13 - 14 March 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

Agenda

SPACE is a two day conference that combines interactive workshops, panel sessions and keynote presentations designed to educate, stimulate ideas and further an attendees’ knowledge and network. 

*This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.  Any changes will be communicated by our registration team.  

Day One – Tuesday 13 March 2018

09:00 - 10:00

Pre-conference “mind and body” sessions

10:00 - 11:00

Registration Open

11:00 - 14:00

The IFC's Business Case for Green Buildings

11:00 - 14:00

Selecting Your Materials

11:00 - 14:00

Successfully managing the maintenance of an efficient building to shorten pay back periods

14:45 -

Exhibition Open

14:45 - 17:00

Networking Round Tables

17:30 - 18:30

Speed Networking

18:30 - 21:00

Networking Reception

Day Two – Wednesday 14 March 2018

08:30 - 09:15

Registration and Welcome Coffee in Sponsors’ Exhibition

09:15 - 09:30

Welcoming Remarks

09:30 - 10:05

The data dump. What is the supporting data for efficient buildings? Can it apply to African development?

10:05 - 10:30

Stakeholder buy-in. Getting the right partners with the right vision

10:30 - 11:00

Overcoming Financial Restraints/Objections

11:00 - 11:45

Success Stories - Unearthing the Return on Investment

11:45 - 12:15

Networking Break in the Exhibition Area

12:15 - 12:55

Technology/Project Showcase 2

13:00 - 13:30

Construction leading the way by innovations from architects, designers, and developers

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch – Buffet in the Exhibition Area

14:45 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

14:45 - 15:25

Building for the future – how manufacturing will aid development

14:45 - 15:25

Financing and retrofitting your existing property

15:30 - 16:10

Making money from managing water

15:30 - 16:10

Standing on the shoulders of giants

16:15 - 16:55

Waste Management

16:15 - 16:55

Energy storage

18:00 - 18:30

Awards and Close

Thank you to our sponsors

"Improving the efficiency of the future built environment in Africa and beyond is not only critical for the environment, but makes smart business sense for builders, owners and occupants.”

Prashant Kapoor– IFC's Principal Green Buildings Specialist and Founder of EDGE.  

Key Topics

  • The importance of top-down leadership in creating a culture of sustainability.
  • The role of the government in energy development.
  • Success stories from around the region. Panel incl. Supplier, Developer, Owner, Investor.
  • Sustainability trends within (East) Africa: The next steps for energy efficiency.
  • Lessons from the success of Asia (India, Indonesia).
  • Controlling water usage across your development.
  • Integrating sustainability into the planning process.
  • Just how cost effective is renewable energy? A breakdown of the ROI and the expected technological improvements over the next decade (for one or multiple forms of RE)
  • (East) Africa: Assessing the energy potential of the region.
  • Key success factors in Energy Project Development.
  • Energy storage: How is it done and how much does it cost?
  • Understanding the market: The renewable technologies available to you.
  • The impact of energy regulation.
  • Building for the future. How manufacturing will aid development. 
  • How to source and integrate sustainable materials into your project. 
  • Measuring and improving your water management.