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Transport Evolution Africa – reimagined.
2021 has proven to be a challenging year for the transport sector globally, and it has highlighted areas of vulnerability and inefficiencies in the African transport network. This has ignited the need for fast tracking upgrades and growth plans for ports, rail and roads. Now more than ever, with the urgent call for investment, collaboration, and the implementation AfCFTA requirements on the African transport sector, a meeting space for the sector in 2021 is needed.
With this in mind, Transport Evolution Africa Forum will focus on infrastructure investment, country transport expansion plans and the AfCFTA agreement and the challenges and opportunities it brings for the sector.
In November, we will include the following elements to Transport Evolution African Forum:
- IMBIZO 21– the Southern African Infrastructure Summit – looking at priority projects in transport, water and energy sectors and presenting a number of these projects for investment considerations
- Transport Evolution Africa will be a one-day high level Forum focused on the AfCFTA, project updates, port and transport corridor expansion plans and global shipping expectations/trends
- Roads Evolution Africa Forum will focus on the expansion of the road networks, maintenance, and design of road infrastructure
- Women in Transport Awards dinner will give the women in the industry the acknowledgement they deserve which is much needed after the past two years
Contact Natalie Kruger on +27 21 700 5506 to discuss your involvement at this year’s event.
What to expect in 2021
event: giving you digital access to the live event
Senior-level live and digital attendees
CALL FOR PAPERS: NOW OPEN!
The research and production for the Transport Evolution Africa Forum, Roads Evolution Africa Forum and IMBIZO 21 is open, with the series of event scheduled to take place 29 – 30 November 2021 in South Africa. Abstracts are now invited for the 2021 forum, with the advisory board keen to receive submissions. All submissions addressing port, rail and road-related topics will be considered, suggested focused areas include:
- Investment opportunities for transport infrastructure
- Project preparation
- Making transport work for African trade
- Solutions to low-tech transport infrastructure
- Solutions for rail networks and standardisation
- Road planning and rehabilitation
- Port development and moving forward
- International case studies for port, rail or road best practice
For more information regarding the programme or your abstract contact Le-Ann Hare on +27 21 700 5504. Please be aware that commercial or advertorial papers will not be accepted. Abstract submission deadline is 30 September 2021.
New in 2021!
HYBRID EVENT OFFERING: With international travel still limited for some, we’re giving you the opportunity to get digital access to the live event in Durban.
ROAD & CORRIDOR FOCUS: Roads dominate the transport sector in many African countries, covering 80 – 90% of passenger and freight traffic. The World Bank has estimated that about US$ 200 billion of trade in Africa is carried by the region’s trunk road network comprising strategic trading corridors linking deep sea-ports to economic hinterlands.
CO-LOCATED EVENTS: The Roads Evolution Africa Forum & Showcase – With US$200 billion of African trade depending on its road networks, unlocking the region’s roads, corridors and routes is high on our agenda in 2021.
Imbizo 21 – Bringing together over 100 key leaders who are striving to increase finance and support for sustainable infrastructure development in Southern Africa.
Women in Transport Awards – This leading industry event provides the platform to recognise, reward and celebrate with the success of women transforming the transport sector.
“Well done to the team. This was my first experience of the event and was impressed, made good contacts and look forward to further involvement.”
“Excellent content covered at the conference, It is an event not to be missed, by both Rail and Port professionals.”
“It was a privilege to have participated at the 2017 forum. Being able to hear about the outstanding projects taking place all over the continent and having the opportunity to share our experience was wonderful. Congratulations to all of you for organizing such exchange of ideas.”
“It was a pleasure participating in the event. Thanks for the opportunity to share our views and make a contribution towards the improvement of our regional corridors.”
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