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

Africa's only conference for real estate professionals exploring the ROI of efficient buildings

SPACE. Value engineer your property to maximise your investment



Confirmed Attending Organisations

DEG, Phatisa, Actis, Quantum Global, CDC, IFC - World Bank, Helios Investment Partners, International Housing Solutions, JLL, Centum Investment, Stanlib Kenya, Fedha Management, Afrika Capital, Africa Logistics Property, Langham Gate Investment, Pangani Group, MTC Trust, PrideInn Hotels, Dusit D2 Nairobi, Swedfund, GKB Ventures, HOK Architects & many others

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2018 Speakers

Karen Koigi

Investment Manager, Africa Logistics Properties

Moses Banturaki

Managing Director, Danish Cleantech Group

Sean Couzyn

Director, Sutherland Engineers

Levi Obingo

Senior Research Analyst, Asoko Insight

Chris Coulson

Managing Director, Garden City

Nickson Otieno

Director, Niko Green Ltd

Andrew Gremley

Architect / Director, Pharos Architects

Alexandre Smertnik

Vice President, Hospitality Investments, Quantum Global Alternative Investments​

Arch. Juliet Kabere

Manager Training and Capacity Building, National Construction Authority (NCA)

Dexter Moren

Director, Dexter Moren Associates

Peter Odhengo

Senior Policy Advisor Climate Finance/Green Climate Fund NDA, National Treasury and Director, GKIT

Caroline Ray

Regional Director - East Africa, Arup

Dr. Mwenya Kasonde

Chief Executive Officer, Sishima Holdings Ltd

Bachir Rajji

Area Director of Engineering and Design META, Radisson Hotel Group

Janet Ruto

Geocycle Coordinator, Bamburi Cement

Eric Loki David

Architect & Environment Design Consultant, Planning Systems Services Ltd

John Kabuye Kalungi

Managing Director, BESIC Group

Esther Obonyo

Associate Professor of Engineering Design & Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Jane Afrane

Regional Head, Africa Regional Network, World Green Building Council

Olumide Lala

Africa Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Myles Kritzinger

Deal Maker, International Housing Solutions

Harriet Chebet Ng'ok

EU-Funding Project Manager, Finance & Competence

Moses Kimani

Architect and Urban Designer, Tatu City Ltd

Vhahangwele Manavhela

ESG Specialist, Public Investment Corporation

Bruce Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Verde Hotels

Calvin Boia

Marketing Manager, Verde Hotels

Nicholas Mugendi

General Manager, BIMAS

Raphael Mwito

Business Development Manager, BRITAM

Gloria Mamwa

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

Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director & CEO, Axis Real Estate

Mairura Omwenga

Chairman, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Group

Azmeena Bhanji

GM - Real Estate Developments PDM

Nick Mwai

Head of Corporate Finance, International Green Structures

Andrey Lyubimov

Development Manager, Imaran Group

Wangari Muchiri

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

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director, Bench Events

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

Chairperson, Kenya Green Building Society

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Prashant Kapoor

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

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha

Board Treasurer, Kenya Green Building Society

Why attend SPACE?   

The real estate sector is booming across Africa, 80% of buildings that will exist in 2050 have yet to be built which presents a tremendous opportunity for real estate investment & professionals. Here are a few reasons to attend SPACE:

  • SPACE is a two-day business conference focused on efficient and smart build investment for the Africa market. SPACE will cover how to secure finance, balance the cost of investment and drive the financial benefits from development design and value engineering.  
  • It is an event for real estate investment professionals, owners, and developers to explore the ROI of efficient buildings through maximising building design, energy, water and waste management. 
  • Through interactive sessions, exhibition areas, networking and knowledge sharing, SPACE provides industry leaders the relevant information on the benefits of value engineering, how to obtain finance for quality and efficient developments and to conduct deals across the African continent

Please join us in March to open up new investment opportunities and learn about the options of maximising your portfolio.  

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SPACE is all about education

40+ confirmed international speakers will share their industry knowledge and insights and help you discover:

  • How and where to secure green finance for your investment and development
  • How to identify, select and source the right sustainable materials at the right price
  • How to approach and incorporate efficient build into the design conversation
  • What ROI you can generate from green buildings
  • How the various accreditation standards for construction differ and learn which is best for you
  • How to ensure payback on your investment with efficient property maintenance

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"I can’t think of a conference in this part of the world that has more value in terms of both information and building relationships.”


"The Summit effectively ties together real estate investment, government initiatives and operational developments to offer a new perspective for delegates."


"It is the only investment conference dedicated to the African continent that connects key players, aspiring stakeholders and many more."


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