Attendees

The Smart Buildings & Infrastructure summit will make it easy for decision-makers involved in the development, design and delivery of new and existing buildings to catch the SMART buildings wave, reaping substantial rewards along the journey.

Who should attend?

Decision makers and analysts from the public and private sector responsible for: design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets; asset management; specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets.

PUBLIC / PRIVATE SECTOR

SUPPLIERS / MANUFACTURERS OF SERVICES, TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS

Property developers / Facility Managers / Building owners / Energy Efficiency Managers / Commercial building facilities managers
  • Explore opportunities to smarten up existing or new buildings while increasing its revenue generation and cost effectiveness
  • Hear from local and international buildings’ case studies and how you can use these lessons learned to improve your own developments
  • Future proof buildings through smarter property development
  • Benefit from what the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data mean to project participants
  • Understand technology implementation within a smart buildings
  • Learn new generation approaches to building delivery
  • Network with a highly influential group of participants
Government / Municipalities
  • Understand technology implementation within a smart building
  • Explore opportunities to smarten up existing or new buildings while increasing its revenue generation and cost effectiveness
  • Hear from local and international buildings’ case studies and how you can use these lessons learned to improve your own developments
  • Benefit from what the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data mean to project participants
  • Learn new generation approaches to building design and delivery
  • Network with a highly influential group of participants
Architects/ Engineers / Interior Designers and Consultants
  • Learn new generation approaches to building design and delivery
  • Explore opportunities to smarten up existing or new buildings while increasing its revenue generation and cost effectiveness
  • Hear from local and international buildings’ case studies and how you can use these lessons learned to improve your own developments
  • Benefit from what the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data mean to project participants
  • Understand technology implementation within a smart building
  • Network with a highly influential group of participants
  • Maximise your ROI and business results:
    The Smart Buildings and Infrastructure series consists of 3 regional summits, co-located with Africa’s largest continental and regional expos. The combined events will showcase hundreds of exhibitors and attendees from across the African construction, built environment and infrastructure industries.
  • Stay ahead or catch up:
    Your presence at all 3 regional summits shows your competitors and the market that you are a force to be reckoned with. Don’t get left behind.
  • Unique opportunity to educate the market:
    Industry lack knowledge of solutions, how they work and what their benefits are.
Smart tech subcontractors:

This is the perfect opportunity for technology manufacturers and industry service providers to raise brand awareness and stimulate adoption among the construction and smart buildings industries’ most progressive stakeholder groups on items such as:

  • IT/AV Integration
  • Installation companies
  • Security systems
  • ICT & Automation companies
  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Cooling)
  • ICT Software/technology
  • Intelligent Infrastructure
Materials suppliers: cement, chemicals and surfaces

Educate the market on the sustainable innovations available.

Financiers: Banks

Understand cost and investment opportunities in smart buildings & infrastructure.

Background

65% of South Africa’s population already live in urban areas and this number is growing by 1.2% annually. Energy demand in cities are expected to almost double by 2030 with buildings being the largest energy consumers.

Smarter cities are becoming non-negotiable and SMART buildings & infrastructure are at the heart of a smart city. The concept is not new, but awareness and adoption of the technologies and approaches needed to create smart buildings are lagging.

SMART buildings & infrastructure blends both the control systems (smart building technologies) elements as well as the fixed attributes (design, structure and materials) required for a smart building whether for new build or retrofit projects. The convergence of the two creates an extraordinary opportunity to get things right and achieve efficiency.

With infrastructure demands in most African cities expected to almost double by 2030 – smarter approaches to city infrastructure are non-negotiable. SMART buildings and infrastructure blends both the control systems (smart building technologies) elements as well as the fixed attributes (design, structure and materials) for both new build or retrofit projects.

The convergence of the two creates an extraordinary opportunity to ensure that the demands are met and smarter cities are built.