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Learning and Networking for the Construction Industry

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Learning and Networking for the Construction Industry

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo returns to the Gallagher Convention Centre on 16 and 17 May 2018 and we have some exciting features to share with you. 

This year you can expect over 30 free workshops, 250 local and international exhibiting companies, and unlimited networking opportunities with key private and public stakeholders. 

Get access to all the action when you register for free.

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Some highlights not to miss this year include:

  •          8 dedicated product zones incorporating more than 250 exhibiting companies, view the full list here.
  •          Free practical and technical training at our numerous workshops including some CPD-accredited workshops.
  •          Over R 100 000 worth of prizes will be given away at the show.
  •          The Keynote Session will provide inside access to Africa’s leading government stakeholders who are defining the development pipeline for the region.   

Join us at Africa's MUST ATTEND event for the Built Environment on the 16 and 17 May in Johannesburg.

Register for your FREE entry pass now.

For more information contact:

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Transformation initiatives revitalize South Africa’s construction industry

What are acceptable tools of measurement and how do you analyze transformation in South Africa’s construction industry? With transformation now at the helm of many development partnerships, South Africa’s construction industry calls for expanded governance in the sector to promote an enabling environment for the empowerment of historically underprivileged groups. Community engagement and building capacity for small to medium sized contractors, women contractors, black contractors and other underprivileged groups has been identified as key to driving transformation and ultimately building the national economy.

Transformation and small, medium and micro-sized enterprise (SMME) development plays a critical role in building, advancing and innovating the industry. Development in South Africa cannot happen without it; growth cannot happen without it; socio-economic paradigm shifts cannot happen without it; and poverty cannot be reduced without it.

In recognition of current industry trends and of transformation in particular, the 6th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is joining forces with the National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI) to co-locate their respective 2018 annual platforms which will be hosted from 16 to 17 May 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The co-located events open on 16 May 2018 with a joint keynote session dedicated to transformation and empowerment and its role in unlocking the future potential of the construction industry both locally and across the continent. The keynote discussion focuses on how government and community stakeholders can collaborate to empower SMMEs and other underprivileged groups. “An all-star line-up of cardinal leaders defining catalytic projects will discuss the role of both public and private sector in infrastructure development, spatial transformation, economic empowerment, alternative building materials for sustainability and more,” says Aubrey Tshalata, National President, National African Federation for the Building Industry of the joint keynote session.

Founded in 1979, the National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI) is the oldest and largest Building and Construction Industry Federation in South Africa. For the first time in 2018, the annual NAFBI conference aligns with the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo to deliver a comprehensive platform providing access to an indoor/outdoor exhibition hosting more than 200 exhibitors, an interactive training and education programme including Africa’s only Contractors Corner and Digital Knowledge Lounge and unprecedented networking opportunities with over 9000 built environment professionals who will be in attendance over the two days of the event. In line with transformation and empowerment defining the cornerstone of South Africa’s construction industry narrative this year, the event will also launch the African Construction Awards Gala Dinner, powered by NAFBI​, and taking place on the evening of 16 May 2018.

This premier awards evening recognizes key players in the construction sector, and includes awards categories such as:

  •          BBBEE with a focus on excellence in enterprise development and transformation
  •          Safety
  •          Women in Construction
  •          Projects and contracts
  •          Excellence in construction media and communications

The convergence of these events provides the industry with an opportunity to discuss and define the tools of measurement and analysis for transformation as well as a yardstick against which to measure the pace of transformation for the construction industry at annual intervals. Africa still needs an annual investment of approximately R 93 billion to bridge its infrastructure gap, 33% of which is required for infrastructure maintenance alone. The rising demand for infrastructure and service delivery can be directly translated into growth opportunities that, once coupled with transformation initiatives, provide unlimited possibility for an infrastructural and economic awakening across South Africa and the continent.

Sponsored by AMF, Ashak Construction, Liebherr, Carmix, Knauf, PMSA, Bosch, Mapei, Total and supported by the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development and over 80 association and media partners featuring more than 200 exhibitors across the indoor/outdoor exhibition, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo caters to the entire built environment value chain from concrete technologist to small contractor to consulting engineer.

 

About dmg events

An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa has operated in the Middle East since 1995. We produce more than 50+ market-leading exhibitions for the global construction, coatings, hospitality, interior design and energy industries. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and with satellite offices in Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UK, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa organizes over 50+ events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. The events attract more than 250,000 customers every year and provide opportunities for trade professionals to do business, network and learn.

About Hypenica

Hypenica is an international media group that serves its markets by connecting buyers and sellers, sharing information and experiences, identifying new opportunities and enabling more effective business. We do this through our innovative print, digital and event products which provide important marketing platforms for any company wanting to build their profile and reach their target market – whether nationally, regionally or globally. Hypenica’s expertise and track record extends to the following niche B2B sectors: agriculture; concrete, cement, construction and infrastructure; transport: infrastructure; and industrial and manufacturing.

  • For further information please see www.totallyconcrete.co.za
  • Justin Marthinus
  • African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo
  • +27 87 654 3249
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IGP photography at the African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo

IGP is a boutique photography agency established in 1998.

Our speciality is creating bespoke photographic solutions for multinational companies with global assets, government departments and local municipalities.

Apart from compiling material in countries across the globe, Ignus has built up an extensive client list which includes Anglo American, De Beers, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, Lafarge, MTN, Nedbank, Nestle, Shell, Sprite, Telkom and Unilever as well as recording studios the likes of Gallo, Warner Brothers and Sony Music.

Ignus has worked on campaigns for some of South Africa’s top advertising agencies, he has won numerous Fuji Film Photographic Awards aswell as a Loerie Award (SA’s highest accolade in advertising and design) for an ad campaign he did for DDB SA. With and Eye for detail and composition, his solid technical background and award winning people skills Ignus has developed a style as diverse as it is original and visually compelling.

Ignus’s experience, people skills and technical expertise allow him to bring a ‘real feel’ to corporate projects while also enabling him to capture the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world with honesty and understanding.

A firm believer in skills development and training, Ignus is a regular lecturer and teaches photographic skills to young adults in Alexandra Township and at his alma-mater Tswane University of Technology. He is a hands on practical teacher and mentor who inspires his students with his vast technical knowledge.

Ignus has been a contributor to the City of Ekurhuleni’s photographic library since 2003. He has captured images for the Tourism department, SA Open Golf Championship, Marketing Departments and Business Development.

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