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Durban ICC launches 21st anniversary campaign

There will be a series of nationwide events leading up to an exclusive gala dinner on 27 October 2018.
03/04/2018

Pictured: Durban from above

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), the first South African city to establish an international convention centre has launched its 21st anniversary celebration campaign through a series of nationwide events leading up to an exclusive gala dinner on 27 October 2018.

Lindiwe Rakharebe, Durban ICC’s CEO said: "As we evolve as a thought leader in the international events space, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering an unforgettable event experience for all our guests.

"The stakeholders who have travelled this journey with us must be celebrated also as they have been instrumental in helping to drive positive change in society and empowering ordinary South Africans,”

Rakharebe added that 2018 marked 100 years since the birth of anti-apartheid stalwart, Nelson Mandela, who officially opened the Durban ICC in 1997.

The socio-economic impact created by the existence of the ICC with support from various stakeholder groups resonates with the theme “21 Years of Changing Lives”.

The Durban ICC makes a significant contribution to the tourism industry by attracting international delegates to South Africa. Over the years, the Centre’s local, provincial and national contribution to the economy has been significant with over £1.96 billion being generated towards South Africa’s GDP.

The majority of this contribution directly benefited the KwaZulu-Natal Gross Geographic Product over the same period to the tune of  £32.6 billion.


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