3rd Africa Cementrade Uncovers Cement Suppliers' Opportunities in Fast-Growing Sub-Sahara Africa Cement Market

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The 3rd Africa Cementrade to be held in Nairobi, Kenya will offer valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities of moving cement into fast-developing African countries. The industry-setting conference will explore project opportunities, financing challenges, and logistical issues in the Africa cement market.

3rd Africa Cementrade Conference, 8-9 March 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

3rd Africa Cementrade Conference

Pradeep Praunrana, Managing Director, Rhino Cement Ltd (a division of Athi River Mining Ltd) will share first-hand experiences on building and operating an internationally bench marked cement and clinker plant in East Africa.

The Africa cement industry is preparing itself for a new surge of cement demand, following resumption of infrastructure building across the continent. Developing states in the Sub-Sahara such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Angola and Sudan are focusing on reconstruction efforts, resulting in a boom in construction activities.

Kenya specifically, is marked as one of Africa’s key places of growth with its economy expected to grow at six percent in 2011 and cement consumption projected to surpass the 2010 levels. For that reason, the 3rd Africa Cementrade held in Nairobi, Kenya on 8-9 March 2011 is the perfect venue of choice for the global industry to review key cement growth markets in Sub-Sahara Africa, North & South Africa.

With an exclusive networking reception sponsored by PEG S.A., the conference will allow delegates to interact and forge valuable business relations in an informed setting. PEG S.A. will also be addressing a session on profit maximization within cement plants on the African continent.

Among the panel of distinguished speakers is Harpreet Duggal, both Secretary in the East African Cement Producers Association (EACPA) and Director, Marketing & Strategic Planning, Tanga Cement Company Ltd. Mr. Duggal will provide insights into the cement market outlook in East Africa, addressing competitive landscape, capacity expansion plans and future demand/supply equation.

Across East, North and South Africa, local cement producers are ramping up capacities and keen on expanding to meet growing demand. Leading producer ASEC Cement, who recently inaugurated its new Greenfield plant in Sudan will unveil exciting updates on upcoming plans, as well as touch on cement market opportunities in the North. Meanwhile, Pradeep Praunrana, Managing Director, Rhino Cement Ltd (a division of Athi River Mining Ltd) will share first-hand experiences on building and operating an internationally bench marked cement and clinker plant in East Africa.

Other highlights in the conference’s premier line-up include: HC Trading, speaking on global cement flows and logistic challenges in SSA; NEMA (National Environment Management Authority, Kenya), on environmental considerations and new standards for cement production in East Africa; and Climentos de Mozambique, SARL, on meeting cement demand in Mozambique, plus many more.

As a reminder, those planning to attend are advised to apply for entry VISA prior to arrival. For more information on the conference, one may contact Grace Oh at (65) 6346 9147 or click here to submit any enquiry.

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