International Infrastructure and Invest Convention

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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with International Infrastructure and Invest Convention which will be held on 12 – 13 September, in South Africa. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Meet the Infrastructure Community at the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention at Electra Mining Africa

International Infrastructure & Invest Convention announced today announced its conference program, which focuses on initiating business between public and private stakeholders in the infrastructure sector.

The 2012 agenda includes such topics as:

  • GDP growth vs. Investment growth – Closing the infrastructure gap
  • Perspectives on Transnational Energy Markets
  • The water sector as catalyst for urban development
  • Mobility and Logistics in the City of Tomorrow.

Speakers from industry, finance/investment, and the public sector will participate in the conference.
Industry representatives include:

  • Arup (UK)
  • FESTO (Germany)
  • SIEMENS (Germany)
  • Suzlon Wind Energy (India).
  • Financial institutions such as the following will represent the finance sector.

    • The World Bank Group (USA)
    • European Investment Bank (Luxembourg
    • KfW Bankengruppe (Germany)

    Public sector representatives include:

    • South Africa National Treasury - International Development Cooperation
    • Southern African Power Pool
    • Walvis Bay Corridor Group.

    Participation in International Infrastructure & Invest Convention is limited to 250 delegates, with slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The participation fee includes admission to the conference and Electra Mining Africa as well as complimentary catering and beverages. The registration form is online at www.iiic-africa.com/register-now/.

    FESTO, a world-leader in automation technology and industrial training and education programs, is the exclusive sponsor of International Infrastructure & Invest Convention.

    “Africa will most likely account for five of the world's ten fastest growing economies in 2012. This exerts tremendous pressure on infrastructure, but also generates lots of business opportunities. The International Infrastructure & Invest Convention will give policy-makers, trade professionals and investors a clear look at ways to meet the high demand for modern and efficient energy, water and transportation solutions,” said Andreas Luttman, General Manager at Hannover Fairs International.

    Recently announced major infrastructure developments in Africa include a USD 3.2 billion railway project in Ethiopia; Transnet’s commitment to its USD 26 billion capital investment program; Eskom’s assertion that solar photovoltaic projects can reach grid parity in South Africa by 2015; and a recent Africa Infrastructure Diagnostic Study (AICD) that focused annual capital outlay of approximately USD 93 billion to enhance infrastructure and services in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region.

    International Infrastructure & Invest Convention is organized by Deutsche Messe AG and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event will run 12–13 September, 2012, at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of Electra Mining Africa.

    More information is available at www.iiic-africa.com.