Alan Vels the CEO of the Durban Events Co comes from an impressive hospitality background. His career in hospitably, spanning across 29 years in which he was involved in 109 hotels in and around Africa. From being the director of the International Hotel School, the youngest CEO of the Three Cities Hotel group, founding Signature Life Hotel Group, to sitting on the board of TKZN tourism and currently the Chairman of FEDHASA East Coast.
Alan’s next opportunity arose when he helped open and establish the Greyville Convention Centre, which is now one of Durban’s leading events, wedding, exhibition and conferencing venue.
He saw the need for Durban to have more mid scale and affordable events and thus created The Durban Events Company. The company’s vision is to create a calendar of events in and around the city for Durbanites to enjoy at cost effective tariffs.