Durban, South Africa

ITU Telecom World 2018 will take place in Durban, the third largest city in South Africa, a growing urban setting rich in diversity, cultural amenities, economic growth, history and natural beauty.


What to do and see in Durban

Durban is known for its beautiful coastline and subtropical climate on the Indian Ocean. The city is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa, and is a bustling commercial and manufacturing centre connected to the business capitals of the world.

Beyond its golden beaches and outdoor recreational opportunities, Durban is the centre of world-class sports, an entertainment and hospitality hub offering a wide range of accommodation from beachfront hotels to themed lodges and guesthouses, and a shopper’s paradise with malls, craft markets and street bazaars.

To the north lies the bustling coastal town of Umhlanga, packed with hotels, restaurants and beautiful beaches. To the south is the Sapphire Coast, an endless stretch of sub-tropical paradise dotted with holiday towns. To the west lies the verdant Valley of a Thousand Hills with its nature reserves and cultural villages. A little further afield, the Big Five game reserves are just a few hours’ drive away, while to the west is the mighty uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Durban ICC

The venue for ITU Telecom World 2018 is the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa, one of Africa’s leading exhibition and conference hubs. Durban ICC is located in the centre of Durban, just a thirty minute drive from the King Shaka International Airport and a short stroll away from the stunning beachfront, tourist attractions and top city hotels.

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first international convention centre, playing a pioneering role in attracting international events to the continent. A world-class facility renowned for its high standards of service excellence, it has successfully staged some of the world’s most prestigious and complex events.

The Durban ICC delivers a 5-star event experience, geared to exceeding your expectations in an innovative, sustainable and proudly African way.

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