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Defining the future of transport infrastructure, maintenance and expansion in Africa

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AFRICA’S PREMIER TRANSPORT EVENT WITH PARTICIPATION FROM OVER 20 AFRICAN PORT AND RAIL AUTHORITIES

Transport Evolution is proud to present African Ports and Rail Evolution, Africa’s largest transport event welcoming dozens of African ports and rail authorities and thousands of qualified maritime, transport and logistics professionals. African Ports and Rail Evolution 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 this October to optimise hinterland and maritime connectivity, increase passenger rail services in major cities, develop autonomous and automated ports, boost security strategies for ports and rail and define the future of the maritime nd overland shipping industry across the continent.

Event at a glance

2,000+

global attendees

100+

exhibitors

200+

conference delegates

20+

African ports and rail
authorities represented

5 dedicated product zones

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New in 2018!

5 new dedicated sectors across the exhibition floor: Port infrastructure & expansion, Port Operations, Maintenance security & IT, Rolling stock & locomotives and Rail infrastructure

Interactive content including strategy sessions for ports and rail project finance in Africa, smart ports development, integrated intelligent mobility systems, rail maintenance and upgrade generating new and alternative revenue streams for Africa’s ports and harbours and more

Keynote session dedicated to the support and development of South Africa’s Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy and its inception across Africa’s southern region

CPD accredited education for conference delegates! Professional registered engineers operating in maritime, transport and logistics qualify for up to 2 CPD points when attending the conference.  Points are awarded after the event and are based upon attendance.

Look back at 2017

  • "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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A strategic co-location

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal’s (TIKZN) organises Export Week on a yearly basis to recognise, promote and assist with growing export opportunities in the province, giving businesses a platform to enhance their international business development strategies.

Through a comprehensive programme of activities, the event provides professional development and information on growth sectors and market opportunities to KwaZulu-Natal’s new and existing exporters and internationally focused businesses. Thanks to this strategic co-location, you will gain access to hundreds of port and rail users whose business is essential to the growth and expansion of the transport industry.