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
Chairman: Carin Smith, Business Reporter, Fin24 South Africa

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Opening remarks
Neville Matjie, CEO, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Welcome
Nomusa Dube-Ncube, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, South Africa

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

Keynote address
Hon Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprise, Department of Public Enterprise, South Africa

Host port authority welcome address
Rufus Lekala, Acting COO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

Host rail authority welcome address
Phumzile Sithole, General Manager: Commercial, Transnet Freight Rail, 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:
Dawit Gebre-ab, Senior Director of Strategic Planning, Djibouti International Free Trade Zone, Djibouti
Khaled Attia, Mediator, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt
Mervin Chetty, General Manager for Africa: Planning and Sustainability, Transnet International Holdings, South Africa
Ziad Hamoui, National President, Borderless Alliance, Ghana

VIP tour of the exhibition floor

Lunch

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SESSION 2: Navigating the African investment market




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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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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

Presentation: Successfully accessing project finance
Speaker: William Dachs, COO, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa

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
• Khaled Attia, Mediator, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Egypt
• Nangamso Maponya, Principal: Infrastructure Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa
• 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

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SESSION 4: Rail – country spotlight session

 




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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 CE, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
South Africa: The evolving Transnet Engineering
Lwazi Goqwana, Division Executive: Engineering, Transnet Engineering, South Africa
Botswana: Moving cargo back to rail through major projects
Boineelo Shubane, Director Operations, Botswana Railways, Botswana
Ghana: Revamping the railway sector
Benjamin Acolatse, Deputy CEO, Ghana Railway Development Authority, Ghana
Namibia: Plans to expand domestic volumes
Johny Smith, CEO, Transnamib, Namibia
Zambia: How Zambia links Africa through rail
Christopher Musonda, CEO, Zambia Railways, Zambia

Networking refreshment break

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SESSION 5: Ports – country spotlight session






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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, Principal Engineer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
South Africa: Beyond port boundaries – connecting the foreland, hinterland and developing communities
Michelle Phillips, Acting CE, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
East Africa: Port development in Southern and East African
Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Ports Management Association of Eastern and Southern Ports, Kenya
Cameroon: Enhancing the efficiency at the Port of Douala
Nchechuma Banla, Head of Communications/ Public Relations Division, Port Authority of Douala, Cameroon
Kenya: Recent developments at the Port of Mombasa
Hajj Masemo, Information Officer, Kenya Port Authority, Kenya
Namibia: New container terminal development
Raymond Visagie, Executive Port Operations, Namport, Namibia
Namibia: Enhancing corridor linkages between port and markets
Hippy Tjivikua, CEO, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia
Seychelles: Port Victoria as a key player in the Seychelles Blue Economy Strategy
Egbert Moustache, Deputy CEO, Seychelles Ports Authority, Seychelles
Sierra Leone: Birth expansion project
AB Bangura, General Manager, Sierra Leone Port Authority, Sierra Leone
Zambia: Mpulungu port upgrade and projects at Lake Tanganyika
Davies Kaluba, General Manager, Mpulungu Harbour Corporation, Zambia

Lunch

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SESSION 6: Mapping the journey of Africa 4.0

 

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

Presentation: 5G technologies leading the way to digital transformation
Rose Moyo, Senior Specialist, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, South Africa

Presentation: Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) capabilities
Andrew Cothill, Manager Engineering Technologies, Institute for Maritime Technology, South Africa

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

Smart shipping and the port
Tony Haugen, Director – Systems, Kongsberg Seatex, Norway

Panel discussion: Does Africa have a clear digital vision? 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:
• Andrew Cothill, Manager Engineering Technologies, Institute for Maritime Technology, South Africa
• Rose Moyo, Senior Specialist, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, South Africa
• Tony Haugen, Director – Systems, Kongsberg Seatex, Norway
• Vishaal Lutchman, Director: Infrastructure Development, WSP, South Africa

Student challenge – prize giving

End of conference