Conference overview

29th FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference  |  Livingstone Zambia

Bringing together Africa’s premier engineers and stakeholders from the construction and infrastructure sector.

The official FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference 2023 will be held as an in-person event in May 2023, in Livingstone, Zambia.

The conference will offer delegates an indispensable insight into Africa's infrastructure challenges and solutions. Latest developments in the construction industry, highlighting key and emerging issues will be discussed and attendees will have a great opportunity to meet and network with key stakeholders from across Africa and the rest of the world.

This annual event attracts hundreds of infrastructure, engineering and construction investment professionals from all over Africa and around the world to discuss the key issues and drivers for the industry.

Africa with many of the most climate-vulnerable countries and Africa as a continent is at the sharp end of many geopolitical challenges. The continent is endowed with great renewable potential and natural resources which – if well harnessed – could lead to financial clout and help solve climate change challenges. The three-day FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference starts on 21st May and ends on 23rd May 2023 and is expected to bring together about 500 delegates from across Africa and the rest of the world to discuss the future of infrastructure provision under the theme: ‘Green Infrastructure for the Future’.

The Conference The annual FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference is the biggest networking event for the African construction industry. It provides a forum for consulting engineers, government officials from all three spheres of government (national, provincial and local), state owned entities, funding agencies, contractors, suppliers of construction equipment and materials, investors and other stakeholders in the built-environment from the public and private sectors to share ideas on best practices and future trends. The conference also provides opportunities to learn from one another, effective ways of dealing with diverse challenges, to achieve value for money and improve the quality of life of the people.

The Host ACEZ, Association of Consulting Engineering of Zambia, was established in 1966. Guided by its core values and supported by the Engineering Institution of Zambia Act No. 17 of 2010 which requires that Consulting Engineers practicing in Zambia to be registered with the Engineering Registration Board and be members of the Association, ACEZ represents, for its members, a body that promotes their joint interests and quality assurance for clients. ACEZ is one of the member associations of FIDIC Africa.

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Conference schedule

tentative schedule - for more details click "conference programme" under "programme" in the menu bar

Registration starts Sunday, 21 May @ 09:00 hrs at Avani Victoria Falls Resort.

Sunday, 21 May 2023


09:00 to 17:00 hrs

Future Leaders activities

15:00 to 17:00 hrs

Directors and Secretaries

19:00 to 20:00 hrs

Welcome reception

Monday, 22 May 2023


08:30 to 17:00 hrs

Conference day 1

19:00 to 23:30 hrs

Gala dinner

Tuesday, 23 May 2023


08:30 to 16:00 hrs

Conference day 2

16:30 to 17:30 hrs

FIDIC Africa General Annual Meeting

19:00 to 23:30 hrs

Local colour night

Wednesday, 24 May 2023


08:00 to 15:30 hrs


16:30 to 18:00 hrs

Sunset river cruise

Some of the key topics to be discussed at the conference include

Green Infrastructure for the Future:

  • Integrated approach in planning Green Infrastructure
  • Global progresses addressing African burgeoning youth population and paradigm shift towards green economies


  • Building a sustainable, resilient and viable Green Infrastructure
  • Green construction methods and materials for a sustainable future infrastructure development

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance can be provided to conference participants which may be used for CPD verification in your home country.

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