African Construction Expo 2020 promises to be the best yet

30th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In the face of a challenging local and worldwide economy, one thing is certain – now is the time to ensure every employee and employer in the construction industry stays abreast of the latest industry trends and technology. To continuously upskill and to build their own capacity will pay off to ensure the country’s infrastructure needs are met. 

In June 2020, that opportunity comes in the form of the construction industry’s leading calendar event - the 8th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, which will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 9 to 11 June 2020. The expo is conveniently and purposefully co-located with WoodEX for Africa, Deck & Flooring Expo, African Smart Cities Summit, Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo and the African Construction Awards to attract buyers, sellers and contractors from over 45 countries.   

Stephan Jooste, Director of WoodEX for Africa, says the African Construction Expo is a perfect fit for WoodEX for Africa. “African Construction Expo is Africa’s largest gathering of buyers and sellers that represent the entire built environment value chain. We are extremely proud to present WoodEX for Africa, which is firmly established as the continent’s leading timber industry showcase, at the same time and location as African Construction Expo. We believe this partnership will offer our exhibitors and visitors an ideal platform to do business, network and learn.”

The African Construction Expo, is the only event in Africa that brings together over 9,000 stakeholders involved in construction and infrastructure projects in Africa. With over 250 exhibitors featured across the indoor and outdoor exhibition, African Construction Expo offers access to the most innovative building materials and technologies in Africa. The expo provides workshops, trainings, demonstrations and other interactive features that facilitate commercial networking opportunities and drive private and public sector collaboration. 

Devi Paulsen, Vice President of dmg events South Africa, says “We are very excited about the co-location of WoodEX for Africa with African Construction Expo next year. Not only will it see two large scale events collaborating to create an exceptional experience of value for our attendees but it also allows us to create a platform that allows for more engagement and solid business opportunities across a wider range of sectors. This means visitors and exhibitors are able to save time and effortlessly conduct more business over the three days than ever before.”   

Together the expos offer added exposure for exhibitors and visitors in the various industries - from machinery, tools and equipment, fits and finishes, components, new technology and materials to concrete and cement, surfaces and finishes, digital construction and construction.