The Port Louis Development Initiative
We are pleased to announce that international speaker Gaeten Siew, Chairperson of The Port Louis Development Initiative, will be attending and speaking at the Manufacturing Indaba Conference. He will deliver an international address titled ‘The Future of African Cities: Unlocking trade and connections‘. The event is taking place on 25-26 June 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
About the speaker: Gaetan Siew is a past president of the International Union of Architects, and past secretary General of the African Union of Architects. He is an avid world traveller, experiencing over 500 cities across 105 countries including most of Africa. For his contributions to the Architectural and Urban world, he was awarded several honorary membership and fellowships, and elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the Government of Mauritius, and elevated to the ranks of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic.
Past Board Director of Futures Cities UK since July 2013, past chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius), past chairman of Construction Industry Board, and current chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat, Gaetan Siew advocates for sustainable approaches towards urbanism aimed to socially and economically regenerate urban fabrics.