Cement Business & Industry Africa 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Cement Business & Industry Africa 2018 Conference & Exhibition

from 1,000.00

October 18-19, 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa | Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Organized by GMI Global, Cement Business & Industry 2018  brought together over 150 stakeholders from Africa and international cement producers, equipment vendors, strategy and M&A, financial, sales and marketing and trading.

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Supported by



  • Cement producers

  • Equipment vendors

  • Strategy & M&A

  • Financial & equity analysts

  • Sales and marketing specialists

  • Traders

  • Technical & operations specialists

  • Engineering, environmental, logistics professionals

  • Maintenance, production & operations specialists


  • Market perspective, forecast & competitive outlook

  • Alternative fuels, new business models

  • Environmental performance management

  • Finance & capital markets

  • Efficiency, innovation, new developments

  • Technology, operations & best practices




Day 1, Wednesday, October 18

09:30-11:00 Welcome and Introduction: Beatrice Bildea Ene, Senior Director Client Service & Development, GMI Global
A snapshot of the African cement market and outlook - capacity, demand, consumption
Transforming the future- investments in Sub-Saharan Africa – how can profits be maximized

11:00-11:30 Cofee Break

11:30-13:00 Session 1
Regulatory challenges and trade barriers in Africa
Africa's greatest economic opportunity: trading with itself
Selfgeneration in South Africa
Turning by-products into ideal alternative raw materials

13:00-14:30 Lunch 

14:30-16:00  Session 2A

Cost effective waste  recovery solutions heat
New grinding technology and grinding aids
Optimizing kiln performance and design

Session 2B

Emerging Hotspots: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt new opportunities changing the picture - Regional developments in the African infrastructure

Emerging Hotspots: Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda new opportunities changing the picture - Regional developments in the African infrastructure

Emerging Hotspots: Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique new opportunities changing the picture - Regional developments in the African infrastructure

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break 

16:30-18:00 Session 3A

Automation in cement plants
Crushing systems
Industrial water management

16:30-18:00 Session 3B

Shipping and Trading Risks in Africa
Benefaction technologies
Transport and logistics

18:00-18:15 CBI Africa 2018 Award & Closing

18:15+ Cocktail & Networking

Day 2, Thursday, October 19

08:45-09:00 Welcome back

09:00-10:30 Session 1

Alternative fuels implementation in Africa
RDF from MSW
Shredding systems for whole tires 

10:30-11:00 Coffee break 

11:00-12:30 Session 2
Emerging technologies
Green and low carbon cementitious materials for sustainability - reducing clinker
Separation technologies

12:30 -12:40 Conference Closing 

Past participating companies 

Some of the leading companies that have previously participated in this conference series include:

  • Acico Industries

  • ALC

  • ACMP

  • ACTP

  • Afrisam Cement

  • Anhui Conch Kawasaki

  • Argo IPS

  • Burundi Cement Company

  • Cemengal

  • Cementir Holding


  • CRH

  • CMD

  • Cimenfort

  • Claudius Peters

  • CNC Trading

  • DMCC

  • Dal Engineering

  • Dangote Cement

  • Dewan Cement

  • Edo Cement Company

  • Eskom

  • FONS Technology International

  • Gebr. Pfeiffer

  • Genea Angola

  • Ghacem Takoradi

  • Grace

  • Groupe Votorantim "Asment TemLaaara"

  • Handyman’s Lime Quarry

  • Hangzhou Sinocem

  • Haver & Boecker

  • Hazemag

  • Holcim Trading

  • Idwala Industrial Holdings

  • Ferry Capitain

  • FLSmidth

  • FLSmidth Maag Gear

  • Fives FCB

  • Ibau Hamburg

  • IKN

  • IMS Engineering

  • Insimbi Alloys

  • InterCement

  • Kreisel

  • LafargeHolcim

  • Ecology Egypt-Ecocem

  • Lake Cement

  • Limak Cimentos

  • Loesche South Africa

  • Maize and Blue General Trading

  • Marubeni Corporation

  • Mbeya Cement Company

  • Mertec International

  • Milltech

  • Moladi Construction

  • Mombasa Cement

  • National Cement Share Company

  • Ndola Lime

  • Osho Ventures

  • Oxbow Energy Solutions

  • Peakward Enterprises (Holdings)

  • Pretoria Portland Cement

  • Recor

  • Riga Egypt

  • Sabia


  • (SIC)

  • Scantech International

  • Schenck Process

  • Sephaku Cement

  • SIC Anlagenbau

  • Siemens

  • Societa Impianti Calce

  • SRK Consulting

  • Standard Bank of South Africa

  • ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions

  • Tanga Cement

  • Ulula Fly Ash





Important visa and travel information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included in the registration fee.

For those delegates traveling from abroad requesting a Letter of Invitation please send your request to sales@gmiforum.com

Please e-mail sales@gmiforum.com for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.


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Exhibition & Sponsorship packages available!

Take advantage and gain direct exposure to your target audience before, during and after the event. Our exhibitors meet and discuss on site business opportunities during a targeted event. Each sponsorship package has been carefully designed to raise the profile of your company.

Venue and Accommodation

The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg is located within walking distance of exclusive shopping, public transportation and the city’s premier business district. The famous Nelson Mandela Square and the popular Sandton City shopping mall are only 500 meters from our hotel in the upscale suburb of Sandton. A complimentary shuttle service to the Sandton City shopping mall is available through the hotel.

Rates available upon requests!