Sandton to host fifth annual RICS Summit Africa

TC Chetty, RICS Country Manager for South Africa.

Africa’s leading forum on the built environment sector – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019 – is set to be hosted in Johannesburg’s financial district of Sandton Central in May.

The fifth annual RICS Summit Africa will take place at Sun International’s Maslow Hotel Conference Centre from May 29 to 30 and early-bird booking is now open.

“The summit brings together business and thought leaders, policy makers and other key influencers to network and discuss key issues and opportunities around urban development, infrastructure and real estate,” says TC Chetty, RICS Country Manager for South Africa.

“RICS is a London-based global professional body that promotes and enforces the highest qualifications and standards in the areas of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. As a public benefit organisation, RICS operates in all the world’s major financial hubs in delivering international standards and policy influence.”

The theme of this year’s RICS Summit Africa focuses on how collaborative partnerships and impactful investment is shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa.

A networking cocktail reception and a building technical tour will take place on May 29, providing networking, deal-making and knowledge sharing opportunities.

The MC for this year’s conference will be property industry entrepreneur and noted speaker, Lynette Ntuli. She is the founder chief executive of Innate Investment Solutions – a property, asset management and infrastructure advisory firm.

A power-packed full-day conference anchors the summit on May 30, which includes high-level local and international speakers.

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.

The agenda will also address established and emerging models of funding, strategic facilities management, a macroeconomic forecast and technological advancements.

Noteworthy speakers already secured for the 2019 event include:

  • Rob Jackson, interim managing director for EMEA, Middle East, RICS.
  • Dr Martyn Davies, managing director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte.
  • Ipeleng Mkhari, chief executive of Motseng Investment Holdings and President of the South African Property Owner’s Association (Sapoa).
  • Yaw Yeboah, chief executive of Infracon Consulting.
  • Andrew Mason, owner of Workplacefundi.

Chetty says: “Delegates attending the annual summit get to hear regional and international speakers address pertinent subjects and explore possible collaborative and innovative strategies to push Africa forward. You also get to network with top executives of the African built environment’s most influential organisations.”

For more information or to register as a delegate for RICS Summit Africa 2019 summit, log on to https://www.rics.org/en-za/events/conferences-seminars/rics-summit-africa/.