The fourth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo takes place 9 – 11 May 2016, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.
As Africa’s premium cement, concrete and construction industry event, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo provides a great opportunity for companies, individuals and industry leaders to network and impart invaluable insight about the current African construction industry.
Conference attendees will have access to eight unique expo experiences which include, African Construction Conference; Totally Concrete Conference; Housing for Africa Conference and the Women in Construction Awards. The Gauteng Construction Conference and Trade Expo; Construction IT Summit and Expo; and the Civilution event are all new exciting additions for 2016.
In addition, the second annual – by invite only – Captains of Construction forum, will also offer great insight into critical issues hindering infrastructural development in Africa. The dialogue at the Captains of Construction forum is set to highlight the opportunities that exist for further development through the collaboration of public and private stakeholders. With the change in venue to the Gallagher Convention Centre, attendees will have the opportunity to navigate the new one-level expo floor with ease. It has also brought on African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo’s inaugural Outdoor Expo. The new outdoor expo offers exciting opportunities for attendees to not only see, but experience the latest equipment and machinery.
“The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo offer eight events under one roof bringing together the entire construction ecosystem. The expo floor features a construction pavilion, IT / software pavilion, Civilution pavilion and a concrete pavilion with almost 200 exhibitors making this the ideal place to meet Africa’s concrete, cement and construction industries. Now in its fourth year the expo will be connecting quality suppliers and with purchasing authority buyers,” says Tamsin Collins, Marketing Manager for the event organisers, Hypenica.
The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo organisers are particularly excited about this year’s event as it will have a distinctly African narrative – telling the great story of African construction.
Soren Du Preez, Programme Director: Africa for the event organisers, Hypenica, says, “The subcontinent requires 40 million tons of new cement capacity alone in order to meet rising urbanisation and growth rates, with the region’s population forecast to grow from 1.1 billion people in 2013 to 2.4 billion by 2050. Both industry titans and new entrants into the local marketplace find value in the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo experience because the platform provides an outlet for construction business development alongside practical insight into managing daily operations in the African context. The event unites the world’s leading pioneers of concrete, bringing together African and international expertise with more than 60 world-renowned expert speakers that share their expertise into new insights and aspects of concrete.”
As the presenting sponsor of African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, Marley’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sean Singh says, “Marley Building Systems is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the 2016 African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo. As a leader in Innovative Building Solutions, this is the right platform to showcase our offers to key decision makers within the construction industry in Africa.” In addition to our offering of roofing, fibre cement and gypsum plasterboard, Marley Building Systems ABT (Alternative Building Technology) capability is a strength that takes advantage of the increasing shift away from traditional construction.
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