5000 delegates expected at African Construction Expo in Johannesburg

5000 delegates expected at African Construction Expo in Johannesburg

About 5000 delegates from all over the world, including countries such as South Africa, United States, Angola, China, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Namibia, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and United Arab Emirates, are expected to attend the 2014 African Construction Expo, in Johannesburg, South Africa on 27-28 May 2014.

The event, which comes at a crucial time as the continent struggles to provide much-needed adequate housing to its fast-increasing population, will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Delegates are set to gain in-depth insight into the industry’s core challenges, such as funding of infrastructure projects, project management in a continuously changing environment and adequate risk management for Pan-African projects, the organisers said in a statement.

Furthermore, the event will be exploring opportunities in Africa’s lucrative real estate sector. Also in the agenda, delegates will get to grips with innovative and cutting-edge solutions in order to expose greater yields from large scale construction and infrastructure projects on this rapidly developing continent.

An interactive exhibition showcases hundreds of the latest products and solutions that help deliver projects on time and on budget, the organisers said, adding that a free-to-attend workshop programme provides educational content and encourages a change towards a more sustainable approach to construction.

Hennie Botes, CEO of Moladi, South Africa’s award-winning housing technology company, is also set to attend, and will therefore give a presentation on 26 May 2014 at the same venue at 11:30am.

The presentation, titled Move Over Masonry, will be chaired by Ismail Carr, Marketing and Communications Executive for Gauteng Partnership Fund.

Picture: courtesy of Moladi



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