African real estate & infrastructure summit

African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit showcases exciting city development planson the continent in Cape Town in November

African cities to connect with developers, investors and planners

The CEO of Wesgro, Tim Harris, the Executive Director of Kampala’s Capital City Authority, Dr Jennifer Musisi, the UCLG-A Secretary General, Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, and Business Botswana Director Lekwalo Mosienyane are heading up an exciting line-up of headline experts from around Africa that will address the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Cape Town from 2-3 November 2016.

*UCLG-A: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will gather the full spectrum of the continent’s real estate sector and will assist African cities and governments to secure international investment for commercial real estate development and infrastructure projects that will contribute to Urban Development Plans (UDPs).

Summit programme highlights include: 

· Opening keynote: “Developing the Future of African Cities”

Africa’s population of roughly 1.1 billion is expected to double by 2050.

Keynote speakers : 

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General UCLG-A, Morocco

Nana Kwame Bediako, President, Founder & CEO, Petronia, Ghana*

Lekwalo Mosienyane, Director, Mosienyane and Partners Int. & President, Business Botswana, Botswana

· “Future Cities revealed – Urban Development Plans”

Some of the continent’s leading cities, including Lusaka, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, have been invited to showcase their UDPs in a discussion format. This will allow for delegates and exhibitors to understand the future plans of developing cities and build business relationships with key city officials including: city managers, city mayors, city council members, town planners, town clerks, district officials and city and finance directors amongst others.

Africa’s finest: A review of successful city development projects

– Building a new face for Kampala – A case study of how good governance, improved city revenue collection and service delivery are transforming Kampala into a vibrant, attractive and sustainable city.
Speaker: Dr Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director, Kampala, Capital City Authority, Uganda


– Kigali developments – A case study on master planning work in Kigali for a significant new residential/mixed use development
Speaker: Guy Briggs, Director/ Head of Urban Design, dhk, South Africa


– What makes an $800-billion project in Africa: Modernising Luanda – the international award winning General Master Plan for Luanda City (2030 Luanda Plan) outlines the sustainable transformation and development plans. How intelligent city planning can bring about real improvements in the lives of Angolan citizens.

Eng. Neusa Ingles,Project Manager, Urbinveste, Angola

Phil Bonds, Director of Urban Design, Broadway Malyan, United Kingdom

Eng. Jose Miranda, Regional Director Africa, Aurecon, South Africa


“The Western Cape: The new hub for local and international investment”

Cape Town is fast becoming a destination of choice for foreign investors looking to expand their operations in Africa. How the market is shaping towards international investment and which opportunities are available.
Speaker: Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro, South Africa
· “Making African cities of tomorrow inclusive”

More than half the world’s population now live in cities, and this proportion will continue to increase rapidly to reach 70% by 2050. How cities are created that are inclusive of all those who live in them through their design, layout, technological innovations andsocial impact.

– Albert Smuts, Director, Fieldworks Design Group, South Africa

– Mokena Makeka, Founder & Principal, Makeka Design Lab, South Africa 

– Kecia Rust, Director & Founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa / Secretariat to the African Union for Housing Finance, UN Habitat, South Africa

– Vanessa Watson, Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town, South Africa

– Amine Turki, Secretary General, Africa Union of Architects, Tunisia

– Moderated by: Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro
The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
Spintelligent is well known for organising exhibitions and conferences across the continent in the infrastructure, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Longstanding flagship events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), Agritech Expo, DRC Mining Week and EduWeek.
UCLG Africa

The UCLG Africa is the patron of the upcoming African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Cape Town. The UCLG AFRICA is the umbrella organisation and the united voice and representative of local government in Africa. It is an institution that gathers 40 national associations of local governments from all regions of Africa as well as the 2000 cities that have more than 100.000 inhabitants. Therefore UCLG AFRICA represents nearly 350 million Africans citizens.
Dates for African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit 2016:

Showcase and conference: 2-3 November 2016

Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa



Source: press release 

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