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!

Host Ministry

Do Transport

Host City


Host Terminal

Transnet Port Terminals

Host Ministry

Do Transport

Host City


Host Terminal

Transnet Port Terminals

THE business hub for Africa’s transport professionals

Over the past nine years, the Transport Evolution African Forum has grown to be the continent’s premier meeting place for sector professionals. This year, the high-level conference will once again accelerate new business opportunities in the ports and rail sector.

We are not oblivious to the US$ 200 billion worth of trade in Africa that is carried by the region’s trunk road network. Thus, we are excited to let you know that this year’s agenda will give much needed attention to Africa’s road and corridor development.

For more information contact 

Steve Lee
Sales Director
t: +27 21 700 5507

What to expect in 2020


global attendees


leading local & international exhibitors


countries represented


co-located events

8 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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