African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos are powered by The Big 5 – the world leading building and construction event
Set against the backdrop of improved optimism now that the South African economy has emerged from its technical recession, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos are about to break the records set in 2018.
The 2019 expos, now under the hugely successful Big 5 banner, being held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 11-13 June, will be upping the ante. dmg events is bringing their expertise and experience to bear in building on existing knowledge sharing, networking and business matching opportunities, as well as using its wider reach to attract even more international visitors and exhibitors.
With Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s Inner City Revitalisation Project in full swing, there is, as he has said, “No better place in terms of real estate to invest in other than the inner City of Johannesburg in South Africa.”
The city is abuzz with projects:
- The first three buildings in the Inner City Revitalisation Project have been handed over to developers, and the mayor promises to release 80 to 100 more buildings for redevelopment in 2019 to make a dent in the city’s 300,000-unit housing backlog.
- The R2 billion Jewel City initiative will see property developers Divercity redevelop six blocks of Johannesburg’s CBD and the Absa towers main building, constructing over 2,700 apartments, a school, clinic, and gym.
- The GM of O. R. Tambo International Airport, Ms Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, has held the sod-turning ceremony for major new developments on the airport’s Western Precinct. Investment of R4.5-billion will enable the airport to unlock the potential of 1,000 hectares of serviceable land in the Western Precinct. Opportunities for construction will encompass office, hotel and retail facilities.
In addition, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent State of the Nation Address announced that:
- Increased emphasis is being placed on infrastructure development to support ambitious development plans for the country.
- Government will inject R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period to leverage financing from the private sector and development finance institutions.
- The Housing Development Agency will construct an additional 500,000 housing units in the next five years, and R30 billion will enable municipalities and provinces to fulfil their respective mandates.
- A Human Settlements Development Bank will be established to leverage both public- and private-sector financing to aid in housing delivery.
- The People’s Housing Programme will be expanded; households will be allocated serviced stands to build their own houses, either individually or through community-led housing cooperatives.
- Student accommodation projects around the country are being accelerated.
- Government will work to remove constraints to greater investment. Already a high-level multi-departmental team is working to eradicate policy, legal, regulatory and administrative barriers that frustrate investors and make doing business in South Africa easier.
In addition to the South African market, McKinsey’s new book, Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market, sees Africa poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom.
From very extensive research and interviews with Africa’s most prominent business and development leaders, McKinsey sees a trillion-dollar opportunity to industrialise Africa to meet rising domestic demand and create a bridge-head in global export markets. Investment opportunities abound and the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos – powered by The Big 5 will bring together stakeholders at every level to identify and exploit opportunities.
This year, for the first time, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos will be co-located with Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa. This new co-location will bring PVP sector’s players an even bigger platform for the industry to do business, a much bigger audience, more growth opportunities and new partnership opportunities within a broader spectrum of industries.
Currently, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are accumulating decades of knowledge and connecting billions of physical devices around the world to collect and share data. These technologies will ensure better visibility, forecasting and maintenance planning. Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019 will be showcasing some of these technologies along with many new products.
Together with Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa, the African Construction and Totally concrete Expos will offer more product showcases with free-to-attend strategic and technical workshops that will be more interactive with revolutionary case studies and interactive panel discussions. The dynamic programme has been designed by the industry for the industry.
Last year the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos attracted 8,016 construction professionals, showcased 3,243 participating companies, 178 exhibiting companies, 102 media and association partners and offered 44 free workshops. Participants came from 42 countries and 4 continents – Africa, Europe and the Middle East, USA and South America, and Asia and Australasia.
2019 is poised to smash these records.
While dmg events’ reach will bring visitors closer to an international audience, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos remain South African events, serving to promote local values, business and communities.
If there’s one show you can’t afford to miss, this is the one!
Book a stand or register to visit now at www.africanconstructionexpo to be part of the event on 11-13 June 2019, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Some of 2018’s exhibitors had this to say
Five years ago the Conchem brand was not very prominent, but now, thanks to the African Construction Expo, people know who we are and what we do. We walked away with 13 serious enquiries. Graham Smith, Sales and Business Development, Conchem
Our stand has been getting bigger over the years: we brought more products and machines and by doing that we opened the doors to a bigger market. And Totally Concrete has opened the market for us. Colte Smit, Technical Sales Manager, Sanika Waterproofing Specialists.
This is a tremendous show in a great emerging market. We got over 100 customers, not just from South Africa, but also from West and North African countries. Aniruddha Banerjee, Senior Manager, KHK Scaffolding & Formwork LLC, United Arab Emirates
We got invaluable leads, including key stakeholders from Eskom and other large corporates that are not easy to reach. At the expo, they come to us. Tracy Harris, Commercial Manager, Mapei South Africa.
Visitors to the 2018 show said
The workshops I attended were very useful and I can’t wait to come back next year.
Samson Khumalo, Workshop Manager, Coastal Hire
We met many suppliers and other companies that we will have synergies with in the future. I will definitely be back next year. Seddick Toffa, CEO, Jojabesi Sourcing
We learned how to participate in tenders and how to ensure our company is the government database so that we can grow our business. Raymong Mongale, Director, Djengo Enterprise
I came here for the contractors’ section and I found some great products. Next year I have to plan to spend more time at the event. Kay Chetty, Tender Buyer, Temi Construction