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Argus West Africa Roads 2017

Building strategic partnerships for the development of the region's road industry 

Officially endorsed by:
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Argus West Africa Roads took place in Accra on 28-30 November 2017 and brought together key stakeholders from leading construction, bitumen and asphalt companies. You could have the chance to explore infrastructure developments across the region, export opportunities, the financial landscape and the investment into new technologies.

You could be able to meet and network with some of the leading organisations in the region, including: 

  • Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana
  • Group Five
  • Groupe Kanazoe
  • SimpriCity Construction
  • Core Construction
  • VINCI Construction
  • Gomesdyco Company 
  • A Naggesten Ltd 
  • Dobeck Enterprises Limited 
  • National Petroleum Authority, Ghana

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African Development Bank shares goals for road building across west Africa

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What made Argus West Africa Roads different to other infrastructure events?

  1. We focused on the key challenges and pain points of the construction companiesGroup FiveGroupe Kanazoe and VINCI Construction discussed their road projects and business strategies for 2018
  2. New specifications in Ghana were changing the bitumen and asphalt landscape and there was a new wave of technical advancements. The Technical Focus Day was dedicated to new investments and advancements in polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) and emulsions. Road authorities and regulators spoke on improving quality, and the impact on the asphalt industry
  3. You could join the international and west African community currently working in GhanaNigeriaBurkina Faso and the Ivory Coast and understand their investment strategies that were aiding road development. The event helped to identify the changing supply and demand landscape, growth regions and business opportunities
  4. The conference gave a unique opportunity to network with senior officials and build partnerships with key stakeholders investing in the bitumen and asphalt industries in west Africa. Our varied networking events throughout the three days, including workshops, roundtables, and networking sessions, allowed the delegates to build important and valuable business relationships

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What do our attendees say about our events?

"Excellent way to monitor progress and innovation... Perfect networking opportunities."  
Gary Diepraam, Specialities Manager, Total South Africa

“An important industry event because it will avail participants with new and upcoming products and technological advancements. Participants will be able to understand the benefits of bituminising roads in terms of life cost analysis over a period of time.” 
Joey Malota, Programmes Officer, Association of Southern African National Road Agencies (ASANRA)

"This conference was a wonderful networking opportunity. The presentations were relevant and very interesting." 
Pieter Winters, Operations Director, Asphaltos

"The conference was very informative and necessary for future planning for both buyers, producers and traders of bitumen in the continent" 

Mirriam Mosia, Project Manager (Engineering), The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

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Argus is the global leader in international asphalt pricing information. This event is part of a global series, with Argus bitumen/asphalt events also being held in Europe, Asia and the US.

For more information, please contact us:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7780 4341 

Sponsor or exhibit at Argus West Africa Roads 2017

Raise your profile and attract new business with sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities at Argus West Africa Roads 2017. Sponsors at this highly targeted and focused event will benefit from:

  • Elevated branding - Position your organisation as an industry leader 
  • Greater marketing reach - Your company advertised to our database of roads construction, bitumen and asphalt professionals
  • Unique networking opportunities -  Meet the supply chain and do business in an informal setting
  • Extended networks - Forge quality business relationships with new clients to ensure future success
  • Industry insight - Keep abreast of key industry developments with access to the conference sessions
  • Return on investment - Meet your marketing objectives with tailored packages 

To discuss available options, or a bespoke package to suit your specific needs, please contact Mazhar Khoja on:

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Confirmed Sponsors and Exhibitors

Session Sponsor

Ingevity L

As a global asphalt technology provider, Ingevity designs solutions to solve your most challenging paving problems. We provide an array of water-based pavement preservation products that eliminate traditional asphalt heating, mixing and transportation. Our technical team matches the right emulsifier to your materials to create quality, high-performing emulsions. We offer a full range of specialized emulsifiers with additional, custom-formulated specialty additives. Evotherm®, our revolutionary warm mix additive, is an alternative to traditional hot mix, delivering proven warm mix asphalt performance at the lowest production temperatures."

Technology Sponsor
The company MASSENZA has been exporting their specialised range of construction equipment to worldwide markets for over 70 years.
The company products range is basically split into the following main product lines: 

  • Polymer Modified Bitumen Plants;
  • Bitumen Emulsion Plants;
  • Bitumen, Emulsions and Cut-Back Sprayers;
  • Bitumen Transport Tanks;
  • Bitumen Storage Facilities (e.g. horizontal and vertical bitumen and emulsion tanks, hot oil heater, etc.).
On all these different Bitumen Handling Equipment the MASSENZA company is a leader thanks to the innovative technology and the advanced concepts developed on both engineering and production side.

The extensive knowledge, built up trough uninterrupted research and field experience, has resulted in a wide range of reliable and top quality products.

Iterchimica, founded in 1967, is one of the leading international producers of chemical additives used in road asphalt pavements. The secret of the company’s success is the constant innovation and expansion of technologies that enhance asphalt performance by improving safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability. This is the mission of a company whose products, used in over 70 countries, are "accompanied" by human resources know-how and operational skills know-that that make all the difference. Iterchimica's main products are: anti-stripping agents, hot and cold rejuvenators, flux oils, emulsifiers, fibers and polymers, mortars, paints, clear binders, low-noise technologies and antismog additives.
Gelcon L
Gelcon was established in Ghana at the end of 2013 and started its asphalt plant after a year; asphalt plant is located in Ojobi – Central Region, about 40 Km from Central Accra, along the Accra – Cape Coast Road, while main office is located in Abelempke, Central Accra.
Gelcon operates today in Ghana with a 220 tons/hr plant, one of the biggest in the country, that can easily feed Gelcon four full asphalt paving crews.
With a hot mix asphalt production close to 1,000 tons during last year, Gelcon is one of the main players in Ghana in the roads paving industry; completed projects are main towns’roads asphalt overlaying, roads and infrastructures around new stadiums, shopping malls and airport terminals around Accra, Tema, Winneba and Kumasi.
Networking Sponsors

GCN suisse no address L 200

GCN Suisse is a company, which is involved in the bitumen business. The main reason of trading bitumen is to follow the same values and objectives we have in Switzerland. The importance of making a good road it not enough for us, technology improvements, and quality and environment preservation is in our signature, carrying delivering and getting support from African countries made us feel more proud day by day.

The aim is there, we care, we select, we inspect, we carry, and we deliver what you expect! 30 years’ experience will be never enough, maritime transport was our first activity.

We will learn from your demands, from your opinions, from our relations and if we can adapt those together then let GCN to show you that bitumen cargo is our priority at the moment and there is a long way of cooperation in the near future.

We are ready to take and retrieve what is most valuable, equal rights and equal facilities everywhere in this world, no matter how long it will take we are ready to work hard and look forward for the prosperity and venture that this new event will bring us, the discovery time is very important . GCN Suisse is awaiting for your request.
Richmond group logo
The Richmond Group is an international conglomerate of manufacturing and trading companies with offices in Australia, China, India, Singapore, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.

The Group’s promoters hail from a reputed business family with an established track record since 1905. Richmond is an established leader in the supply of bitumen - handling more 
than 750,000 MT per year - with a wide reach of markets including Africa, the Middle East,
the Indian Subcontinent, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia.

The Richmond Group operates and charters marine tankers for bulk bitumen and also supplies bitumen in new and used drums and containers - as required by clients.
The Group’s operations include state of the art bitumen terminals and facilities for the manufacture of a full range of value added products of bitumen including polymer modified bitumen, emulsions, cutbacks and special binders. 

Richmond’s products have been successfully applied in various projects, airports, highways, expressways and high-density traffic junctions / interchanges. The Group’s technical team is supported by its own sophisticated quality control laboratory and R&D plant where products are tested working closely with leaders in pavement design including the National Centre of Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn, USA as well as the Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC) at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), USA.
Weeds West L
Portugal-based WeedsWest Equipment and produces a wide range of equipment, including PMB and emulsion plants, storage tanks, and melters and decanters for the bitumen and paving industry. It has extensive experience in supplying additives and bituminous products.
TEC Container Sales
TEC is the global market leader for bitumen tank container supply, having provided tank solutions for the transport and storage of bitumen for over 15 years.Our experience in the industry, coupled with our design expertise, has allowed us to continue to develop the acclaimed BitutainerTM range – which has essentially transformed the transportation of bitumen worldwide.
As well as Bitutainer supply, we also are able to design, supply, install and commission bespoke storage solutions based around our clients larger storage requirements. These facilities and supplementary equipment are easily transportable and therefore, are ideal as an intermediary storage solution.
ACE Oil Africa Continent Energy company as the west Africa representative of Atra Crown Energy, the fourth manufacturer and exporter of bitumen in Iran. Africa Continent Energy has constructed its site in Tema- Ghana for storage and melting bitumen, to supply customers’ demand in Ghana and neighboring countries.
Africa Continent Energy Co. is established in Accra, Ghana to supply AC10, AC20, AC30, 50/70, 60/70 and other grades of bitumen in accordance with Ghana’s standards. Modern equipment of this facility enables us to provide 200MT of melted bitumen per day.
Cooper technologies Established in 1990, Cooper Technology is a British company and one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of high performance testing equipment for asphalt, bitumen, concrete, cement, aggregates and soil used in civil engineering.
Cooper manufactures and supplies full product range of Superpave Equipment®, including Superpave Gyratory Compactor, Hamburg Wheel Tracker, Four Point Bending Machine, UTM's, RTFO and Texas Overlay Tester.
HMD Africa HMD Africa is exclusive supplier of heavy machinery equipment such as like Doosan, Bomag, Bobcat, Putzmeister, Landini, Carmix, Generac, Marini Group, Faymonville, Jab and Skyjack. We excellently serve the industries of Agriculture , Asphalt, Concrete, Construction, Oil & Gas, Quarrying & Mining, Roadworks, Transportation,
Warehousing, Storage & Logistics, Waste Management & Recycling.

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Session Sponsor

Ingevity L

Technology Sponsor



Networking Sponsor

GCN suisse no address L 200

Richmond Group


Weeds West L

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TEC Container Sales

Cooper technologies

HMD Africa

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CBOD Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors


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