Dakar, Senegal – July, 2017: Senegal’s rate of urbanization sticks at a solid 3.82 percent as the demand for housing remains strong, with many of the Senegalese rural population moving to the urban centres. Although a deficit of around 250 000 houses a year still remains, the government is utilizing its urban renewal policy to improve living environments and social services. With focus on an improved macroeconomic environment, sound policies, better data and increased access to affordable credit – a more enabled housing market is on the horizon.
The construction of luxury villas, hotels and shopping centres have also increased in recent years and added to the current building boom, particularly on the picturesque coast of Dakar. Dakar’s property market is a preferred investment for regional elites as the area is considered as a safe haven in turbulent West Africa.
Due to the need of an interactive meeting place, Senegal’s 2nd International Housing, Building and Construction Exhibition and Conference, will be hosted in Dakar from 10 – 12 October 2017 and organised by The Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd and AME Trade Senegal.
SENHABITAT 2017, supported by Sococim Industries, Baobab Holdings, Labosol, Peacock Investments, Sipres, Sablux holding and Union Nationale des Commercants et Industriels du Senegal, aims to create beneficial opportunities during this “construction revolution” for industry stakeholders.
SENHABITAT 2017 will be introducing new features with a view to creating a three dimensional business platform including:
- a dedicated business to business meeting area,
- interactive corporate workshops,
- technical excursions to visit Senegal’s largest housing projects at Diamniadio
- the SENHABITAT Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in design, innovation, sustainability and originality in building & construction.
The exhibition is attracting a lot of interest with the following exhibitors taking part: CSTM, Le Grand, Mobalpa Societe H. Ayad & Cie, Dangote Cement Senegal, Bicis, Teyliom Properties, Go Groupe Sa, Maderas Goiriz S.L, Moldtech, Zeltex Senegal, Isolana, Tecnac Sl, Geotec Afrique Senelabo, Panelais Producciones Sa, Sertem Immo, PlacForce, Migamad Board, Adila, GDCS.
With the previous edition hosting 210 delegates, 38 speakers, 13 Sponsors and partners, 59 exhibitors and 1500 visitors from more than 16 countries, this year looks to be an exciting follow up event.
For further information
For further information about the SENHABITAT 2017, visit the Article on Apsaidal.