RICS Africa Summit 2018
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 event will begin with an analysis of economic growth prospects in Africa. Building a picture of the whole continent by first detailing regional trends, the session will look at the performance of import and export sectors, commodities pricing, domestic demand, fiscal policy and currency valuation. Paying particular attention to the built environment’s key industries, the session will assess the likelihood of Africa’s economy continuing to expand in 2018/19.
Barbara Barungi ,Managing Partner of Imara Africa Consulting gave the keynote on the macroeconomic outlook for Africa.