An array of new elements to greet attendees to the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2017
On 23 and 24 May 2017, an anticipated 9 000 members of the construction, cement and concrete industries are expected to attend the fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
Among these will be six dedicated zones throughout the interactive indoor and outdoor exhibition, covering concrete, construction, digital construction, mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) services, surfaces and finishes as well as tools and equipment. In addition to the 250 exhibitors, each zone will feature a working group advisory panel. The Expo’s Programme Director, Soren du Preez, says: “The six zones ensure that the show truly represents the entire built environment value chain with something for everyone who visits.”
A highlight of the 2017 show will undoubtedly be the complimentary Thought Leadership Keynote Session where the Honourable Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu will be addressing delegates on creating a favourable regulatory climate for infrastructure investment in Southern Africa.
Other augmentations to the Expo include: the Contractor’s Corner – offering Africa’s first live-streaming masterclass for boosting the soft and hard skills of building contractors; and interactive workshops on the Expo floor.
Four co-located events will take place during the Expo: the Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Africa Summit; Women in Construction Awards; Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum; and Digital Construction Speakers at the Leadership Forum include Mbulelo Tshangana, Director General of the Department of Human Settlements; Abram Masango, Group Executive of Group Capital at Eskom and John Tanui, CEO of the Konza Technopolis Development Authority from Kenya.
The Women in Construction Awards enables the industry to celebrate its women pioneers and rising stars who have made a vital contribution to development. Hosted as a gala dinner in 2017, this prestigious awards ceremony promotes gender empowerment and industry transformation.