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15 October 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change

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KEYNOTE SESSION: Regional integration, economic transformation and development

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11:30

12:00

Opening remarks

Welcome address
Nozipho Mdawe, Acting CEO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

Welcome address
Lloyd Tobias, Acting Chief Executive, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa

Keynote address
Honourable Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport, Department of Transport, South Africa*

Panel discussion: Assessing regional integration in Africa – key measures to take full advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
• Provisions on investment
• Development on trade-related infrastructure
• Addressing technical barriers to trade
• Status of negotiations
• Commitments to trade facilitation

Panellists:
Khaled Attia, , Mediator, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt
Petrus Fusi, Chief Executive, Transnet International Holdings, South Africa
Ziad Hamoui, National President, Borderless Alliance, Ghana
Senior representative, Djibouti International Free Trade Zone, Djibouti

VIP tour of the exhibition floor

Lunch

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SESSION 2: Navigating the African investment market




13:00


13:15

 








14:30

Moderator: Mahendra Dedasaniya, Africa Leader for Infrastructure and Capital Projects / Director, Deloitte, South Africa

Presentation: Forecasts for Africa’s transport infrastructure: state of the market and future outlook
Sibusiso Ngobese, Economist, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC), South Africa

Panel discussion: What impact will the financial and investment landscape for 2020 have on Africa’s transport infrastructure?
• Why the investment landscape looks the way it does?
• Elements to financing cross-border infrastructure projects

Panellists:
• Aadil Cajee, Executive Head Infrastructure, Corporate, Investment Banking, Standard Bank, South Africa
• Santosh Naidoo, Investment Associate, Africa Infrastructure  Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
• Rob Mhishi, Director – Transport, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group, South Africa/Zimbabwe
• Sibusiso Ngobese, Economist, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC), South Africa

Networking refreshment break

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SESSION 3: Project preparation: feasibility to bankability

 

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16:30

18:00

Moderator: Jeff Blackbeard, Regional Director: Africa and Middle East, Moore Stephens, South Africa

Identifying strategic PPP to drive new investment 
Khaled Attia, Mediator, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt

Panel discussion: In the eyes of an investor – what are the criteria for a bankable project?
• Leading investors share their experiences and expectations
• How much risk are DFIs and banks willing to take on?
• What level of technical and financial knowledge is expected from the developer?
• Mitigating against project risks preventing bankability

Panellists:
• Andrea Giuricin, Senior Rail Consultant, World Bank/ Professor in Transport Management, University Milano-Bicocca, Italy
•  Musa Ngema, Regional Manager, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa
• Khaled Attia, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Tamimi, Egypt
• Paul Semple, Portfolio Manager: Power Debt Fund and Joint Head: Unlisted Credit, Futuregrowth Asset Management, South Africa

Mayoral Networking Function 

Women in Transport Awards

16 October 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change

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SESSION 4: Rail – country spotlight session

 





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10:45

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, – Senior Rail Consultant, World Bank/ Professor in Transport Management, University Milano-Bicocca, Italy

A series of updates from rail authorities in Africa, providing insight into projects that create an integrated African railway network.

South Africa: Breakthrough technologies developed and deployed
Lloyd Tobias, Acting Chief Executive, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
Botswana: Boosting commuter services
Boineelo Shubane, Director Operations, Botswana Railways, Botswana
Ghana: Revamping the railway sector
Benjamin Acolatse, Deputy CEO, Ghana Railway Development Authority, Ghana
Ethiopia: Building on an already-strong infrastructure project pipelines
Behailu Sintayehu Gebrie, Chief Officer Engineering, Ethiopian Railway Corporation, Ethiopia
Namibia: Plans to expand domestic volumes
Johny Smith, CEO, Transnamib, Namibia
Nigeria: Standard gauge concession project
Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railways Corporation, Nigeria*
Zambia: Project update
Christopher Musonda, CEO, Zambia Railways, Zambia

Networking refreshment break

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SESSION 5: Ports – country spotlight session

 




11:00

11:15

11:30


11:45

12:00

12:15

12:30

12:45


13:00

Moderator: Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Bowmans, South Africa

A series of updates from port authorities and terminal operators providing insight into challenges and opportunities for port development.

South Africa: Green development – the possibility of a deep offshore port
Kana Mutombo, Principle Engineer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
South Africa: Beyond port boundaries – connecting the foreland, hinterland and developing communities
Michelle Philips, Acting CEO, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
South Africa: Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) capabilities
Andrew Cothill, Manager: Engineering Technologies, Institute for Maritime Technology, Division of Armscor, South Africa
Cameroon: Recent developments
Nchechuma Banla, Head of Communications/ Public Relations Division, Port Authority of Douala, Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire: Recent investment to extend and modernise Abijan’s autonomous port
Diarrassouba Tahirou, Secretary General, Port Autonome d’Abijan, Cote d’Ivoire
Gambia: Developing the Gambia’s port transport infrastructure – MoU with InfraCo Africa
Ousman Jobarteh, Managing Director, Port Authority of Gambia, Gambia
Namibia: Offer of dry port facilities to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Elias Mwenyo, Business Development Manager, Namibian Port Authority (Namport), Namibia
Vanilla Islands: Development of Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mayotte
Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Ports Management Association of Eastern and Southern Ports, Kenya

Lunch

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SESSION 6: Mapping the journey of Africa 4.0



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15:15

16:00

Moderator: Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa, South Africa

Presentation: Best practice from Africa’s global counterparts
Keutlwile Leso, Executive Partner, Huawei Technologies South Africa, South Africa

Presentation: How ‘smart solutions’ are used to make the Norwegian ports more efficient and green
Senior representative, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway

Presentation: Optimizing rail operations through advanced technology
Daniel Leask, Account Manager, Navis, England

Q&A session:

  • Does Africa have a clear digital vision?
  • What are the strategies to support digital transformation and culture?
  • How to combine digital technologies and operation capabilities?
  • What is the potential of digital change for a logistics industry?
  • How do we embrace the latest digital design methods, such as automation-engineering modelling?

Speakers:
• Daniel Leask, Account Manager, Navis, England
• Keutlwile Leso, Executive Partner, Huawei Technologies South Africa, South Africa
• Senior representative, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway
• Vishaal Lutchman, Director: Infrastructure Development, WSP, South Africa

Student challenge – prize giving

End of conference

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