The Zambia International Building, Construction and Interiors Exhibition (ZambiaBuild) returns following a very successful first edition in 2015. ZambiaBuild 2016, organised by ZPTE and AME Trade Ltd and supported by the National Council for Construction (NCC), Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), is the leading and most significant event in the construction & building industries in Zambia.
ZambiaBuild 2016 will be held at the New Government Complex Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia, from 23-24 June 2016. The event will include a tradeshow alongside a conference where the main theme is “Undertaking Construction Projects in Zambia for Long-term Investment and an Expanding Economy”.
The ZambiaBuild 2016 programme offers, for all industry stakeholders in Zambia and the region, a platform from which to demonstrate project updates, products and/or services.
The 1st edition of ZambiaBuild saw more than 500 participants, 32 exhibitors and 3 international sponsors from 12 countries. The programme will focus on topics such as: Zambia 2030 vision housing targets, Zambia Housing policy, the Boom in the construction of real estate and commercial properties, Building systems and technologies.
Zambia is currently experiencing a boom in the construction sector. UN forecasts suggest that the population of Lusaka will double during the period 2010 – 2025. Zambia has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, and urban dwellers are projected to be the majority by 2040. Rising investment in the economy has prompted a construction boom driven by infrastructure projects.
However, the Government of Zambia has projected that the country will experience a housing deficit of over 3 million units by 2030. Hence, there is a need for continued investment in construction projects and activities to meet the increasing demand and ease increasing strain on the construction industry.