Africa to host biggest yet conference of global construction shareholders

08 April 2015

The annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from Tuesday, 12 May to Thursday, 14 May 2015. The conference will offer attendees five unique expo experiences which include the 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.

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is Africa’s highest-profile event for the construction industry – with PPC Cement, AfriSam, and Pan Mixers South Africa being just three of a host of industry sponsors on board. The conference has also secured unprecedented industry support from over 75 media and association partners (including Master Builders Association, South African Institute of Architects, Engineering News and The Star, to name a few).

The conference is also known as Africa’s biggest gathering of qualified buyers and sellers for the entire cement, concrete and construction industry value chain. It is set to create a platform for construction stakeholders from across the globe to engage in open dialogue, as well as exchange knowledge, discuss best practice, construction trends and new innovation case studies from the respective countries present.

The conference is Africa’s first ever three-storey exhibition and has been planned in a unique way which allows delegates to customise their conference experience. Delegates are able to choose sessions they’d like to attend from the three pillars of the conference being the Strategy; Innovation and Case-study and Project update sessions. This affords delegates the opportunity to customise their experience, ensures that they receive the most value for their time and money.

With over 170 speakers present, conference attendees will be lavished with content choice as diverse as 3D printing, mega-project development, self-healing concrete, pavement design, enterprise development and investment in infrastructure, within the three pillars of the conference.

“Our stimulating conference programme pushes innovation in format delivery. We have reliably built an interactive, participant-led experience, leveraging expertise and experience to create a conference that you want to be at and actively participate in,” says du Preez.

Adding to the wealth of knowledge-rich sessions, this year sees the induction of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Captains of Construction: Leadership Forum. The forum will be hosted by Max du Preez – Author, Columnist and Documentary Filmmaker from South Africa. The exclusive, invitation-only, African Construction CODESA will be held during the Captains of Construction: Leadership Forum which will facilitate the necessary communication, negotiation and balancing of plans in the industry, for reasonable costs and successful projects to be achieved.

Hypenica, the conference planners of the event, are also very excited to have Toby Shapshak, editor and publisher of Stuff magazine, as a contributor at the conference. Toby’s TED talk session in June 2013, on how Africa is solving real problems for the rest of the world, has had over 1-million views. With Toby’s talk showing such a great volume of interest, he is considered an ideal candidate to contribute on African-lead innovation on the African continent.

Limited exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities remain and are available on a first come first served basis – contact +27 21 700 4300 for additional info.
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