Awards & Accolades

The Durban International Convention Centre is a multi award-winning venue, offering world-class facilities and services to all our clients and visitors.

Below is a list of some of the awards we have been honoured with.

Award Award Association Years Awarded
Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre
World Travel Awards 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Top 100 Empowered Company in SA
Impumelelo Top Empowered Companies 2019
Top 17 Client-rated Convention Centres in the World
AIPC Apex Awards 2018
Premier's Service Excellence Awards
KZN Provincial Government 2018
Finalist - Top Performing Public Service Award
National Business Awards 2018
Finalist - Driver for Change Award: Lindiwe Rakharebe
Vision 2030 Awards 2018
Finalist - Tourism Category
KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards 2018
Excellence in Municipal Finance Management - 3 Consecutive Clean Audits
SAICA 2017
Finalist - Exhibition and Conference Sector
SA's Top 500 Companies 2017
Winner - Industrial Policy Action Plan Award
Vision 2030 Awards 2017
Best for High Profile Events & Conferences
AI Global Excellence Awards 2017
Best High Profile Events & Conferences Centre - South Africa
Large Business Awards - Corporate Vision Magazine 2017
Africa's Best Brand
World Brand Congress 2016
Finalist - Top Performing Public Service Award
National Business Awards 2015
Top Business in the Tourism Sector
KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards 2015
Winner - Exhibition and Conference Sector
SA's Top 500 Companies 2015
The Bizz - Business Excellence Award
World Confederation of Businesses 2014, 2015, 2018
Gold Status - International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC)
AIPC Quality Standards 2014, 2015
Placed in the Top 15 Congress Centres in the World
AIPC Apex Awards 2014, 2016
Best Website - Bronze Award
MIMA (Meetings Industry Marketing Awards) 2014
Blazon awarded to Executive Chef John Moatshe for outstanding culinary achievements
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2013
Best Exhibition and Conference Facility in South Africa
SA's Top 500 Companies 2013
International Star for Leadership in Quality Award
Business Initiative Directions 2013
Gold Arrow Award – South Africa’s Best Congress / Conference Centre
PMR.Africa 2013, 2014
Best Meetings and Conference Centre - Africa
Business Destinations Travel Awards 2013
Contribution to Tourism Award
FEDHASA / Durban Chamber of Commerce 2010
Top Business Portfolio Award: Financial and Business Services
FNB KZN Top Business Awards 2009
World Quality Commitment Award
Business Initiative Directions 2007
Placed in the Top 20 Congress Centres in the World
AIPC 2004, 2005, 2006
Leading Venue in the 'Conference Venue Without Accommodation' Category
SA Leading Venues 2000, 2001
Excellence Award
The SA Institute of Architects 2000
Best Marketing Award
International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) 1998
Most Environmentally Conscious Congress Centre
European Incentive & Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (EIB TM) 1998
Excellence Award
Caterers' Guild of SA 1998
Energy Efficiency Award
Eskom 1998
Property Development Award of Excellence: Specialised Development Category
SA Property Owners Association 1998
Branch Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering
SA Institution of Civil Engineering 1998