2021-API-Summit-Slider-750px

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).

START HERE: What You Need To Know

Format: Virtual Event

 

Event date: 07 SEPTEMBER 2021
Co-Located with the API Summit, Africa’s leading real estate gathering.

 

      • Virtual Platform
      • 500+ attendees: 50% RSA | 25%: Rest Of Africa | 25% Global
      • 40+ speakers
      • 12+ sessions
      • 10+ virtual booths
      • Ticket Cost Per Delegate: FREE TO ATTEND

 

Audience Interaction: Attendees can set up meetings with one another, ask questions of the speakers, visit sponsor booths, answer polls and more.

UNLOCK AFRICA’S NEW ERA WITH PROPTECH
07 SEPTEMBER 2021

PREVIOUS ATTENDING COMPANIES

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

  • How are startups providing real value across the property value chain in Africa? ​
  • How can the continents’ property technology sector attract regional and global funding?​
  • How is the continent cultivating the right talent and personnel for the sector?​
  • How can we leverage Proptech solutions to lessen the impact of climate change on Africa’s development?​
  • What Proptech solutions are best suited to fast-track affordable housing at scale in Africa?​
  • What are African commercial real estate company’s strategies for data management, digitization and digital transformation?​
  • Can Africa’s proptech community develop homegrown tech and solutions to export to global markets?​
  • How are tech and innovation changing the role of brokers and agencies on the continent?​
  • How will Blockchain, IoT and AI solutions feature in the growth of Africa’s proptech sector?

UNLOCK AFRICA’S NEW ERA WITH PROPTECH
07 SEPTEMBER 2021

2021 AGENDA

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.​

BREAK

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 ​

BREAK

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?​

BREAK

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​

UNLOCK AFRICA’S NEW ERA WITH PROPTECH
07 SEPTEMBER 2021

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Image
Jean Grobler
Director - Boogertman & Partners Architects
Image
Wendy Cerutti
Head of Cost Management - Turner & Townsend
Image
Kim van Rooyen
Global Head of Technology Advisory - Turner & Townsend
Image
Lee-Zane Greyling
Director - Buildings & Cities, Arup Africa
Image
Carel de Jager
Lead Instructor - Blockchain Academy
Image
Alexandria Procter
CEO - DigsConnect
Image
Will Harris
CEO - Gmaven
Image
Steven Brown
CEO - Fortress REIT
Image
Tertia Barrett
Founder and Managing Director - Cataly5t
Image
Nikki Greenberg
Founder - American PropTech Academy
Image
Kerwen Francis
Head: Projects and Valuations Property Finance - Nedbank CIB, South Africa
Image
John Kuruvilla
Cofounder & CRO, Kalpnik Technologies & Chief Mentor, Brigade REAP
Image
Kelvin Wachira
Founder & C.E.O - BidiiBuild
Image
Leon van Rensburg
Director - BIM4SMME
Image
Ronald Kaweesi
Project Lead - Proptech Uganda, Uganda
Image
Kashira Naidoo
Investment Professional - Venture Capital and Alternative Investments - Nedbank CIB, South Africa
Image
Warren Witte
CEO - Integrated Aerial Systems
Image
Jessica Davies
Senior Disruption Analyst - Nedbank, South Africa
Image
Gil Sperling
CEO and Co-Founder - Flow
Image
Menno Lammers
Founder - PropTech for Good, Netherlands
Image
Daniel Bloch
CEO - SESO Global , Nigeria
Image
Luqman Edu
Managing Director - FilmoRealty, Nigeria
Image
Vanessa Murray
Divisional Executive - Property Finance - Nedbank CIB
Image
Zach George
Principal Alternative Equity Investment - Nedbank CIB
Image
Roland Igbinoba
Founder - Nigerian PropTech Association, Nigeria

UNLOCK AFRICA’S NEW ERA WITH PROPTECH
07 SEPTEMBER 2021

SPONSORS & PARTNERS 

SILVER SPONSOR

STREAM SPONSOR

INDUSTRY SPONSORS

PARTNERS