Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change.
Simultaneous conference translation in English and Portuguese will be provided
Será disponibilizada tradução simultânea da conferência em Inglês e Português
WEDNESDAY 14 April 2021
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 1
KEYNOTE: FORESIGHT AFRICA
Welcoming remarks – host port authority
Opening remarks – host rail authority
Ministerial keynote address
How will existing transport infrastructure benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution – what are the top priorities from 2020 to 2030?
- How much local content can be used during the rollout of new technology?
- How will port, rail and road look under the 4IR?
- What is getting in the way? How can it be overcome?
- What are the cost implications for top priorities?
- A closer look at actions for safety and efficiency
Visit the exhibition floor I lunch break
SESSION 2: NURTURING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Case study: LNG in Mozambique will receive a US$15 billion investment – how will this impact the country’s transport infrastructure?
Balancing long-term needs and the economic advantages of investing in transport infrastructure against Short-term pressures. Identifying solutions, which include but are not limited to funding
- Outlining short-term pressures and how are they derailing the strategy?
- How will financing contribute to the realisation of the strategy?
- What other steps need to be in place to meet long-term goals?
VIP dinner – by invitation only
THURSDAY 15 April 2021
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 2
Technology workshop and breakfast – artificial intelligence and its application to Africa’s transport infrastructure
SESSION 3: RAIL SPOTLIGHT – THE LEVEL OF READINESS
Solution-focused case study: Best practice and lessons learnt for avoiding steps leading to project delays
Rail authorities discuss current infrastructure projects and identifying what is needed to overcome hurdles that stagger successful completion
- Have solutions been identified?
- Next steps to further development
- Partnerships in place
- Addressing the linearity problem of railway lines in Africa
- Implementation of technology advancements
- Relationship and upcoming projects with port authorities
Networking | refreshment break
SESSION 4: MOVING FORWARD FOR AFRICA’S PORTS
Country-focused case study: Upgrades boost Maputo’s cargo handling numbers
Presentation: Behind every sea-port stands a continent of possibilities – the importance of dry ports in Africa
African ports and the challenges they must meet. What will it take to lessen the pressure on traditional ports in the SADC region?
- Tackling PPP. Investigating an option for PPP for Durban’s new port
- How can we ease current demands and over congestion?
- A look at the shifts of port cargo to inland ports
- The impact mega-ships have on traditional ports. How do we raise capital for deep-sea ports?
- Impact of gas in Mozambique
Networking | lunch break
SESSION 5: GATEWAY EXPANSIONS – INCREASING CAPACITY ON EXISTING CORRIDORS
Country-focused case study: Best practice for corridor management in Tanzania
Identifying best practice for corridor management – what needs to be done to improve corridor efficiency and the handling of cargo in the region?
- Considerations for the need of inland terminals – advantages and where geographically would they make a difference in the SADC region?
- Strategies to reduce long cargo clearance times
- Evaluating low-risk technology to drive core processes and operations
End of conference