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Agenda

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African real estate’s leading events team, API Events, is curating an unmatched agenda to expand your horizons, deepen networks and build for Africa’s tomorrow.The agenda sessions are live and you can join and interact with the discussion while our thought leaders are delivering their sessions. Each session provides polls, Q & A, downloadable content, live chat and more to gain unique insights into the market.

API COUNTRY WEBINARS

Thursday
20 August 2020
14h00 CAT

ZIMBABWE: PLAYING CATCH UP: A discussion on what the Zimbabwean real estate sector needs to do to overcome challenges and be on par with its regional peers. A look at:

 

      • Currency uncertainty, rapid inflation and interest rate hikes coupled with the pandemic-How will the real estate sector recover?
      • Winners and losers: which sectors have performed during the pandemic? Is there room for investment and development into these sectors?
      • Expected rentals, yields and returns for the next 12 months

 

Presented and Moderated by: Kura Chihota, General Manager, CBRE Excellerate

 

Panelists:

Jeremy Brooke, Executive Chairman, Cardinal Corporation
Lloyd Manokore, Managing Partner, Manokore Attorneys
Washington Moyo, Head – Corporate Finance, National Building Society

Thursday
03 September 2020
14h00 CAT

ZAMBIA: BEYOND THE PAIN & STRATEGIZING IN A CHALLENGING MARKET: a market overview and discussion with local developers and stakeholders

 

      •  Lack of liquidity and tough economic conditions – what are developers and investors doing to whether the storm?
      • Lessons learnt from the recent market cycle – what worked and what went wrong?
      • Building resilience – Filling up vacancies, dealing with tenant renegotiations and selling/renting units – strategies for a tough trading climate
      • Hope: New focus areas and deal structures: distressed assets and conversions, land/plot selling – what does the future look like?

 

Presented and Moderated by: Tim Ware, Managing Director, Knight Frank

 

Panelists:

Mumba Musunga, Portfolio Manager, African Life Financial Services Zambia
Inutu Zaloumis, Co-founder and Managing Director, Pam Golding
Suhayl Dudhai, President, Zambia Property Owners Association

Thursday
10 September 2020
14h00 CAT

FRANCOPHONE AFRICA: A COTE D’IVOIRE AND SENEGAL REAL ESTATE MARKET REVIEW

 

Despite the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Francophone Africa real estate market is pursuing its growth with several Grade A projects being developed and soon to be put on the market. Major cities such as Abidjan, Dakar and Douala are witnessing such development. The panellists will introduce their projects, the specificities of the Francophone African market and how they are changing the landscape of their respective cities.

 

Presented and Moderated by: Ivan Cornet, Managing Partner, Latitude Five, UK

 

Panelists:

Taslim Ngom, Principal, Sertem Groupe
Nicolas Moreau, Directeur, Groupe Duval, Côte d’Ivoire
Hilaire Dongmo, Principal, Actis, UK

Thursday
17 September 2020
14h00 CAT

BOTSWANA: PLANNING FOR A POST COVID REAL ESTATE SECTOR: A discussion on how to navigate the current supply and demand in the market.  How do the different sectors compare and how will they recover? Expected rental and yield levels for the sector. What direction will the market go in, new asset classes, trends and insights.

 

Presented and Moderated by: Loyd Sungirirai, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Properties

 

Panelists: 

David Watson, Director, Knight Frank, Botswana
Bonolo Phometsi, Project Lead- High Impact Projects, Nafprop
Tumi Mmolawa, Head of Investment Banking, Stanbic bank Botswana

Wednesday
23 September 2020
14h00 CAT

MOZAMBIQUE: TIME TO RE-INVEST IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?: An update on the status and progress of the major oil and gas FID’s/projects and the effects of Covid-19 on the real estate sector?

 

Presented by: Manuel Vieira, Chairman, Meridian32 Company Group

 

Followed by a panel discussion: 

 

Moderator: Aly Faruque, Commercial Director – Corporate Banking, Millennium Bim

 

Panelists:

Gerhard Zeelie, Head of Property Finance Africa, Nedbank, South Africa
Greg Pearson, Co-Founder, Grit, Mauritius
Edson Machel, Senior Investment Banking Manager: Energy (Oil, Gas and Power), Infrastructure & Real Estate Finance, Standard Bank Mozambique
Manuel Vieira, Chairman, Meridian32 Company Group

DAY 1 | MONDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2020​

09h00 – 10h00
CAT

ZIMBABWE: PLAYING CATCH UP

10h00 – 11h00
CAT

ZAMBIA: BEYOND THE PAIN & STRATEGIZING IN A CHALLENGING MARKET 

11h00 – 12h00
CAT

BOTSWANA: PLANNING FOR A POST COVID REAL ESTATE SECTOR

12h00 – 13h00
CAT

MOZAMBIQUE: TIME TO RE-INVEST IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR

13h00 – 14h00
CAT

UGANDA: THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN IN UGANDA

14h00 – 15h30
CAT

FRANCOPHONE AFRICA: A COTE D’IVOIRE AND SENEGAL REAL ESTATE MARKET REVIEW

17h00 (CAT)

END OF DAY 1

DAY 2 | TUESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020​

08h00-17h30
CAT

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DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2020​

08h00 (CAT)

REGISTRATION | NETWORKING & EXPO

08h50 (CAT)

OPENING ADDRESS – Kfir Rusin, Managing Director, API Events

09h00 (CAT)
Keynote Presentation

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: SECURING LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR AFRICA

Presented by: Neville Mandimika, Economist and Fixed Income Analyst, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

09h20 (CAT)
Presentation

AFRICAN REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK WITHIN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT – HOW WILL THE SECTOR EMERGE POST COVID-19?

Presented by: Tilda Mwai, Researcher – Africa, Knight Frank, Africa

09h40 (CAT)
Keynote
Panel Discussion

THE NEXT DECADE & THE ACCELERATION OF PRE- COVID-19 STRUCTURAL TRENDS

Moderator: Ian Lawrence, Director, Knight Frank

Panelists:
Thomas Reilly, Managing Director, Growthpoint Investec African Properties, UK
Bronwyn Corbett, Chief Executive Officer, GRIT, Mauritius
Niyi Adeleye, Head Real Estate Finance-Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

10h20 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

LIVE AUDIENCE Q&A WITH:

Ian Lawrence, Director, Knight Frank
Thomas Reilly, Managing Director, Growthpoint Investec African Properties, UK
Bronwyn Corbett, Chief Executive Officer, GRIT, Mauritius
Niyi Adeleye, Head Real Estate Finance-Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

10h50 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

LOCAL INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL – A SHIFT TOWARDS STRONGER LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE MARKETS

Moderator: David Luwigi, Property Investment Manager, GenAfrica, Kenya

Panelists:
Solomon Asamoah, CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), Ghana
Khayalami Ngono, Senior Analyst – Treasury and Equity, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Zambia
Kenneth Kaniu, Chief Executive Officer, Britam Asset Managers, Kenya
Tola Akinhanmi, Head: Real Estate Finance (West Africa), Stanbic IBTC Capital

11h30 (CAT)
Presentation

REAL ESTATE AS A SERVICE – A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

Presented by: Tayo Odunsi, CEO, Northcourt, Nigeria

11h50 (CAT)
Exclusive Q&A

INNOVATIVE FINANCING & GREEN BUILDING – AN IFC EDGE CASE STUDY DISCUSSION

Presented and Moderated by: Lenore Cairncross, Green Building Lead, Africa – IFC

In conversation with:
Nigel Beck, Executive & Head, Sustainable Finance, Standard Bank Group
Wangui Maranga, Head of Investment, Acorn Holdings, Kenya
John Schooling, Founder and MD, STAG African
Okechukwu Nnaedozie, Director, Greengage

12h50 – 13h30 (CAT)

API AWARDS CEREMONY

STREAMS

SERVICES & MANAGEMENT FOCUS
STAGE 1

SECTOR FOCUS
STAGE 2

13h30 (CAT)

THE HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY: A KNIGHT FRANK HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA REPORT

Presented by: Dr Gireesh Kumar, Senior Manager, Knight Frank UAE

Followed by a panel discussion:
Moderator: Shehzad Jamal, Partner – Healthcare & Education Consultancy, Knight Frank, Middle East

Panelists:
Derrick Nkera, Lead Project Manager, Turner & Townsend, Rwanda
Olaf Schimdt, Investment Manager – Manufacturing, Health & Education, Real Estate, Retail & Hotel Investments, IFC

RETAIL REALITY: WHERE TO FROM HERE?

Moderator: Kevin Teeroovengadum, Real Estate Advisor, Mauritius

Panelists:
Thomas Schultz, Director, Growthpoint Investec African Properties
Julien Garcier, Managing Director, Sagaci Research
Cheick Sanankoua, Managing Partner, HC Capital Properties
Tim Ware, Managing Director, Knight Frank, Zambia

14h20 (CAT)

VALUATIONS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Moderator: Patrick O’Connell, Board Member, South African Institute of Valuers

Panelists:
Genevieve Naidoo, Divisional Executive: Property Finance PM & Valuations, Nedbank CIB
Roger Long, Director and Head of Valuations Advisory, Broll Property Group
Martin Fitchet, Director, Knight Frank

THE FUTURE OF AFRICA’S FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE AND COWORKING SUB SECTORS

Presented by: Khalil Ketari, COO, Hausmann

THE ROLE OF DATA CENTRES IN AN EMERGING MARKETS

Presented by: Kabir Chal, Director, Actis, Kenya

15h10 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT REVIEWED

Moderator:  Ivan Cornet, Managing Partner, Latitude Five, UK

Panelist:
Tim White, CEO, Profica
Paul Onwuanibe, Chief Executive Officer, Landmark Africa Group, UK
John Rogers, Head – East Africa, Turner & Townsend
Taslim Ngom, Principal, Sertem Groupe, Senega

STRENGTH WITHIN THE AFRICAN INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

 

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Presented by: Paulo Cruz, CEO, Land Afrique, Ghana

Moderator: Somaya Joshua, Head: Commercial Property Finance (Africa Regional Operations), Absa

Panelists:

Geoffrey White, CEO, Agility
Andrew Kilonzi, Director, Boogertman & Partners Architects
Paulo Cruz, CEO, Land Afrique
Darren Brown, Managing Director, DB Schenker Kenya and East Africa

16h00 (CAT)

END OF DAY 3

DAY 4 | THURSDAY, 01 OCTOBER 2020

08h00 (CAT)

REGISTRATION | NETWORKING & EXPO

09h00 (CAT)

WELCOME REMARKS

09h10 (CAT)
Presentation

GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET TRENDS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Presented by: Thomas Mundy (MRICS), Head of International Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

09h30 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

BUILDING RESILIENT AFRICAN REAL ESTATE ASSETS AND PORTFOLIOS – FUNDING AND INVESTING IN AFRICAN REAL ESTATE POST-COVID 19

Moderator: Thomas Mundy (MRICS), Head of International Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Panelists:

Ilaria Benucci, Head of Construction & Real Estate, CDC Group, UK
Gerhard Zeelie, Head of Property Finance Africa, Nedbank, South Africa
David Lashbrook, Director, Momentum Africa Real Estate
Samuel Kariuki, Managing Director, Centum Real Estate, Centum Investment Company, Kenya

10h10 (CAT)

LIVE AUDIENCE Q&A WITH:

Thomas Mundy (MRICS), Head of International Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL
bHead of Construction & Real Estate, CDC Group, UK
Gerhard Zeelie, Head of Property Finance Africa, Nedbank, South Africa
David Lashbrook, Director, Momentum Africa Real Estate
Samuel Kariuki, Managing Director, Centum Real Estate, Centum Investment Company, Kenya

10h30 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

WORKING TOWARD WIN-WIN SOLUTIONS: BALANCING THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN LANDLORDS, PROPERTY MANAGERS AND TENANTS IN THE CURRENT AND POST PANDEMIC ERA

Moderator: Amos Mazarire, Senior Partner, Knight Frank Zimbabwe

Panelists:
Femi Akintunde, GMD, Alpha Mead Group
Adam Nisbet, Head of Investment, Grit
Ruan Zellbren-Adlam, Associate Director – Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE Excellerate

11h20 (CAT)
Presentation

RE-CONCEPTUALIZING AFRICA’S COMMERCIAL OFFICE SECTOR

Presented by: Dr Marco Macagnano, Smart Real Estate Leader, Deloitte Consulting

11h40 (CAT)
Presentation

URBAN DESIGN FOR MASTER PLANNING AND MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICA

 

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Presented by: Francois Bredenkamp, Director, Boogertman & Partners Architects

12h00 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

NEW CITY AND MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICA – THE NEW NORM?

 

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Moderator: Simon Ardonceau (MRICS), Head of Strategic Consulting, JLL

Panelists:

Preston Mendenhall, Executive Vice President, Rendeavour
Frank Amu Okosun, Partner, Knight Frank, Nigeria
Francois Bredenkamp, Director, Boogertman & Partners Architects

12h40 -13h00 (CAT)

NETWORKING BREAK

13h00 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

PLOTTING THE COMEBACK: HOSPITALITY AND HOTEL INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Presented and Moderated by: Wayne Troughton,
CEO, HTI Consulting

Panelists:

Andrew McLachlan, Managing Director Development, Hilton
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President: Development, Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group

13h50 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

THE NEXT PHASE OF DFI INTO AFRICAN REAL ESTATE

Moderator: James McLean,
Director- Real Estate, Fusion Capital, Kenya

Panelists:

Gozie Chigbue CFA, Director – Africa Funds Funds and Capital Partnerships, CDC Group
Dr. Hendrik Müller-Lankow, LL. M. (UCL), Director, MLC Properties
Lucy Livesley, Director of Market Transformation, Reall
Ken Osei, Principal Investment Officer, IFC

14h30 (CAT)
Presentation

A PIONEER IN INDIAN HOUSING FINANCE – HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION (HDFC)

Presented by: Shalabh Sharma,
Deputy General Manager, HDFC, India

14h50 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

THE BIG OPPORTUNITY – MID TO LOW END HOUSING IN AFRICA – HOW TO CREATE PRIVATE SECTOR ACCESS AND DELIVER ON MASS SCALE HOUSING PROJECTS

Presented by Moderated: Kecia Rust,
Executive Director, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)

Panelists:

Paulo Cruz, CEO, Land Afrique
Michael McNulty, Director, Office of Development Credit, U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Rob Wesselo, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions (IHS) Investments
Patrick Domingos Tembwa, Director or Investment & Operations, Reall

15h30 (CAT)
Panel Discussion

LIVE AUDIENCE Q&A WITH:

Shalabh Sharma, Deputy General Manager, HDFC, India
Kecia Rust, Executive Director, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
Paulo Cruz, CEO, Land Afrique
Michael McNulty, Director, Office of Development Credit, U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Rob Wesselo, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions (IHS) Investments
Patrick Domingos Tembwa, Director or Investment & Operations, Reall

16h00 (CAT)

END OF DAY 4

DAY 5 | FRIDAY, 02 OCTOBER 2020

09h00 – 11h00 (CAT)

ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP
API SHORT COURSE: VALUATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

 

Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Kola Akinsomi, Chief Economist, RQ ANALYTICS

11h00 – 11h30 (CAT)

ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP
BAYFIELD: REAL ESTATE FINANCIAL MODELLING SEMINARS- INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

11h30 – 12h30 (CAT)

CONNECT SERIES PROPTECH PRESENTATIONS

WHY CRETECH PROJECTS FAIL, AND HOW TO PREVENT THIS

Presented by: Will Harris, CEO, Gmaven

PANDEMIC CREATES LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN PROPTECH PLAYERS

Presented by: Gil Sperling,
CEO, Flow

CREATING INTELLIGENT WORK SPACES THAT DRIVE EMPLOYEE WELL BEING

Presented by: Tertia Barrett,
Founder and Managing Director, Cataly5t

12h30 (CAT)

END OF VIRTUAL EVENT

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