Date(s) - 22 Feb '17 - 23 Feb '17
The 2017 RICS Africa Summit has been expanded into a two-day event this year, with a workshop and a technical tour on the first day, together with a gala dinner. The second day forms a power-packed conference with high-level local and international speakers from the built environment arena.
“This year’s summit builds on our two previous events in 2015 and 2016. In addition to the highlight conference day, we are planning to have an insightful workshop and technical tour the day before, which culminates in a high profile dinner,” says TC Chetty, RICS Country Manager for South Africa.
“It all adds to what’s set to be an exciting programme at the 2017 RICS Africa Summit, with even more networking opportunities. The event continues to be a collaboration of property institutions and associations across Africa, working together to accelerate the professionalism of land, construction and property sectors on the continent,” he adds.
This year’s event will have a strong focus on rapid urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa; the availability of land; as well as infrastructure investment on the continent.
Noteworthy industry experts and leaders who are confirmed speakers for the 2017 RICS Africa Summit include:
Jacob Mamabolo, MEC of the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements; Bennet Kpentey, Chief Executive and Managing Consultant at Sync Consult Management Consultants, Ghana; RICS President Amanda Clack, who is also Partner at EY and Head of Infrastructure (Advisory) for the UK and Ireland; and, Emeka Eleh, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and Principal Partner of Ubosi Eleh and Company, Nigeria.