About IF Durban

Be part of the Innovation Festival Durban (IF Durban) 2017. A 3 day event hosted by Innovate Durban. IF Durban invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, business, designers, makers creative and learners to explore the question: Today’s linear ‘take make and dispose’ economy is reaching its limits – could a restorative, regenerative and circular economy be the ultimate disruption?


Moses Mabhida Stadium
Durban, KZN


Wednesday to Firday
October 04 to 06, 2017

The New Tech City

Drawing thousands of the world's technology leaders together to learn and do business.

An Innovation Festival is set to rumble the city of Durban, hosted by Innovate Durban from the 4th – 6th October 2017. The festival will look at engaging creative art, design, urban renewal, ICT, mobility and infrastructure within the city of EThekwini.

South Africa's Next Silicon Valley

Drawing of hundred's of attendees to discuss, mobility, ICT, infrastructure, urban renewal, design and creative arts

Showcasing local innovation and developments in the urban renewal sector, with a touch of electric art and design that speaks the development of the city. The Summit will take the form of a festival and will help set the stage to showcase the best of Durban alongside the immensely talented youth emerging from the Annual Youth Innovation Challenge held in June 2017. The festival is geared as effort by EThekwini Municipality to create a conducive environment, for the creative and innovation industries that are currently thriving in the metropolitan city.

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Spaces are limited, Only online registration will be considered. Register Today.

Festival Programme

Packed with an informative main event, with side-events as well. See programme below

  • Day 1

    Oct 04, 2017

  • 15:30
    Mixed Zone / Aitrum

  • Day 2

    Oct 05, 2017

  • 09:15

  • Day 2: Awards Programme

  • 19:55

  • Day 2: Future Mobility Roundtable

    Oct 05, 2017

  • 08:30
    IF Durban FMR

  • Day 3

    Oct 06, 2017

  • 10:30

  • 14:00
    Shunnon Tulsiram (EThekwini Municipality) Aurelia Albert (Innovate Durban)

Our Speakers

Esteemed speaker from various industries and sectors.


Moses Mabhida Stadium
Durban, KZN

At the heart of Durban, the famous basket stadium packing a variety of diversity.

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