| About the event


With more than 390 road projects in the pipeline, valued at almost $470bn, Africa offers tremendous opportunities to bitumen refiners, trading companies, road construction firms, and innovative technology providers.

In light of this, the Argus Africa Roads conference aims to be a truly pan-African event that gives you strategic insights into the prospect of doing business across the region.

| Why you would benefit from attending Argus Africa Roads

Gain strategic updates on lucrative opportunities across southern Africa, east and west African markets

Discuss with senior government officials the upcoming road construction and rehabilitation projects across the entire Africa continent and their impact on bitumen demand.

Shape the dialogue together with influential industry players

Take part in vibrant leaders’ discussions, focusing on the evolving sources of bitumen supply for the pan-African market, storage and logistics capacity, pricing issues and developments in the new IMO 2020 era.

High-level networking opportunities for you

Join high-level networking engagements with your peers, strategic experts and innovators, including private meeting sessions, champagne roundtables and an evening cocktail reception.

| An international meeting place for the Roads industry

Argus Africa Roads —Cape Town hosts influential regional and international decision makers from across the bitumen and road construction supply chains

44%

Senior decision-makers at
director level and above

36%

Road construction groups, road authorities. bitumen producers, traders and innovative service providers

20%

International audience

| Argus Africa Roads attracts the key players from the international marketplace

Attendees by business activity:

Refineries, producers, major oil companies and bitumen mixing plants

Road construction groups

Traders and brokers

Road authorities and government officials

Additives and chemical companies

| Join a dynamic mix of more than 100 regional and international market leaders at the event

Attendees by regions:

“It was great to have a chance to share information about the bitumen market and meeting good companies.”
Mabong Co, South Korea

| Highlights for 2020

20+

Influential speakers

50+

Companies represented

100+

Leading experts

20+

Countries in attendance

A dynamic mix of 100+ industry leaders, representing 20+ countries

  • Meet with influential pan-African and international decision makers, innovators and strategic experts to make sense of shifting trends in bitumen and road construction businesses in the region.
  • Network and win new business with bitumen buyers and suppliers, storage and logistics groups, road authorities, port authorities, brokers, and innovators from across the continent.

New for 2020 – An agenda of pan-African and international influencers

The event programme features multiple discussions to help you question assumptions, build networks and assess high-growth market opportunities such as:

  • Road developments and bitumen requirements in Africa — where do the most lucrative opportunities lie?
  • Evolving sources of bitumen supply for the pan-African market
  • Pricing issues and developments in the new IMO 2020 era

New for 2020 – Transformational technologies, innovations, specifications, testing activities Tuesday, 10 March

Join leading practitioners and discus the performance of different bitumen specifications and the varying requirements across the continent; PMBs — key growth drivers and changing market dynamics across Africa; the latest developments in crumb rubber modified bitumen and warm mix asphalt (WMA)

This interactive technology-focused day will provide a strategic overview of this dynamic landscape and a platform to debate the current and future shape of the market.

Topics on the revamped agenda at Argus Africa Roads include:

  • Upcoming road projects and opportunities for market players across south, north, east and west Africa
  • Evolving sources of bitumen supply for the pan-African market
  • Pricing issues and developments in the new IMO 2020 era
  • Storage and logistics capacity across the pan-African bitumen market
  • Performance of different bitumen specifications and the varying requirements across the continent
  • PMBs — key growth drivers and changing market dynamics across Africa
  • The latest developments in crumb rubber modified bitumen and warm mix asphalt (WMA)

What attracts the leading road construction companies, bitumen suppliers, traders and their clients to Argus Africa Roads?

This is the only truly pan-African conference where road authorities and influential industry decision makers share their strategies and assessment of market developments.

“A good coverage of the main relevant topics and broad participation. Very attentive organizers and relevant topics.”
Asphaltos, Switzerland

| Design your networking timetable

Be part of the vigorous debate and join your peers for some unforgettable networking opportunities, including champagne roundtable discussion groups, a cocktail reception, networking lunches, and exclusive social engagements reserved for conference attendees.

Download our app and plan your time on site

Download your networking app prior to the conference and review the attendee list, send direct messages to your fellow delegates and book onsite meetings in advance.

Speed networking and business card exchange

Speed networking ensures that you don’t miss out on that vital introduction. You’ll be at a table with six of your peers for three minutes. When the bell rings pick up their business cards and move to the next table for more introductions. A great ice-breaker that sets up further discussion later on at the event. Remember to bring lots of business cards!

Extended coffee and lunch breaks

Breaks throughout the day provide ample opportunity for introductions and ad-hoc meetings.

Ice-breaker drinks and themed networking drinks reception

Take advantage of informal networking opportunities at the drinks receptions and continue your conversations into the evening in style.