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EASTERN CAPE This vast, largely rural province should be on your radar as a prime business-event destination.

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t is hard to imagine a more varied or beautiful area of South Africa than the Eastern Cape. The province is home to a number of climatic zones, has stunning wildlife, culturally-rich rural areas and bustling cities. Solid infrastructure and a fast-growing economy, combined with a number of attractive incentive travel products, ensure that the Eastern Cape is a very attractive business-event destination. The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has been responsible for promoting businesses and events in the area, and has assisted in hosting a range of conferences, meetings and gala-style events. The upcoming Bay H2O Conference and Exhibition, which focuses its attention on South Africa’s water scarcity issues is hosted by the NMBBC and promises to draw more well-deserved attention to this gorgeous part of the country.

Key Venues East London International Convention Centre The ELICC is situated 15 minutes from East London’s airport and within walking distance of the beach. It provides worldclass facilities for delegates and a very large number of luxurious rooms for on-site accommodation. An auditorium, exhibition area, a press room, restaurants, two boardrooms and a number of conference rooms are available. These conference rooms are designed for conferencing, conventions and trade shows, and are able to accommodate up to 1 500 delegates. The exhibition hall can accommodate up to 2 100 delegates and 90 stands. www.premierhotels.co.za/el-icc

Tsitsikamma Landscape, all images courtesy of Eastern Cape Tourism Board accommodate disabled delegates. They have a full liquor license and provide all technical equipment in-house. www.etc.org.za/conference-centre The Plantation Located just 10 minutes away from Port Elizabeth’s airport and 15 minutes from the city centre, The Plantation can accommodate up to 200 delegates.

It offers one large room with multiple breakaway venues. They can provide on site accommodation for small groups, and off site accommodation (with an included shuttle service) for larger groups. Catering is handled in-house. Technical assistance is also provided in-house, and delegates can expect good WiFi, excellent sound, and other necessary conferencing equipment. www.theplantation.co.za

ETC Conference Centre

ETC Conference Centre The ETC Conference Centre is one of the province’s premier conference venues. It can accommodate a large number of delegates in a number of flexible arrangements. The centre can easily

Venue

Cinema

Classroom

Banquet

Cocktail

U-shape

Auditorium

520

200

210

600

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Auditorium 1

120

100

80

200

40

Auditorium 2

220

120

100

250

50

Auditorium 3

130

100

80

120

35

Elizabeth Room

40

16

30

40

15

Algoa Room

50

30

40

70

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The Event Issue 07  

Issue 7 of the Event is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month we explore the state of South African conferencing, codes and regul...

The Event Issue 07  

Issue 7 of the Event is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month we explore the state of South African conferencing, codes and regul...

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