The organisers of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo are excited to launch the Captains of Construction forum held on the 13th of May 2015. “Captains of Construction creates a platform for public and private sector industry stakeholders to discuss regional development plans and how an enabling environment can be created,” says Anita Kruger, Executive Director of Captains of Construction.
This Captains of Construction forum will see high-level decision makers and stakeholders, in the public and private sector discussing key issues in infrastructure development and construction in South Africa. Hosted by Max du Preez, South African Author, Columnist and Documentary Filmmaker, the forum seeks to promote growth in the region’s construction industry through the collaboration of different stakeholders across the board.
Private sector participants will personally engage with policy makers and pose the questions that will allow them to determine their future path in the industry. This will allow government stakeholders to balance expectations and for private participants to gain a better understanding of the regulatory environment within which they are operating and how they can adapt to ensure that their full potential is met.
National and provincial government representatives will be in attendance, along with high-level representatives from select associations and executives of financial Institutions, consultancies, law firms, EPC companies and cement manufacturers. Attending the Captains of Construction will allow you to network and gain industry knowledge from these vital role players and leaders of industry.
Launching at the forum is a special publication entitled, Captains of Construction Leaders Book; 100 People at the Steer of Infrastructure Development in Southern Africa. The book showcases South Africa’s most influential figures that are driving infrastructure development and construction in the country and region. Not only will this prestigious feature serve as the definitive guide to the industry, but also give insight as to where industry leaders believe the country and continent is headed.
The forum is co-located with African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos, which is expected to see over 6000 attendees from approximately 1000 companies cross its threshold and will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre from 12-14 May. Sponsored by PPC Cement, Marley Roofing, Pan Mixers South Africa, AfriSam, Mota Engil Africa, Builders Warehouse and Weza Afrika, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is Africa’s highest profile event for the construction industry and Africa’s first ever three-storey exhibition.
The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is set to spark valuable dialogue on Africa’s infrastructure deficit and the sustainable infrastructure development and economic growth across the sub-Saharan region for 2015 and beyond.
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Black-controlled AfriSam is one of the most widely spread cement groups in the southern African region. AfriSam’s readymix operation can produce almost any concrete mix required by customers from any one of its 40 readymix concrete plants across the region and has the capacity to produce in excess of ten million tons of aggregate from 17 quarries and aggregate operations every year.