Attendees

Attendees consist of 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.

100+ key buyers attending!

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
  • Understand the value proposition – Hype vs Reality
  • Discover new and better ways of working together with project stakeholders.
  • Learn how to increase revenue generation through intelligent features
  • Understand what a smart building is, what goes into it and how devices actually communicate
  • Explore Bright Green Buildings and the link between “Smart” and “Sustainable”
  • Learn about new technologies suitable for a unique South African market.
  • Discover lessons learned from other regions.
Government / Municipalities
  • Understand what a smart building is, what goes into it and how devices actually communicate.
  • Learn about new technologies suitable for a unique South African market.
  • Explore the criteria for evaluating an effective smart solution
  • Discover new and better ways of working together with project stakeholders.
  • Explore lessons learned from other regions.
  • Walk the talk and set an example for the industry as a whole.
  • Network with key industry leaders
  • Equip yourselves with tools to improve urban planning and drive sustainability.
  • Learn about the opportunities of integrating smart buildings into your smart infrastructure / city projects – give input in the design and work with suppliers for better cohesion.
Architects/ Engineers / Interior Designers and Consultants
  • Learn about new technologies suitable for a unique South African market.
  • Explore the criteria for evaluating an effective smart solution
  • Discover new and better ways of working together with project stakeholders.
  • Share your expertise by networking with potential clients and industry leaders.
  • Explore Bright Green Buildings and the link between “Smart” and “Sustainable”
  • Learn about sustainable design and planning of materials to use and construction techniques to use before the construction can even start.
  • 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.