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Do Transport

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Ethekini

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Transnet Port Terminals

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Afreximbank

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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.

Flexible access to our curated content

29 November 2021

IMBIZO ‘21 will accelerate the momentum to achieve infrastructure priorities that will help improve the economic wellbeing of Southern Africa.


INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT 

29 November 2021

Roads Evolution Forum & Showcase is a interactive, educational and networking platform to explore insights on the latest developments and technologies associated with the design, construction and maintenance of roads on the continent.

ROAD MAINTENANCE FOCUS DAY

30 November 2021

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


STRATEGIC CONFERENCE

30 November 2021

This leading industry event provides the platform to recognise, reward and celebrate the success women transforming the transport sector.

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

What to expect in 2021

HYBRID

event: giving you digital access to the live event

400+

Senior-level live and digital attendees

20+

Strategic sponsors

30+

Countries represented

4

co-located events

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 October 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.

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