June 13th – 14th 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill


We are currently looking for innovative and relevant speakers for SPACE. If you think you would make a good speaker then please don’t hesitate to contact us via stephanie.morley@aesconferences.com


Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Stephen West

Managing Director, UK Climate Investments LLP

Ameel Somani

Principal, Helios Investment Partners

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Henrik Nordlander

Head of Regional Office Kenya, Swedfund

Rob Wesselo

Managing Director at International Housing Solutions

Prashant Kapoor

Principal Industry Specialist-Green Buildings, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Jerry Owuonda

Project Developer & Hydrologist, responsAbility Investments AG

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Inge Huijbrechts

Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

CEO & Co-Founder at WEB LIMITED; LEED AP BD+C; GreenStar SA AP-New Buildings; Kenya Green Building Society-Chairperson

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Terry White

Director, Project and Structured Finance, Alkebulan Ltd

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha

Board Treasurer Kenya, Green Building Society

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director Bench Events

Advisory Board

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those industry specialists that have taken their time to help develop SPACE – the Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition. 

The members of the Advisory Board helped us generate the topic sessions, speakers, theme of the conference and overall direction of the event.    

Thank you to all of our members who have become the event’s evangelists – helping market this event as a place to attend, do business and push the sustainable agenda forward for the real estate industry. 

Sudhir Patel, CEO – Paddock Investment
Mark Martinovic, President and CEO – Hotel Spec
Valentina Zeisler, Vice President – DEG
Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Jenna Rowe, Senior Vice President Energy and Sustainability - JLL
Conrard Debaveye, Director – Stauch Vorster Architects International (Pty) Ltd
Ben Coster, Operations Director - Mace Management Services
Abraham Kamau, Director Business Operation – Miradi Capital
Jacob Wanyoike Mwangi, Executive Officer – Architectural Association of Kenya

We’d also like to thank all of those participants who took part in the Business Case for Green Buildings Workshop at the Africa Hotel Investment Conference run by Rusmir Musić, Strategy Officer, Climate Business Group at IFC - International Finance Corporation.

Godfrey Zakayo, Senior Investments Officer – Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC); Ashley Scott, Principal Director - AECOM;  Melanie Richards, Senior Project Planner - WATG;  Alessandro Tedesc, COO – FEBC International DMCC;  Virna Ramazzini, Client Relationship Leader – Gensler;  Gregory Stevens, Project Coordinator East Africa – Onomo Hotels; Sachin Ramkasoon, Business Development Director East Africa – Saint-Gobain;  Michelle Cerruti, Residential and Hotel Sector Manager – Saint-Gobain;  Franc Brugman, Director – Stauch Vorster Architects International (Pty) Ltd;  Mardre Meyer, Creative Director – Source Interior Brand Architecture;  Kevin Ninsiima, Head of Sales and Marketings – Century Park Hotel & Residences Ltd;  Mardre Meyer, Creative Director – Source IBA;  Gillard Loth, Consultant – Power & Network Backup Co Ltd;  Semugaza Alphonse, Owner – Kigali Diplomat Hotel;  Sally-Anne Follett-Smith, Director Strategy & Cluster Development – Botswana Department of Tourism;  Giovanni Berselli, EMEA Sales Director – Gosportsart;  Ahmed Abdennadher, Export Sales Development Executive – JH Industries, Huet;  Urvesh Rajani, Head of Trade & Project Finance – African Forfaiting Ltd.

"It is critical that the sustainable building conversation is had at investor level. In the growing African economies, sustainable buildings and infrastructure are possible.”

Inge Huijbrechts – Global Vice President Responsible Business, The Rezidor Hotel Group