06 May 2019

must-attend construction event, the annual African Construction and Totally
Concrete Expo, is taking place from 11 to 13 June 2019 at the Gallagher
Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

by dmg events, and now in its 7th year, the event provides a unique platform
for over 9,500 construction and built environment professionals from over 45
countries to engage with key industry heavy weights, conduct valuable business
and develop new skills by attending. In celebration of the ongoing development
in technology and transformation, the African Smart Cities Summit and the Women
in Construction and African Construction Awards will be co-located with the

The urban population in Africa was reported to be the fastest growing globally and
by 2030 Africa will host 6 of the world’s 41 megacities. “Africa’s remarkable
urban growth creates major challenges around city infrastructure and service
delivery but at the same time provides an abundance of opportunities for both
public and private sector players to explore and reinvent urban living in the
smartest ways possible” says Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director: Built
Environment for dmg events.

In light of the above, Daniel Claassen, Producer of the African Smart Cities
Summit goes on to say: “Now in its 3rd year, the African Smart Cities Summit
will take place on 11 June 2019 and explore where the industry stands in
leveraging proven smart city solutions in Africa and look at what is and must
be done right now to ensure African cities are resilient, connected, inclusive,
safe and prosperous. Attendees will hear Smart City project updates from across
Africa and explore trends in urban resilience, smarter transportation and
energy management. They will discover how future cities will be connected,
intelligent and inclusive through technological innovation such as 5G, IoT and

“The quality of case studies and presentations was inspiring and the
opportunities for networking & future collaboration will certainly enhance
our ability to deliver a “smarter” project.” – Brendan Falkson, Director,
Rosslyn Hub

Now in their 6th year, the Women in Construction and African Construction
Awards Powered by NAFBI takes place on 12 June 2019.

The awards, which comprise both individual and organisational categories,
acknowledge the increasing important role of transformation in the industry and
will be adjudicated by an esteemed judging panel of industry experts who will
be assessing nominations in the following categories:

  • Youth Owned Business
  • Women Owned Business
  • Township Business
  • Rural Enterprise
  • Women in Construction – Young
    entrepreneur/rising star
  • Lifetime Achievement: Women in
    Concrete and Construction
  • Media and Communications
  • Investor in Youth Education 

prestigious evening and gala dinner will be attended by 300 guests and are not
only about one night of celebration, but recognise and applaud those companies
and individuals driving change and make the industry more inclusive. 

We are witnessing transformation across the construction industry. We are on
the frontline of shaping the future of the industry and we are seeing
first-hand the breaking down of barriers to truly inspire a new generation.
Women empower women by changing company standards and through eliminating challenges
for other women.  There is power in that…” says Charne Karaolis, Managing
Director, MSHEQ Health & Safety Consultants, South Africa and a member of
the 2019 adjudication panel.
Nominations close on 10 May 2019 and the organisers call on the built environment
and the construction sector to not delay in nominating leading professionals,
entrepreneurs and rising stars who have displayed year-round the pursuit of
excellence and passion in their fields.

For more information about the 3rd annual African Smart Cities Summit 11 June
For more information about the 6th Women in Construction and African
Construction Awards 12 June visit:

African Smart Cities Summit and Women in Construction and African
Construction Awards are co-located with 
African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo

The African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo is the only
multi-disciplinary show within the built environment focusing on buyer and
seller engagements through free-to-attend content and face-to-face interactions
under one roof. With thousands of attendees ranging from small contractors
through to architects, quantity surveyors, property developers, government and
industry knowledge and product/service demonstrations for the entire built
environment value chain.

The 2019 event will welcome a hosts of new international pavilions as well as
new sector zones which include: Building interiors and finishes; Construction
tools and building materials; Mechanical, electrical and plumbing; Plant,
vehicle and machinery; Smart construction; Totally Concrete and Windows, doors
and facades.

Media contact:
Zara Eckles
Marketing Manager
Telephone: +27 21 700 5521
Email: [email protected]


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