The African giant is stirring...

You can hear it in the roar of the roads connecting cities; in the rumble of trains linking businesses across our continent.  It’s there in the hum of power stations lighting up countries, and in the technology, which makes tomorrow happen today.  And yes, it is in the sound of a drop of water bringing hope and health to a remote village.  This is the sound of infrastructure.  It is the ring of prosperity, and the promise of opportunity.

THE EVENT

Welcome to the summit where infrastructure connects people, places and opportunities. Infrastructure Africa will comprise of two days broken up as follows:

INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM

The 2 day Infrastructure Africa Business Forum will bring together business to explore new trading opportunities, establish new business networks, develop and form partnerships and plan a way forward to address some of the continent’s requirements. The 7th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum will present stakeholders with an opportunity to unpack the enormous growth potential in addressing Africa’s infrastructure needs. Africa, with a population exceeding 1 billion people is well placed as an emerging market, keen for investment and growth.

The story of Africa’s development is improving. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa! Democratic governance has been strengthened over the past five decades, enabling a platform for stable growth and prosperity in most parts of the continent. However, to build the infrastructure the continent needs to support growth and meet development goals; Africa will have to spend about $93 billion a year for a decade. Two-thirds of that sum would be for investments; the remaining third for maintenance. Africa already spends $45 billion a year on infrastructure, two-thirds of which is domestically financed from taxes and user charges. Most financing for capital investment is obtained from external sources according to the African Development Bank Group.

To provide a platform for informative and interactive sessions

To enhance policy and regulatory framework relating to the infrastructure sector

To showcase some of Africa’s megaprojects

To explore new potential areas for financial assistance

To focus on 5 key industry sectors and explore their growth potential

To encourage Public Private Partnership

To find a way around the slow pace of infrastructure development

OBJECTIVES OF THE BUSINESS FORUM

  • To provide a platform for informative and interactive sessions with the prime movers of Infrastructure sector across various spheres like Government, Policy makers, Industrial leaders, Academia and Potential investors
  • To enhance policy and regulatory framework to boost investor confidence in the infrastructure sector
  • To showcase some of Africa’s megaprojects
  • To explore new potential areas for financial assistance as well as access to finance to the infrastructure players
  • To focus on 5 key industry sectors and explore growth potential within these sectors, as well as unpacking challenges and obstacles and finding the solutions for growth in each sector
  • To encourage Public Private Partnership in the process of developing world class infrastructure
  • To find a way around the excruciatingly slow pace of infrastructure developments at the ground level

Key sectors to be featured at Infrastructure Africa:

EXHIBITION SHOWCASE

The Infrastructure Africa Company Showcase is highly relevant to companies involved in services relating to infrastructure development in Africa. This extends to services for major infrastructure projects, rural development, urbanisation and cross border PIDA projects. By taking a booth and showcasing your company at the event you will have the opportunity to network and promote your company to business counterparts, international investors, buyers and governments from across Africa.

BUSINESS MATCHMAKING

The Business Matchmaking Programme affords all exhibitors and conference delegates the opportunity to meet and engage with this year’s high-level speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and delegates on a one-on-one basis at the event.  It is uniquely designed to help you to make the right contacts, fulfill your business and target market objectives and establish long-lasting and valuable contacts in the manufacturing sector.

INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA MINISTERIAL MEETING

Infrastructure Africa will play host to African Infrastructure Ministers in an invitation-only private roundtable discussion and debate on the 10th October 2018. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the following:

  • Regional integration
  • The inclusion of gender into the infrastructure agenda across the continent
  • Exploring investment growth to expedite project development

For additional information, please contact Liz Hart on:  +27 11 463 9184 or click here to e-mail info@infrastructure-africa.com