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10th Africa CemenTrade Summit

18-19 Apr, 2018 - Dakar, SENEGAL

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza

“Increasing market share via technology innovations, strong customer relations & capacity expansions!"

Africa’s construction boom has opened up a whole new world of business for building material manufacturers and suppliers. While it has allowed established businesses to expand, it has also attracted a host of new entrants to the continent. Competition is expected to intensify across Africa as cement producers continue to start up new cement capacity across the region.


LafargeHolcim Ivory Coast inaugurated a new mill at its grinding plant in Abidjan.   5/2/18, www.globalcement.com


Sinoma and Hengya Cement plans to invest $2.35 billion in 10 years in Tanzania. The money will be injected into the making of cement and production of electricity from coal.   5/12/17, www.thecitizen.co.tz


BUA has started the construction of another greenfield cement plant in Sokoto State with an annual capacity of 1.5 million tonnes at a cost of over $300 million which will be inaugurated in 2018.   6/9/17, www.thisdaylive.com


The transformation of limestone to clinker is particularly energy intensive, while electricity costs are also high in Africa. Clinker imports seems to be the more logical solution. However, there are very few grinding plants located within ports or have their own berth in Africa. Most use regular ports to import their clinker, which are usually congested. How can this be addressed with the fiery growth in new grinding units?  In addition, which grinding technologies are more competitive and offer higher efficiency?


South Africa cement industry faces challenging times with the lack of major infrastructure projects & rising imported cement. According to reports, cement maker Lafarge Africa could put up its South African unit for sale this year and potentially use the proceeds to strategically shore up and stabilise its Nigerian business, experts have said, signalling potential mergers and acquisitions in the continent's rapidly growing cement industry.


How will the Africa Cement market evolve in the next 3 years?

Attend CMT’s 10th Africa Cementrade Summit in Dakar, Senegal on 18-19 April 2018 to gain latest insights and network with industry players in the cement value chain.

  • Les Ciments Du Sahel on the role of the cement industry in the growth of the West African Sub Region
  • Dangote Cement discusses Africanization of the cement business
  • Get insights from Bua Cement if Nigeria cement is reaching self-sufficiency?
  • Tony Hadley Africa Advisory shed lights on the changing dynamics of global cement & its impact on Africa
  • Learn about the alternative solid fuel projects in Africa - current status and future prospects from Egyptian Company for Solid waste recycling (ECARU)
  • Gebr Pfeiffer speaks on AHEAD OF THE GAME  - Incorporating vertical grinding into modular plants
  • Find out from Cimfaso if the cement industry is getting crowded in Bukina Faso?
  • Fives FCB introduces FCB Horomill® evolutions in raw and cement grinding with real cases review
  • Diamond cement Mali analyses cement market in Mali & Togo
  • PLUG&GRIND® goes vertical. the new modular grinding concept with a vrm fitted-in by Cemengal
  • ZAG International provides global and Africa cementitious materials outlook
  • Wacker Chemicals Middle East shares the development and use of cement modified systems with polymers
  • Strategy to stay ahead in a competitive cement markets in East Africa by Savannah Cement
  • Marvel International Management & Transportation Co. discusses the expectations in freight  market for coming 3 years and how can we  reduce the freight cost for shipments to West Africa
  • Get latest update on cement markets in South Africa and Cote D’Ivoire
Sign up with your team today to enjoy group discount! Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg  for more information.

Comments from 9th Africa Cementrade Summit,
April 2017, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

“A great event, very good in content and networking. I always look forward to the next one!” ~ Savannah Cement

“Excellent Networking Opportunity” ~ Siemens

“Interesting topics” ~ BASF 

“Good assembly of cement practitioners in Africa”
~ Africa Finance Corporation

“Very professional Seminar – good timing and well balanced” ~ PEG

“Impact on growth region ECOWAS cluster” ~ Gebr Pfeiffer

“The best way to have an overall update on what’s happening in this industry in the region in less than 2 days!” ~ LafargeHolcim

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

For Sponsor 

please contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138

For Exhibition 

please contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9147

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Dangote Cement Opens 1.5 MTPA cement plant in Congo

Posted on : 01 Feb, 2018


Africa’s major cement company Dangote Cement has recently opened a 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo.

Estimated to cost $300 million, the cement plant more than doubled the total cement production capacity of Congo-Brazzaville, which now stands at 2.550 million metric tonnes per annum, far in excess of national demand.

The plant which is now the largest in Congo will enable the availability and affordability of cement in the country and reduce its dependence on cement imports to meet demand.  It can also help Congo to conserve its foreign exchange that would otherwise have been spent on imports for the country. 

At the end of May 2017, Dangote Cement’s total annual production capacity across Africa stood at 45.8 million metric tonnes. It is already one of the biggest cement producers in Africa and aspires to be among the top 10 cement producers in the world by 2020. 

Dangote cement commissioned its cement plants in four African countries namely: Ethiopia, Zambia, Cameroun and Tanzania. The Congo-Brazzaville plant, which began operations in the third quarter of 2017, will be the fifth cement plant that it commissioned in the last two years.

CMT’s 10th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 18-19 April, 2018 in Dakar, SENEGAL discusses Africa’s cement production capacities in more detail.

For more information, Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

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Mr. Finn Arnoldsen
Group Chief Operating Officer, Bua Cement Company Limited
Day 1 [Wed 18, April], at 10:40 AM

Finn Arnoldsen graduated from Norwegian Institute of Technology with a Master of Science Degree in Combustion Engineering. He has been working within the cement industry more than 30 years in various managerial positions and mainly in and with cement operations in Africa. He joined the Nigerian business conglomerate BUA Group in 2009 to build up the Group’s cement business....
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Dr. Hisham Sherif
CEO, Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU)
Day 1 [Wed 18, April], at 01:30 PM

Prior to heading Tawazon, a core unit of Qalaa Holding, an African leader in infrastructure and industry, Dr. Hisham Sherif was the CEO of Engineering Tasks Group (ENTAG) and the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU). He led both companies — which are now subsidiaries of Tawazon — in Biomass management projects (collection, transportation and treatment) for producing Biomass deri....
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Mr. Fernando Duenas Pozo
Area Sales Manager, CEMENGAL SA
Day 2 [Thu 19, April], at 11:40 AM

Fernando is currently the Sales Manager in charge of the CEMENGAL´s operations in Middle East and African Regions. Thanks to his personal skills and deep international network, Fernando has reached major achievements for CEMENGAL with regards to market penetration, increase of key accounts and project references.Read more