Deutsche Messe will launch its first ever event in South Africa with the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention – IIC. The convention will run 12 and 13 September 2012, in parallel with Electra Mining Africa, at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. It will look at opportunities for infrastructure development and investment in the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids, water and sanitation, and transport, including public transport systems. The Infrastructure & Invest Convention is being organised by Hannover Fairs International – a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Messe – and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available to interested companies.