Consulting Engineers South Africa Gears Up for Annual Infrastructure Indaba in Cape Town

March 2024: Chris Campbell, CEO of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), emphasized the significance of the upcoming CESA Infrastructure Indaba, being held in Cape Town next week, stating: “As we navigate the complexities of infrastructure development, it is imperative to prioritise sustainability, innovation, and inclusivity. The Infrastructure Indaba serves as a platform to exchange ideas, share best practices, and drive positive change.”

In this regard, CESA explains that its upcoming annual Infrastructure Indaba, set to take place at the Cape Town Conven4on Centre, on 19-20 March 2024, is an annual event that promises to be a high-level engagement gathering key stakeholders and clients from the private and public sector, as well as the engineering fraternity under one roof.

CESA, the industry body representing consulting engineers in South Africa, has organised a dynamic agenda focusing on cri4cal themes shaping the infrastructure landscape. The event will feature sessions led by prominent figures in the engineering field alongside esteemed panellists from South Africa, Africa and across the globe.

Campbell adds: “The Infrastructure Indaba is a vital plaIorm for fostering collaboration and innovation within the engineering community. We are proud to bring together leading minds to tackle pressing challenges and explore opportunities for sustainable development.”

The conference will kick off with a thought-provoking session titled “Engineering the Future – Protecting Lives and Livelihoods”. This session aims to address the crucial role of engineering in ensuring the safety and prosperity of communities.

Following this, attendees can expect sessions delving into topics such as “Transformation & Capacity Building”; “Infrastructure Upgrade, Investment and Development in an era of Climate Change”; and “Procurement Strategies: Affordable & Quality Public Infrastructure.” These sessions will provide invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of infrastructure projects in an evolving landscape.

One of the highlights of the event will be a panel discussion on “Leadership, Technology, and Mental Health – Balancing Act!” This session underscores the importance of fostering a supportive environment for engineers. Additionally, the conference will feature a session dedicated to “Water and Energy Security,” addressing critical issues surrounding these essential resources.

The event is expected to draw a diverse audience, including government officials, engineers, industry leaders, academics, and young professionals, facilitating meaningful dialogue and collaboration across sectors.

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