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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

TIMES
TOPICS

9:30

Session 1.0.1: Keynote session

9:30 Welcome address

Mahesh Fakir, CEO, Ports Regulator of South Africa, South Africa

9:40 Opening address

Siyabonga Gama, Chief Executive, Transnet Group SOC, South Africa

9:50 Keynote address

The Honourable Blade Nzimande, Minister, Department of Transport, South Africa

10:15 Round table discussion: Implementing the comprehensive maritime and transport policy in South Africa and Africa

Moderator: Mahesh Fakir, CEO, Ports Regulator of South Africa, South Africa

  • Aligning maritime and rail initiatives towards a common goal to keep Southern Africa globally competitive for trade
  • Changing the face of the local economy through job creation and skills development
  • Developing international maritime centres and transport hubs throughout sub-Saharan Africa through blue economy and hinterland connectivity
  • Developing economic and trade free zones in line with the Open Africa Initiative
    • The Honourable Blade Nzimande, Minister, Department of Transport, South Africa
    • Colonel Andre Ciseau, Acting Secretary General, Ports Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), Kenya*
    • Siyabonga Gama, Chief Executive, Transnet Group SOC, South Africa
    • Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority, Djibouti
    • Shulami Qalinge, Chief Executive, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
    • Jack van der Merwe, CEO, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa
    • Senior representative, Southern African Railways Association, Zimbabwe

11:30

VIP tour of exhibition and networking break

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Session 1.0.2: Financing transport infrastructure projects in Africa

Sponsored by: 

      

14:00 Opening remarks: Creating a favorable regulatory climate for investment

Rachid Maalouli, Partner, McKinsey & Company, South Africa

14:15 Round table discussion: Boosting project bankability

Moderator: Rachid Maalouli, McKinsey & Company, South Africa

  • Identifying strategic PPP and concession models for ports and rail operations to drive new investment
  • Evaluating the bankability of projects and conditionality of funding
  • Building maintenance provisions into initial funding structure
  • Unpacking the procurement process for upcoming government projects
    • Engr Chidi Izuwah, Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, The Presidency, Nigeria*
    • Senior representative, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
    • Seison Reddy, Head of Transacting, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
    • Franca Sandham, Senior Power & Infrastructure Finance Consultant, Investec Bank Limited, South Africa
    • Dr. John Tambi, Transport Infrastructure Expert, NEPAD, South Africa*
    • Senior representative, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa, South Africa
16:00 End of conference sessions

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

TIMES
TOPICS

9:30

Session 2.0.1: African ports spotlight session

A series of updates from ports authorities and terminal operators around Africa providing insight into the following areas of maritime growth and development.

Sponsored by:

Chairman:  Senior representative, Franki Africa, South Africa

9:30 South Africa spotlight

Nozipho Mdawe, COO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

9:40 Kenya spotlight: Implementing green ports policy at the Port of Mombasa

Denis Muganga, Principal Economist, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya

9:50 Djibouti spotlight: Developing Africa’s largest free trade zone

Aboubakar Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA), Djibouti

10:00 Namibia spotlight: Port of Walvis Bay expansion project

Senior representative, Namport, Namibia

10:10 Congo spotlight: Managing logistics and port performance for bulk exports

Alain Koua Ngoulhoud, Director of Maritime Operations, Port Autonome de Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo

10:20 Nigeria spotlight: Building modern ports and industrial hubs

Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Nigeria*

10:30 Round table discussion: Designing transport hubs not white elephants

Moderator:  Senior representative, Franki Africa, South Africa

  • Identifying and accessing Africa’s leading port upgrade and expansion projects: Tender briefing updates from African ports authorities
  • Integrating sustainable technology into development (single window integration, renewable energy options, emissions control in harbours)
  • Are we building white elephants in Africa? Understanding how authorities collaborate to achieve integrated and complimentary development across borders and build African transport hubs
  • Incorporating beneficiation and industrial development zones in a complimentary fashion around Africa
    • Aboubakar Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA), Djibouti
    • Nozipho Mdawe, COO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
    • Senior representative, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
    • Sylvester Kasuku, Director General, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Kenya*
    • Denis Muganga, Principal Economist, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya
    • Alain Koua Ngoulhoud, Director of Maritime Operations, Port Autonome de Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo
    • Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Nigeria*

11:00

Networking break

11:30

Session 2.0.2: African rail spotlight session

A series of updates from rail authorities around Africa providing insight into both maintenance and development projects.

Chairman: Justice Matarutse, Lead, Open Africa Initiative, South Africa

11:30 Nigeria spotlight: Progress on the standard gauge concession

Engr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Nigeria

11:40 South Africa spotlight: Rail Developments at Transnet

Jonathan Duvel, Principal Track Engineer, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa

11:50 Swaziland spotlight: Implementing the Swaziland Rail Link project

Stephenson Z. Ngubane, CEO, Swaziland Railway, Kingdom of Swaziland*

12:00 Mozambique spotlight: Nacala’s integrated logistics corridor

Eng Miguel Matabel, Chairman, Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), Mozambique*

12:10 South Africa spotlight: Gautrain’s network extension update

Victor Shange, Executive Manager Projects & Portfolio Management, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa

12:20 Namibia spotlight: Expanding rail infrastructure and rolling stock

Johny Smith, CEO, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

12:30 Round table discussion: getting African rail back on track

Moderator: Justice Matarutse, Lead, Open Africa Initiative, South Africa

  • Boosting cross-border development and collaboration to achieve well-integrated intelligent multi-modal
    transport networks
  • Assessing the competitive landscape for rail projects in Africa
  • Distilling projects and understanding next steps: How can African organisations access these projects and
    support development of local rail systems?
  • Tender briefing updates from African rail authorities: What projects are open and how are they funded?
    Estimated cost of project and specifics of projects
    • Jonathan Duvel, Principal Track Engineer, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
    • Eng Miguel Matabel, Chairman, Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), Mozambique*
    • Stephenson Z. Ngubane, CEO, Swaziland Railway, Kingdom of Swaziland*
    • Engr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Nigeria
    • Victor Shange, Executive Manager Projects & Portfolio Management, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa
    • Johny Smith, CEO, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 2.0.3: Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Sponsored by:

14:00 Opening remarks

Jack van Gelderen, Director Business Development, Saab Technologies BV, The Netherlands

14:10 Blockchain in commodity trading and transportation

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO & Founder, ShipNEXT, Ukraine

14:20 Round table discussion: Propelling African transport infrastructure into the 4th industrial revolution

Moderator: Jack van Gelderen, Director Business Development, Saab Technologies BV, The Netherlands

  • Fast-tracking cargo clearance processes to reduce costs by up to 25%
  • Boosting cargo and passenger throughput by digitizing the entire supply chain process and integrating systems
  • Using automation and disruptive technologies to reduce congestion including drones to monitor port areas and tracking and sensor technology connected via and LTE wireless networks
  • Supporting smart city development through port and rail development

Panelists:

Ifeoma Ezedinma, Director Regulatory Services, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Nigeria

Tshepo Kgobe, Senior Executive: Technical and Project Services, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa

Tendayi Matsai, Principal Engineer, Rail Safety Regulator, South Africa

Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa, South Africa*

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO & Founder, ShipNEXT, Ukraine

15:30 End of conference sessions

*=invited