Summit to focus on African urban development

May 29th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The spotlight will be on Africa and its urban development this week as more than 250 executives and professionals in the built environment sector are set to attend the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa event in Sandton Central, Johannesburg.

The summit will kicks off with a technical building tour, sponsored by AECOM and Eris Property Group on Wednesday 29 May 2019, ending with a networking cocktail reception at the Maslow Hotel. Day-two of the summit takes place at the hotel with a power-packed conference programme, including keynote addresses, insightful panel discussions and breakaway sessions.

Broll Property Group is the headline sponsor of RICS Summit Africa this year. Other key sponsors and partners include CBRE Excellerate, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IFC has also partnered with the GBCSA and RICS to host an Excellence in Design for Greener Efficiencies (EDGE) workshop a day before the summit.

The conference will bring together key players in the broader build environment sector to collaborate and discuss pertinent issues around Africa’s urban development. The event’s theme is “Investing with Impact – Collaboration and Innovation”. Key topics for discussion will include an in-depth look into inward investment, geopolitics and cross-border collaboration, as well as an examination of current and future investment trends in cities, renewable energy and transport infrastructure.

Contact TC Chetty, RICS SA, tcchetty@rics.org

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