ABOUT AFRICA BUILD SHOW
ABS 2023, to take place in Accra, Ghana, the western gateway into the Africa market, provides you with an exclusive opportunity to explore new territories and multiply your export activities. You will meet and network with global companies and fellow professionals to discuss the latest market trends, cutting-edge technologies and much more.
Both exhibitors and visitors at the Africa Build Show will be given 3 full days, an opportunity to interact and discuss partnership agreements, sign agency and distributorship contracts and develop new market strategies and cooperation schemes.
At the focal point of a lucrative multibillion-dollar construction market, Africa Build Show taking place from 23-25 October 2023 in Ghana, represents the ideal B2B platform for global construction suppliers who are keen on increasing their footprint in Africa by covering the entire value chain from project inception to completion.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), West Africa is the world’s fastest-growing economy. Ghana, largely known as one of the world’s largest producers of cocoa, has stepped its oil and gas explorations, increasing the country’s economic profile further.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that Ghana’s GDP rose by 8.8% in 2019, outperforming nearly all emerging and developed economies.
The government’s investments into infrastructure, rapid urbanisation and the rise of the energy, green energy and 4IR sector continue to spur demand for the country’s construction sector.
Recent developments in the country have given birth to a boom in building and construction, including the commercial, residential and public housing sector, generating and injecting billions of dollars which are injected annually into the West African republic. The real estate market’s positive perspective and attraction is based on Ghana's central African location and its political stability. An increasing number of the Ghanaian nationals across the globe invest in properties and the Ghana government is supportive of the private sector trend.
FACTS AND FIGURES
According to global consultancy Deloitte, West Africa as a region has 105 projects currently underway, with a total value of US$82.8bn.
Projects in West Africa are mostly publicly owned, which account for 82.9% of projects in the region. Private domestic firms and single countries follow, each accounting for 4.8% of projects in the region. Of the 87 government-owned projects, 60 are in the transport sector, with a focus on road infrastructure. Railways, new ports and airports and the expansion of existing transport hubs do a play a significant role, too.
West Africa’s 10 largest projects account for 70.1% of the region’s total project value.
The show is expected to attract more than 10,000 professional visitors and official delegations from Ghana and neighbouring countries which include Architects, BIM Managers, Digital Construction Professionals, Brokers, Builder Merchants, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Distributors, Engineers, Equipment Buyers, Facilities/Property/Estates Professionals, Government Officials, Health and Safety Professionals, Infrastructure Professionals, Interior Designers & Fit-out, Industry Bodies & Associations, Investors, Interior Designers and Real Estate Executives.
Africa Build Show will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) & The Grand Arena covering a total exhibition space of over 3,500 sqm, The venue is located in the heart of the capital, with close proximity from the Accra International Airport and at a walking distance from major hotel chains, AICC features covered and open exhibition spaces, ample visitor parking, and is recognized as the most prominent venue for trade events and business forums such as the Africa Build Show.