DIT event

African Infrastructure Export Opportunities: Egypt, Ghana and Uganda


February 17


05:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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Join this webinar jointly organised by DIT Midlands, DIT Africa and UKEF to hear directly from nine major contractors with projects across Egypt, Ghana, Uganda and elsewhere seeking new UK suppliers. Also included will be presentations from DIT representatives in each country, covering market dynamics and business environment information.

Africa is home to 5 of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies and despite COVID, this trend is set to continue. With government support, UK construction and infrastructure firms exported more by value to Africa than to any other global region in 2019-20. In the current financial year Midlands exporters account for 64% of the £811m of export wins recorded by UK firms so far…

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the government’s export credit agency, has supported African and UK businesses with record sums to unlock major infrastructure projects. As part of those deals, prime contractors must often bring UK firms into their supply chains.

Learn more about the projects:

In Uganda, Lagan are building the £200m Kampala Industrial Business Park, while Colas are part-way through the £240m Kabaale International Airport project, both with support from UKEF.

From Egypt we shall hear from Samcrete Holding, Hassan Allam Holding, El Sewedy Electrics and Orascom Construction: four large, vertically integrated groups with interests in a broad range of sub sectors including civil engineering, renewable electricity (solar), integrated energy management systems; residential, industrial and commercial construction, light rail/metro systems, airports, water, waste water and desalinisation, who have projects in many African markets and beyond.

From Ghana we have BHM Construction International – regarding the Tema – Aflao Road Project (£80.3m); Contracta re the Kumasi Central Market Phase 2 (£203.5m), the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Project (£127m) and the Kumasi Airport upgrade project (£55m). Finally from QGMI about the Tamale Airport Project (£51m) and the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange – phase 2 – Accra project.

On 24th February there will be standalone webinar featuring UAE-based contractor ASGC highlighting a number of UKEF-supported projects for which they require a wide range of construction and medical device suppliers – this will be detailed in a separate flyer.

Midlands-based companies will be offered the opportunity to register their profile and request virtual meetings with any of these ten Contractors via a B2B match-making platform on March 9th and 10th.

When: 17 February 2021: 9.00am-12.30pm

Register: African Infrastructure Export Opportunities