Best Trade Exhibition Under 6,000sqm in 2019

Awarded by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers at the 2019 ROAR Awards

Be a part of this award-winning event!

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Do Transport

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Official Mobility Partner


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Transport Evolution is proud to present Transport Evolution Africa:  Forum & Expo – formerly known as African Ports and Rail Evolution, Africa’s largest transport event welcoming dozens of African port, road and rail authorities and thousands of qualified sector professionals.

Transport Evolution Africa unites buyers and sellers from across the value chain to provide comprehensive access to planned blue economy development and expansion projects across the African continent.

Join us from 13 – 14 October 2020 to increase transport infrastructure financing in Africa and consider innovative models of infrastructure development for the construction of sufficient roads, rail and ports on the continent. Furthermore, work with us to connect Africa and facilitate intra-African trade.

What to expect in 2020


global attendees


leading local & international exhibitors


countries represented


co-located events

7 dedicated product zones



Transport Evolution Africa Forum & Expo is a two-day trade exhibition and conference, gathering over 300 high-level professionals from more than 30 countries.

The conference features thought-provoking content and sought-after speakers, including participation from a number of port, rail and road authorities.

Over the past nine years, the event has accelerated new business opportunities in the port and rail sectors. Africa’s mega transport event welcomes professionals to:

  • Discover Africa’s trade potential arising out of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
  • Find out which infrastructure projects are currently open, where assistance is needed and how to become a leading partner in the development for Africa’s multibillion dollar transport industry
  • Meet with key industry stakeholders and leading decision-makers

Join the platform that aims to accelerate economic growth across Africa.

New in 2020!

Country pavillions: Secure crucial contracts with African port, rail and road authorities. Feature your country’s technologies and solutions. Raise your profile in Africa and become a solution provider of choice in Africa.

Co-located event: The 4th annual KZN Construction Expo: KwaZulu-Natal’s MUST ATTEND building and construction show welcoming over 2700 participants from the built environment will now be co-located with Transport Evolution Africa – bringing even more value to participants over the 2 expo days

Road & Corridor Evolution 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. 

  • “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.”

    Olivier le Clezio
    Corrosion Solutions Engineers
  • “Excellent content covered at the conference, It is an event not to be missed, by both Rail and Port professionals.”

    Brian Monakali
    International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) and South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA)
  • “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.”

    Gerard Philippeaux
    Strategic Initiatives Manager, PortMiami, USA
  • “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.”

    Samson Koloi
    Executive Manager: Research and Development, Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), South Africa

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