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The 6th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo has been announced for 16 an 17 May 2018. To be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, this event aims to increase communication and collaboration among public and private sector operators across all disciplines of Africa’s built environment, and will be looking at key issues in the sector.

Totally concrete expoBusiness spending in Africa will grow from $2.6 trillion in 2015 to $3.5 trillion by 2025.  It is estimated that over the same period an additional 187 million Africans will migrate to cities, drastically redefining urban trends and requirements.

However, an annual investment of $150 billion is still needed to close Africa’s infrastructure gap and inadequate infrastructure in Africa still cuts growth by as much as two percentage points per year, leading to a loss of almost 40% of productivity. The construction landscape in Africa is shifting. Increased competition in the marketplace and an increased number of smaller-scale projects has led to slimmer margins, decreased confidence in local construction companies and a paradigm shift towards generating new revenue streams outside of national borders. These are some of the themes to be explored at the Expo.

“We are expecting a wide variety of companies to exhibit at the expo, including suppliers and solution providers involved in pre-build, construction and finishing phases of the construction cycle.  Alternative building solutions, chemicals, tools, equipment, digital construction, smart buildings, finishes, materials and contracting services suppliers will also be on hand, showcasing the latest technologies and solutions,” says Tracy-Lee BehrPortfolio Director for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo.

“The Expo caters for the African construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. From indoor to outdoor experiences, workshops to prizes, there is something for everyone at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo.”

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