“Congratulations on a very well done 1st edition of the forum. It was great!”

Vincent Noel Vika di Panzu, Director General, Katanga Energy, DRC

2016 event highlights

About

The Executive Insider Briefing: DRC is a one day round-table forum whereby participants can meet and access directly both the public and private sectors and derive first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the business environment for investment and the delivery of infrastructure in the DRC. Key sectors such as DRC’s fledgling cement industry are highlighted as key indicators of the economic performance of a nation.

This high level executive briefing will provide inside access to doing business in the DRC during all stages of investment and construction as well as identify key opportunities to spur infrastructure development, boost cement consumption and develop further demand for building materials as supply of cement and other materials grows within the country.

A sophisticated programme of top business contacts will ensure investors, interested suppliers and partners, the convenience of immediate access to key projects coming up and an opportunity to engage with and present offering to a key captive audience.

Why attend?

  • Prepare for urbanisation and densification of cities and demand for infrastructure driving up cement demand in the DRC
  • Contribute to the expansion of the DRC’s current limited cement production capability and capitalise on new business opportunities in the sector due to 9.5% growth in 2014
  • Get inside access to critical stakeholders defining the DRC’s investment climate and cement sector legislation
  • Network in an intimate, high level forum providing hours of networking opportunities amidst DRC’s public and private sector cement industry stakeholders with facilitated access to French/English simultaneous translation

Find out why you should invest and build in the DRC


Opportunities abound in the DRC’s burgeoning cement sector

Pave the way to reduce the high cost of cement in the DRC and boost demand and consumption for the material nationwide. Define new strategies to increase ROI on investment into the DRC cement sector during strategic think-tank sessions aimed at expanding the possibilities for the use of cement locally while managing operational risk and return. The Executive Insider Briefing: DRC’s Cement Sector is a unique opportunity to influence local supply and demand and determine the future of cement and concrete in the DRC.

A unique opportunity to invest and build the DRC!

  • Prepare for urbanisation and densification of cities in the DRC through focused assessment and investment strategy designed to reduce local construction costs and increase ROI on projects
  • Capitalise on new business opportunities in the DRC’s cement, construction and property markets driven by 9.5% growth
  • Get inside access to the critical public and private sector stakeholders who are defining the DRC’s investment climate
  • Network in an intimate, high level forum providing hours of networking opportunities with facilitated access to French/English simultaneous translation

Quick facts about the DRC

  • The DRC’s yearly cement consumption is only 16 kg per capita, the lowest in Africa, but set to increase rapidly.
  • The DRC has the third largest population and the second largest land area in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The current total cement production capacity of the DRC is expected to double over the next 3 years.
  • In 2014, the DRC recorded annual growth of 9,5%.

The audience

The event is designed to provide industry professionals (both local, national and international) who are active or wanting to explore opportunities in the DRC’s burgeoning cement sector.

The following types of organisations are invited to attend and sponsor:

  • DRC National and regional government
  • Parastatals
  • Industry Associations
  • Multi-lateral investment and development agencies
  • Banks and Investors
  • Analysts
  • Attorneys
  • International and local cement manufacturers
  • Engineering, procurement and contracting companies
  • Equipment & heavy machinery suppliers
  • Cement plant equipment suppliers
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Sponsorship opportunities for 2017

Why sponsor?

  • Generate leads, raise brand value and do business with qualified buyers
  • Get ahead of the competition to stake your claim in the DRC’s rapidly growing cement market and neighbouring export markets
  • Gain facilitated access to the critical stakeholders defining legislation and policy around the commissioning of cement plants in the DRC

Sponsorship levels and benefits

By securing a sponsorship you will have the opportunity to establish close relationships with a very targeted and influential group. A sponsorship will enable you to optimally position your brand as a market leader before and at the event puts your company in front of the DRC’s most influential movers and shakers.

Note only a MAX of 10 sponsors and table top displays are available for selected companies.

Sponsorship provides:

  • Opportunity to moderate round table discussions
  • Numerous networking opportunities available
  • Marketing exposure through printed conference materials, signage and conference website
  • Opportunity to introduce presenting companies
  • Access to private and semi-private meeting space and up to 5 pre-arranged facilitated meetings
  • Attendee list (name, position, company, phone- if supplied)
  • Broad onsite promotion through prominently displayed signage at the venue
  • Recognition in all promotional materials.

PLATINUM SPONSOR (LIMITED TO ONE SPONSOR ONLY)

A platinum sponsorship package comprises the most prestigious promotional elements, allowing the sponsor to a prestigious high-profile opportunity to position itself at the forefront of the audience. This premium sponsorship allows for high visibility, brand awareness and lead generation opportunities. This level gives the sponsor the largest logo on all collateral.

GOLD SPONSOR (LIMITED TO TWO SPONSORS ONLY)

Designed for companies seeking a pre-eminent profile and will place the sponsor at the heart of the event giving sponsors prominent and highly visible association to the expo. This level gives the sponsor the second largest logo on all collateral.

SILVER SPONSOR (LIMITED TO TWO SPONSORS ONLY)

These packages represent particularly good value for organisations wishing to have a strong presence and maximum exposure at the event and are looking for lead generation opportunities.

BRONZE SPONSOR (LIMITED TO EIGHT PLACES ONLY)

These packages represent particularly good value for organisations wishing to have a strong presence and maximum exposure at the event and are looking for lead generation opportunities.

For a tailored package please contact Soren Du Preez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: +27 21 700 4300