Industry Events: South Africa August 2019

Industry Events: South Africa August 2019

 

Event:

The Property Show Durban 2019

Date:

03 to 04 August 2019

Event Location:

Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban, South Africa

Event Description:

The Property Show, acquired by Private Property, is the ideal platform for anyone looking to further their property journey whether it’s buying, selling, renting or investing. The Show brings together all the brands under one roof and includes financial service providers, estate agents, developers, conveyancers and additional services.

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Event:

Design South Africa 2019

Date:

07 to 11 August 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

Design South Africa is the perfect platform to source South African and international furniture and product design as well as lighting, interior design, surface and materials for the residential, commercial, hospitality and office sectors. It is geared towards doing business, writing orders and setting up new business networks and relationships.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 549 8300
Email: 100percent@reedexpoafrica.co.za

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Event:

Global Lift & Escalator Expo 2019

Date:

27 to 29 August 2019

Event Location:

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

GLE Expo is an opportunity for global players in from the industry of elevator and escalator to explore Africa’s market potential, engage with prospective buyers, widen knowledge, network with regional players and expand businesses to this continent.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)81 275 2823
Email: segren@virgo-comm.com

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Event:

ICT Infrastructure 2019

Date:

28 to 29 August 2019

Event Location:

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

ICT Infrastructure 2019 will explore considerations and solutions across the entire ICT value chain with the goal of information sharing for the benefit of South Africa’s ICT infrastructure, and thus its citizens and businesses.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 543 7000
Email: charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za

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Industry Events: South Africa June & July 2019

Industry Events: South Africa June & July 2019

 

Event:

2019 Steelpoort Mines Mining & Industrial Exhibition

Date:

13 June 2019

Event Location:

Samancor Winterveld Recreation Club, Winterveld Village, Steelpoort, Limpopo, South Africa

Event Description:

Don’t miss your chance to engage with senior purchasing and decision making visitors.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)61 348 4607
Email: info@miningexpo.co.za

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Event:

SAPICS 2019

Date:

9 to 12 June 2019

Event Location:

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

The Annual SAPICS Conference provides a fantastic exhibition space for you to showcase your company, promote brand awareness and gain some free feedback on any new and/or existing product or service.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0) 11 023 6701
Email: conference2018@sapics.org.za

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Event:

Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019 Expo & Conference 2019

Date:

11 to 3 June 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

If you are looking to expand your business into Africa, generate new leads, meet new partners and find out about new projects and innovative technologies, then Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa is the trade show for your business.INDUTEC Africa is proud to present the 11th edition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa. Over 1,200 industry professionals from 16 countries attended the exhibition in 2017 to do business, network and learn.The 2019 edition of PVP will co-locate with African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo providing an even bigger platform for exhibitors to promote and showcase their brands. Exhibition space is selling quickly, now is the time to book and ensure you have the most prominent location at the expo.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0) 11 783 7250
Email: info@indutecafrica.com

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Event:

African Smart Cities Summit 2019

Date:

11 June 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The African Smart Cities Summit prepares African cities for the future. It will bring together under one roof public and private sector players who will determine the future of African cities and reinvent urban living in the smartest ways possible.Join us as we discover how cities are and will be creating systems that are integrated, sustainable, that increase the ease of living for citizens, make cities a safe place to live and drive economic growth in the long-run. Together we will pave a roadmap for taking African Smart Cities from dream to reality.

Contact Details:

Email: marceldutoit@dmgevents.com

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Event:

African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo 2019

Date:

11 to 13 June 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The 7th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo – Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9500 qualified buyers and sellers for the entire built environment value chain. In 2019 the event features an indoor/outdoor exhibition with 6 new dedicated zones including Concrete and cement, MEP, Surfaces and Finishes, Tools and Equipment, Digital Construction and Construction. With a robust workshop programme, the event provides FREE HOT (hands on technical) training for professional development and skill building to create Africa’s leading event for built environment professionals.

Contact Details:

Email: marceldutoit@dmgevents.com

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Event:

Engineering Community Conference (ECC) 2019

Date:

13 to 14 June 2019

Event Location:

CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa

Event Description:

Engineering is shaping what the future will look like and is evolving as quickly as technology itself. This year’s Engineering Community Conference (ECC) explores whether your businesses, ideas, products, and jobs are future-proof.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)12 809 9500
Email: s.kruger@esteq.com

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Event:

SAPOA Convention & Property Exhibition 2019

Date:

18 to 20 June 2019

Event Location:

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

The SAPOA Convention & Property Exhibition is themed as Challenging Times, Understanding the Issues, Planning the Future and it will present an exceptional forum for both local and international property professionals and industry leaders to refresh their knowledge base. The three-day event will provide plenty of networking opportunities, with the leading property professionals, industry leaders, friends and colleagues, as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 883 0679
Email: marketingmanager@sapoa.org.za

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Event:

The Hotel Show Africa 2019

Date:

23 to 25 June 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The Hotel Show Africa forms part of a dedicated portfolio of events proudly serving the hospitality industry across Middle East, Africa and Asia.Now in its third year, The Hotel Show Africa 2019 aims to grow on the successes of the launch event delivering over 3,389 reported attendees over three days.Attracting GMs, owners, operators, procurement managers, designers, developers and the all-important frontline hospitality personnel, The Hotel Show Africa offers an unmissable opportunity for suppliers to showcase latest products, ideas and trends shaping our industry’s future.Taking place as part of Africa Trade Week 2019 with Africa’s premier food and beverage event AB7 and SAITEX, (the largest product sourcing trade show).

Contact Details:

Email: Lynnchamier@dmgevents.com

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Event:

Manufacturing Indaba 2019

Date:

25 to 26 June 2019

Event Location:

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential. Participate in the manufacturing conference and exhibition to learn from industry leaders, manufacturing sector experts and international speakers. Meet potential buyers through our business matchmaking programme and buyers lounge.The aim of the annual Manufacturing Indaba and its provincial roadshows is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government officials, capital providers and professional experts to explore opportunities and grow their manufacturing operations.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 463 9184
Email: info@manufacturingindaba.co.za

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Event:

IFAT Africa 2019

Date:

9 to 11 July 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

IFAT Africa is a forum and an exhibition on environmental technologies, which takes place once a year in Johannesburg. As an offshoot of the IFAT in Munich, it offers the full range of environmental technologies and services with a comprehensive product portfolio ranging from simple to technologically advanced machines and solutions in the areas of water, sewage, refuse, recycling and energy conservation. Especially in Africa investment in infrastructure and water supply are urgently needed. Growing populations, economic expansion, scarce water resources and extensive agriculture confront the government with major challenges. In addition, the amount of waste is enormously rising, especially in the mining industry, which is an important contribution payer to waste. Here action is required. Since the environmental management in Africa is still in its infancy, the IFAT Africa presents innovative technologies and solutions and ensures a high-quality knowledge and information exchange. The IFAT Africa is only accessible to trade visitors and offers international companies a good introduction to the African development market of environmental technologies.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 476 8093
Email: annalize.cillierseccles@mm-sa.com

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Event:

SA GeoTech 2019

Date:

24 to 26 July 2019

Event Location:

Durban Exhibition Centre, South Africa

Event Description:

SA GeoTech 2019 will explore geo-intelligence solutions across the entire design, construction and data value chain. It will focus on cutting-edge hardware and software technologies, information systems and solutions for planners, consultants, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, surveyors, GIS practitioners, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 543 7000
Email: charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za

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Event:

Real Estate Development Summit Sub Saharan Africa 2019

Date:

25 to 26 July 2019

Event Location:

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The core thought-process behind the summit stems from a place of eliminating the common pain points that plague the suppliers & buyers in commonplace networking events. Thus, through a combination of a rigorous selection process and intelligent design, the RED summit is an amalgamation of personalized face-to-face meetings, purposeful networking, and impactful knowledge sessions & panel discussions.

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 20 3455 4255
Email: hoomi@gbbventure.com

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Industry Events: South Africa April & May 2019

Industry Events: South Africa April & May 2019

Event:

Smart Procurement World WC

Date:

9 – 10 April 2019

Event Location:

GradWest, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

6th annual Western Cape Smart Procurement World event brings together all SCM and procurement practitioners in the region. Alongside the conference is a showcase of leading solutions and products for the profession. Smart Procurement World is the ideal independent business-generating event! Part of the ultimate procurement and inbound supply chain conference and expo in Africa, the conference provides an opportunity for professional development and updates in supply chain management.

Contact Details:

Email: debbiet@smartprocurement.net

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Event:

Harare Indaba

Date:

10 April 2019

Event Location:

Country Club Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The Harare Indaba focuses on investing in the resources and mining sector in Zimbabwe and at this time of pending renewal and rejuvenation in Zimbabwe the event addresses the areas such as How will the Zimbabwe economy and more specifically, mining industry, renew itself, What is changing in the country and what will this mean for the mining sector, What will it mean for investors, Mining’s contribution towards regenerating the economy of Zimbabwe, and much more.

Contact Details:

Email: info@resources4africa.com

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Event:

African Utility Week

Date:

14 – 16 May 2019

Event Location:

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

African Utility Week is an event promoting the development in African countries. The show is the one world assembly location, convention and trade exhibition for African vigour and water utility professionals and offers a distinct networking possibility for engineers, stakeholders and resolution vendors alike. This event shows products like discuss strategic and technical improvements in the utility power, water and gas sectors etc. in the Business Services, Power & Renewable Energy industries.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 700 3564
Email: loudon.cito@spintelligent.com

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Event:

Facilities Management Expo

Date:

14 – 16 May 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

The Facilities Management Expo is the trade expo for the Facilities Management industry: inspiration, education, innovation and it brings together all aspects of facilities management, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, relationship building, bringing exhibitors and visitors alike up-to-date with the latest trends, products, and legislation, face-to-face networking opportunities, and much more.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)10 003 3082
Email: zeldaj@specialised.com

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Event:

Securex South Africa 2019

Date:

14 – 16 May 2019

Event Location:

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Description:

Visit Securex South Africa 2019, celebrating its 26th year in 2019, for everything you need to know about security. Encompassing fire protection as well as both physical and cybersecurity, Securex 2019 will once again run alongside A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s leading occupational safety and health trade exhibition.

It will also be co-located with a third expo for the very first time – Facilities Management Expo 2019, the show that brings together all aspects of facilities management.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)11 835 1565
Email: svens@specialised.com

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Event:

Power Gen Africa

Date:

14 – 16 May 2019

Event Location:

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

Power Gen Africa brings together international business leaders and technical experts committed to POWERING UP A CONTINENT and features a comprehensive conference programme and extensive exhibit floor. The event spans all aspects of centralized and distributed power generation along with leading technologies in power transmission and distribution and focus on various aspects of power needs, resources, and issues facing the electricity generation industries.

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 8036
Email: exhibitpgaf@clarionevents.com

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Event:

Western Cape Property Development Forum

Date:

16 – 17 May 2019

Event Location:

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Description:

The Western Cape Property Development Forum will cover areas like Learning from successfully completed developments, Highlighting potential development opportunities for local developers, Identifying practical solutions to alternative electricity sources.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 914 2888
Email: registrar@sbs.co.za

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Event:

CIO Mining Africa Summit

Date:

22 May 2019

Event Location:

Summit Place, Pretoria, South Africa

Event Description:

CIO Mining Africa Summit is an event for digital and IT sector companies. The event is expected to attract over 200 participants from over 20 countries. The event aims at uniting Minster’s from Africa’s most established and emerging mining economies with global mining executives, investors and service providers to meet, share ideas, connect and encourage greater partnerships & stakeholder engagement. The conference will cover areas like Digital Transformation in Workforce management in mining, Reinventing IT to respond and adapt to the industry economic downturn demands on the IT function, IT spending during a slump, Creating and Sustaining an industry leading position through Effective IT Governance.

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0) 7929 238 382
Email: darren.roach@energlobeltd.com

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L2B Blog: Build your Business with Building Tenders

Build your Business with Building Tenders

Build your Business with Building Tenders

There are a variety of approaches when it comes to tenders in the building and construction industry, that can drum up business. The most obvious is the direct approach by the main contractor. You tender. Tendering can be costly and time consuming as your company is competing with other companies for contracts. To increase your chances, be thorough and conscientious. Everything starts with the tender notice and ends with the tender notice. Contact the relevant professionals and ask for clarity on any aspect of the tender notice you are not sure of. If meetings are scheduled, attend them timeously. If there are any discrepancies in the tender documents, query them. Comply with the instructions in the tender document, to the letter. Ensure your signed and completed tender document is handed in at the correct time, at the correct place on the correct day. And hopefully, you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s, your company is the awarded company.

Another approach is sub-contracting. Main contractors require prices for their Bills of Quantity (BoQ), and they’re going to get them from sub-contractors. If you are a subbie, ensure your prices are competitive. Communicate with the main contractor and build that relationship and let the main contractor know about all your services and your products as they might not need you now; but they could need you later. Even if you can’t price that particular BoQ, still maintain that relationship. Subbies don’t need to wait for the main contractors to approach them. You can approach the main contractors, and just keep your company services and products alive in their minds.

Once the tender has been awarded; the subbie can approach the awarded company and remind them of their prices and services.

In the context of Leads 2 Business, knowing what tenders are out is the first stepping off point. Ensure your Advisory is set up to meet your company needs. Go through your Advisory email each day and follow up on any tenders of interest. Tenders are time sensitive so any delay can be incredibly counter productive.

As a main contractor, you could monitor the tender to ensure that you are notified of any changes to the tender notice.

As a subbie you would monitor the tender to ensure that you’re notified of when it is awarded, so that you can follow up with the awarded company. You can request a BoQ, to check whether any of your services or products are specified. You could also request a site attendance register, so you can approach the other companies that could possibly be tendering and with the help of the BoQ know what items need to be priced. Exposing your company to as many in the industry as possible, can only bring benefits.

Ensuring your company is listed on the Directory, also adds to the advertising of your company and will expose your company to those that seek your services.

There’s almost no end to the amount of work and opportunities available as you go along the supply chain for building tenders.

Examples of Building Tenders:

DTA 616433 – Construction of New Mdzimba Primary School. CIDB 8GB

DTA 616484 – KZN: Department of Health: Groutville: Groutville Clinic: Replacement of clinic. CIDB 8GB

DTA 616422  – Mount Fletcher Magistrate Office: Condition Based Maintanenance. CIDB 7GB.

Awarded Building tenders:

Awarded DTA 564116 – Rotunda Park Precinct Project in Turffontein – Phase 2

Awarded DTA 604734 – Construction of Bilanyoni Library

 

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Trends in Africa

Africa Map

What’s trending?

 

 

You might take a sneaky glance at twitter’s ‘trending’ timeline to answer or perhaps Google. What about Africa? [tweetthis]Do you know what the Trends in Africa are?[/tweetthis] Many may answer with, “no clue”.

 

I doubt that this will be your answer for much longer. The narrative on Africa is evolving, there are more individuals and companies joining in the conversation and rightly so. Previously known as ‘Deepest Darkest Africa’ and most recently dubbed ‘Silicon Safari’, Africa is not only becoming an interest but a Trend in itself.

According to numerous sources the biggest Trend in Africa at the moment is Technology. Frost & Sullivan report that Africa could evolve into a $50 billion e-commerce market within the next three years. Kenya and Nigeria are leading in terms of fundraising and start-ups, other countries include Tanzania and South Africa. Africa has had explosive increases in internet usage and economic growth. In fact Internet usage is now growing faster in Africa than in any other continent and mobile subscriptions in Africa have eclipsed those in the Asian Pacific region. Companies like Safaricom, IBM and Facebook have all realised the significant opportunities for investment and innovation on the continent.

Technology is a major driving force of progress in every industry. This is particularly evident in Education in Africa. Tony Bates highlights the boom in online higher education enrollments in Africa, with many countries using eLearning as a way to meet the increased demand for higher education that traditional programs cannot. South Africa is the dominant country but will be overtaken by Nigeria by 2016 in terms of the volume of revenues from eLearning.

The population in Africa is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2050 resulting in the largest workforce according to the Harvard Business Review. Africa is also rich in natural resources, 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land in fact. Additionally, Africa has a USD$2 trillion economy with approximately a third of its countries obtaining annual GDP growths of more than six percent. [tweetthis]Of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world, six are in #Africa.[/tweetthis]

 

To end here is a quote to illustrate the Trends in Africa from the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos:

 

“Africa is the story. The big story is Africa. The Chinese and Japanese are fighting over Africa. This is a market of a billion people, of natural resources.” Dr Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder of Citadel Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/05/9-mega-trends-shaping-the-future-of-africa/

http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/ten-african-consumer-trends-to-run-with-and-profit-from-in-2015/45999/

http://ww2.frost.com/news/press-releases/frost-sullivan-identifies-top-trends-ict-africa-2015/

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/042915/why-tech-trends-africa-are-good-investment.asp

http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/01/29/africa-is-the-worlds-fastest-developing-e-learning-market/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/faraigundan/2014/01/28/top-quotes-about-africa-at-the-2014-world-economic-forum-in-davos/

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