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The WCPDF’s 9th Annual Conference – Early Bird bookings extended!

The Western Cape Property Development Forum’s (WCPDF) 9th Annual Conference is just five weeks away and seats are filling up fast!

Under the theme ‘From Surviving to Thriving in the Built Environment’, the conference is taking place ‘in the flesh’ for the first time since 2019 on Thursday, the 26th and Friday, the 27th of May 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) with only 300 seats are available.

Early bird discounts on registration fees have been extended to the 6th of May 2022, with savings of up to 25% off the standard conference fee for WCPDF members.

CPD accreditation for the two-day conference has been approved as follows:

  • ECSA: CPD credits can be claimed as an ECSA Category 3(b) Self-Study Activity.
  • SACAP provided by CIfA: 2.625 CPD credits in Category 1.
  • SACPLAN: 10 CPD points (Activity: Focus 6, Sub-area 6.7).
  • SACQSP via ASAQS: 9 CPD hours in Category 1.
  • SAGC: 2 CPD credits in Category 1.
  • SACPCMP: Accreditation pending.

For more information on specific accreditation per day, please click here.

A packed programme of events has been lined up to positively highlight where new opportunities lie as we emerge from the past two years:

  • Marketing the Western Cape: five of the largest provincial municipalities (outside of Cape Town) pitch their strategies to attract industry investment (facilitated by Premier Alan Winde).
  • Success stories out of the pandemic: where to now for residential, commercial, retail, and industrial property?
  • The strengthening role of micro-development: apart from being the highest yielding sector currently in property development, is its future as a solution for affordable housing finally being recognised?

With strong public sector delegations already confirmed from the City of Cape Town, Stellenbosch Municipality and Western Cape Government, numerous other municipalities are expected to join them as the industry strengthens its collaboration with the private sector. Challenges to be brainstormed include:   

  • What do we need from government right now to reform our procurement policies and supply chain management?
  • How do we influence long-term planning in the City of Cape Town (and other municipalities) towards effective delivery of bulk infrastructure?
  • How can ratepayers and taxpayers make politicians accountable for delivery on their promised mandates?

Along with highly respected industry experts, this year’s programme also boasts a number of renowned South Africans from outside the industry sharing their insights (in order of appearance):

  • Dr Imtiaz Sooliman (Founder, Gift of the Givers)
  • Prof Miriam Altman (Altman Advisory)
  • Dion Chang (Futurist & Owner, Flux Trends)
  • Wayne Duvenage (CEO, OUTA)
  • Prof Nick Binedell (GIBS)
  • Plus conference facilitators Africa Melane (702/Cape Talk) and Andrew Boraine (Western Cape Economic Development Partnership)