The 3rd Power, Steel & Housing Exhibition and Conference this year will hold at the Abuja International Conference Centre, Nigeria, from 26-28 august, 2014.
This event with the theme “The new face of Power Infrastructure, Steel and Housing in Nigeria” is aimed at creating an enabling environment for major stakeholders to synergize on Challenges, Opportunities, Development and Technology in the Power, Steel and Housing sectors of the economy.
The trade show is coming at a time the Nigerian economy has grown to be the biggest economy in Africa and the 26th in ranking in the World economic index, with a Gross Domestic Product growth at 75.58 percent (now USD 510 Billion) and still growing at an impressive rate of 7.7% annually. In addition, the Federal Government in Nigeria has now created a more conducive business environment by putting in place policies in industry and investment aimed at the effective implementation of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP) initiatives.
These policies will definitely benefit the Power, Steel and Housing Sectors. The Nigerian Housing Sector, for instance will grow tremendously now with the coming of the Federal Government new housing policy powered by the private sector, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN) and the World Bank, using the Nigeria Mortgage Refining Company as a window. This initiative is expected to create massive business opportunities in the Housing Sector with the aim of providing 75,000 homes per annum and generate close to 500,000 jobs.
The Power, Steel & Housing Exhibition and Conference, running side by side this year with the Upstream and Downstream oil and gas event is expected to be declared open by President Goodluck Jonathan and will gather Industry Leaders, Thinkers, Investors and Governments in Nigeria and West Africa to collaborate on issues and technologies in relation to policies and development as well as presenting an opportunity for our great country to showcase its strength and opportunities in achieving growth.
This trade event, with an expected audience of over 1,500 International Exhibitors, Delegates, Speakers, businessmen &Visitors, the Power, Steel & Housing Expo is the platform to showcase products, services and potentials as well as conclude contracts and network with other major stakeholders and consumers.
These sessions will be the fora to brainstorm on the investment opportunities inherent in the Power, Steel and real estate reform policies, and also for the presentation of latest technologies and innovations to prospects.
Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to the following;
Renewable energy technologies
Renewable Energy Research and Applications for Industries
Bio-energy Systems, Process and Utilization
Hydropower technologies and applications
Bio-energy technologies, process and utilization
Power system management technologies
Power system economics, energy markets and regulation
Problems of the Power Industry
Energy Generation and Efficiency.
Status quo of Nigeria’s steel industry and its demand for iron ore
The recent trend of global steel market
Nigeria steel industry overview
The Challenge of Domestic Iron and Steel Production in Nigeria.
What are the threats and opportunities for Nigeria steel makers?
Overview of the world steel markets, short and long term expectations
Future of steel raw materials - iron ore, coke, coal
Steel consumption construction market, new trends and demand
Issues, Challenges, Remedies and Prospects for the Steel Making Sector
(Steel Re-Rolling Mills, Melters and Foundries)
Cost effective technological advancements in Steel Industry of Nigeria
Housing crisis for middle income groups
Housing the poor and vulnerable groups
Preventing and ending homelessness
Ensuring diverse housing options
Housing, policy and society
Architecture and Urban Planning
Art Design and Landscape Architecture
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Environment and Urban Development
Housing and Community Renewal
Housing Market Renewal Initiative
Housing Policies and Options, Housing Affordability
Physical and Master Planning for Sustainable Development
Sustainable Housing and Urban Development
Housing and long-run economic growth.