10th Africa CemenTrade Summit

Africa’s major cement producers, traders, concrete/building materials companies, technology providers, cement raw material suppliers are congregating in Dakar this April 18th to 19th where Africa’s who’s who in the cement value chain are sharing markets insights.

Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 19, 2018
Target groups: skilled tradesmen, engineers, technicians, students, decision makers, managerial staff
Category: Conference


Africa’s construction boom has opened up a whole new world of business for building material manufacturers and suppliers. While it has allowed established businesses to expand, it has also attracted a host of new entrants to the continent. Competition is expected to intensify across Africa as cement producers continue to start up new cement capacity across the region.

Attend CMT’s 10th Africa Cementrade Summit in Dakar, Senegal on 18-19 April 2018 to gain latest insights and network with industry players in the cement value chain! Discussions and presentations include topics such as:

  • The role of the cement industry in the growth of the West African Sub Region

  • The changing dynamics of global cement

  • Incorporating vertical grinding into modular plants

  • Global and Africa cementitious materials outlook

  • Strategies to stay ahead in a competitive cement market in East Africa

Learn about the alternative solid fuel projects in Africa and discuss the expectations in freight market!

The transformation of limestone to clinker is particularly energy intensive, while electricity costs are also high in Africa. Clinker imports seems to be the more logical solution. However, there are very few grinding plants located within ports or have their own berth in Africa. Most use regular ports to import their clinker, which are usually congested. How can this be addressed with the fiery growth in new grinding units?  In addition, which grinding technologies are more competitive and offer higher efficiency?

South Africa cement industry faces challenging times with the lack of major infrastructure projects & rising imported cement. According to reports, cement maker Lafarge Africa could put up its South African unit for sale this year and potentially use the proceeds to strategically shore up and stabilise its Nigerian business, experts have said, signalling potential mergers and acquisitions in the continent's rapidly growing cement industry.

How will the Africa Cement market evolve in the next 3 years?

Radisson Blu Hotel
Route de la Corniche O
16868 Dakar
Target language English


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