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7 Africa’s Best Convention Centres


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African is well endowed with spectacular conferencing facilities allowing the continent to host major global events. In this article, we explore Africa’s Best Convention Centres:

Durban International Convention Centre (South Africa)

Ranked in the world’s top 15 client-rated convention centres, the Durban ICC is renowned for its high standards of service excellence. This multi-award winning facility has successfully staged some of the world’s most prestigious and complex events.

Incorporating the Durban ICC Arena and Durban Exhibition Centre, the complex offers the largest column free, flat floor, multi-purpose event space in Africa. Service excellence is the heart-beat of the Durban ICC team and this commitment to quality is expressed through its five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and an international Gold Status rating by the AIPC Quality Assurance programme.

The Durban ICC delivers a 5-star events experience, geared to exceeding our client’s expectations in an innovative, sustainable and proudly African way.

Kenyatta International Convention Centre(Kenya)

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre is one of Africa’s Best Convention Centres. It  is an icon and landmark for Kenya. KICC boasts of being the leading facility in the meetings industry in East Africa and has held quite a number of regional and international conferences like the World Bank Conference in 1973, Inter-parliamentary Union summit in 2008, other UN based conferences, 8th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to name a few. Discover more about our business events solutions, including exhibitions, entertainment arenas, conference facilities and activities.

Sandton Convention Centre(South Africa)

The Sandton Convention Centre is one of South Africa’s most prestigious and technologically advanced business and conference centres. The centre regularly hosts world-class conventions, exhibitions, meetings and events.

Situated on Maude Street in Sandown, less than five-minute walk from Sandton City Shopping Centre, the 12-storey Sandton Convention Centre offers more than 22 000m² of events space and is driven by a team of experts.

Kigali Convention Centre-KCC (Rwanda)

Kigali Convention Centre is also one of Africa’s Best Convention Centres. The KCC has 18 different venues which can host more than 5,000 delegates at a time. It features state-of-the-art technology, personalised service and professional facilitation to ensure event success. The Auditorium is designed to reflect the inside of the King’s Palace. This multifunctional facility accommodates a variety of events, ranging from summits with 100 participants to concerts with audiences over 2,500.

The KCC has seven large conference halls, which can accommodate up to 2000 delegates. There is also a pre-function area with moveable partitioned walls for ultimate flexibility. The space is suitable for exhibitions, sports events, coffee breaks, receptions, lunches, dinners and banquets.

The Cairo International Conference Centre ( CICC )-Egypt

The Cairo International Conference Centre ( CICC ) is a mere ten minute drive from Cairo International Airport, a short drive from any one of several five star hotels and a five minute walk from the Cairo International Exhibition Grounds .

It is the only comprehensive conference centre in the country, over 30 hectares of it . Of these , 58,000 sq.m. have been given over to conference facilities that are nothing less than state of the art . The Centre is the very latest in conference facilities to ensure that while everything is carried with the greatest possible efficiency, your comfort and convenience have been seen to .

CICC also has mobile interpretation units and three large rooms or boardrooms each with a capacity of 50 persons for the smaller meetings or receptions or even just for a display area.

Palais des Congès Marrakech

Recently renovated and managed by Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, over the years, the Palais des Congrès has built a solid reputation all around the world.
Whatever your organizational and technical needs are, our highly experienced team will anticipate all your expectations to ensure the good success of your event.


A wide range of functional spaces will meet your needs in order to achieve successful events.
Each functional space is fully equipped with all the necessary elements to receive any kind of business events with a capacity for up to 3000 persons.

Africa Hall (Ethiopia)

The historic Africa Hall is one of Addis Ababa’s landmarks. Inaugurated in 1961 by H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie, Africa Hall has been host to numerous meetings and African Heads of State’s decisions, among which was the adoption of the Charter of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). This has been immortalized by the artwork located within the Africa Hall, depicting the founding fathers of the OAU.

The 150-square meter stained glass window in the foyer of Africa Hall was designed by the world-famous Ethiopian Artist, Maître Afework Tekle. The artwork, divided into three parts, tells the story of “Africa Then”, “Africa Then and Now”, and “Africa Now and in the Future”.

Africa Hall is currently under massive renovation in order to transform it into a state-of-the-art conference venue as well as a museum.  By the time the renovation work completes, Africa Hall is expected to be one of the most visited places in Addis Ababa.

Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC)-Tanzania

As one of Africa’s Best Convention Centres, the Arusha International Conference Centre located in Arusha, is the leading conference venue in Tanzania. It is 100% owned by the Government of Tanzania; however, operating without receiving any subsidies. It has a total of 10 meeting rooms which cater for conferences, workshops, seminars, and committee meetings, with a seating capacity of 10 to 1000 delegates. Most of these rooms are equipped with Simultaneous Interpretation Systems (SIS) which can handle up to 12 languages.

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