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Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

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Convention Meeting Halls

The Durban Exhibition Centre offers five convention halls of various sizes and capacities which can be used for all manner of event types ranging from exhibitions and conferences to weddings and banquets.

The largest venue, Hall 1, offers an area of 6,000m² of flexible event space, and when combined with the adjacent Hall 2 by means of operable walls, our clients can enjoy over 9,200m² of flexible event space. The combined venue is large enough to accommodate a plenary audience of over 8,000 delegates or a banquet for over 4,000 guests.

Hall 2 itself offers over 3,000m² of column-free exhibition space and may be utilised as a single venue or divided into three separate areas. In addition to an organiser’s office and a VIP suite, the venue provides a gallery comprising four booths for media or private use.

The DEC also offers smaller multi-purpose venues alongside the main convention halls, consisting of Coast of Dreams, Mystrals and Hall 6, which are perfect for meetings and break-away sessions as well as cocktail functions and banquets.

The DEC also provides open plazas on either side of the main halls which serve as loading docks on the same level as the convention halls, making it a breeze for build-up and break-down of exhibition stands.

Room Sizes and Capacities

Floor Plan Example: Halls 1-2 Mixed Usage

Description Usable Area (m²) Banquet (Plated) Banquet (Buffet) Cocktail School Room Theatre
DEC Hall 1 6000 3390 2590 4500 3430 5500
DEC Hall 2 3270 1390 1080 2800 2050 2950
DEC Hall 2 East 920 400 300 800 500 750
DEC Hall 2 Central 1050 450 360 900 750 1000
DEC Hall 2 West 1300 540 420 1100 800 1200
DEC Hall 2 East & Central 1970 850 660 1700 1250 1750
DEC Hall 2 West & Central 2350 990 780 2000 1550 2200
DEC Hall 1 & 2 9270 4780 3670 7300 5480 8450
DEC Hall 6 370 180 130 300 200 280
DEC Coast of Dreams 440 270 200 300 225 320
DEC Mystrals 140 60 40 130 78 110
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