Welcome to the 2019 SAPOA Annual Convention & Property Exhibition

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the SAPOA Executive and principal sponsor, GladAfrica, we are honoured and delighted to extend a warm invitation to you to attend the SAPOA Annual Convention and Property Exhibition from 18 to 20 June 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

A highlight in the real estate industry calendar and regarded as the premier property conference of the year, the Convention will once again present an exceptional forum for both local and international property professionals and industry leaders to refresh their knowledge base. The three-day event will provide plenty of networking opportunities, with the leading property professionals, industry leaders, friends and colleagues, as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

The theme of the 2019 Convention is Empower. Develop. Transform. Education is at the forefront of SAPOA's commitment to provide professionally designed, globally competitive educational programmes to introduce prospective students to the commercial and industrial property sector as well as to empower working professionals with tools to forge ahead in their companies. Our flagship Property Development Programme is turning 50 years in 2019 and later in the year, we will be celebrating this milestone with all our alumni, to recognise their contribution in making this programme such a success. Through our Education Programmes, we aim to solve national societal problems, promote a higher quality of life and advance prosperity in society. With this idea in mind, the theme and discussions will challenge delegates on how the property industry, in the pursuit of ongoing learning, can use education as a national tool to build and transform our sector.

Award-winning journalist, radio personality and author, Iman Rappetti, will preside as Master of Ceremonies.

The social and networking combination of the convention is an important aspect of the Convention and there will be a massive hub of activity.

The Property Exhibition Hall is a must for making the most profitable business connections as well as for meeting up with old colleagues.

Avid golfers can join us for a day on the greens at the Atlantic Beach Golf Club, situated in Melkbosstrand on the Cape West Coast. This year, the 18-hole course will accommodate 120 golfers. So, whether you’re a pro or a novice, don’t miss the opportunity to work on your swing and improve your handicap on this beautifully designed and impeccably maintained golf course.

For those who prefer sightseeing, there will be an exciting City Tour, passing through some of Cape Town’s main tourist attractions and major landmarks.

The highly sought-after Women’s Breakfast was a sold-out last year, and this year promises to be no different.

The three-day event concludes with the awards evening & themed gala dinner, where property professionals within the fields of journalism and the built environment will be recognised for their noteworthy contribution in enhancing the commercial and industrial property industry.

We trust that you will join us at this year’s Convention, and that the many issues that will be raised, discussed and debated – and our well-informed speakers’ views and opinions – will be of great value to your experience.

With best wishes,

Neil

Neil Gopal

SAPOA CEO
David

David Green

SAPOA Convention Committee Chair