Durban is a city located on the east coast of South Africa. It is called eThekwini in Zulu, which means "in the harbor". It has a population of 3 million and is a famous international conference capital. It is also known as "the best managed city in Africa".Durban is an ideal location for international conferences and important conferences in Africa. The Durban International Conference Center has strong competitiveness in the world and has hosted a series of important conferences, including: the South African Economic Summit, the Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, the 2002 African Conference, the Thirteenth International AIDS Conference and International Conference against Racial Discrimination. The African Union was established at the African Union Summit held here in July 2002. In November 2011, the United Nations Climate Conference was held here. The Fifth BRICS Summit was held on March 26-27, 2013 at the Durban International Conference Center in South Africa.
Durban is Africa's busiest port and the gateway to the rest of the continent and the Indian Ocean. It has a spring-like climate all year round and charming beaches. It is a famous tourist city and sports center in South Africa. Golden sandy beaches, lush palm trees, a warm subtropical climate and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean make Durban an international tourist destination. There are an average of 320 sunny days every year here, and the average sea temperature is above 17 degrees Celsius. It is the number one beach city on the east coast of Africa. The main beaches are very close to each other and can be reached on foot. Surrounded by parks, fountains, sidewalk cafes, restaurants and bars. The most attractive is the "Golden Mile Street", flanked by luxurious hotels and apartments, in stark contrast to the surrounding rustic tones, which also reflects the diversity of Durban culture.
The beautiful Port of Durban quickly developed into an economic giant. The rapid development of suburban industries has led to the recovery of the inland economy. The Durban Investment Promotion Association (DIPA) is a partnership between the City of Durban and the private sector, established to promote the development of Durban as a modern pioneering city. DIPA attracts viable new fixed investment to sustain existing businesses in Durban. Mayor Obaid Mouleba announced a five-year development plan for Durban City with an investment of 15 billion: "Our plan is to make Durban a world-class city by attracting investment, promoting wealth growth, developing tourism, and creating economic development opportunities. class city."
The Dubay trade port will enhance the status of Durban Port and Richards Sound as the "Gateway to Africa". The highway and railway transportation network is constantly improving. The project also includes industrial development areas, processing manufacturing and agricultural centers, ports computerized with information technology, hotels and residential areas. The South African National Ports Authority has set out to build Durban into Africa's main container port by increasing its container handling capacity. In the harbor area is the $2.5 million Wilson Pier project, including restaurants, craft markets, specialty stores, a new theater and the Catalina project. Wilson Quay works will be carried out in parallel with the strengthening of the Victoria Embankment.
Another exciting project is the world-class marine park project - Ushaka Island Project. The project is the seventh largest project of its kind in the world. Ushaka Island is a maritime-themed park, which is second to none in South Africa in terms of area and scale, with a total investment of about 70 million. It includes three shark tanks, an ocean pond with the largest collection of stingrays in the world, a turtle pavilion and turtle taming pavilion, a lagoon, a sea lion pavilion and a dolphinarium that can accommodate 2,000 people. The Point Waterfront design also includes a water park, shops, restaurants and clubs. The park is designed with a free-style floor plan and a contemporary shipwreck theme. Future plans involve the entire Point area, including aqueducts, business districts, hotels and residential areas. The Ushaka Island Project forms the new Durban Golden Triangle with the Sunshine Coast Playground and Entertainment Center and the International Conference Center (ICC). The Sunshine Coast Playground provides visitors with a combination of gambling, shopping and entertainment.
The International Conference Center (ICC) makes Durban a venue for international conferences and important African conferences. A series of important conferences have been held, including: the South African Economic Summit, the Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Indaba Conference, the Thirteenth International AIDS Conference and the International Conference against Racial Discrimination. The African Union was established at the African Union summit held here in July 2002.
The success of the ICC depends on many factors, among which the ICC's own architectural structure is an important factor, and its design is a flexible multi-dimensional design that can meet the needs of various meetings. In addition to this, the professionalism of the staff, the world-class service provided and the excellent location close to hotels, business districts, airports, beaches and other tourist attractions all play a major role.