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 

Tuesday 15 October 2019 

Draft outline, subject to change

* = Invited

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Workshop area 1

Workshop area 2

12:00 – 12:45

Successfully maintaining port real estate
Manqoba Mdunge, Property Manager, Transport National Ports Authority, South Africa

Smart transportation – the digital transformation journey
Rose Moyo, Senior Specialist, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, South Africa

13:00 – 13:45

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

Optimising rail operations through advanced technology
Daniel Leask, Account Manager, Navis, EMEA

14:00 – 14:45

Maritime industry development programme
Zenzile Gwamanda, Acting MD, eThekwini Maritime Cluster, South Africa

Redefining logistics solution offerings for Africa in preparation for the 4IR
Reginald Mokoena, Acting General Manager, Transnet Engineering, South Africa

15:00 – 15:45

One window solution
Sidsel Saeteroy, Managing Director, Safepath, Norway

The impact of the 4IR on telecoms
Stephen Mashishi, Senior Engineer, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa

Day 2

Wednesday 16 October 2019 

Draft outline, subject to change

* = Invited

CPD accredited by:

TIMES

Workshop area 1

Workshop area 2

10:00 – 10:45

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

Consideration and tools for planning and unlocking capacity within African ports
Vishaal Lutchman, Director: Infrastructure Development, WSP, South Africa
Marthinus Retief, Technical Director: Martime, WSP, South Africa

11:00 – 11:45

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

Importance of human factors in transport evolution for efficient, effective and safe railway operations
Moses Shaba, Human Factors Specialist, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa

12:00 – 12:45

Smart transportation – the digital transformation journey
Rose Moyo, Senior Specialist, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, South Africa

Next generation telecom networks to enhance the smart rail environment
Mlindi Mashologu, Principal Engineer, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa

13:00 – 13:45

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

Case study – Transnet Engineering’s role in ports
Colin Moopanar, Executive Manager: Ressearch and Development, Transnet Engineering, South Africa

15:30

Student challenge