KAMPALA: Uganda will for the first time host the annual FIDIC-GAMA conference from May 12 -14 at Kampala Serena Hotel, according to the latest press release from the organisers.
The conference serves as a forum for key trendsetters, industry practitioners to discuss the ways forward for the continent, businesses and the engineering sector in Africa and is to run under the theme, “The Role of Consulting Engineers in Driving Growth in African Economies.”
Unlike past events of its kind that have been held in other countries, this year’s conference will focus on what works in Africa. It also tries to import some case studies from beyond Africa. A lot of discussion is centered around: Regional infrastructural projects as a catalyst for economic development, emerging approaches to infrastructure development, sharing best practices to enhance sustainability in engineering design and implementation, smart and resilient infrastructure for sustainable development Facilitator, among others.
FIDIC-GAMA conference is a critical regional gathering and networking event providing a forum for engineers, contractors, government officials, private investors, funding agencies, construction equipment and material suppliers to discuss and tackle infrastructure development issues in a continental context. The conference draws 100s of attendees and is rocked by social events like dinners, galas, exhibitions among other.
According to the press release FIDIC-GAMA 2019 is the 26th annual conference and being held in Uganda for the 3rd time. “It is a conference created by consulting engineers for the world we live in, with real-hands-on work and in-depth understanding of the engineering provided by the industry’s key experts and opinion leaders,” organisers say.
The conference will help those in the engineering practice and material suppliers to know their positions at the infrastructure-economic growth interface, benefit from top notch profitable networking sessions, establish long lasting business and professional partnerships, experience human connection and great inspiration and explore Uganda as a consulting engineers.
Young professionals in engineering have been urged to attend specially dedicated breakout session for them. Suppliers, Vendors, Manufacturers all have a lot to grab from this conference, says the press release.
Beyond learning from other attendees, FIDIC-GAMA’s educational breakout sessions are world-class. Over 18 speakers from countries like Tunisia, South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda among others will attend. Keynote speakers like PLO Lumumba and spotlight paper presenters including Mr. Ian Massey, Eng. Paul Karekezi, Ms. Allen C. Kagina, Eng. Samson Bagonza among others are expected.
“Overall, FIDIC-GAMA 2019 humbly boasts corporate networking, fun, entertainment, critical topics for our growth etc. Previous attendees say FIDIC-GAMA is not just a conference, it’s a two-day whirlwind of brilliant consultants, engineers, innovative speakers, new ideas and thought-provoking takeaways. It’s an event that connects like-minded professionals from all over Africa and the world to join one major conversation and collaborate on the new state of Africa,” the press release says.