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Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

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Convention Meeting Halls

The Durban ICC is one of the most flexible and versatile venues in the world. Thanks to the Centre’s intelligent design and operable walls, it offers an almost unlimited number of venue configurations available to our clients.

Its main convention area of 11,600m² can be opened up to form one enormous venue or subdivided using operable walls into 22 separate convention halls of various sizes.

Hall 1, or affectionately known as the Hall of Stars, because of its intelligent lighting system, offers event organisers the choice of either a magnificent auditorium seating 1,680 delegates or, with the raked tribune seating raised into the ceiling, a traditional flat-floor convention hall of 1,448m². This hall can also be divided down the middle in either flat-floor or raked auditorium seating styles.

All the convention halls are multi-purpose venues, equally suitable for conferences and meetings as they are for exhibitions and banquets. The halls are air-conditioned, carpeted and offer complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity. The full venue can accommodate 12,000 delegates for a plenary session or a banquet of up to 5,000 guests. The centre provides a spacious concourse running the entire length of the building, flanked by a glass facade which floods the building with natural light. The concourse can also open up onto three courtyard areas ideal for outside catering or just enjoying the wonderful sunny Durban weather.

The Centre provides loading docks on the same level as the convention halls, making it a breeze for build-up and break-down of exhibition stands. The loading dock doors are over six-metres in height, allowing for large-scale stages and rigging to be brought in. Halls 1 – 3 also offer a ceiling height of 10-metres and a height of 12-metres in Halls 4 – 6.

The Durban ICC Arena, comprised of Halls 4 – 6, offers the versatility of being booked as either a conventional meeting hall or as an indoor entertainment and sporting arena. The Durban ICC Arena can accommodate concerts of between 3,000 and 10,000 fans and has full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. There are four on-site generators which can fully power the Centre in the event of power disruptions.

All the convention halls are also equipped with service panels every six metres, providing easy access to electricity supply points avoiding the need to run cables across the venue floor. Three Executive Conference Suites overlook the convention halls via glass partitions and are available as organisers’ offices, VIP holding rooms or media offices.

Room Sizes and Capacities

Seating Plan Example: Halls 1-6 – Open Floor

Description Usable Area (m²) Banquet (Plated) Banquet (Buffet) Cocktail School Room Theatre
Hall 1 1448 500 440 1000 750 1000
Hall 1A / 1B 724 250 200 550 300 500
Hall 2 2760 1120 960 2200 1350 2500
Hall 2A / 2B / 2D 414 160 120 350 200 300
Hall 2C 690 220 200 530 330 500
Hall 2AB / 2FH 828 320 280 700 430 580
Hall 2AF / 2BH / 2DE 690 220 200 530 330 500
Hall 2CH / 2DEF 966 250 220 700 400 800
Hall 2EF 552 200 140 400 280 400
Hall 2ABFH / 2CDE 1380 540 450 1200 720 1050
Hall 2CDEFH 1932 720 610 1500 1000 1500
Hall 3 2346 1000 860 2000 1320 1800
Hall 3A 1472 630 510 1200 820 1250
Hall 3B / 3C 437 200 1500 400 250 390
Hall 3BC 874 360 300 800 450 680
Hall 4 1628 640 560 1500 960 1400
Hall 4A / 4B 484 200 160 400 260 360
Hall 4C / 4D 330 120 100 300 160 300
Hall 4AB 968 400 320 800 550 750
Hall 4CD 660 270 210 600 370 500
Hall 5 1656 600 480 1500 950 1400
Hall 5A / 5B / 5C / 5D 414 150 120 400 240 320
Hall 5AB / 5CD 828 350 280 700 450 700
Hall 6 612 160 120 400 230 300
Hall 6A / 6B 306 80 60 120 120 180

Popular Convention Hall Combinations

Seating Plan Example: Halls 1-6 – Mixed Usage

Description Usable Area (m²) Banquet (Plated) Banquet (Buffet) Cocktail School Room Theatre
Hall 1 & 2 4208 1840 1440 3400 2400 3300
Hall 1, 2 & 3 6554 2800 2200 5500 4000 5800
Hall 1AB, 2ABFH 2828 1160 980 2400 1600 2400
Hall 1AB, 2AB 2276 800 700 1800 1100 1700
Hall 2CDEFH & 3 4728 1750 1500 3100 2500 3500
Hall 2 & 3 5106 2100 1700 4000 3000 4000
Hall 3 & 4 3974 1600 1360 3000 2500 3700
Hall 3 & 4AB 3314 1360 1100 3000 1900 3000
Hall 3BC, 4, 5 4158 1600 1200 2600 3200 4500
Hall 4 & 5 3284 1200 800 2400 2700 3200
Hall 4, 5 & 6 3896 1500 1300 3600 2400 3800
Hall 4CD, 5 & 6 2928 1100 1000 2700 1850 3000
Hall 5 & 6 2268 960 720 2100 1450 2400
Hall 5CD & 6 1440 550 420 1200 700 1100
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