5th Africa CemenTrade Summit to Address Market and Operational Strategies

Growing emphasis in urban and rural infrastructure is driving the African cement industry which has witnessed increasing investments and global investor confidence.
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Jan. 16, 2013 - PRLog -- Riding on this scenario, CMT’s 5th Africa CemenTrade Summit on February 26-27 in Dar es Salaam brings together key officials, senior executives and experts from global and local cement industry to discuss market, trade and investment that are likely to shape the future of the African cement industry.

His Excellency Dr. Abdallah O. Kigoda, Minister of Industry & Trade, will open the event with an address on cement investment and competitive environment in Tanzania.

Then Mr. Pascal Lesoinne, Managing Director of Tanzania Portland Cement Company shares his views on emerging demand/supply projections, trade and market updates while Mr. Devakumar V.G.Edwin, Group MD & CEO, Dangote Cement Plc will share insights on the groups’ cement investment plans in Africa including projects in Tanzania and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, East Africa’s cement industry, the fastest growing region, is facing structural challenges with cheaper imports, energy & fuels supply inconsistency. Special country briefings on Angola, Ethiopia, Egypt plus South and West Africa will provide a deep insight into the current country specific business dynamics.

The Summit’s two corporate sponsors - Aumund Group and Beumer Group will be sharing technology updates at the event. Mr. Christian Spätmann, General Sales Manager of the Africa, Middle East, Turkey Cement Division, with Aumund Group, will deliberate on key issues concerning integrated handling and storage solutions for fuel substitutes and raw material in modern cement plants. And Mr. Martin Dalbert, Area Sales Manager with Beumer Group will talk on Smart Traction Solutions for Bucket Elevators and Apron Conveyors.

Other senior level executives sharing their perspectives on African cement markets are:

Ocean Shipping Consultants Royal HaskoningDHV
Baobab Advisory SARL
Lafarge East Africa
Fabrica de Cimento do Kwansa Sul (FCKS)
ASEC Cement
Gebr. Pfeiffer SE
Ethalion Limited
Eastern Africa Power Pool Permanent Secretariat
East African Community Secretariat HQ
BASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG

For more information, please visit http://www.cmtevents.com/main.aspx?ev=130205&pu=219837; or contact Ms. Angelia: angelia@cmtsp.com.sg /Tel. +65 6345 5701.
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