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29 November 2021 – Roads infrastructure focus day

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SESSION 1: SHAPING FUTURE MOBILITY FOR AFRICAN ROAD NETWORKS

9:00am

Keynote address: Outlook and opportunities within Africa’s transport sector

  • What do developments in Africa’s infrastructure mean for the African transport community?
  • Key challenges and opportunities that will transform Africa’s transport sector in the coming years
  • The significance of growing transport regional networks to enhance regional business connectivity

9:30am

Challenges and opportunities in transforming the future of Africa’s mobility (SPONSORED SESSION)

  • Fostering post-pandemic infrastructure cooperation along the National Routes
  • Enhancing awareness of enterprises on risk management to cope with potential changes caused by geopolitical risks
  • Adopting a proactive approach and taking control in risk management – incident management

10:00am

Panel discussion: Integration of road corridors – a vision of the future

  • Maximising the efficiency of road networks through across border integration
  • Balancing continued infrastructure development –– rehabilitation and maintenance projects
  • Featuring corridor spotlights:
    • Pan African Highway (Cairo to Cape Town)
    • North-South Corridor
    • Msikaba Bridge (Eastern Cape Province)

11:00am

Networking and refreshment break

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SESSION 2:  BUILDING EFFICIENT CROSS BORDER LINKAGES

11:30am

Maximising efficiency through linkages

  • Improving transport communication through the integration of cross-border road corridors.
  • The role of road agencies – challenges and opportunities

Question and answer session

12:30pm

Networking and lunch break

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SESSION 3: ROAD REHABILITATION – EVOLVING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE

13:30pm

Road rehabilitation and management systems

  • Materials to use for future roads: past, present and future – can roads contribute to the sustainable future of transport networks?
  • A look at applying Management Systems for sustainable maintenance and rehabilitation
  • The development of a visual road pavement inspection credentialing system
  • Measuring the effectiveness of a road management system
  • Developing your skills – initiatives to employ for job creation and upskilling

14:30pm

Developing financially viable road networks

  • Getting the basics right – time, cost and quality
  • Capital raising strategies for the implementation
  • Complexity of delivering a road user charging system – resolving the technical, legal and privacy issues

Question and answer session

15:30pm

Networking and refreshment break

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SESSION 4:  ACCELERATING ROAD SAFETY AND SECURITY

15:45pm

Road security – the impact of supply chain disruptions

  • Supply chain perspective

14:00pm

Mitigating security and safety risks on roads

  • Security management for the supply chain
  • Innovative security and safety technologies

16:30pm

Networking and cocktail reception


30 November 2021 – Conference day

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PLENARY SESSION: DRIVING AFRICA’S CONNECTIVITY

Programme chairman:  Jeff Blackbeard, Global Director of Sectors and Markets, Moore Global, South Africa

9:00am

Ministerial welcome address
Hon Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport, Department of Transport, South Africa*

9:20am

The impact and opportunities of the AfCFTA agreement on the African transport sector  
H.E Wamkele Nene, Secretary General, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana*

9:30am

Panel discussion: The African transport sectors role in facilitating and implementation (AfCFTA)   

  • Tariff Liberalisation and closing the revenue gap
  • Measure to be implemented for trade facilitation
  • Infrastructure requirements

Moderator: Tau Morwe, independent Consultant, South Africa*

 Panelists:

  • Her Excellency Riina Kionka, Head of Delegation, EU, South Africa
  • Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia*
  • Portia Derby, CE, Transnet SOC, South Africa*
  • Dumisani Ntuli Ntuli, Ministry of Transport, South Africa*
  • Humphrey Nwugo, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Afrexim Bank
  • Thomas Snyman, Industry Expert, Transportation System (ITS),Huawei Technologies, South Africa

10:35am

Networking and refreshment break

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PORTS AS A CONDUIT TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

11:00am

GLOBAL CONTAINER PERFORMANCE INDEX: World Bank report update

  • Gain insight into the methodology used to compile the report

Ninan Ommen Biju, Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist, World Bank, Singapore (D)

11:30am

Panel discussion: Ports response to Word Bank report: Improvements and expansion projects 

  • Expansion plans and investment opportunities
  • African port integration plans for competitive trade routes

Moderator: Col Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, PMAESA, Kenya

Panelists:

  • Lars Vang Christensen, CEO, Port SAID, Egypt*
  • Djama Ibrahim Darar, CEO Port of Djibouti, Djibouti*
  • Joseph Kibwana, Chairman, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya*
  • Osario Lucas, CEO, Maputo Port Development Company, Maputo
  • Elias Mwenyo, CEO, Namport, Namibia
  • Mehdi Raffi, CEO, Port of Tanger Med, Morocco*
  • Pepi Silinga, CEO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa *

12:30pm

Networking and lunch break

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RAIL INTEGRATION FOR SMARTER SUPPLY CHAINS

13:30pm

Developing innovative zero emission traction systems for African railways

  • Explore alternative decarbonisation routes for Africa

Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld, Industrial Fellow for Introducing Innovation, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education, United Kingdom

13:50pm

Future smart visions for integrated rail networks
Senior representative, SANRAL, South Africa

14:10pm

Panel discussion: Rail networks development and integration plan updates

Moderator: Jurgen Maier, Owner & Advisors Mobility Advisor, Switzerland

Panelists:

  • CEOs from Namibia, Zambia, South Africa to discuss their developments and expansion plans

14:30pm

Networking and refreshment break

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CORRIDOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT LOGISTIC CHAINS

15:00pm

BEITBRIDGE UPGRADE SPOTLIGHT: One stop border posts

  • Promote professionalism, efficiency, fairness, integrity through world class customs’ operations

Thembi Moyo, CEO, Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway, Zimbabwe*

15:30pm

Greening regulations for the transport networks of the future

  • Gain insight into discussions on shipping and logistic carbon footprint regulations

Peter Aylott, Policy Director,UK Chamber of Shipping, United Kingdom

Panel discussion: Building efficient and robust logistic chains 

  • Expansion plans and priority investment infrastructure projects to improve Africans network
  • Technology integration plans African for corridors

TRANPORT EVOLUTION ROUNDUP: Transport Evolution 2022

Chairman: Jeff Blackbeard, Global Director of Sectors and Markets, Moore Global, South Africa

18:30pm

Women in Transport Awards

* = invited speaker

PART OF THE GLOBAL SERIES OF TRANSPORT EVOLUTION FORUMS

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