Durban, South Africa – The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) has won the prestigious bid to host the highly anticipated World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF 2023). The forum, a globally recognized event in the investment community, will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of November 2023, bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers from around the world.

The decision to select the Durban ICC as the venue for WBAF 2023 reflects the Centre’s reputation for service excellence and its ability to successfully host world-class events. The forum is expected to attract a diverse range of participants, including angel investors, venture capitalists, government ministers, and high-growth companies, who will converge in Durban to explore investment opportunities, exchange knowledge, and foster global partnerships.

“We are delighted to have been chosen as the host for the World Business Angels Investment Forum in 2023,” said John Aritho, the Chief Operations Officer” of Durban ICC. “This event presents a unique opportunity for Durban to showcase its potential as an investment destination and to facilitate connections between local and international investors. We are committed to delivering a seamless and impactful event that will further stimulate economic growth and innovation.”

The World Business Angels Investment Forum serves as a platform for investors to discover promising ventures, engage in meaningful discussions, and share insights on the latest strategies to ease access to finance for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. As an emerging economic hub in Africa, Durban offers a vibrant ecosystem for investment, characterised by its diverse industries, supportive business environment, and a growing entrepreneurial spirit.

Hosting WBAF 2023 reaffirms Durban’s position as a global business and investment destination and provides an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas and attract potential investors. The forum will feature a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking sessions, providing a conducive environment for participants to forge valuable connections and explore collaboration opportunities.

The Durban ICC is dedicated to ensuring the success of WBAF 2023 by providing state-of-the-art facilities, professional services, and a warm South African hospitality. The Centre’s flexible event spaces and world-class amenities make it an ideal venue for hosting international conferences of this magnitude.

As preparations for WBAF 2023 are underway, the Durban ICC looks forward to welcoming delegates from across the globe and creating a memorable and impactful forum that will contribute to global economic growth and foster investment opportunities.

For more information about WBAF 2023 and the Durban International Convention Centre, please visit https://www.wbaforum.org/ and www.icc.co.za.

By securing the bid to host the World Business Angels Investment Forum, the Durban ICC affirms its position as the leading venue for global events in South Africa and demonstrates its commitment to driving economic growth and investment opportunities in Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal province.


Issued by: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

For more information contact: Durban ICC Acting Marketing & Communications Executive – Sandile Makhanya, 031 360 1192 or sandilema@icc.co.za