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RICS Summit Africa 2018

Driving sustainable growth through smarter urbanisation.

Thu 31 May 2018
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
The Maslow Hotel, Rivonia Rd & Grayston Dr, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa, 2031
R2640 incl. VAT


The focus of this year's Summit is connectivity and smart urbanism. High-level speakers from leading organisations will advance the debate on how built environment professionals can contribute to key issues such as inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa; they will analyse what role city leaders, innovators and businesses should play in finding sustainable solutions to the continent’s power deficit and how new technologies can impact. Sessions will explore how effective approaches to facilities management can streamline the operation of built assets, save on resource, enhance employee health and wellbeing, mitigate business risk and lower costs.

Building on the successes of the last three Africa Summits, this year’s event continues to be a collaboration of property institutions and associations across Africa, working together to accelerate the professionalism of the land, construction and property sectors throughout the continent. The Summit is designed for Presidents, Chairmen and CEOs, providing a forum where common goals and a shared vision can be created through consensus and discussion.

The Summit is designed for Presidents, Chairs and CEOs, providing a forum where common goals and a shared vision can be created through consensus and discussion.

Confirmed speakers

Barbara Barungi, formerly Lead Economist, African Development Bank
Dr Martyn Davies
, Managing Director – Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte
Susan Turner, Managing Director, Knight Frank South Africa
Siyabonga Gama, Group Chief Executive, Transnet SOC Ltd
Alastair Herbertson, Director – Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Investec Asset Management
Sheila Galloway, Group CEO, Utho Group
Eng. John Tanui, CEO, Konza Technopolis Development Authority
Jemil Dawodu, Managing Director – Nigeria, JHI Properties/Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate
Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Founder and MD, DLO Energy Resource Group
Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah, Vice President, Chartered Institute of Building Africa and Executive Chairman, Berock Ventures Limited
Liz Whitehouse, Managing Director, Africa House
Penny Herbst, Director of Strategy, Africa Green Co
Ivan Cornet, Managing Partner, Latitude Five
Helen Botes, CEO, Joburg Property Company
Stephen Ola Jagun, Managing Partner, Jagun Associates
Adama Deen, Senior Advisor on Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives, New Partnership for African Development
SF van der Linde, Client Director – Property, Aurecon – Our African City
Andrew Mason, Director of Projects, Tsebo Facilities Solutions
Adeniyi Adeleye, Head Real Estate Finance – West Africa, Stanbic IBTC Capital
Gugu Cele, Broadcaster
Tom Mundy, Director of Strategic Advisory, JLL
Sanett Uys, Chair, RICS Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Panel
Anil Singh Rana, Founder, CPD Ltd
Neville Mandimika, Africa Analyst, Rand Merchant Bank
Samantha Ashman, Director, Industrial Policy – Department of Economics & Econometrics, University of Johannesburg
Moatswi Sekonopo, Managing Director, K-Hill Property Development
Sean Tompkins, CEO, RICS

Summit format

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Optional technical tour of Johannesburg’s Waterfall Precinct during the day followed by the RICS Summit Africa Dinner – including an after-dinner speech by Xoliswa Daku, one of Africa’s most influential businesswomen.

Thursday 31 May 2018

RICS Summit Africa takes place throughout the day.

View the Summit Programme

Price summary

Early-bird discount prices will expire on 28 February - don't miss out.

An additional Technical Tour is also available should you wish to join us for an afternoon tour on 30 May. Further details regarding the tour location and time will be published soon. Places will be limited.

  • Dinner and conference R2640 incl. VAT
  • Conference only R1980 incl. VAT
  • Dinner only R1080 incl. VAT
  • Technical tour only R500 incl. VAT
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Sponsorship opportunities

Boost your profile

By choosing to sponsor RICS Summit Africa, you will have access to a vast spectrum of benefits; it will demonstrate your high profile status in Africa and commitment to the Sub-Saharan market, with opportunities to network with leaders in the built environment from around the continent.

It is a prime setting to develop new and existing business relationships, whilst allowing you to profit from a clear association with RICS and RICS international standards.

Available packages

  • Gold Sponsor – ZAR 100,000
  • Silver Sponsor – ZAR 70,000
  • Summit exhibitor – ZAR 40,000

For further details of the packages and exhibitor benefits, or to book your sponsorship and exhibition package, please contact:

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Lasting professional connections

Akin Olawore, President, Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce on 2017/12/12

"At RICS Summit Africa, I heard vital African market trend analyses and made lasting professional connections across the continent."

Enriching experience

Ada Mwangola, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat on 2017/09/18

"The Summit was great - a very enriching experience from highly professional perspectives. I'm looking forward to more!"

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