Built environment summit in May

2nd March 2018 By: Donna Slater - Creamer Media Contributing Editor and Photographer

The Africa Summit of the London-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) will reconvene for the fourth consecutive year at Sun International’s Maslow Hotel, in Sandton, Johannesburg, from May 30 to 31.

Rics is a global professional body that promotes and enforces the highest qualifications and standards in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. It operates in all the world’s major financial hubs, delivering international standards and policy influence.

The summit will bring together business and thought leaders, policymakers and other key influencers.

Rics South Africa country manager Thavanesan Chetty says the Africa Summit is Rics’ major yearly event on the continent, highlighting the organisation’s commitment and confidence in Africa.

This year’s summit will follow the Rics World Built Environment Forum, which will take place in London in April.


will have a renewed focus on urbanisation, taking a closer look at smart urbanism and sustainability.

Chetty says more than 200 professionals are expected to attend the two-day event. “We want to work together to accelerate the professionalism of the land, construction and property sectors on the continent, ultimately contributing to Africa’s growth and infrastructure development.”


The event includes a technical tour and opening dinner on May 30, while the full-day conference takes place on May 31.

Details for the building tour and complete conference programme are being finalised.