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With professional and personalised services, your events will be perfect down to every detail. From selecting the food & beverage, AV, IT and other services, to assisting with the creation of a theme and decor, our reputation rides on the success of your event.

There is a vast range of events that can be held at the ELICC – from banquets, cocktail functions and conferences, to product launches, public events and weddings.

To acquire more information about specific events, follow one of the necessary links to your required destination.

Guests can enjoy a stunning setting with world-class facilities, alongside premium food and beverages. With a reputation for quality hot and cold platters, which feature delicacies from divine seafood dishes, to a variety of South African cuisine, a unique taste promises to compliment your event perfectly. We also provide a large selection of vegetarian and Halal options.

Large or small, business or pleasure, our imaginative team will work alongside clients to create the ultimate cocktail party experience.

The ELICC specialises in conference facilities with the capacity and expertise to host a myriad of events. Whether it’s a small local event or an international conference, the centre offers large flexible spaces and all of the services required to create professional events in a centrally located setting.  The international-standard conference facilities can be shaped to suit any client’s event – The versatile Plenary Hall can seat up to 1450 people or be divided into 4 separate venues, with tiered, theatre-style seating and flat flooring.

16 fully-equipped meeting rooms accommodate the breakaway requirements of 10 to 600 delegates. Larger halls are available for exhibitions or for any purpose which might be associated with your conference needs. Main reception is available for convention registration, reception and information services. An expansive set of foyers link the conference, banquet areas and exhibition halls. These foyers are perfect for conference registration, morning and afternoon teas and pre-function entertaining with the main foyer offering exquisite panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

No project is too big or small; the facilities at the East London International Convention Centre will satisfy your exhibition requirements with ease. The exhibition hall features the following:

  • 1900m² floor space
  • Capacity for 90 exhibition booths (3 metre x 3 metre)
  • Convenient access to electricity and water services
  • Live load allowance up to 500kg / per m²
  • A drive-in loading area
  • Wide, direct drive-in access for easy delivery and installation
  • On-site, secure undercover parking is also available.
  • On-site, secure, undercover parking is also available.

The ELICC and Premier Hotel Regent offers 16 meeting rooms which are suitable for groups from 10 to 600. They offer advanced AV and IT facilities, including video link conferencing from one venue to another that can be used during meetings to make the experience as comfortable and as easy as possible.

The ELICC has a wide variety of halls and room configurations to suit all launches including beauty products, new motor vehicles, etc. and budgets, accompanied with full in-house service and excellent catering, the centre promises to deliver superb services that will satisfy all clients’ needs.


From a Valentines Ball to a Matric Farewell, all needs will be satisfied and unforgettable school events can be catered for at the ELICC. It has the space, flexibility and equipment to give clients the formal event they are looking for, including multiple dance floor combinations, high-tech lighting, and video, music and AV systems.  Security and car parking is provided to ensure the safety of your vehicles.

The ELICC is a spectacular location for this special celebration. The team has over 20 years of experience in planning unforgettable and elegant weddings. Staff members pay particular attention to every detail and ensure that this special day is memorable and stress free.

Sophisticated, romantic, contemporary – whatever your preference, our dedicated team can create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests.
With an exceptional culinary team, guests can be assured that they will enjoy meals that are fresh and infused with local South African ingredients and flavours that are paired with award winning South African wines.

The ELICC would be delighted to provide you with specific information to assist in the planning of your event. Feel free to complete the enquiry form and a friendly member of the ELICC team will get back to you as soon as possible.


It is important to note that due to the implementation of the Disaster Management Act No the Company has implemented a strict COVID-19 Protocol Policy which includes but is not limited to the correct practicing of social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitisation in all of its properties.  The maximum numbers reflected above may be varied in accordance with the lockdown level as prescribed by the government at the time of your event or conference taking place.

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East London International Convention Centre

Marine Park Complex, 22 Esplanade, Beachfront, East London, Eastern Cape. PO Box 18143, Quigney, 5211

Tel: +27 (0)43 709 5200/5202

Email: cindy.h@elicc.co.za | conf3.regent@premierhotels.co.za

GPS Coordinates:
33°01’06.13”S 27°55’07.36”E

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