Design Mission Africa aims to add value and support the collaborative progression of the real-estate sector in Hilton, Sandton, South Africa by offering various networking opportunities, enabling participants to build targeted connections and exchange information. In addition, conference agenda will offer insights on the current state of the real-estate industry and outline action plans that are adaptable to the ever-evolving marketplace. All this will occur in a plush, comfortable, 5-star environment of learning and networking

This exclusive closed-door initiative brings together the C-level dignitaries under a roof that comprises of continent’s leading international Hotel Investors, Hotel Owners, Hotel Operators, Developers, Architects, Interior Designers, Consultants and Suppliers focusing on Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and Educational sectors.

WHY you should invest in the African Real-estate industry?

1. Population growth will help keep the residential sector resilient. According to the UN’s “World Population Prospects Report”, South Africa’s population will rise to 72.9m by 2050, while 62% of its 53m residents live in urban areas, with urbanisation growing by 1.21% annually.

2. Population growth and rapid infrastructural development are key influencers of property market bustle across Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa has a young, dynamic and growing working population proving the need for matching its demand for real estate growth. The African retail property sector remains a key emphasis for expansion activity, resulting in the shopping mall concept to take shape in a progressively extensive array of Sub-Saharan cities.

3. Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest cities are currently some of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world. UN forecasts say that the populations of Lagos, Kinshasa and Luanda will all grow by more than 70 percent during the 2010-2025 period, while Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Lusaka are expected to double in size. Lagos has already overtaken Cairo as Africa’s biggest city, and its population may be close to 40 million by 2050, making it a truly global megacity

4. Many developers in Africa are also adopting modern construction practices, including eco-friendly technologies such as solar building integration, climate-responsive building strategies, renewable building materials, recycling and reuse, ecological

Who are our Buyers?
  • Owners, Developers, Hoteliers
  • Architects & Interior designers
  • Consultants & Engineers
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Who are our Suppliers?
  • Electronic equipment
  • HVAC
  • Automation
  • Natural stone, Tiles & Ceramic
  • Bath and Sanitation
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Lighting solution
  • Fitness, spa and pools
  • Hardware and fittings
  • OS&E
  • IT solutions & services
  • Gate & parking systems
  • Landscaping and Outdoor
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Furniture and furnishing
  • Glass, glazing and facades
  • environmental products
  • Building material
  • Wood, veneers and flooring solutions
  • Doors, windows and furnishing
  • Sealants, adhesives and admixtures
  • safety, security and fire protection
  • power, electrical and switch gears
  • roofing, cladding, wall and callings
  • Mattress and linen
  • Decoration materials
  • Engineering solutions
  • Kitchen / Laundry technology and equipment
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What can you Expect?
  • img75+ Delegates
  • img 50+ Suppliers
  • img 1000+ Face-to-Face Meetings
  • img800 Minutes of Networking
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what happens at the event ?



Gain knowledge and insight from profound speeches and presentations by experts of the real-estate industry


Panel Discussions

An interactive Q&A session comprising expert panellists and prequalified buyers and suppliers collaboratively addressing challenges faced in the industry



Garner the interest of leading investors and partners in the audience through a presentation to showcase your unique product or service



Participate in effective networking activities designed to develop strategic relationships with key investors and prospective partners



Garner the interest of leading investors and partners in the audience through a presentation to showcase your unique product or service



The Gala Dinner will provide an opportunity to interact with the frontrunners of the real-estate sector



Seeing is believing! We provide you with an exhibiting space to display your products and work with renowned project owners and developers. Get noticed and create a lasting impression!


FIRST DAY: 4th ANNUAL Design Mission Africa - 2018
  • 09:00 - 10:00
    10:00 - 10:10
    The Future of Real Estate Landscape, Sub- Sahara- Richard Hardie, CEO, Knight Frank
    10:10 - 10:40
    Challenges Facing Sub- Saharan Real Estate
    Rhys Rocke, Director, Development, FWJK Clive Shepherd, Chairman, DSA Architects
    Chaired by Richard Hardie, CEO, Knight Frank
    10:40 - 11:00
    Creating an Impeccable Guest Experience While Tackling the Challenges in Procurement– Shiree Darley, CEO, DIAD
    11:00 - 11:20
    Importance of Lighting in Interior Design – Paul Pamboukian, Managing Director, Paul Pamboukian Lighting Design
    11:20 - 11:40
    Architecture : To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before - Dr. Eitan Karol, CEO, Louis Karol Architects
    11:40 - 12:00
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 1
    12:00 - 12:20
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 2
    12:20 - 12:40
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 3
    12:40 - 13:00
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 4
    13:00 - 14:00
    Networking Luncheon
    14:00 - 14:20
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 5
    14:20 - 14:40
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 6
    14:40 - 15:00
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 7
    15:00 - 15:20
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 8
    15:20 - 15:40
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 9
    15:40 - 16:00
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 10
    16:00 - 16:10
    Coffee Break
    16:10 - 16:30
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 11
    16:30 - 16:50
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 12
    16:50 - 17:10
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 13
    17:10 - 17:30
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 14
    17:30 - 17:50
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meeting 15
    17:50 - 18:10
    Market Overview – Sub- Saharan Hospitality Sector – Wayne Godwin, Vice President, Hotels and Hospitality Group, Sub- Saharan Africa , JLL
    18:10 - 18:30
    Changing Landscape of Real Estate in Africa – David Green, MD, Pro Africa Properties
    18:30 - 18:50
    The Affordable Housing Market in Cape Town - Kahmiela August, Director, Affordable Housing
    18:50 - 19:10
    Hotels in a Mixed Use Development - Kelly Kalumba, CEO, Green Code Architects
    19:10 - 19:20
    Is Your Security Service Really Secure? - Tony Botes, National Administrator, Security Association of South Africa
    19:20 Onwards
    Cocktail Dinner

  • 09:00 - 10:00
    10:00 - 10:20
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meetings 16
    10:20 - 10:40
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meetings 17
    10:40 - 11:00
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meetings 18
    11:00 - 11:20
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meetings 19
    11:20 - 11:40
    Pre-scheduled Face to Face Meetings 20
    13:15 Onwards


Being the 25th largest country in the world and population close to 56 Million, South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Renowned for its wines and one of the world's largest producers of gold, South Africa is a tourist destination offering both domestic and international tourists a wide variety of options, among others the picturesque natural landscape and game reserves, diverse cultural heritage and highly regarded wines.


Be a part of the Futuristic Hospitality industry of the northern African region. Contact us today!


Dinesh Samal
  • dinesh@ide-global.com


Allen David
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  • samuel.isaac@ide-global.com