13 - 14 March 2018
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

Azmeena Bhanji

GM - Real Estate Developments PDM

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

V. Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director & CEO, Axis Real Estate

Inge Huijbrechts

Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Mbugua Kamau

Chairman, Inaya Group

Prashant Kapoor

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

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Jean Francois Loumeau

Group Project & Development Executive, Omnicane

Andrey Lyubimov

Development Manager, Imaran Group

Mercyline Machini

Urban Manager, Athena Properties - Centum Group

Gloria Mamwa

Head, Property, East Africa & Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank

Wangari Muchiri

Real Estate & Sustainability Consultant & Analyst, East Africa, JLL

Nick Mwai

Head of Corporate Finance, International Green Structures, LLC (IGS)

Raphael Mwito

Business Development Manager, Property, BRITAM

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Mairura Omwenga

Director, TCPAK

Jerry Owuonda

Project Developer & Hydrologist, responsAbility Investments AG

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Management

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha

Board Treasurer, Kenya Green Building Society

Henning Rasmuss

Founding Director & Shareholder, Paragon Group

Toby Selman

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Logistics Properties

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Merchant Capital

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

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

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director Bench Events

Rob Wesselo

Managing Director, International Housing Solutions (IHS)

Advisory Board

On the 14 June 2017 SPACE will be hosting a regional briefing designed to develop the agenda, topics and themes.  Taking place in Nairobi this session will be open to invited guests and sponsors.  Please inform stephanie.morley@aesconference.com should you like to attend.  

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of those industry specialists that have taken their time to help develop SPACE. 

  • 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 IFC's 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 efficient building conversation is had at investor level.”

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