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With the goal to offer a learning and skill development platform for ports and rail professionals, African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum will feature 16 workshops for all attendees. The below workshops are free to attend for all pre-registered visitors.

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Day 1 

Wednesday 15 October 2019 

Draft outline, subject to change

* = Invited

TIMES

Port and Maritime
Workshop area 1

Rail
Workshop area 2

12:00 – 12:45

Successfully maintaining port real estate
Ricky Bikraj, Executive Manager, Transport National Ports Authority, South Africa

5G technologies leading the way to digital transformation
Keutlwile Leso, Executive Partner, Huawei Technologies South Africa, South Africa

13:00 – 13:45

Assisting youth in the transition from education to employment
Pumeza Tisani, Human Resource Manager, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa

Development around stations – expanding and modernising rail infrastructure
Representative, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa*

14:00 – 14:45

Case study: Effective operation and maintenance of the container terminal
Representative, Port Authority of Douala, Cameroon

Technical and policy implementation for light rail
Najeeb Abdussalam, CEO, Trust Synergy Infrastructure Limited, Nigeria

15:00 – 15:45

Harnessing the 4IR as logistic professionals
Devlyn Naidoo, Facilitator, South African Maritime School, South Africa

Building strong infrastructure project pipelines
Behailu Sintayehu Gebrie, Chief Officer, Ethiopian Railways Corporation, Ethiopia

Day 2

Wednesday 16 October 2019 

Draft outline, subject to change

* = Invited

TIMES

Port and Maritime
Workshop area 1

Rail
Workshop area 2

10:00 – 10:45

Supply chain solutions
Shantall Mackay, Acting Chief Procurement Officer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

5G technologies leading the way to digital transformation
Keutlwile Leso, Executive Partner, Huawei Technologies South Africa, South Africa

11:00 – 11:45

Innovation in port terminals – friend or foe?
Willie Coetzee, Senior Manager of Strategy, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa

Modern railway environment
Representative, Transnet Engineering, South Africa*

12:00 – 12:45

Supporting smart city expansion through port development
Representative, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

Prioritising train maintenance
Representative, PRASA, South Africa*

13:00 – 13:45

Considerations for planning of ports in Africa
Representative, WSP, South Africa

Safety standards development
Representative, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa*

15:30

Student challenge

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