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Partnership opportunities for Italian and African companies in the construction supply chain

24th March 2021


Doing construction in Africa aims at deepening knowledge and opportunities within the infrastructure sector in the African continent while promoting partnership opportunities between African and Italian companies in the construction supply chain. The initiative’s program will include an in-depth seminar that will examine and explore the key drivers for growth and explain how growth across the African continent may unfold in a post pandemic environment. The seminar will also consider the key opportunities and critical success factors for successful Joint Ventures as well as for the development of local supply chains in Africa. Doing Construction in Africa will bring together Italian and African economic operators in the construction supply chain, who will have the opportunity to explore possible win-win collaborations, through a session of virtual B2B meetings in the dedicated Marketplace.



10.00-10.15 Welcoming remarks

· Barbara BELTRAME, Vice President for Internationalization, Confindustria

· Mario MOLTENI, CEO E4Impact Foundation

· Federico GHELLA, Vice President ANCE

10.15-10.25 Institutional greeting & Overview of the Italian expertise and technologies in the construction sector

· Vincenzo ERCOLE, Global Head for Italian Infrastructures, DGSP, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation & ANCE

10.25-10.55 Keynote speech insight on the construction sector in Africa. Economic drivers for growth, business opportunities for Italian companies and joint ventures

· Graham ROBINSON, Global Business Consultant for PINSENT MASONS


· Ian Goodridge, Senior Sector Analyst – Infrastructure for PINSENT MASONS

10.55-11.10 Webuild: Building a local supply chain in Africa. Innovation and technology in terms of sustainability and technical excellence

· Claudio NOTARANTONIO, Director supply chain, WeBuild

11.10-11.25 African Business’ experience

· ANDERSEN presents Mr. Aubrey TSHALATA, ·    President of the National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI), Chairman of ACEEED (African Centre for Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurship and Development) and Representative of Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park

11.25-11:30 Ending session & start of B2B meetings



Moderator: Francesca PASQUARELLI, International Affairs, Confindustria

Working language: English

B2B meetings*: from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm (20 minute-slots)

*Only possible after company profiling on the Marketplace by filling the personal Participant Profile from the menu, after registration


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Confindustria International Meeting Platform

We manage virtual events, webinars and B2B meetings with national and international Institutions, Business Associations, Financial bodies and Businesses.

Confindustria has long been engaged in building relations with international partners, reinforcing synergies with industrial associations and international bodies for the development of joint projects and initiatives with the aim of fostering business and partnership opportunities for Italian companies of all sectors and sizes on foreign markets. Our international activity involves the development of business missions abroad, incomings of foreign business delegations, B2B meetings, seminars, workshops, country presentations. In times of changes, Confindustria has developed its International Meeting Platform to host its International activities in virtual mode. Here, you will be able to take part to our Events, Webinars and B2B Meetings.