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9th Africa Cement Trade Summit

04-05 Apr, 2017 - Abidjan, COTE D'IVOIRE

Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view upcoming event. Information here is outdated

“Gaining a Foothold in Africa’s Competitive Cement Industry!”

 

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire to double capacity in 2017       
20/10/16
http://www.cemnet.com/

 

CIMAF opens newly constructed cement plant in Ghana
15/12/16, http://www.constructionreviewonline.com/


Cote d'Ivoire is rolling out a raft of ambitious infrastructure plans aimed at meeting the government's deadline for achieving emerging economy status by 2020.  In partnership with the private sector, the government will invest in power production, mining, hydrocarbons, infrastructure (roads, ports and airports), the agro-food industry, construction and tourism sectors. Cement players including LafargeHolcim, CIMAF, Dangote, Limak and more are either expanding their capacities  or investing in new unit to meet the expected demand in the coming years. Where else in Africa are seeing similar growth? What is the best strategy to gain a foothold in Africa’s competitive cement market?

 

Competition is strong in both East & West Africa with growing cement capacities in the region. Who is the ultimate winner? Where are the demand markets with increasing capacities? How soon before these countries become self-sufficient? Senegal being in excess of cement capacities has seen producers exporting the cement to neighboring countries. The government of Senegal has recently implemented a new cement tax of $4.84 per ton of cement on the country’s three cement plants run by Dangote Cement, Ciments du Sahel and Sococim. What impact will it have on the market?

 

Attend CMT’s 9th Africa Cementrade Summit in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on 4-5 April 2017 to network with the who’s who in the cement value chain!

  • Ministry of Industry in Cote D’Ivoire is invited to deliver opening address & shares infrastructure plans to propel the economy forward!
  • CIMAF outline investment plans & development in Africa and share their Cote D’Ivoire experience
  • LafargeHolcim provides insights on Africa cement market and shares development in Cote D’Ivoire
  • PPC provides and update on their plans across Africa
  • Savannah Cement shares the changing landscape in East Africa amidst growing competition and provides an update on new cement projects
  • Country focus sessions on Ghana, DR Congo & Nigeria
  • Find out more on innovative financing solutions by AfDB
  • Understand Africa’s changing landscape & construction trends from Deloitte Africa
  • Find out the opportunities and challenges of supplying gypsum from Mauritania to the West African cement industry from SAMIA
  • Meta Group of Companies shed lights on the trading of clinker & cementitious materials in Sub-Sahara & West Africa
  • Gebr Pfeiffer to discuss localized cement production with Pfeiffer ready2grind technology
  • Wacker Chemical shares dry-mix mortar technology
  • Learn the latest on Port development in West Africa to ease congestion & improve efficiency

Sign up with your team today to enjoy group discount! Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.



 

VISA INFO FOR FOREIGNERS

 

Passport holders from the following countries are exempted from Visa formalities in Côte d’Ivoire - Austria (official passport), Benin, Brazil (official passport), Burkina Faso, Cape-Verde, Central Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Chad, Gabon(official passport), Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Iran (official passport), Israel(official passport), Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa (official passport), Togo, Tunisia, Uganda (official passport).

 

All other countries must apply for Visa.

 

 Options Available:

 

1) Biometric Visa - Get biometric visa at nearest Embassy before departure

Apply from https://www.snedai.com/en/ and follow the instructions for VISA

CMT strongly recommends pre-arrival application at country of departure.


2)
E-Visa
 - Apply online and get visa atPort Bouet Airport
Apply from https://www.snedai.com/en/ and follow the instructions for E-VISA
- Get visa at airport with the required documents

PS; there is no refund of Visa fee if your application is unsuccessful.

 

Note: It takes 3-5 working days of processing time. Tourist visa does not require Letter of Invitation.  
Business visa application would require a Letter of Invitation from local Company in Côte d’Ivoire or CMT.

 

 

Testimonials from 8th Africa Cementrade Summit, March 2016, Kigali, Rwanda

 

“Very engaging and professionally run”

~ Hima Cement

 

“It was more than what I expected. Very good”

~ Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

 

“Excellent networking experience with a Africa market coverage within two days” ~ Solvochem (EA)

 

“Cementrade is an excellent platform for interacting with customers locally as well as regionally”

~ FLSmidth

 

“Informative, well prepared – I learnt a lot with diverse topics” Cimerwa “A good networking platform” ~ Gebr Pfeiffer

 

“Well organized, informative and an excellent networking experience”  ~ ESL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LafargeHolcim to Double its Cement Capacity in Côte d'Ivoire in 2017

Posted on : 23 Mar, 2017

 

This year, LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire will increase its cement production capacity to over 2 MTA – doubling its current capacity in the country.

 

LafargeHolcim inaugurated its sixth grinding unit at Bouaké which will enable the cement giant to increase its capacity. Built at a cost of US$20.1 million, with this Bouaké facility, LafargeHolcim can sell Bélier cement in Côte d’Ivoire’s domestic market.

 

Last April, LafargeHolcim had launched a second cement plant in San Pedro. With the commissioning of Bouaké, the cement major will own 2.3Mta of capacity in Côte d’Ivoire.

 

Besides LafargeHolcim, other players are also stepping up activities in the Côte d’Ivoire cement market. Dangote Cement is constructing a new 3 MTPA capacity cement grinding plant, CIMAF increasing its total production capacity to 2 MTPA with a new 1 MTPA greenfield unit in San Pedro while Turkish Limak Group & Ivorian Company Afrikbat Groups are constructing a 1MTPA cement unit and one million cubic meters of ready-mix concrete plant in this West African country.

 

Xavier Saint-Martin-Tillet, CEO, LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire and Zineb Zeryouhi, Business Development Director, LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique will share their views on the Côte d'Ivoire market & their ambition in Africa at CMT’s 9th Africa CementTrade Summit in Abidjan on 4-5 April, 2017.

 

Contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information about the event.

 

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Cimaf eyes Third Cement plant in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire

Posted on : 18 Jan, 2017

 

West Africa’s cement markets are expected to grow as construction demand makes a comeback in the region. As a matter of fact Morocco’s cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique (Cimaf) is all set to start a new plant in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire.

 

Estimated to cost €20 million, the new cement plant will be Cimaf’s third production site in the country. With the new plant, Cimaf is aiming to produce 350,000 tons of cement per annum – which can establish it as the biggest cement producer at 2.3 million tons.

 

Earlier in 2016, Cimaf had announced its second cement plant at San Petro, near the port of Abidjan. Its first plant is also located in the capital – Abidjan.

 

Cimaf is already in the process of acquiring land for the new plant in Bouake.

 

Bouake is chosen as the location for the new plant as it is the primary business hub for Côte d’Ivoire. Africa’s Dangote Cement is another key player eyeing the Bouake region. Dangote is planning investments of approximately $229 million in the region too.

Cimaf also has a large footprint in Africa across Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Gabon, and Cameron. Besides, the Moroccan cement giant is also hopeful of procuring operating licences in Congo Brazzaville and Mali.

 

More Côte d’Ivoire’s and Africa’s cement market updates will be available at CMT’s 9th Africa CementTrade Summit in Abidjan on 4-5 April, 2017.

 

Contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information about the event.

 

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Dr. Abdu Mukhtar
Group Chief Strategy Officer, Dangote Industries Limited
SPEAKER TOPIC
DANGOTE CEMENT STORY – LESSONS LEARNT
Day 1 [Tue 04, April], at 11:30 AM

Dr. Abdu Mukhtar is the Group Chief Strategy Officer of Dangote Industries Limited. In this role he assists the President in providing overall strategic direction for the Group and developing short-term and long-term plans to achieve Dangote's core purpose and principal business aims.

 

Dr. Mukhtar has acquired extensive experience in both ....
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Mr. Amadou SY
Manager -Infrastructure & Capital Projects, Deloitte Africa
SPEAKER TOPIC
AFRICA’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION TRENDS
Day 1 [Tue 04, April], at 12:00 PM

Amadou is a civil engineer graduate from the University of Montréal, School of Engineering and a Registered Professional Engineer in Canada since 2008. He is also a graduate in Management and Public Affairs from Paris Institute of Political Studies.

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Mr. James Wahome
Lead Regional Economist - Operations Dept, West Africa, African Development Bank Group
SPEAKER TOPIC
REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IN WEST AFRICA
Day 2 [Wed 05, April], at 11:10 AM

Mr. James WAHOME is the Lead Regional Economist, broadly responsible for supporting the development efforts of the fourteen (14) countries in the West Africa sub-Region, in the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Mr. Wahome provides advisory services aimed at enhancing the development impact and effectiveness of the AfDB’s programs of assistance in West Africa. He also provides le....
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