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OVERVIEW ANNUAL SPORTING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Meetings and events

ONE campaign panel on ending poverty through education, World Economic Forum, Durban, 2017.

The meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition sector (MICE) has been strong in the province for some time and it was boosted by the hosting in May 2017 of the World Economic Forum on Africa, which attracted 800 of the largest companies in Africa as well as several Fortune 500 businesses. The event showcased investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal to an elite group of potential investors. MICE has been declared a priority sector by the provincial government. A dedicated unit within the KZN Tourism Authority, the Convention Bureau, has booked more than 50 events and conferences since 2012, bringing about R3-billion into the provincial economy. Durban's hosting of the Tourism Indaba further supports the idea that the province is a major conference destination. More than 7 000 delegates are annually attracted to the Durban International Convention Centre to exhibit South Africa's assets to international tour operators. The city has

ONLINE RESOURCES Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife: www.kznwildlife.com Hotel Investment Conference Africa: www.hica.co.za Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex: www.icc.co.za KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority: www.zulu.org.za South African National Parks: www.sanparks.co.za South African Tourism: www.southafrica.net Tourism KwaZulu-Natal: www.zulu.org.za

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January: Dusi Canoe Marathon, Pietermaritzburg to Durban. February: Midmar Mile, Midmar Dam. April: Durban International Boat and Leisure Show, Durban. May: Tourism Indaba, Durban. Comrades Marathon, Pietermaritzburg to Durban. June: Mr Price Pro international surfing contest, Ballito. July: The Durban July, Greyville. August: Durban International Film Festival, Durban. September: Dolphin Coast Ultra, North Coast. KZN Music Imbizo, Durban. October: Zululand Expo, Richards Bay. Berg and Bush bicycle race, Drakensberg.

secured the Tourism Indaba until 2022. The range of topics covered by recent conferences held in KwaZulu-Natal is wide and includes the World News Media Congress, the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, the National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufactures (NAACAM) Show and the Durban Maritime Summit. International conferences held in the 2016/17 financial year include: • 2016 International HIV and Aids Conference • World Leisure Congress • International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Summit • 5th African Internet Governance Forum • World Federation of Trade Unions Congress • General Assembly of the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness • World Hospital Congress.

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

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