VIP Conference Day 2

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

PASSENGER

Juergen Maier-Gyomlay
09:40

Meeting evolving passenger expectations: implementing real change

  • Learning from global experience – localising best practice to meet African demand
  • Making passenger rail a focus area and part of your growth plan
  • Innovations and excellence in passenger experience
  • How to enhance passenger engagement in mobile first Africa
  • How tech can profoundly change the face of transport in Africa
Juergen Maier-Gyomlay, Head Inernational Affairs & Projects, BLS
10:00

Speed networking

10:20

Morning refreshments, exhibition viewing and networking

11:19

COUNTRY STORIES – NORTH AFRICA AND CENTRAL

11:19

DIGITISATION

11:19

URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

11:19

PARTNERING WITH PORTS

BIG PICTURE RAIL
11:20

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
RAIL TECH
11:20

How to introduce digitised platforms that combine best-practice and tech innovation

  • Moving towards a smart, integrated operating model
  • Identifying key advanced tech to develop systems
  • How to successfully integrate and implement
  • Innovating in costs: From low cost to no cost
Imad Belmajdoub, High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
11:20

How to overcome hidden roadblocks and infrastructure limitations

  • Innovative funding and financing, what are the possible options
  • Understanding and monitoring the cost-determining factors of infrastructure projects
  • Sourcing the right technology
Deepak Dave, Senior Advisor For Operations, Deal Structuring And Financial Modelling, Trade and Development Bank
INTERMODAL
11:20

Successful transport development – multi stakeholder collaboration

  • Innovative infrastructure finance models
  • Investibility of infrastructure projects
  • The confluence of sourcing and financing
  • The role of tech and know-how
Herman Husselmann, Senior Deal Maker, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
BIG PICTURE RAIL
11:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Libya and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Said Mohammed Rashid, President, Libyan Railways
RAIL TECH
11:40

Providing a reliable and seamless service: Why cloud-based tech is the way to go

  • Getting on the fast track: IoT, data and the cloud to your advantage
  • Easy access, saving time and money
  • Opportunities and challenges
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
11:40

Investing in a new era of rail: planning for the future demand of smart cities

  • Tech to reimagine the way in which you interact with all the traveling public
  • One size fits all? No. Know what will work for your smart city
  • Putting passenger service at the center of business strategy – from recruitment and training, to price strategies and marketing
Jack Van Der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
INTERMODAL
11:40

Connecting Africa’s hinterland with public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives

  • Overcoming the challenges of long-term financing for PPP projects in Africa
  • Typical models for infrastructure procurement in the emerging markets?
  • Is emerging markets’ infrastructure sector regulation sufficient and conducive for scale-up of PPPs?
  • What is the current PPP environment in the country?
Winston Cluff, Managing Director, Cluff Trade & Investments
BIG PICTURE RAIL
12:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Tunisia and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis
RAIL TECH
12:00

Operators and passengers: Investing in purpose-built tech that caters to their combined complex needs

  • Connecting the operators with the customers using tech
  • Using passenger analytics to drive business performance
  • How to consolidate the latest digital technologies with business processes
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
12:00

Advanced analytics to drive the next wave of growth for connecting rural and urban areas

  • Keeping in mind the economic impact of disruptive technologies
  • Integrated governance, territorial planning, partnerships and using innovative tools
Ouedraogo Assiata, Chef De Service Des Transports Urbains, MTMUSR/Direction Générale des Transports Terrestres et Maritimes
INTERMODAL
12:00

Ports of partnerships: getting in with an inland port

  • Using partnerships as a long-term competitive advantage
  • Creating alliances with port authorities and railroads to develop new inland port opportunities
  • Location is key
Lebo Letsoalo, Director, AWISCA
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSION

12:20

Boosting multimodal hubs on a budget

12:20

Driving more local supplier participation in rail programs and projects

12:20

Implementing development corridors: Lessons from the Maputo corridor

12:20

Innovation, simplicity and automation in port infrastructure

12:20

Minimising electricity and diesel requirements for railways

12:20

Mobility innovations for over populated cities

13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition viewing

14:19

GOVERNANCE AND POLICY

14:19

CYBER SECURITY

14:19

PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

14:19

CORRIDORS

BIG PICTURE RAIL
14:20

Learn how to remain compliant and save time and money

  • Creating a platform for government to discuss regulation policies
  • Policy & governance redefined: Reframing the transport mix at government level
  • Making regulation work for you
Yongama Sigqibo Ndungane, Deputy Director: Transport Policies and Strategies, WCG: Dept. of Transport and Public Works
RAIL TECH
14:20

Making public transport cyber secure in the digital age

Bruce Watson, Co-Director, Centre Fro Artificial Intelligence Research, Stellenbosch University
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
14:20

Putting passenger at the heart of transport digitization

  • Light rail and the impact it has on passenger experience
  • How conducive is light rail to urban regeneration projects?
  • Unlocking the potential of data
  • Smartphones, apps, and wearable tech
INTERMODAL
14:20

Greater regional competitiveness via regional integration and collaboration

  • Prospects for improved partnerships within regions
  • Improving regional communication and co-operation
  • Maximising regional railway interoperability
Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Mcli
BIG PICTURE RAIL
14:40

Staying on the right track - follow the correct procedures

  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Understanding multinational policy development & planning
  • Defining the policy objectives
RAIL TECH
14:40

Implementing information security in railway communication systems

  • The unique challenges that rail operators face in relation to cybersecurity
  • How can we protect systems from attacks across different silos?
  • Understanding the continued difficulties in an increasingly digitalised network
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
14:40

High speed rail for Africa - where are we?

  • Creating an integrated African railway network – is HSR feasible for Africa?
  • Where will the funding come from?
  • How will this affect the purchasing power of the customer?
INTERMODAL
14:40

Promoting efficient transport networks and transport corridor development

  • Well-functioning and reliable regulatory structures
  • Investment innovation for interoperable transport networks
Clive Smith, Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group
BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:00

Transport policy and governance in turbulent times

  • Failure to launch: Why policy matters and what’s holding it back?
  • Push for long-term profitability and sustainability
  • How practical are your policy, governance and regulation tools?
Nicholas Chikwenya, Director of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications
RAIL TECH
15:00

Understanding the key threats in transport safety and security

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
15:00

Long distance rail: Improving end-to-end passenger experience

  • Aligning your business plan to the needs of the commuter of the future
  • Leading from the front: delivering a seamless passenger experience
  • Overcoming the challenges of sustainable public transportation systems in Africa
INTERMODAL
15:00

Case study: Implementing development corridors: Lessons from the Maputo corridor

15:19

SAFETY AND SECURITY

15:19

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

15:19

PASSENGER RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

15:19

COUNTRY STORIES - WEST AFRICA

BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:20

A nexus for enforcing regulation and safety standards: engineering, improvements and education

  • Engaging communities to identify and resolve vulnerabilities in safety
  • How to involve and benefit local staff in project developments
  • Developing core skills for effective emergency response
  • Safety audits
RAIL TECH
15:20

Boosting performance: Data and analytics to help drive the ideal maintenance plan

  • Putting big data to work – increasing the life expectancy of rolling stock and rail
  • Bogie durability testing
  • Failure identification in carriages
  • Rail surface condition monitoring
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
15:20

The evolving commute: will it live up to the consumer hype?

INTERMODAL
15:20

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Nigeria and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation
BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:40

Minimizing the inconsistency and unpredictability of human interventions

  • Competence-based training
  • Generating and assessing KPIs
  • Increasing workforce loyalty
  • Employee development
RAIL TECH
15:40

Using data, analytics and numbers to ensure a smooth transition from mechanical to electrical fleets

  • Using data to your advantage
  • The right partners, timing and decisions
  • Sourcing the right skill set for the job
Elmarie Biermann, Director, Cyber Security Institute South Africa
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
15:40

Thinking logistics: leapfrogging the infrastructure gap

INTERMODAL
15:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ghana and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Hon. Minister Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana
RAIL TECH
16:00

Unlocking the value of date for your transport operator

  • Taking an analytical approach to the plan
  • Placing data at the heart of your strategy
  • Big data and high speed scaled databases
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
16:00

Strategies for passenger rail infrastructure – what will work?

  • Why smart cities should start with smart public transit
INTERMODAL
16:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Omar Boukhatab Sylla, Director General, Petit train de Banlieue (PTB)
16:20

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

last published: 12/Feb/19 14:15 GMT

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