ABOUT THE AFRICA PROPTECH FORUM VIRTUAL SUMMIT
ABOUT THE AFRICA PROPTECH FORUM VIRTUAL SUMMIT
The Africa Proptech Forum Virtual Summit 2021 is a one-day event where leading South African and regional real estate players gather to showcase and explore how innovation and technology are transforming real estate. It’s where tech meets real estate and the future is built.
Taking place on 07 September 2021, this year’s virtual edition will feature the biggest REITs, operators, banks, DFIs, investors and technology firms (established and startups).
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Format: Virtual Event
Event date: 07 SEPTEMBER 2021
Co-Located with the API Summit, Africa’s leading real estate gathering.
Audience Interaction: Attendees can set up meetings with one another, ask questions of the speakers, visit sponsor booths, answer polls and more.
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ABOUT THE THEME:
Over the next decade, property technology (Proptech) will become a key driver of value across global real estate markets. As adoption grows, Africa’s real estate sector has the opportunity to pioneer new globally relevant solutions, as well as implement technologies to fast-track growth and leapfrog over historical challenges.
This year’s Africa Proptech Forum on 07 September 2021 will explore how Proptech will be the key to unlocking Africa’s new era by answering the
following key focus areas.
KEY FOCUS AREAS FOR DISCUSSION
|09h00 (20min)||HOW TECH WILL ENABLE THE NEXT ERA OF CRE AND WORK IN AFRICA: A look at how tech trends are enabling truly remote working and how jobs can go deep into rural communities, helping them leverage the low costs and online education proliferation. Could this require a new form of CRE asset class – rural ‘WeWorks’ where workers can get resources to work on an even footing and contribute to the global economy? The benefits of this to workers are huge - reducing punitive transport and childcare costs. |
|09h20 (40min)||HOW WILL INNOVATION AND ADOPTION OF PROPTECH INTO AFRICAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SHAPE THE NEXT DECADE: Will traditional CRE players start adopting more aggressive technology strategies? How is African CRE so different to US, UK, Europe, and Australia? What about Proptech adoption in the real estate profession? What are the best practices for data and digitization in CRE, and where are we? What are the opportunities data digitization is unlocking in Africa’s real estate? What is the future of real estate management, big data, and valuations?|
|10h00 (20min)||BUILDING A PROPERTY TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM: LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING PROPTECH INVESTOR AND INNOVATOR: A look at venture capital and funding; accelerators and associations; partnerships and innovators.|
|10h30 (40min)||THE ROLE OF TECH AND INNOVATION FOR TODAY'S TOP BROKERS AND AGENCIES: A look at agency/agency trends and adoption of proptech around the property buying process. How does fintech help tenants pay rent faster and landlords to collect better? What tools can bridge the separated Real Estate actors? How do buyers and tenants find property and their online behaviours. Has tech and innovation disrupted mortgage origination – marketplaces, democratization, and tenant engagement platform adoption in Africa.|
|11h10 (30min)||TECH CONSTRUCTS OF THE SA REIT LANDSCAPE: A look at tech strategies and innovation with SA’s largest property owners; digitization of their portfolios and businesses, as well as tech integration for greenfield and existing assets |
|11h40 (50min)||LEAPFROGGING THE PROPTECH INDUSTRY WITH LEADING AFRICAN START-UPS: BIDIIBUILD, BUILDPALS, COFUNDIE AND MEQASA|
|12h30 (50min)||HOW TO BOOST FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DELIVERY THROUGH PROPTECH & CONTECH: Crowdfunding, modular construction, community-led developments, effective allocation & management, fintech, mortgage tech and more.|
|13h30 (50min)||CREATING AND DEVELOPING TECH JOBS AND TALENT FOR AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE AND PROPTECH SECTOR: A look at recruitment opportunities within the Proptech industry; hiring for real estate technology positions; the benefits of working in Proptech; the differences between the African vs international markets, career paths, roles available and salaries offered.|
|14h20 (20min)||USING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE TO TRANSFORM THE WAY COMMUNITIES LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
A session hosted by MRI Real Estate Software
|14h40 (30 min)||FUNDING GROWTH OF TECH STARTUPS IN AFRICA: Where will the investment and capital come from and how do we scale up faster?|
|15h20 (30 min)||BLOCKCHAIN, IoT and AI IN REAL ESTATE: Beyond the jargon - practical implications for Africa’s real estate market and a deep dive on how we use data for better performance. |
|15h50 (40min)||EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE OF ESG, SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WITH PROPTECH: How will proptech advance sustainability and energy efficiency in the RE sector while weathering the climate change storm? And how will large portfolio owners apply ESG related innovations to both existing assets, new developments, and capital structures? |
|16h30 (30min)||GLOBAL PROPTECH DISRUPTORS WITH AN AFRICA STRATEGY: Strategies to penetrate African markets. |
|17h00||END OF DAY|
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