Shaped by a rich history of influences, its breath-taking beauty stretches over vast tracts of land. Gold, diamonds and the spirit of adventure drew explorers and pioneers from all over the globe. Over time, different peoples settled in this land and now it is home to many cultures. Yet despite their diversity, all have come to think of themselves as South Africans. United by their deep-rooted love for this country – a land so beautiful, it binds all in a shared vision of hope and prosperity. It’s here that you will find the world’s oldest rocks, the world’s oldest fossils, and the world’s newest democracy.

Everywhere you go in South Africa your senses will be awakened, whether it is on safari where you can witness a lion kill or hot-air ballooning across grasslands. Relaxing in the luxury of a 5-star hotel or breathing in the night air as you lie back with nothing between you and the wilderness but the canvas of your tent. Boredom is a word seldom used here.

Conventions coming to South Africa can expect to experience world-class facilities comprising Africa’s most sophisticated shopping and hotel districts, world-class restaurants, and internationally acclaimed vineyards and "once-in-a-lifetime" game viewing. You will also find the most rare and wonderful animals on earth – such as lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino roaming free, left untamed and protected in our 19 national parks – some as large as European countries.

South Africa is a country in which the high-powered world of business will find a warm welcome, with an environment conducive to productive work time and exciting opportunities to broaden the mind, experiencing sights and sounds that will inspire and refresh. As a location for conferences, it mixes efficiency, organisation and convenience with the exotic and raw mysteries of the African heart.

Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa and Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5 million, making the combined municipality the biggest city on the east coast of the African continent. The metropolitan land area of 2,292 square kilometres (885 sq mi) is comparatively larger than other South African cities, resulting in a somewhat lower population density of 1,513 /km2 (3,920 /sq mi).

A focal point of Durban's business district, the Durban International Convention Centre is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just half an hour from the airport, Durban ICC is minutes from hotels and beaches. Palm trees form a welcoming avenue while at the entrance to the centre three baobabs, Africa's tree giants, bid a regal greeting.

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art technology-driven centre.

Parking

Parking at the Durban International Convention Centre can be accessed at 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban.

The Durban ICC offers 1000 parking bays in the underground parking lot accessed from Bram Fischer Road and a further 570 parking bays at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

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

Parking vouchers will be distributed by the Conference Secretariat on each of the conference days.

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