WHY API

What is API Summit & Expo?

The Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo (API) is Africa’s largest and most premier real estate event. It connects the most influential local and international Africa property stakeholders, driving investment and development into a wide range of real estate and infrastructure projects and developments across the continent.

 

Over the last 8 years The API Summit has proven to be Africa’s flagship real estate event, connecting the region’s most senior investors, developers, operators and professionals and providing the perfect platform to do deals across the region.

 

The two day conference is an accumulation of bespoke networking opportunities, learnings and transactions through an extensive range of discussions, networking receptions as well as a dedicated exhibition area designed to give you the most traction for your company and brand. This is stand-alone event is the ideal opportunity to discuss current trends, share industry experiences and enjoy insightful debates with Africa’s top real estate minds.

 

API Summit & Expo is hosted by the well-established API Events, comprising of a team of passionate, property-savvy professionals who strive to deliver the highest quality content for every event. Running for over eight years, the 2017 Africa Property Summit and Expo will transcend and further drive growth in Africa’s real estate sectors.

The 2017 summit theme: Developing Africa’s New Reality

The African real estate narrative has shifted and evolved over the last 2 years with the impact of geo-political and economic challenges changing the property landscape. Moving forward, investors have come to realise that a more measured approach may hold the key to reaping long term rewards in Africa.

 

In order to address this new reality and create fresh avenues of growth, stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss how best to reinvent their strategies, realign their models and collaborate with new players in developing Africa’s future property market.

 

The 2017 API Summit and Expo will include participation from over 35 countries, 600 delegates and 250 companies and will offer insights, thought-leadership and solution-focused tools to turn African property’s promise into reality.

KEY FOCUS AREAS

1 Trumpenomics, Brexit, African elections and their effects on African real estate.

2 New Debt: The emergence of non-bank lenders and new sources of debt financing.

3 Will local governments and public sector step up in the drive to make housing more affordable and accessible?

4 How are Zambia, Kenya and Ghana leading Africa’s logistics sector rise?

5 The move towards convenience retail or are mixed-use developments the answer to a successful African retail sector?

6 Overcoming the Overcrowding Issue: How can African cities become more economically dense — not merely crowded?

7 Green-building in Africa: Uncovering the return on investment.

8 Healthcare facilities and serviced apartments as lucrative new asset classes?

9 The rise and rise of collaborative offices and its effect on Africa’s commercial real estate sector.

10 Local institutional and pension fund capital fueling African real estate.

11 How will innovative technologies impact the way we design, build and operate real estate in Africa?

12 Cameroon: Africa’s new hotspot.

Who attends API

• Investors and developers
• Service providers and suppliers
• Industry professionals
• Corporate occupiers
• Retailers
• Private equity funds
• Financial institutions
• Pension funds
• Local and national officials
• Industry associations
• Media professionals

Delegate breakdown

Delegates come from

Angola
Ghana
Namibia
Swaziland
Australia
Hungary
Nigeria
Switzerland
Belgium
India
Oman
Tanzania
Botswana
Israel

Cameroon
Kenya
Rwanda
Uganda
Canada
London
Russia
United Kingdom
Cote D’Ivoire
Malawi
Scotland
United Stated of America
Djibouti
Mozambique

Senegal
Zambia
Mauritius
Singapore
Zimbabwe
Ethiopia
Morocco
Spain
France
South Africa
Qatar
United Arab Emirates

NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

Online networking platform

Initiate contact with attendees before the event

Private meeting Rooms

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting

Networking Culinary Receptions

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry

Sponsor Exhibition

Meet the key stakeholders in the market

TESTIMONIALS