100% Design South Africa comes full circle in 2017 @ Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng
Aug 9 – Aug 13 all-day

From being a fledging show in 2014, 100% Design South Africa has matured into Africa’s premier exhibition and sourcing platform for high-end contemporary design.

100% Design South Africa is set to shake up Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng when it happens alongside Decorex Joburg from 9-13 August 2017.  With big hitters such as Gregor Jenkin, Dokter and Misses, David Krynauw, James Mudge and Source IBA on the bill, alongside major design brands such as Crema Design, MONN and ErgoForm, 100% Design South Africa will be a show without equal in 2017.

As ever, visitors can expect an extensive variety of displays stretching across the many mediums and styles that encompass the wide world of interiors, textiles, architecture, furniture and product design. Large-scale exhibition areas include a dedicated office zone and a significant pavilion of winning works by the PPC Imaginarium, the most supportive arts and design competition in the country. On the whole, talents across the spectrum of local and international design are all given time in the limelight, with exceptional quality, innovation and ingenuity as the recognised hallmarks of the event.

“This will be so much more than just another interior design show,” says international design authority and Programme Director of 100% Design South Africa, Cathy O’Clery. “Visitors to this year’s 100% Design South Africa can expect no less than wall-to-wall proof of the artistic and aesthetic genius of their fellow South Africans – the sort of genius that’s helped make our country as gorgeous as it is.”

In addition to an exciting line-up of exhibitors – the very best the country has to offer – 100% Design South Africa once again offers key feature exhibitions that are curated by Platform Creative Agency and which distinguish the show from any other. Much fêted by the media and acclaimed by the industry, the feature stands are undeniable highlights of the annual show.

We Are Joburg is the heir to frontrunner We Are Cape Town which showcased design collectives, collaborators and enablers as part of the 100% Design South Africa pavilion at Decorex Cape Town in April this year. For the Gauteng iteration, works from creative minds across Jozi will reveal just how the City of Gold’s designers have given this remarkable city its singular Afro-urban aesthetic. The aim of the exhibition is to explore how all their individual styles are unified by a confidence that is strikingly contemporary and unashamedly bold.

100% Design South Africa is proud to announce that its Feature Designer for 2017 is none other than Gregor Jenkin. Every year 100% Design South Africa invites a highly acclaimed designer or design studio to participate in the exhibition as Feature Designer of the Year. This much-coveted honour is bestowed on a designer or design studio in recognition of their consistent quality creative output, originality and sustained success. Jenkin is a regular collaborator of artist William Kentridge and a top-seller at the Conran Shop in London. With his work sought-after by high-end design collectors, his presentation of new works will be a must-see!

Similarly acclaimed, award-winning furniture designer David Krynauw is best known for his progressive work in wood, but at 100% Design South Africa, he will reveal his restaurant interior design talents. He is this year’s force behind the 100% Design Café, the popular meeting, greeting, eating spot at the centre of the exhibition floor.

At 100% Hotel, Source Interior Brand Architects will be putting together their particular vision of a contemporary African hotel – of no small relevance to anyone with an interest in the continent’s booming accommodation industry. Source IBA will explore the typologies, textures and material technologies that typify our continent; distilling a unique concept they call ‘Afrotel’.

Elsewhere on the floor, The Light Tank beckons. This multisensory experience will come at you from all sides! An immersive, experiential display, it will combine the impassioned work of a large collaborative team, to demonstrate just how overwhelmingly amazing the right arrangement of light, sound and animation can be! This cutting-edge, technology-driven installation will be produced by interactive designer Goddy Roodt, cinematographer Izelle van Zyl, contemporary artist, Matty Roodt, structural designer Leon Roodt of Ergoform, visual effects artist Lloyd Wilgen, and composer Deon van Heerden. Beyond cliché, The Light Tank will be unlike anything you have ever seen before!

Also new to the Joburg mix is the Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery. Here, a top selection of international and local fabrics and wallpaper from 16 leading fabric houses and producers will be on display.

Seed to Seat is yet another fresh addition to the show. As a way to illustrate the sustainability of using America Hardwoods the world over, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has commissioned seven South African furniture designers to design a seat using a type of hardwood. All seven of these unique chairs and seating solutions will be unveiled for the first time at 100% Design South Africa.

But, it is best not to forget that “100% Design South Africa is not just about Joburg – it is the largest exhibition platform for contemporary high-end design on the continent,” says 100% Design South Africa MD and Reed Portfolio Director, Sian Cullingworth. “We are always scouting the African creative scene for the best of the best and creating special platforms to connect talent with trade.”

To this end, 100% Design South Africa 2017 boasts two dedicated trade-focused days, taking place on 10 and 11 August 2017.

The show is open to delight, stimulate and inspire the broader public on 9, 12 and 13 August 2017.

For more information, visit:

Facebook: 100% Design South Africa

Twitter: @100designsa

Instagram: @100percentdesignsa


Essential information for 100% Design South Africa


9 August – Consumer and trade

10 August – Trade only

11 August – Trade only

12 August – Consumer and trade

13 August – Consumer and trade
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
Ticket prices: R120 for adults; R100 for pensioners and scholars; R20 for kids under 12; R80 for trade and exhibitors
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng

Growth, Innovation and Leadership Africa (GIL 2017: Africa) summit @ The Table Bay Hotel, in Cape Town
Aug 17 all-day
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
US-Africa Energy Summit 2017
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Intersolar Middle East @ Conrad Dubai Hotel
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

The most Powerful Solar Conference in the MENA Region
taking place September 26-27, 2017 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel in the United Arab Emirates

Intersolar has been actively involved in the Middle East region since 2013 with various events, like the Intersolar Summit Middle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2017, Intersolar organizes the most powerful solar conference in the MENA region taking place September 26-27 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel in the United Arab Emirates. The conference program features more than 40 hours of valuable content, 100+ speakers and more than 500 conference attendees will profit from the unique networking opportunities.

Conference attendees will gain deep insights into the MENA and Global solar markets. Furthermore, the conference will focus on PV Power Plants, Best Practices, Financing, and Business Models, the latest PV technologies, and O&M, with a variety of networking opportunities offering plenty of space for a lively exchange of ideas.

Nigeria Gas Summit 2017
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National Economic and Growth Plan for the next 4 years, with emphasis on the local gas sector. With this in mind the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) has strategically aligned with the Nigeria Gas Summit 2017, be holding the 26th-28th of September in Lagos.

The NNPC has listed 7 Critical Gas Projects for Fast-track Execution in order to boost domestic gas supply by 285%. The Nigeria Gas Summit will be a one-stop shop for companies looking to develop long term relationships with the Nigerian gas sector.


  • Promote: The government will clarify the business conditions of current and future gas projects, as well as and Nigerian regulatory framework.
  • Connect: Domestic, international companies and neighboring countries will be discussing ways to develop partnership opportunities.
  • Understand: Through your interactions with key decision makers, you will be in a commanding position to realise your long-term ambitions in the gas sector.
The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit @ Cape Town International Convention Centre
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit see’s African real estate and infrastructure development projects showcased and discussed in an exhibition and conference format. The summit will assist investors seeking their next investment on the African continent within real estate and infrastructure. The conference will see 400 leading real estate professionals, in both private and public sectors, open dialogue and discuss Africa’s rapid urbanisation challenges with a focus on 4 key pillars namely Urban Development, Mobility, Housing and Technology.

5th Edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference @ Serena Hotel
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Kigali, Rwanda to host the 5th Edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC 2017)

The conference will profile East Africa’s arbitration centres in Nairobi, Kigali and Mauritius as competitive centres to the already established centres in the world offering reliable and efficient alternative for the users of arbitration

Africa’s ambitious development projects and relatively stable governments continue to attract international investors. These investors often prefer the adoption of arbitration as the dispute resolution mechanism as opposed to litigation.

To support stakeholders across East Africa in their efforts towards the development of East Africa’s arbitration practice, position East Africa’s investment competitiveness, Rwanda will host the 5th edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC2017) ( on the 28th & 29th September 2017 at Serena Hotel, Kigali this annual event gives you a thousand reasons why you must visit the land of a thousand hills.

Hosted under the patronage of Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), this year’s conference is themed ‘Linkages between International Arbitration and Africa’s economy’. The conference will focus on the economic implications of international arbitration, scrutinising the current state of international arbitration practice in East Africa and deliberate on a roadmap for the future.

The conference will profile East Africa’s arbitration centres in Nairobi, Kigali and Mauritius as competitive centres to the already established centres in the world offering reliable and efficient alternative for the users of arbitration.

Why Rwanda

Rwanda through KIAC is without a doubt the leading arbitration centre in Africa. The centre administers cases both under UNCITRAL rules and its own rules and currently has the largest caseload of all African arbitral institutions at 52 cases. These are mostly infrastructure based. This coupled with the incredible performance of Rwanda as Africa’s best place to do business makes the country a sure host for this year’s conference.

East Africa Shines where the rest falter

With the West Africa’s economies facing challenges due to commodity crises, South Africa’s political and economic challenges, East African countries led by our host Rwanda have thrived, recording robust growth as well as outlining ambitious infrastructure projects which have attracted international investments. The growth in foreign investment in East Africa will without a doubt see an increase in international disputes hence the importance in ensuring the development of East Africa’s International Arbitration capacity.

This conference therefore will in detail discuss the economic implications of international arbitration, emerging areas in international arbitration. Speakers will explore the place for East Africa in International Arbitration as well as the importance of International Arbitration in African dispute resolution.

EAIAC 2017 isn’t just a conference, it has grown to become a must attend annual regional forum and attracts hundreds of delegates representing Industry leaders drawn from key sectors of the region’s economy.

EAIAC 2017 is important for in-house counsels, regional and international arbitration professionals, lawyers, magistrates, users of arbitration, governments and trade experts as it will impart them with necessary skills and knowledge to handle large investment contracts with arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism.

It has become a credible platform for International law firms to showcase their Africa practice, and the only platform that offers an opportunity to showcase some of Africa’s best practices that are rarely recognised in international arbitration.

Co-Hosts for this year’s conference include GBS AFRICA and IARB.

Source: GBS Africa.

Waste Management and Recycling Africa Summit 2017
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

The third edition of the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference & Exhibition will hold from 5 to 6 October 2017 in Cape Town, Africa’s most beautiful and famous business tourism and convention destination. The theme for AWIEF 2017 is Equity, Impact and Inclusive Growth towards Agenda 2030”.

The event is billed to make unprecedented strides in AWIEF`s pan-African campaign to accelerate the economic empowerment and advancement of African women and girls. We will, once again, gather together under one roof, Africa’s next generation, emerging and leading women in business, entrepreneurship, SMEs, MSMEs, government, international organisations, NGOs, technology and innovation space, and this time on South African soil for the first time.

The content-rich, knowledge and experience-sharing two-day Conference will include keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, spotlight and breakout sessions covering a range of topics across different themes. AWIEF is your perfect platform to launch a new service or product with government and C-suite corporate executives and decision-makers in attendance and paying attention.

The parallel AWIEF Exhibition offers an opportunity for all-sector business service companies and corporate entities, startups, SMEs/MSMEs, and women-owned enterprises and social entrepreneurs to showcase their products, innovations, solutions, technologies, services, roles and contributions to the African economy and society. Small business owners will market their brands, network and interact with prominent business leaders, investors and corporate organizations.

Join us at Africa’s premier B2B, women entrepreneurship and innovation event!

Dates and Venue:

Conference and Exhibition: 5 – 6 October 2017

Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Awards & Gala Dinner: 6 October 2017

To register and attend:


Telephone: +27 21 826 8878

Mobile; +27 76 052 1199 (South Africa); +234 814 376 9875 (Nigeria)

Facebook: AWIEF Initiative

Twitter: @awieforum

Instagram: @awieforum

3rd Cassava World Africa, 2017 @ Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Themed:“ Increasing competitiveness in the Cassava Chain, and maximising the potential”

 Event Highlights:

  • Innovations in cassava applications & processing technologies: Hear from HQCF, starch, animal feed, syrup, ethanol and food manufacturers on local sourcing, potentials and concerns
  • Tackling land issues, and Governments’ incentives for cassava farming
  • Access to agri financing & options
  • Utilizing technology & Mechanization to advance cassava Farming
  • Asia and Latin America’s success stories
  • Moving towards zero waste: Potential of cassava biomass for biogas production
  • Alternative crops (corn, wheat, sorghum) & its impact on cassava markets
  • Latest update on cassava seed varieties & soil fertility management
Oct 10 all-day
African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit 2017 @ Sandton Convention Centre
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit is a high-level conference focussing on urban development, mobility & technology, finance and investment and housing on the African continent.

Over the next 20 years, growth in Africa’s urban population will increase the demand for more infrastructure, including transport, housing, hospitals, schools, retail, industrial and fundamental facilities. To meet this on-going demand, public and private sector stakeholders will need to adapt their strategies to develop and fund projects.

The summit provides an essential platform for discussion between key stakeholders developing the future African cities.

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 @ Radisson Blu Addis Ababa
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 will be held at the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa on the 3rd of November 2017 and will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and profitable transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start‐ups. The event will gather all players in the African FinTech ecosystem, including: Government policymakers, leading banks & financial institutions, MNOs, legacy and neo payment players, international & regional investors, and the tech start‐up community on the continent who will come together at Finnovation Africa 2017 in Ethiopia with the purpose of driving positive FinTech impacts for Africa.

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 will focus on the following major issues: The Digital Transformation of Banking, Mobile Money, Payments Innovation, Open Banking/APIs in Africa, Finclusion & Islamic Finance, Blockchain & Bitcoin: Realities in Africa, and CyberSecurity ‐ as well as featuring sessions with a highly innovative format such as Inside the Investor’s Mind, Interviews with a Global Finnovator and an African Pioneer, Founder’s PainPoints, and The Wolves’ Den pitchfest.

Tap into the high-growth Africa FinTech opportunity by becoming a part of the

Finnovation Africa Series: Ethiopia 2017

Let’s Talk Now!

Algeria Electricity and Water Exhibition
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

9th Algeria Electricty & Water Expo

AFRICAGUA Water and Renewable Energy Business Forum
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
World Congress on Marine Science 2017 @ Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North 1380 Virginia Avenue
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
Real Estate Finance, Investment Analysis, Valuation & Modelling
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day


Real estate construction or investment requires a high level of technical expertise in building and using financial models if the building is to be profitable for its builder or owner. This has not always been available, with the result that a large percentage of real estate has been built or bought without the necessary understanding or planning to underpin decision making. The consequence of this lack of planning has often been disastrous.

The valuation profession, like many others, has to continuously upgrade and evolve especially in this dynamic real estate market in order to keep pace with one of the most active and profitable investment opportunities.

This course will teach you all the available techniques of real estate finance, investment and development, and how to apply them practically through the use of Excel, as well as providing insights into real estate modeling software such as Estatemaster and Argus. An extensive use of regional case studies will be adopted to illustrate the principles covered. Ultimately, you will get practical tips on layout and style in building and analysing user-friendly models which are available as additional benefits of attending the course.

Topic Highlights with Real Life Case Studies & Exercises

  • Property market trends
  • Land values in Asia Pacific and their measurement
  • Static & dynamic real estate valuation
  • Property indexes
  • Technical developments in real estate construction
  • Forecasting real estate
  • Financial leverage in real estate
  • Mortgages, development loans and valuation
  • Taxation & legal issues in real estate development and investment
  • Calculating Net Present Value for real estate
  • Calculating Net Operating Income
  • Branding in real estate
  • Feasibility studies
  • Risk and return
  • Indirect property investment
  • Build various real estate models
  • Modelling techniques
  • The bank perspective
  • SPV accounts for real estate
  • Sensitivity, scenario and Monte Carlo analysis
  • Investment portfolios analysis
  • And many more

Benefits of Attending

  • Place real estate in a global context and appreciate what key risks are for the sector
  • Learn market analysis techniques, data and reports
  • Analyse the risk and returns of investing in real estate
  • Develop land banking, investment and development bank proposals for real estate
  • Evaluate discounted cash flow valuation, investment and development frameworks and financial models for lending analysis
  • Integrate leases, tax and finance into real estate lending at project and corporate level
  • Analyse and build robust models for complex property development and portfolio
  • Take away a wide range of financial models for real estate
  • Use both debt and equity financing structures and techniques
  • Model any real estate investment scenario
  • Be inspired. Just one good nugget of inspiration will repay the cost of the course hundreds of times over

Who Should Attend

  • Real estate developers
  • Investors
  • Banks & lawyers
  • Government & regulators
  • Fund & asset management
  • REITs
  • Hotel groups
  • Tax, legal & accounting consultants
  • Market analysts

Course Methodology

This course will teach you all the available techniques and how to practically apply them through the use of Excel and other softwares. Extensive use of case studies will be adopted to illustrate the principles covered. Ultimately you will get practical tips on layout and style in building and analysing user-friendly models which are available as additional benefits of the course. To take full advantage of the hands-on exercises please bring your laptop equipped with Excel.

Course Certificate  

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, to testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire, please contact:

James Soo

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0254 | Email: james[at]infocusinternational[dot]com


Argus West Africa Roads 2017 @ Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

The Argus Africa Roads conference is a roads maintenance and construction conference and exhibition that engages with a good mix of the industry supply chain. Pan-African national road agencies, ministries of works, transport and infrastructure join roads construction companies, asphalt and bitumen producers and financial investors to discuss upcoming and ongoing road maintenance and construction projects across the African continent.

West Africa Roads will have a special focus on developments and opportunities in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Gabon. Topics on the agenda include: demand for roads and availability of finance; supply chain challenges and solutions; a country by country outline of investment and maintenance projects; how to build roads that last; bitumen supply and demand dynamics; latest bitumen and asphalt technologies and innovations; industry case studies and more.

Confirmed speakers include Collins Donker, Regional Director, Ghana Highways Authority;  Mustapha Fasinro, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Linetrale; Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation with confirmations to come from Vivo Energy Ghana, National Petroleum Authority, Gabriel Couto, Core Construction, SMB- Sociéte Multinationale de Bitumes, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), African Development Bank, ABCECG – Building Contractors Ghana.

The event follows previous editions in Mozambique, South Africa and confirms an upcoming event in Nairobi in 2018. Previous editions have been supported by Shell Bitumen, Puma Energy, Jey Oil, Ingevity and Bell Bomag.

Al Azhar’s 14th International Conference on: Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day

Al Azhar’s 14th International Conference on: Arte Architect & Associates events to be beneficial for all.

Engineering Science is one of the disciplines and careers in the community that specializes in studying various branches, such as; arts, sciences, physics, mathematics, computer and further engineering branches.

Engineering Science integrates all the previously mentioned branches together in creative ways to develop new technological solutions of engineering analysis for testing, production, maintenance, and construction.

Architecture Engineering is a branch of engineering which combines art, science & Technology and application of engineering principles for the development designing, planning, and construction.

Architecture is the constant innovation in designing for high-efficiency in the performance of buildings, in terms of planning, construction, and lighting, while maintaining and applying the art in its form.

Technology is applied sciences that is concerned with the study of evolution and many others such as, industry, arts & crafts and all related subjects.

In Engineering, Technology aims to prepare the next generation of technical professionals in order to contribute in future developments in different technical fields.

11th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture
Mar 5 – Mar 7 all-day

We take the immense pleasance of inviting you to participate as an honorable speaker “11th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture”, which is going to be held during March 5-7, 2018 at Paris, France with a theme “Overcoming Milestones towards Sustainable Agriculture”. The event aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the current situation, challenges and innovations relating to agriculture and its relevant areas.

The overall theme of the conference is “Overcoming Milestones toward Sustainable Agriculture”. Agri world 2018 will provide a platform for researchers, scientists, and all other professionals to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to agriculture and its relevant areas. The conference enables researchers to share experience and best practices on their work to promote greater participation.

Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

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