The economic growth in Africa has surpassed all expectations and the rise in population will make Africa a big focus for the next 50 to 100 years as the economy in other parts of the world slows down. Ageing assets and insufficient capacity means that the few infrastructure that were built years ago are unable to cope with the population growth. Good asset management and asset integrity are essential to assuring the reliability of physical assets and the consistency of revenue inflow. Hence, the theme of the summit is:
“Cutting Costs, Improving Safety and Extending Asset Life Span for a Sustainable Future”.
The UK’s former Africa minister James Duddridge told an infrastructure conference back in March 2016 in London that: “Infrastructure is a pipeline for money. Airports, railways and roads are all pipelines for economic activity. This requires local knowledge and skills but also global expertise and help to get people and money moving.”
This summit is designed to give you the technical and strategic know-how to gain a competitive advantage in today’s market. The speakers are carefully selected to evaluate trends and to provide case study analysis and solutions. Delegates will be able to identify the technologies, standards, applications and methodologies required to cut costs and increase efficiency.