ECIC, through a sponsorship arrangement, participated at the 6th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum hosted from 21 – 22 August 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The two day trade conference brought together industry specialists from infrastructure funding corporations including technocrats in civil, rail, water, energy, IT & telecoms sectors to explore trading opportunities and create partnerships with a view of developing plans to address Africa’s infrastructure development constraints and promoting regional trade.
ECIC Chief Operations Officer, Mandisi Nkuhlu, was part of a discussion panel that deliberated on the topic “Project bankability – Proper project preparation and due diligence”. The discussions delved into challenges on project bankability and key fundamentals of bankable infrastructure projects.
ECIC Business Development Specialist, Paul Mojalefa will also participated on a discussion panel under the topic “Potential investments in South Sudan” moderated by Ms. Chiboni Evans, CEO of South African Electro-technical Export Council.
The President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma delivered a key note address at the Infrastructure Africa Forum event, on the backdrop of the SADC Head of States meeting that took place on Saturday 19th August 2017 in Pretoria, where one of the key issues discussed is the progress on the Regional Infrastructure Master Plan and development of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap (2015 -2063).