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Everything you need to know about your visitor pass

Now in it’s 8th year, the African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum will host over 100+ leading suppliers from across the globe who will be showcasing the latest innovations available to you. 

As a visitor, you will get access to the exhibition to view these solutions, talk directly to the experts, as well as get the opportunity to gain knowledge and upskill yourself by attending 20+ free-to-attend workshops.

The interactive programme provides an opportunity for capacity building, business networking and knowledge transfer amidst ports and rail professionals.

Why Visit

Network with the industry key professionals and stakeholder

Source the latest products and services

Request quotes and pricing for your projects

Be up-to-date with the industry developments thanks to free workshops

Your free visitor ticket gives you access to:


Visitors from around the globe


Local and international exhibitors


Free-to-attend workshops
Access to Export Week Expo


Hours of networking
Access to live product and equipment demo’s

Stand a chance to win a prize from SAAB!

Prize giveaway opportunity Visit SAAB at booth A03. Drop off you business card and you could be the winner of a prize to the value of R600.00

Who should visit

The event caters for professionals from the ports and rail industry including:


Professionals with the following job titles:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • Training Managers
  • Engineers
  • Port Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Terminal Managers
  • Procurement Officers

Working in the following businesses:

  • Banking / Financing
  • Construction
  • Engineering Consultancy
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Government / Municipality
  • Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Legal
  • Port Authority / Regulator
  • Port Operator
  • Project Management Agency
  • Software and IT
  • Terminal Operator
  • Trade Association


Professionals with the following job titles:

  • Engineers
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Department Heads
  • Supervisors
  • Inspectors
  • Technical Officers
  • General Directors

Working in the following departments:

  • Maintenance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Operation
  • Infrastructure, Track and Perway
  • Rolling Stock
  • Safety, Reliability and Standards
  • Core Systems
  • Signalling and Communication
  • Digitalisation, Big Data and Technology
  • OHTE (Overhead Traction Equipment) – Electrical and Cabling
  • Equipment

And in the following businesses:

  • Banking / Financing
  • Construction
  • Engineering Consultancy
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Government / Municipality
  • Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Legal
  • Mining Company
  • Rail Authority / Regulator
  • Project Management Agency
  • Rail Operator (Freight / Passenger)
  • Software and IT
  • Trade Association

Key features at the show


Free workshops


Networking opportunities


High-level conference


Products, technologies, solutions

7 dedicated product zones

<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/icon_1_white.png"><br><br>Ports Infrastructure and Expansion

Ports Infrastructure and Expansion

Determine the scale of planned maritime construction across Africa.
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/icon_2_white.png"><br><br>Port Operations

Port Operations

Experience the latest equipment and technology for effective port operations to achieve the movement of significant volumes and maximise cargo and passenger throughput.
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/icon_3_white.png"><br><br>Security and Information Technology

Security and Information Technology

Discover the latest advances in port and rail security, predictive maintenance and information technology, and hardware and software solutions.
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/icon_4_white.png"><br><br>Rolling stock & Locomotives

Rolling stock & Locomotives

Access the latest in rolling stock, locomotives and components all in one place.
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/icon_5_white.png"><br><br>Rail Infrastructure Maintenance

Rail Infrastructure Maintenance

Determine the scale of planned rail infrastructure and construction across Africa.
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Maritime-icon_white.png"><br><br>Maritime


Evaluate the latest marine engineering options and the feasibility of their application for local conditions
<img id="img-inside" src="/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Logistics-icon_white.png"><br><br>Logistics


Discover and implement the right logistics solutions to maximise current existing capacity at ports/ railways

Where and when


Durban International Convention Centre
Durban, South Africa


Concession stands where visitors can purchase food and beverages will be available throughout the venue. Please note that no complimentary refreshments will be offered.


2 October 2018  |  09:00 – 16:30
3 October 2018  |  09:00 – 16:30