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Empowering Africa’s concrete, construction industries

Empowering Africa’s concrete, construction industries

Feb 10, 2015

The World Population Bureau estimates that the population of Africa will rise from 1.1 billion in 2013 to 2.4 billion in 2050. This means that most of the continent’s economies will have to double in size in the next 36 years. If that is to happen, then the stock of Africa’s infrastructure assets, including all of its residential, industrial and commercial buildings, power, transport and sanitation systems will have to double in size. In other words, Africa will have to be built again in a single generation.

This will require vast amounts of cement, building materials, construction planning, manpower, products and services to accomplish such a momentous task. For this reason, infrastructure investment is providing the platform for the strong economic growth trends that will pave the way for businesses, to explore a number of exciting commercial and business development opportunities in Africa’s construction sector.

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Conferences and Expos will be returning to the Sandton Convention Centre, between 12 and 14 May 2015. These platforms not only facilitate open dialogue but provide a unique opportunity for a diverse group of professionals and stakeholders involved in the transformation and development of the African construction, cement and concrete industries to network and share knowledge, best practices and the latest thinking.

Africa’s only three-storey expo 

The audience comprises over 600 – 700 key decision-makers from Africa’s construction, cement and concrete industries who attend the conference; and over 6000 mid-to-senior level executives who visit the expo. Over 200 companies will display their products and services in the first ever three-storey expo in Africa.

“For 2015, we’re creating five unique experiences to culminate into Africa’s biggest gathering of qualified buyers and sellers for the entire cement, concrete and construction industry value chain which includes African Construction Expo, Totally Concrete Expo, Coatings for Africa, Housing for Africa and African Roads Evolution, together all five conferences and expos will tell the story of shaping the future of Africa’s cement, concrete and construction industries value chain,” says Soren du Preez, 2015 Programme Director.

Over 170 speakers will present content in a variety of formats and cover topics as diverse as 3D printing, mega-project development, self-healing concrete, pavement design, enterprise development and investment in infrastructure.

“Our stimulating conference programme pushes the envelope for innovation in format delivery. We have reliably built an interactive, participant-led experience leveraging both local and international expertise to create a conference that you will want to attend and actively participate in.” says du Preez.

Grow your business in 2015

African Construction and Totally Construction Expos offers suppliers of products and services to the cement, concrete and construction industries with a unique opportunity to:
• Enjoy focused networking with 600 top decision-makers who will be attending as conference delegates, and over 6000 key expo visitors.
• Understand the latest industry and market trends and needs which will enable you to identify and evaluate market opportunities across the entire continent to help you to formulate and validate business strategies.
• Get better insight into the cement, concrete and construction market growth potential in the continent and assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.
• Evaluate and promote your competitive risk and success factors to your future and existing partners and customers.

The event has already secured unprecedented industry support from over 75 media and association partners (including Master Builders South Africa, South African Institute of Architecture, Engineering News, Mining Weekly and The Star to name a few).  Sponsors such as PPC, Mota-Engil, PMSA Concrete Equipment, AfriSam, Builders Warehouse, Weza Afrika Construction as well as over 120 exhibitors are supporting the event commercially.
Limited exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities remain and are available on a first come first served basis contact daniel.bloch@hypenica.com for additional info.

Registration and additional information can be found at www.totally-concrete.co.za and www.construction-week.com

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