Event at a glance
About the conference
Housing for Africa Conference and Expo is a forum focusing on the planning and development of sustainable housing infrastructure in Africa. With the continent now experiencing the world’s fastest economic growth and highest urbanisation rate, this forum highlights the latest technologies, thinking, approaches and strategies.
Africa’s real estate industry is booming as economies across the continent record impressive growth, with the real estate market in Nigeria alone worth $360.3 billion
With Africa’s population expected to double and hit 2.4 billion by 2050, rural-urban migration is set to increase, driving current cities to swell and force newer ones to spring up.
Housing for Africa aims to help Africa close the affordable housing gap in line with urbanisation by uniting senior government officials, loan providers, developers, financial institutions and investors to identify opportunities for development finance and new technologies for better building and construction for affordable housing delivery.
TThe African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos are the definitive African educational and networking platform for insights on the latest developments and technologies associated with the cement, concrete and construction industry. The interactive discussions focus on challenges and solutions of new developments and also identify new opportunities for the industry. International, high-level speakers will present their views through presentations, case studies and interactive panels.
Ready mix and pre-cast concrete producers, specifiers, specialist contractors, engineers, architects - if you manufacture, sell, specify or work with concrete in any capacity then this is your show! The Totally Concrete Conference and Expo is the definite African educational and networking platform for insights on the latest developments and technologies associated with the concrete and construction industry. The interactive discussions focus on challenges and solutions of new developments and also identify new opportunities for the industry. International, high-level speakers will present their views through presentations, case studies and interactive panels. From building materials and construction product manufacturers to contractors, consulting engineers, architects, designers, building owners, academia, testing laboratories and testing equipment manufacturers, TCE delivers all the resources and knowledge needed to strengthen your entire operation.
The overall objectives
- To create dialogue among government/ policy decision-makers and the private sector.
- To promote, enhance and strengthen inter-country and regional partnerships and joint ventures.
- Create a learning and knowledge platform that allows the African concrete industry to remain adaptable, motivated and responsive as an industry.
The 4th annual Women in Construction Awards will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 10 May 2016.
Topics covered included but are not limited to:
Monday, 9 May 2016
- Engineering Revolution
Dispute avoidance and dispute resolution
Reviewing housing policy and targets
- Innovations in building materials for affordable housing
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Keynote opening session: Real-world infrastructure delivery in Africa
- Producing concrete
Africa’s architectural awakening
- Captains of Construction: Leadership Forum
Cocktail / networking reception
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
- Using concrete
- African mega-projects
- Commercial property development