East London International Convention Centre

East London International Convention Centre


Where Innovative Minds Meet

With panoramic views of the azure Indian Ocean, the East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has placed East London and the Buffalo City region in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape on a firm footing as a competitive conference and incentives destination.

Positioned on East London’s Esplanade, the East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has magical views of the Indian Ocean and is only a 15 minute drive from East London Airport, the Industrial Development Zone and all major industries, presenting a fresh alternative to conferencing in South Africa.

Facilities include a 580 seater auditorium, an exhibition area offering shell schemes, 18 multi-functional conference rooms capable of seating 850 ballroom-style and 2100 cinema-style, as well as executive boardrooms, a press room, restaurants, bar and coffee bar.
The ELICC’s specialised services incorporate a range of technical services including state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, drop down screens, crestron touch panel interfaces and IT services.
The ELICC has hosted boxing world title fights, major conferences and many annual corporate functions and events.

Fully secure, the complex includes undercover parking and adjacent hotels.

“I have always believed that East London makes for the perfect convention destination and the ELICC presents the most up-to-date convention & meetings centre available nation-wide,” says Premier Hotels & Resorts MD Samuel Nassimov.

In addition, the conference centre’s proximity to both the Premier Hotel EL ICC and Premier Hotel Regent mean conference goers have on-site accommodation and top class hotel facilities to make for a seamless conference experience.

The Premier Hotel EL ICC is also the city’s most luxurious hotel with facilities including a spa & gymnasium, rim-flow swimming pool, fine dining restaurant, Wi-FI, business centre, public and VIP lounges, on-site parking and 16 hour room service (07H00 - 23H00)

Decorated in a contemporary style, the spacious hotel rooms - from Deluxe rooms to 1 Bedroom Suites with their own lounges – offer unsurpassed sea views.

And if relaxing at the hotel isn’t enough, guests can take a breath of air down to the nearby beaches or enjoying a round on superb golf courses, while museums, game reserves and spectacular scenery present an opportunity to explore both the un-crowded Sunshine and Wild Coasts like never before.

Only 30km from East London, the Mpongo Private Game Reserve is a luxurious and eco-friendly piece of Africa that has remained authentic, idyllic and wild. With its rolling hills, plateaus and river valleys, the 3 500ha reserve appeals to the keenest eco-tourist and, being so close to the coast, offers a complete beach and bush experience in the Eastern Cape.

Apart from today’s free-roaming hippo, elephant, buffalo and leopard (lion are kept in a separate area) the reserve also contains giraffe, antelope, wart-hogs and all manner of African wildlife including significant bird sightings.

Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers luxury accommodation ranging from chalets and lodges, all equipped with private fireplaces, en-suite facilities, African décor and world-class service while guests are able to see even big game from their lodge decks, thanks to the new conservation-friendly boundaries the park has introduced.

Mpongo’s game rangers are expertly familiar with the breathtaking habitat, allowing close contact with the wide array of game on the reserve, taking guest on unforgettable nature drives, walks and horse-rides into the heart of the bush.

Apart from the ELICC, other properties include Premier Hotel Cape Manor on Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard, Premier Hotel Knysna – The Moorings, Premier Hotel Regent and Premier Hotel King David and Premier Hotel ELICC in East London, Premier Hotel Pinetown and Premier Hotel Edwardian in KZN, Premier Hotel Pretoria, Premier Hotel Midrand and Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport in Gauteng.