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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 Special Guest address

The Honourable Sankwasa James Sankwasa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Works and Transport, Namibia

10:05 Keynote address

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

10:15 Round table discussion: Implementing comprehensive transport policies in South Africa and Africa

Moderator:  Nangamso Maponya, Senior Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern 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 Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement

Panelists: 

  • Mahesh Fakir, CEO, Ports Regulator of South Africa, South Africa
  • Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority, Djibouti
  • Engr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Nigeria
  • Adrian Peters, Chief Strategy Officer, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  • Shulami Qalinge, Chief Executive, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
  • Nozipho Sithole, Chief Executive, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
  • Jack van der Merwe, CEO, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa

11:30

VIP tour of exhibition and networking break

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Session 1.0.2: Financing transport infrastructure projects in Africa

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14:00 The role of DFIs in upscaling the transport sector

Cyprian Marowa, Head: Transport, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa

14:20 Understanding port performance and developing hub ports in Africa

Dr. Andrew Shaw, Partner, PwC, South Africa

14:15 Round table discussion: Boosting project bankability

Moderator:  Dr. Andrew Shaw, Partner, PwC, 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

Panelists: 

  • Mohammed Abdool, Chief Financial Officer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
  • Mervin Chetty, General Manager Africa, Transnet Group SOC, South Africa
  • Paul Mojalefa, Business Development Specialist, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa, South Africa
  • Thami Manyathi, Head, EThekwini Transport Authority, South Africa
  • Seison Reddy, Head Transactions: Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
  • Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, 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:

  • 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 complementary development across borders and build African transport hubs
  • Incorporating beneficiation and industrial development zones in a complementary fashion around Africa

Chairman: Gavin Byrne, Technical Director, Franki Africa, South Africa

9:30 Morocco spotlight: Increasing the draught of Tanger Med 2 Quay by 2 meters

Michel Yon, Director Business Development, Keller Holding, Germany

9:40 South Africa spotlight

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

9:50 Kenya spotlight: Implementing green ports policy at the Port of Mombasa

Denis Muganga, Principal Economist, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya

10:00 Djibouti spotlight: Developing Africa’s largest free trade zone

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

10:10 Namibia spotlight

Immanuel Tino Hanabeb, Executive: Commercial Services, Namport, Namibia

10:20 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

10:30 Nigeria spotlight: Building modern ports and industrial hubs

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

10:40 Questions and answers with the audience

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.

Chairwoman: Portia Nkuna, Chairperson Southern Africa, Institution of Railway Safety Engineers, South Africa

11:30 Nigeria spotlight: The role of rail in optimal port operations

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 Ethiopia spotlight: Updates on the Addis Ababa LRT project

Behailu Sintayehu, Chief Officer Engineering Procurement Department, Ethiopian Railways Corporation(ERC), Ethiopia

12:00 Angola spotlight: Reactivating the Benguela Railway

Senior representative, Camino de Ferro de Benguela(CFB) Railway, Angola

12:00 South Africa spotlight: Gautrain’s network extension update

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

12:10 Namibia spotlight: Expanding rail infrastructure and rolling stock

Johny Smith, CEO, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

12:20 Round table discussion: getting African rail back on track

Moderator: Portia Nkuna, Chairperson Southern Africa, Institution of Railway Safety Engineers, 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

Panelists

  • Jonathan Duvel, Principal Track Engineer, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
  • Engr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Nigeria
  • Victor Shange, Executive Manager Projects & Portfolio Management, Gautrain Management Agency, South Africa
  • Behailu Sintayehu, Chief Officer Engineering Procurement Department, Ethiopian Railways Corporation(ERC), Ethiopia
  • 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
  • Lunga Madlala, Chief Digital Officer, Economic Development Department, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  • Joseph Nethathe, Acting Executive Manager: Occurrence Investigations, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa
  • Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa, South Africa
  • Alexander Varvarenko, CEO & Founder, ShipNEXT, Ukraine

13:00

End of conference sessions