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 13 MAY
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 1
KEYNOTE: FORESIGHT AFRICA
Host port authority: Maputo Port Development Company
Host rail authority: CFM
Ministerial keynote address
A business guide to how the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement can fulfil its potential in the SADC region – what are the top priorities from 2020 to 2030?
- Status of critical projects
- What is getting in the way?
- What are the new niches for the transport industry?
- 4IR strategies and implementation plans to better facilitate trade
- When will we reduce trade with China and increase intra-Africa trade
- Role of railways and ports in intra-Africa trade
Visit the exhibition showcase and networking lunch break
SESSION 2: NURTURING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Case study: Deep dive into SADC’s long-term infrastructure needs, strategy and issues
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 14 MAY
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 2
SESSION 3: RAIL SPOTLIGHT – THE LEVEL OF READINESS
Solution-focused case study: Mombasa-Nairobi Railway – 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
Presentation: Gas in Mozambique – the future of Port of Ngqura
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?
- Update on masterplans, such as Tanga port (Tanzania’s proposed oil terminal)
Networking | refreshment break
SESSION 5: GATEWAY EXPANSIONS – INCREASING CAPACITY ON EXISTING CORRIDORS
Presentation: Identifying best practice for corridor management
Action planning – what needs to be done to improve corridor efficiency and the handling of cargo in the SADC region?
- Considerations for the need of inland terminals – advantages and where geographically would they make a difference in the SAD region?
- Strategies to reduce long cargo clearance times
- Evaluating low-risk technology to drive core processes and operations
End of conference