The Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) will host its annual Construction Management Summit in Durban from the 12th to the 13th of June 2017 and this is the 1st  time this premier event in being held outside Gauteng. The Summit’s theme is ‘Driving Sustainable Development’, and it aims to explore key issues on the role of the construction industry in driving sustainable growth and development in SA and globally. In line with this, a broad range of speakers have been invited who are at the forefront of developing and implementing construction systems, regulations, methods, technologies and innovations in the industry.

Seasoned industry experts in the eld will speak on and respond to a variety of topical issues that are of relevance to the discipline of Construction Management and the construction industry at large. The topics will be embedded in the programme of proceedings over the two days. In addition to this, the topics as well as the presenters would be announced on a regular basis in the mailers to be issued from time to time.

The Summit builds on the deliberations and ndings of previous summits. It provides a forum in which construction management professionals and candidates, students, academics, civil society and government of cials can talk to each other on issues critical to the Construction Management, and how the construction management profession can drive a sustainable built environment. More importantly, it provides a platform for stakeholders in the Construction Management profession to freely exchange ideas, openly discuss, debate and share their experiences as well as concerns on matters that affect the profession. This will serve well to raise the pro le of the profession, and to underline its importance to the country.

The 6th Summit will follow the structure that has worked well at previous events, combining keynote speeches, plenary presentations, breakaway sessions and panel discussions. In addition, following from suggestions received from the last summit more opportunity has been provided for socialising and networking. Attendance has steadily increased over the ve pervious summits, and we expect that this summit will be well attended by a wide variety of stakeholders.

The SACPCMP welcomes you all to this key event in the construction industry calendar, and looks forward to welcoming you to Durban.