Africa: continent of opportunity
Africa’s population is predicted to double by 2050, putting pressure on its already bustling cities. One answer is to build new smart cities from scratch.
The leading event for the built environment and real estate in Sub-Saharan Africa returns in 2019 bringing together chief executives, CFO’s, Managing Directors and Presidents of the African built environment’s most influential organisations.
Investing with Impact – Collaboration and Innovation
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This year’s theme “Investing with Impact – Collaboration and Innovation” will focus on how collaborative partnerships and impactful investment is shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key topics for discussion will include an in-depth look into inward investment, geopolitics and cross-border collaboration, as well as an examination of current and future investment trends in cities, renewable energy and transport infrastructure. The agenda will also address established and emerging models of funding.
Attend to hear regional and international speakers address these pertinent subjects and explore possible collaborative and innovative strategies to push Africa forward as a global thought leader and influencer in the built environment sector.
Attendees at this year's Africa Summit will have the opportunity to gain insight from our expert speakers, including:
Tim Neal, President Elect, RICS and President and CEO, CallisonRTKL-UK Ltd
Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte
Matt Harrison, Chief Markets Officer, RICS
Dr Richard Doyle, Commercial Manager, juwi
Rob Jackson, Interim Managing Director for EMEA, Middle East, RICS
Andrew Mason, Business Owner, Workplacefundi
Ipeleng Mkhari, Founder and CEO Motseng Investment Holdings, President South African Property Owners Association
Dr Maxwell Mutema, Independent Land and Valuation Consultant & Director at RMM Africa Development Consultancy LTD
Jess Cleland, Divisional Director – East Africa, Broll Property Group
Lynette Ntuli, Founding Director and CEO, Innate Investment Solutions
Tara Shirvani, Project Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Anil Singh Rana, Founder & Director, CPD Ltd
Dr Ayodele Teriba, CEO, Economic Associates
Sanett Uys, Chair, RICS Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Panel
Jennifer Welch, Director of Sub-Saharan Africa, EMEA, RICS
Yaw Yeboah, Chief Executive, Infracon Consulting
Komani Mfuni, Senior Manager, Betapoint
Lenore Cairncross, Green Building Lead – Africa, IFC
Attend a technical tour followed by the RICS Summit Africa networking drinks reception in the evening.
The technical tour will be a site visit of The MARC (Maude And Rivonia Corner), a new development which focusses on convenience, fine dining and pure indulgence for shoppers. Sponsored by AECOM, this event includes a guided tour of the project by Eris and refreshments thereafter at the Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg. The tour commences at 2pm and last approximately 1.5 hours. Booking in advance is required to secure your place.
Network with professionals in the real estate and built environment the night before the conference. The drinks will be held on the 29 May from 6-8:30pm at the Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg. Hear from international speakers, including Tim Neal, President Elect, RICS and Tara Shirvani, Project Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Tara is the 2018 Women of the Future award winner.
The RICS Summit Africa takes place throughout the day. Key sessions include:
This presentation will dwell the recent macroeconomic realities and near-term outlook of Sub-Saharan Africa. This session will focus on the comparative outlook of overall and sectoral growth, trade, investment, internal/external liquidity, capital flows, inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates, as well as the realities of government revenue and debt of leading Sub-Saharan African countries.
Discussion points include:
Investment is more than a financial gain. It shapes the future of our world, which makes it increasingly important to attract the right foreign investment to boost the economy's capacity to grow. Attend to hear who is investing where and why, as well as emerging investment markets, investment risk allocation, and to what extent big data and transparency will impact investment.
Panellists will include:
With mass urbanisation comes the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of our cities. Key considerations must be made: what will cities look like? What infrastructure must be considered? And how can digital disruptors and technological innovation be used to enhance this? Will the global market switch its focus on emerging markets? And how can cities utilise the youth migrating to them to develop their futures, engaging them through community initiatives to find solutions to urban challenges? Cities have the potential to be the driving force of progress, and city leaders must meld strategic investment planning with governance mechanisms and new financing tools to shape our cities of tomorrow.
Panellists will include:
Through a forecast on the future of African real estate, this session will explore the role strategic FM plays in shaping the future of commercial real estate. What value does it add and how does it make property more investible?
Considering how Africa fares comparatively to the rest of the world, this panel will discuss possible collaborative and innovative strategies to push Africa forward as a thought leader. According to the World Bank, one of the highest rates of female entrepreneurship is in Africa. How can this be utilised to create diverse economic and social opportunities, particularly for the booming youth? How can collaboration between the public and private sectors stimulate impactful investments, as well as cross-border partnerships? And how do technological advancements and the Fourth Industrial Revolution fit into this? The panel will discuss how we can move towards transparent and collaborative leadership and address the trust deficit many feel in their leaders, as well as models of funding that have worked in Africa and what the emerging global best practices and technologies in financing are.
Panellists will include:
Dr Maxwell Mutema will explore the common reasons and approaches used for Compulsory Land Acquisition through a variety of international case studies, as well as highlight best practice used within Sub-Saharan Africa and internationally. He will discuss the impact on security of tenure, including pertinent broader land tenure and property right issues in Africa. The impact on both domestic and foreign direct investment will be examined along with recommendations.
How are public-private partnerships assisting to develop infrastructure and attracting private sector investment?
Renewable energy and grid parity in South Africa
Overview of the Gautrain project
Plans and designs
Key lessons learnt
How can transport infrastructure stimulate urban development?
Book your place at the Summit and networking drinks at our standard rate of R2995.
If bookings remain available after 18 May 2019, a late registration fee will be applied. You can attend the Conference and networking drinks reception for R3400.
Why should employers in Africa care about creating diverse and inclusive workplaces? And how can Sub-Saharan Africa’s built environment keep pace with a rapidly urbanising population?
Explore these issues and much more from last year's RICS Summit Africa.