The 12th Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa (CAPSA) is due to take place on 13‒16 October 2019 at Sun City Resort. This year’s theme is Leadership and innovation to preserve and enhance the value of the region’s roads within a rapidly changing world. Chairman of the Conference and Aurecon Client Director Transport (Africa), Philip Hendricks, says the transport industry isn’t immune to the technological disruption that markets across the globe are experiencing.
“We can pre-empt the challenges in our industry through leadership, management and by showing how these technologies enhance the value of our roads,” states Hendricks.
The international CAPSA conference is held every four years and 2019 marks its 50th anniversary. It is a technical conference with practitioners from the public sector, academia, research environment, consultants and contractors.
Conference attendees can look forward to presentations by globally recognised keynote speakers including Audny van Helden, General Manager Bitumen, (Europe and Africa) for Royal Dutch Shell, Dr Thierry Goger, the Secretary-General of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories, and Professor Bill Buttlar, the Glen Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri.
There will also be an exhibition space and lively social events to attend. Since the last conference in 2015, the organisers have also introduced an event app that will help delegates navigate the conference, stay updated with sessions and events during the conference, and access relevant technical information that is being discussed.