Addressing the media at the launch of Africa Real Estate Conference and Expo 2022 (ARCE 2022) in Accra, Mr. Tawiah explained that, the vision and goal for the ARCE is to develop the real estate industry in Ghana and Africa through good policy advocacy, stakeholder collaborations, sustainability, adopting technologies in housing and infrastructure.
“Real estate is a key driver of national development and at the same time it is an industry that brings together many other industries and professionals. Real estate is a unifier of resources, industries and professionals,” he said.
According to the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Mr. Emmanuel M. Tawiah, this is the biggest and impactful industry driven conference for the development of real estate in Africa, and it’s scheduled to come on from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September, 2022 at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.
The 5-day conference is under the theme, ‘The Role of Real Estate And Infrastructure In Achieving Sustainable Goals.’
“The conference is expected to host and bring together over 200 companies, both locally and international, with over 100 renowned professionals and investors globally and over 300 people in attendance and online participation,” he hinted.
He stated that there will be both international and local speakers to talk on important and specific topics for the development of the Real Estate in Ghana and Africa.
The 5-day conference, they said will have three (3) educational training with international certification from their partners, which some of the training will take place before and others, after the main conference.
These certificates include Certified International Property Specialist(CIPS) by the National Association of Realtors (NAR); NAR Green Certification and Certified Property Manager (CPM) by Institute of Real Estate Management(IREM).
“The continuation of the program follows a success maiden edition which was held last year, 2021 under the theme, “Opportunity to innovative and optimize” that brought together many industry prayers, policy makers, professionals, experts and investors in the real estate value chain. The 2021 edition also attracted stakeholders and dignitaries across Africa, the Americas and the Europe, Mr. Tawiah noted.
The Committee Chair noted that, the last day of the conference is planned for awards night to honour some specific industry players who over the years have sacrificed and played key roles to bring and maintain real estate infrastructure to this level in the country.
“This is to recognise the efforts of those who have sacrificed all these years in the real estate industry,” he added.
He concluded by to all policy makers and regulators, real estate developers, manufacturing companies for collaboration and partnership.