The ZamReal agenda is curated with careful consideration, after a process of research, discussion and the expertise of our team, sponsors and partners. Each presentation & discussion aims to speak to this goal by providing a diverse number of topics which allow for deep, nuanced conversation from our high- quality speakers. Our team comprises of property professionals with their finger on the pulse of the continent’s developments and an understanding of how best to package these ideas to serve our delegates, partners and sponsors. Our agenda is based on relevant, topical issues facing Zambia, and we bring together the best voices possible on each subject.
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Uncovering the major infrastructure development projects, including the
$300 million Lusaka Decongestion Project, road improvements and the upgrading of the country’s international airports in Lusaka and Ndola. What impact will these large investments mean for the for the entire real estate sector value chain?
What model and assets are best suited to the growing Zambian hospitality market at this juncture; budget hotels, premium international brand hotels, or niche lodge developments focusing on ultrahigh net-worth clients? Also, a special deep dive into the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibition (MICE) sector – does the hospitality sector have the assets to cater to this competitive and lucrative market?
a more collaborative effort to local funding solutions
PENSION AND INSURANCE FUNDS:
With a combined market size of $4bn, 20% of the value of Zambia’s GDP, the country’s pensions funds have invested heavily in real estate. However, with new stock coming online, growth hovering at 4% and yields falling – will they begin to scale back? How can their large pools of capital be better utilised, and can they start providing more indirect debt and equity funding for the sector?
ACCESS TO FINANCE:
How can stakeholders create better access for capital raises on the securities exchange; are new listings, IPO’s and REITs, a short-term reality? And how can the market better utilise development finance institutions and create more tailored and affordable mortgage products?
EMERGING REAL ESTATE SECTORS
In a market reaching saturation point; how can the sector innovate and deliver the next phase of development? A special look at new trends and sectors including, student housing, medical centres, co-working spaces, logistics and warehousing. Uncovering the return on investment and development models of these asset classes.
How does a bullish and growing mining sector impact the country’s real estate sector? A deep dive look into the trends and pipeline in the copper belt region, and what role can mining do to help foster the development of a more resilient real estate economy? What real estate opportunities will these new mines and mining companies create?
THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE: UNPACKING THE ZAMBIAN INVESTMENT CASE
Examining the Zambia investment case, and analyzing where in the market is Zambia compared to its regional rivals; why Zambia and why now? Discussing the key drivers from public sector policy, finance and market demand and supply, we unpack the largest pan-African developers and investors unique investment criteria.
The government has to remove bottlenecks to reform the governance framework for affordable housing delivery. How can we unlock land supply at the right location and time; reduce construction costs, innovative through industrial strategies, and, critically, reduce financing costs for buyers and developers to enable them venture into affordable housing development?
Discussing the evolution of the local market and the performance of current malls in one of Africa’s most competitive and formalized markets. With numerous developments still in the pipeline, what are the expansion plans of regional retailers and will we see a greater push by big box retailers?
THE KEY ELEMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL LARGE-SCALE DEVELOPMENTS:
The strategic imperative of road access, bulk infrastructure services, phased-out development cycles and careful and detailed master planning. How can developers and public sector better collaborate and what can we learn from existing successful mixed-use developments in Zambia?