3RD AFRICAN REAL ES­TATE & IN­FRAS­TRUC­TURE SUM­MIT

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De­vel­op­ing African cities of the fu­ture

THE AFRICAN Real Es­tate & In­fras­truc­ture Sum­mit 2018 wel­comes all built en­vi­ron­ment and com­mer­cial real es­tate pro­fes­sion­als ea­ger to ex­plore Africa’s cur­rent ur­ban de­vel­op­ment trends. In its third year, and in partnership with Wes­gro, the two-day in­ter­ac­tive con­fer­ence will take place in Cape Town at the CTICC on 15-16 May, 2018. Here we will look to ex­plore the fol­low­ing key ar­eas around de­vel­op­ing fu­ture African cities: • In­te­grated ur­ban de­vel­op­ment: Fo­cus on sus­tain­abil­ity and wa­ter cri­sis management

• Trans­port and mo­bil­ity: De­cen­tralised in­fras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment and the role of smart tech­nol­ogy

• Hous­ing and mixed-use projects:

Fo­cus on af­ford­able hous­ing

The African Real Es­tate & In­fras­truc­ture Sum­mit will look to wel­come lo­cal and international ur­ban plan­ners, ar­chi­tects, de­vel­op­ers, con­struc­tion firms, con­sul­tan­cies, bank­ing and fi­nance pro­fes­sion­als; all with the com­mon goal of de­vel­op­ing African cities. The in­te­grated and open-plan main stage will ex­plore the fol­low­ing key dis­cus­sion points:

• De­vel­op­ing Fu­ture African Cities: In­vest­ing in Africa

• Un­pack­ing the Wa­ter Cri­sis: A

com­pre­hen­sive look at what has been done to ward off #DayZero and what ef­fect the cri­sis has had on the built en­vi­ron­ment

• The Smart Trans­port Rev­o­lu­tion: Ex­plor­ing the im­per­a­tive role ef­fi­cient mo­bil­ity plays in our smart city de­vel­op­ments in Africa • De­cen­tralised in­fras­truc­ture

de­vel­op­ment

• The im­pact fu­ture tech­nolo­gies will have on the de­vel­op­ment of our planned master cities in Africa • Dy­namic dis­cus­sions around

af­ford­able hous­ing

• Con­struct­ing Re­silient Cities: In­sights into the fore­cast for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of African cities • African Smart Cities Suc­cesses: A look at some of the in­no­va­tive and trans­form­ing smart city ini­tia­tives be­ing im­ple­mented around the con­ti­nent

• In­vest­ment in African City De­vel­op­ment: A com­pre­hen­sive guide to in­vest­ment trends within African in­fras­truc­ture and city de­vel­op­ment

• The no­tion of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Dis­tricts: Would the no­tion of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Dis­tricts slow down rapid ur­ban­i­sa­tion to dif­fuse our cur­rent state of is­sues?

• In­te­grated Trans­port Sys­tems of the Fu­ture: Break­ing down the daunt­ing task of in­te­grat­ing our ail­ing pub­lic trans­port sys­tem and ef­fec­tively im­ple­ment this plan to min­imise fail­ure

• What is the next step in hous­ing and mixed-use projects on the con­ti­nent?

The sum­mit will take place in colo­ca­tion with African Util­ity Week, Africa’s lead­ing power, en­ergy and wa­ter trade expo and con­fer­ence. To reg­is­ter to at­tend this ex­cit­ing two-day in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion and con­fer­ence, tick­ets are avail­able through Quicket: www.quicket.co.za

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