned, carpeted and offer complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity. The full venue can accommodate 12,000 delegates for a plenary session or a banquet of up to 5,000 guests. The centre provides a spacious concourse running the entire length of the building, flanked by a glass facade which floods the building with natural light. The concourse can also open up onto three courtyard areas ideal for outside catering or just enjoying the wonderful sunny Durban weather.

The Centre provides loading docks on the same level as the convention halls, making it a breeze for build-up and break-down of exhibition stands. The loading dock doors are over six-metres in height, allowing for large-scale stages and rigging to be brought in. Halls 1 – 3 also offer a ceiling height of 10-metres and a height of 12-metres in Halls 4 – 6.

The Durban ICC Arena, comprised of Halls 4 – 6, offers the versatility of being booked as either a conventional meeting hall or as an indoor entertainment and sporting arena. The Durban ICC Arena can accommodate concerts of between 3,000 and 10,000 fans and has full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. There are four on-site generators which can fully power the Centre in the event of power disruptions.

All the convention halls are also equipped with service panels every six metres, providing easy access to electricity supply points avoiding the need to run cables across the venue floor. Three Executive Conference Suites overlook the convention halls via glass partitions and are available as organisers’ offices, VIP holding rooms or media offices.

Room Sizes and Capacities

Popular Convention Hall Combinations

Meeting Rooms

Ideal for smaller meetings or conferences, the Durban ICC offers four Meeting Rooms which can be booked individually or as breakaway rooms for larger events. The meeting rooms are also versatile in design and can be further sub-divided into smaller venues using the operable walls.

All the Meeting Rooms are equipped with automated presentation screens and top of the line drop-down data-projectors. The Meeting Rooms are air-conditioned and offer full, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity. They also equipped with service panels in the floor every three metres, providing easy access to electricity supply points avoiding the need to run cables across the venue floor.

Two Meeting Rooms are provided on the ground floor and are accessible from the main concourse. These rooms can be subdivided into five smaller rooms each or used in a number of other configurations, thanks to the operable walls in the venues. The venue sizes range from 65m² to 370m².

These rooms are also extremely popular as catering venues for larger events as they can open up onto the outdoor courtyard areas offering delegates an outdoor dining experience and a taste of the balmy Durban climate.

An additional two meeting rooms are available on the upper level and each can be partitioned into seven separate venues ranging in size from 45m² to 362m².

Room Sizes and Capacities

Executive Conference Suites

Accessible from the upper concourse, and overlooking the Convention Halls are three Executive Conference Suites. These suites are comprised of a main boardroom venue seating up to 14 delegates and an adjoining lounge section. These venues are ideal for private boardroom meetings and presentations or can also be booked as part of a larger event for organisers’ offices, media centres or VIP holding rooms.

Each of these suites is fully equipped with boardroom table and executive conference chairs, automated screens, ceiling-mounted data-projectors and excellent audio. These venues also offer air-conditioning, a tea/coffee and refreshment station and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

Room Sizes and Capacities

Outdoor Event Space

Why not take advantage of Durban’s warm, subtropical climate and enjoy your event outdoors? With an average of 320 glorious, sunny days a year, and 1,500m² of courtyard space, the Durban ICC is the ideal venue for an outdoor event.

The Fig Tree Courtyard is a beautiful paved courtyard with adjoining lawn area ideal for cocktail parties, banquets or small weddings. The Durban ICC also offers three additional courtyards, easily accessed from the main concourse, where delegates can enjoy the open air and dine al fresco.

Our culinary team offers full food and beverage catering service in the courtyards and nothing beats a traditional South African braai (barbecue) under the stars.


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Lindiwe Rakharebe
Mato Madlala
Themba Ngcobo
Board Member
Sifiso Msomi
Board Member
Ashok Sewnarain
Board Member
Mike Jackson
Board Member
Naledi Makelo
Board Member
Zwile Zulu
Board Member
Melanie Rambally
Finance & Commercial Director
Mduduzi Ngubane
Operations Director
John Moatshe
Executive Chef
Mamma Mokaba
Human Resources Director
Jerry Hurter
Facilities Services Director
Bigboy Ngcobo
Financial Manager
Johannes Basi
Operations Manager
Marlene Govender
Acting Director: Marketing, Sales & Events
Gwyn Heaton
Events Project Manager
Irene Vallihu
Sales Project Manager
Siphiwe W Khuzwayo
Facilities General Manager
Desmond Davies
Executive Sous Chef
Preshan Haripershadh
IT Manager
Percy Dlamini
Food & Beverage Manager
Scott Langley
Corporate Affairs & Marketing Manager
Fred Hattingh
Senior Human Resource Manager
Thenashree Naidoo
Supply Chain & Compliance Manager
Etienne Erlank
Risk Manager
Ntombifuthi Khowa
Cleaning Manager


Durban ICC Chefs invited to cook for Ambassador’s Freedom Day Celebrations
27 June 2017

Durban ICC Chefs invited to cook for Ambassador’s Freedom Day Celebrations

by Durban ICC
The Durban ICC was honoured as South Africa’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Ambassador Dayanand Naidoo, invited our Culinary team to be part of the Freedom Day celebrations in the capital city of Abidjan on the 27th of April.
Welcome message from Lindiwe Rakharebe, Durban ICC CEO
27 June 2017

Welcome message from Lindiwe Rakharebe, Durban ICC CEO

by Durban ICC
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