Bauma CONExpo Africa to feature supporting programme
A SUPPORTING programme will be introduced for the first time at the forthcoming Bauma CONExpo Africa, which will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 15 to 18.
The Expo is an international Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles. According to Mrs Marcellia Iyitor, Chief Executive Officer, Niche PR, the official partner in Nigeria, “in addition to country specials and industry specials, Master Builders South Africa is holding its Annual Conference to coincide with the second edition of the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles.
“A key part of the supporting programme are the country specials which will be held in the Forum area, where various projects as well as selected African markets with the opportunities and challenges that they offer are presented in more detail.”
The presentations, which focus on South Africa as well as the Southern, Eastern and Western Africa region, i.e. Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia, provide answers to these questions. The country specials are organized together with partners and supporting associations.
Iyitor said that industry specials will also be presented. “Experts and associations from the industry look at current technologies and trends within the construction machinery and mining market.
“The main focus is on the visions and challenges in the African market as well as possible opportunities and will include topics such as “Mining Cities” presented by the University of Stellenbosch, “Changes to Import and Export Laws” presented by the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group and “Doing Business in Africa” presented by Nedbank and Intergest.”
A further highlight is the Annual Conference of Master Builders South Africa, which will take place for the first time during BAUMA CONExpo Africa from September 16 to 17. During the conference, members of the Master Builders Association and related industrial sectors from Southern Africa meet to encourage greater dialog between members, decision makers and experts and to discuss current developments in the construction industry. The exhibitors at BAUMA CONExpo Africa are also invited to present their products and services and establish contacts with participants and delegates.
She confirmed that Alh. Shehu Sani, president Miners Association of Nigeria will be presenting a paper on the Investment potentials in the mining industry in Nigeria.