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Day 2, Thursday, 09:30 – 12:00 

Moderator: Kevin Govender, Chief Visionary, Africa Business Development Consulting Enterprises



Welcome address 


Opening Address
Ethekwini Municipality, Office of the Mayor*


Inner city transformation round table discussion

  • An overview of infrastructure, transit orientated development and investments taking place in Kwa-Zulu Natal and across the province
  • An update on developmental milestones for the city and progress made towards current development goals


Questions and answers


Provincial investment and development round table discussion

  • What’s in store for the construction sector for 2019/2020? Market trends and investment opportunities to watch out for in the KwaZulu-Natal – the next 12 months
  • New business opportunities and initiatives for construction, infrastructure development, spatial transformation and inner city refurbishment in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Key policy drivers promoting economic growth, creating jobs, unlocking youth development and empowering women in construction – challenges and opportunities


Questions and answers


Spotlight – Unpacking the 4th industrial revolution

  • How are leading construction businesses weathering the 4th industrial revolution and integrating digitalisation into their businesses?
  • Hear from local leaders about how they are planning to drive innovation and development in the sector.
  • Find out how new operating models, disruptive technologies, alternative building materials, big data, virtual reality, building information modelling are going to change the face of the construction industry and what this means for KZN?


  • Dr. Yashaen Luckan, Lecturer, School of Built Environment & Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Clarence Kachipande, Specifying Manager, Marley Building Systems
  • Dhanashwar Basdew, Representative, South African Institute of Building Design 
  • Ross Stembridge, Building Services Manager, Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal
  • Senior representative, Department of Public Works*
  • Senior representative, Department of Human Settlements*
  • Senior representative, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry*
  • Priscilla Mdlalose, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Built Environment*


Questions and answers

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