2019 - Dates announced soon
Africa - Venue announced soon


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 [email protected]

Jane Afrane

Regional Head, Africa Regional Network, World Green Building Council

Moses Banturaki

Managing Director, Danish Cleantech Group

Azmeena Bhanji

GM - Real Estate Developments PDM

Calvin Boia

Marketing Manager, Verde Hotels

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege

Chairperson, Kenya Green Building Society

Chris Coulson

Managing Director, Garden City

Sean Couzyn

Director, Sutherland Engineers

Eric Loki David

Architect & Environment Design Consultant, Planning Systems Services Ltd

Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director & CEO, Axis Real Estate

Andrew Gremley

Architect / Director, Pharos Architects

Arch. Juliet Kabere

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

John Kabuye Kalungi

Managing Director, BESIC Group

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Prashant Kapoor

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

Dr. Mwenya Kasonde

Chief Executive Officer, Sishima Holdings Ltd

Moses Kimani

Architect and Urban Designer, Tatu City Ltd

Myles Kritzinger

Deal Maker, International Housing Solutions

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Olumide Lala

Africa Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Andrey Lyubimov

Development Manager, Imaran Group

Gloria Mamwa

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

Vhahangwele Manavhela

ESG Specialist, Public Investment Corporation

Dexter Moren

Director, Dexter Moren Associates

Wangari Muchiri

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

Nicholas Mugendi

General Manager, BIMAS

Nick Mwai

Head of Corporate Finance, International Green Structures

Raphael Mwito

Business Development Manager, BRITAM

Harriet Chebet Ng'ok

EU-Funding Project Manager, Finance & Competence

Hasnain Noorani

Owner and Managing Director, PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Levi Obingo

Senior Research Analyst, Asoko Insight

Esther Obonyo

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

Peter Odhengo

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

Mairura Omwenga

Chairman, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya

Nickson Otieno

Director, Niko Green Ltd

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Group

Bachir Rajji

Area Director of Engineering and Design META, Radisson Hotel Group

Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha

Board Treasurer, Kenya Green Building Society

Caroline Ray

Regional Director - East Africa, Arup

Janet Ruto

Geocycle Coordinator, Bamburi Cement

Alexandre Smertnik

Vice President, Hospitality Investments, Quantum Global Alternative Investments​

Bruce Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Verde Hotels

Matthew Weihs

Founder of Africa Event Services and Managing Director, Bench

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. 

  • 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; 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