As a result of Africa's rapid economic growth and population expansion, over a third of African inhabitants currently live in cities, while the latest projections suggest that this proportion will have risen to 50% by 2030. This rapid urbanisation will require governments to invest in the expansion of housing capacity, better infrastructure, energy and healthcare facilities, ICT services, water management and sanitation.
"Smart" and "green" solutions are helping African governments to re-shape the way cities are conceived, through the use of the latest technology and energy systems. Investments driven by urbanisation will grow faster and faster across the continent in the near future, thus creating scope for exceptional growth in infrastructure projects, real estate, and other subsectors. This potential is still largely unknown to international investors and its profitable opportunities are yet to be tapped into.
Delegates will be brought together with national and local government officials, urban planners, designers, developers, facility managers and potential investors to share ideas, develop business opportunities and discuss current projects, case-studies, lessons learned, future challenges, and new opportunities.
Cape Town international Convention Centre (CTICC)
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