The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex is widely acknowledged as one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world, making it the perfect venue for any event. The Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex is the epitome of convenience, centrally positioned close to Durban’s central business district, adjacent beaches and city and beachfront hotels.

about-the-venue-3The facility boasts the largest area of column free, flat floor, multi-purpose space in Africa coupled with state of the art technology. As well as being named Africa’s Leading Convention Centre for the 10th year by the World Travel Awards, the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex has been voted amongst the top 20 convention centres in the world by the AIPC.

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex is disabled-friendly, with international-standard wheelchair access, designated drop-off points and parking bays, toilets for the physically disabled, and a Braille route through the centre and elevators. And as an environmentally-responsible business venue, the facility is now positioned as one of the industry’s environmentally-conscious front-runners, demonstrating its overriding commitment to reducing its effect on the environment.

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex is renowned for its high standards of service, cutting-edge technology and top-level catering. The architecturally–appealing centre offers supreme flexibility and versatility, ensuring its ability to deliver in terms of meeting any need.

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex is purpose-built, fully air-conditioned and comprises six convention halls that are interlinked, but separate. Halls 1-3 are classic convention and meetings spaces whilst halls 4-6 double as convention and meetings spaces and the flat floor space in the ICC Arena makes it the leading indoor sports and entertainment venue in Durban, accommodating up to 10 000 spectators.

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex Arena has full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. The centre is fully Wi-Fi enabled and there are two on-site generators which can fully power the centre in the event of power disruptions.about-the-venue-2

Operable walls allow for venue flexibility, catering for plenary seating of up to 12 300 delegates and raked seating for 3 880 delegates. The six halls can be opened up to form one large venue of 9 250m² flat floor column-free space and there are three outdoor courtyard venues of over 1 000m². In addition, the facility boasts up to 25 meeting rooms ranging from 43m² to 396m².

Within the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex there is a Business Complex which includes banking and foreign exchange facilities, medical services, stationery and postal services.


Access to the session rooms

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you arrive at the session room well in advance of the session. Due to safety regulations, the Organisers will close the access to the session if all seats are taken.

Business Centre

A Business Centre with telephone, fax, photocopy, secretarial, postal and courier services is available in the Basement foyer of the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm.


The Conference organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Conference, including accommodation and technical visits. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither EDTEA, the Conference organisers, nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The Congress organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services, and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organized through contractors or by the employees of such contractors.

Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The Congress organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under South African Law.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be set to silent / switched off during sessions

Media Policy

Photography, filming and interviews during the conference are prohibited without written permission from the EDTEA committee.


Security teams and surveillance cameras are on duty around-the-clock. Automatic fire detection and sprinkler systems are installed throughout the building. Like many major cities, Durban has both good and bad areas. It is advisable when walking in Durban, particularly at night, that one should be aware of people around you, and ideally you should not walk alone but in a group. Ostentatious displays of wealth should be avoided, and it is not advisable to look like a typical ‘tourist’ with a camera strung around your neck. Do not leave valuables unattended.

Smoking Policy

There is a non- smoking policy throughout the conference venue.

Bank, Exchange and Credit Cards

A bank (ATM – all major credit cards) and foreign exchange facility are available in the basement foyer of the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Durban, from Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm

Disabled facilities

If you require disabled facilities, please notify the secretariat.