Africa's Largest Rail Conference

 

12 – 13 June 2018  -  Sandton Convention Centre , Johannesburg, South Africa

 

7000 Attendees  |   250 Exhibitors  |   400 Speakers  |   800 VIP Delegates  |

OUR MOST COMPREHENSIVE AGENDA YET, AND ROOMS FULL OF DECISION MAKERS!
Deliver your message as a thought leader on a chosen topic to a room of up to 800 senior rail executives.

 

By bringing together the leading thinkers in rail in Africa, Africa Rail will inspire the audience and challenge them to think differently. We’re inviting over 250 inspirational speakers, all brimming with ideas and a passion to inspire innovation in railways in Africa.

 

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Johannesburg, 12 - 13 June 2018

Schedule

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Jun 1209:00
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Opportunities, trends and globalisation - How the railways transformed the world

Keynotes
  • The rail vision 2050 – what it takes to plan and deliver long-term
  • Industrialisation, opportunity, demand and capacity development
  • The influence of technology – changing how we travel, live and play
  • Collaboration and partnerships: promoting fast, diversified and economic growth
  • Integrated transport, new mobility, and the necessary capital expenditure
  • Africa’s outlook and position globally
Jun 1209:30
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New investment approaches: Getting more out of existing infrastructure

Keynotes
  • The impact of underinvestment in rail infrastructure – what this means for the viability of new projects
  • How to use funding to unlock improved project performance, capacity and reliability
  • It’s not just about the financial returns – the social and environmental impact
  • Alternative funding solutions and a closer look at asset recycling
  • Convergence in the investment market and how project funding models are changing
Jun 1210:00
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Its big business, big tonnage: Catering to the increasing freight rail demand across Africa

Keynotes
  • New structures and business models – encouraging shared investment and network planning
  • Tech all the way – how to enable infrastructure efficiency and decrease risk
  • Focussed leadership and strong policy direction – what this does for investor confidence
  • Incentivising behaviour to help better manage peak demand
  • Partnerships, government and the benefit of cross border infrastructure networks
Jun 1211:20
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How freight rail can survive a competitive market

RAIL FREIGHT
  • What can be done to accelerate innovation in rail freight?
  • Competing with road – how to become an attractive alternative
  • Embracing technology to boost efficiency, punctuality and reliability
  • Focus areas and priorities over the next five years
Leonard Makwinja, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Railways
Jun 1211:20
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How to transition to a digitally enabled signalling system

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
    Taking advantage of signalling technologies, for the realization of an integrated transport system
  • What are the emerging technologies available
  • Dynamics of technology adoption
Portia Xaba, Chairwoman, The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
Jun 1211:20
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Panel discussion: Financing your project – going from conception to financial close

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Peeking the interest of financial investors – what they look for
  • New structures available in today’s changing world
  • How to highlight true ROI
  • Experience, credibility, capacity
  • A closer look at Project Development Preparation Funds
Fernando Balderrama, Senior Investment Officer - Infrastructure, Private Sector and PPP, African Development Bank
Sibusiso Ngobese, Economist, Export Credit Ins Corp Sa Ltd
Oliver Andrews, Chief Executive Officer - Africa Infrastructure, Africa Finance Corporation
Ramathuba Vivian, Senior Project Development Manager, Industrial Development Corporation
Jun 1211:20
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Creating competitive, integrated railway networks Case study: North-South Corridor Rail

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Fostering dynamic relationships between stakeholders and government
  • What are investors and financiers looking for?
  • Affordable, convenient, reliable – striving for customer satisfaction
  • Using data to assess the demand for greater regional networks
Jun 1211:40
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How can freight optimize funds to improve performance and reliability

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Challenges and drivers
  • Can we change the way we work?
  • Why tracking freight movement is important for everyone
  • Can corridor freight movements contribute to development?
  • Successful collaboration for freight optimisatio
Jun 1211:40
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Implementing and managing an integrated centralized signalling control center

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • How to ensure co-operation among different interfacing partners
  • Finding the right provider – commission, install and test
  • The impact of new tech on aging rolling stock
  • Nurturing a strong, skilled technical team to carry out the integration
Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation
Jun 1211:40
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Enhancing African trade through hinterland connectivity

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • How to deliver better connectivity at a local, regional and national level
  • Policy to drive down costs – how far are we?
  • Managing individual operator needs and demands while balancing seamless connectivity
  • Working with customs
George Magai, Director of Trade & Markets, Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern & Southern Africa, COMESA
Jun 1212:00
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How to boost profitability and efficiency with strategic rail freight terminals

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Location, location, location and why
  • Pricing, convenience and punctuality - How freight can increase its attractiveness
  • When efficiency is no longer enough: where to now?
  • Developing new solutions to meet the demands of more sophisticated consumers
  • What more can be done?
Jun 1212:00
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Integrated communication for transport

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • What are the current communication needs
  • Communications and the operator
  • Maintaining high performance systems and operations – plan today for tomorrow
  • The signal sighting assessment process: plan, do, review
  • Navigating operational challenges in re-signalling an automated line
Jun 1212:00
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Debt servicing

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Minimum levels of debt repayment
  • Government guarantees and the willingness to allocate them
  • Transparency and governance
  • Traffic expectations and how this impact the payback period and bankability
  • Innovative finance structure
  • Practical credit agreements
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Jun 1212:00
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The pursuit of interoperability and regional integration

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Developing efficient, interoperable interregional railway systems
  • Overcoming challenges of varying gauge widths, safety and signalling systems
  • Encouraging regional cooperation: managing geopolitical ripples, rifts and relationships
  • Standardisation for system interoperability
  • Approaches for increasing railway capacity to support regional integration
Ronah Serwadda, Commissioner, Ministry of EAC Affairs
Jun 1212:20
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Asset optimisation and management

Keynotes
Jun 1212:20
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How South Africa can lead the railway development in Africa

Keynotes
Jun 1212:20
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How to increase your infrastructure lifecycle

Keynotes
Jun 1212:20
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Identifying different funding sources

Keynotes
Jun 1212:20
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Jun 1212:20
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Level Crossings - A Nexus for Integrating Engineering Solutions with Regulatory Enforcement Instrument

Keynotes
Jun 1212:20
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Retaining skills and staff across projects

Keynotes
Jun 1214:20
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How to deliver world class infrastructure and ensure project quality

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Determine financial feasibility
  • Avoid cost overruns and project delays
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing strategies
  • Empower with rigorous and ongoing training
  • The role of the railway regulator
Patrick Rusongoza, Senior Presidential Advisor, Government Of Uganda
Jun 1214:20
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Digitisation, new entrants and the changing rail business model

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Trends, opportunities, and challenges
  • Using intelligence to rediscover customer needs
  • How and why the current business model needs to change
Aleta Moloi, Digital Specialist, Gautrain
Jun 1214:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Kenya and what is being done to open the investment door.

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
Maxwell Mengich, Project Manager SGR, Kenya Railways Corporation
Jun 1214:20
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Panel: The need for policy and regulation to enable standardization across the continent

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Balancing expectations when it comes to route regulation
  • Balancing regulatory challenges: Building true life partnerships
  • The T&C’s – Driving cross-border infrastructure projects
  • Expanding fleets to meet government capacity targets and private sector profit requirements
  • Making friends: Developing the right working relationship with customs
Lily Morobane, Deputy Director: Rail Policy and Strategy Development, Dept of Transport
Yongama Sigqibo Ndungane, Deputy Director: Transport Policies and Strategies, WCG: Dept. of Transport and Public Works
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation
Jun 1214:40
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Harnessing private sector expertise: Allocating and spending money differently

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Incorporating innovative private sector solutions to your operations
  • Using lessons learnt when it comes to new sources of funding and ROI expectations
  • Working with what you have: turning a profit from dormant assets
  • Spending differently – refurbish or buy new
Timothy Zalanga, Director Corporate Planning, Nigeria Railway Corp
Jun 1214:40
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Surviving and thriving in a digitized rail world – making the shift to predictive maintenance a priority

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • How to use digitization to make the move – going from preventative to predictive maintenance
  • Enhancing safety, improving reliability, reducing costs
  • Effectively using your data intelligence
  • The long-term benefits to railway infrastructure
Jun 1215:00
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Building infrastructure with expansion in mind to meet tomorrow’s capacity needs

RAIL FREIGHT
  • The unique challenges of bridges, tunnels, and stations
  • Identify future capacity constraints
  • Demand vs current capacity
  • Funding and financial models for project success
  • What training is needed and when
Richard. D Dombo, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Corporation
Jun 1215:00
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Propelling the growth of rail services through digitization

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Adopting intelligent rail systems to reduce costs and drive growth
  • How digitization supports the demands of the modern day rail customer
  • Strategies for managing system transfers
  • Ensuring cooperation from all stakeholders
Jun 1215:00
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Track maintenance in developing railways in Tanzania – A TAZARA case study

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
Enock Chomba, Chief Civil Engineer, TAZARA Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority
Jun 1215:00
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Case study: Nigerian Transportation Policy

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation
Jun 1215:20
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Increasing the competitiveness of rail freight through strategic and efficient operations

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Making the right technology choices to maximize efficiency
  • Minimising service disruptions due to maintenance works
  • Partnerships and collaboration to drive efficiency
  • Taking a strategic approach to new services and customer management
Zebby Mukungu, Manager: Marketing and Sales, Transnamib Holdings Limited
Jun 1215:20
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Trains with brains – How AI can transform Africa’s railway industry

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Taking intelligence and operations to the next level
  • Aligning AI and the Internet of trains – exploring the benefits
  • Incorporating AI into your growth strategy as a critical efficiency enabler
  • How quickly can this be incorporated into existing legacy systems
Jun 1215:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Cameroon and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Jun 1215:40
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Driving innovation in operations to improve service reliability

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Transitioning from ‘assets’ to ‘smart assets’
  • The potential of predictive maintenance
  • Are you using your data analytics?
  • Empowering employees to embrace new technologies and boost internal uptake of innovations
  • Changing staff mindsets and behaviour – delivering world-class service in Africa
Brian Monakali, General Manager, Capital Planning, Transnet Freight Rail
Jun 1215:40
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Automation and its potential to enhance efficiency and drive down costs

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Costs, risks, benefits – how to transition to automatic train operations
  • Automation as an enabler to commercial success
  • Partnerships and collaboration opportunities – taking operations to the next level
  • Exploring the safety enhancements
Khumbulani Mpofu, Gibela Research Chair in Manufacturing and Skills Development, TUT
Jun 1215:40
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Financing in complex markets and overcoming market risks

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Developing a deep knowledge of the market and understanding local dynamics
  • The pros and cons - Investor risk vs acceptable profits
  • Looking at the PPP model and other innovative financing approached
  • Investing like an entrepreneur, not a financier
Joseph Nguessan Kouassi, Chief Transportation Engineer, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
Jun 1215:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ghana and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport Ghana
Jun 1216:00
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How to implement smart practices in operational planning to ensure capacity improvements

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Traffic modeling techniques and how this will improve operational planning
  • Making your case for funding – tech as a necessary investment
  • Ensuring top-down buy-in for your implementation strategy
  • The right skills for sustainable capacity improvements and service – recruit, train, retain
Jordan Zimba, Government Inspector of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications
Jun 1216:00
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Overcoming the fear of modernisation in rail – changing mind-sets and behaviours

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Utilising the benefits of modernisation to improve service delivery
  • Embracing change – what do the Operators think?
  • Modernising through new builds
  • Partnering with global leaders – learning from the best
Jun 1216:00
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How to showcase project bankability and unlock additional funds

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Comparing project sustainability with financial models
  • Benefits and risks of an asset light model
  • How going digital can reduce operating costs and boost attractiveness
  • Designing a risk sharing model
  • The supporting role of government
Oliver Andrews, Chief Executive Officer - Africa Infrastructure, Africa Finance Corporation
Jun 1216:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Burkina Faso and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Rodrigue Emeric Mahiret Some, Technical Director, Ministry of Transports - Burkina Faso
Jun 1217:00
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C-suite keynote panel discussion: Tomorrow’s capacity: How railway operators are answering the call for reliable railway services

Keynotes
  • Leadership in the railway industry
  • Opportunities for incumbents and new entrants
  • Maintaining reliability standards and managing growing demand at the same time
  • Harnessing IT innovations to improve reliability and performance
  • Sustainable business models
  • How can technology be used to move the industry forward?
Moderator: Festus Ayeni, Executive Services Director – Africa, GE Transportation
Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib

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Jun 1309:00
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The passenger rail vision – how to deliver world class transport

Keynotes
  • Vision 2030, digitisation and beyond
  • Integrating new, disruptive technology into rail services
  • Smart everywhere – trains, stations, ticketing
  • It’s all about the customers: AI, optimal performance and customer experience
  • Benchmarking against the best
Jun 1309:20
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Toward long-term passenger rail in Africa – Opportunities and challenges

Keynotes
  • Planning and investing to meet the changing transport demands of future generations
  • The need for private capital participation
  • Taking tech seriously – delivering tailored, unique solutions for the continent
  • Delivering a seamless customer journey through the use of smart data
  • Managing the risks and practical challenges
  • What does the passenger rail operator of the future look like?
Jun 1309:40
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Mega trends affecting our rail future: Mega cities, passengers and transport

Keynotes
  • Mobility in large cities – what can Africa learn from world trend setters
  • The influence of smart phones and Apps
  • How to transition to newer sustainable offerings
  • Creating an attractive railway system for all users
  • Ensuring increased profit margins in a time of increased CAPEX and OPEX
Jun 1311:20
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How data can be used to streamline your maintenance plan

RAIL FREIGHT
  • The proof is in the numbers – using your data to highlight project viability
  • Why data is vital to managing and comparing the costs
  • Operational efficiency, reliability and contingency plans
  • Lessons learnt from global best practice
Bhekithemba Dlamini, Director Engineering, Swaziland Railway
Jun 1311:20
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Boosting performance: Data and analytics to help drive the ideal maintenance plan

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Putting big data to work – increasing the life expectancy of rolling stock
  • Key timelines and avoiding service disruptions
  • Overcoming the barriers to effective use of predictive maintenance
  • How to ensure cooperation among different partners
Jun 1311:20
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Smart cities, smart transport – how to integrate a modern passenger rail system into overpopulated cities

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
Jun 1311:20
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New business models – enabling collaboration

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • The real benefits of rolling stock leasing
  • Private sector partnership models in state regulated monopolies
  • How track access arrangements can be a win-win.
Jun 1311:40
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Zambia Case Study: Government’s intervention to rehabilitate the railways sector in Zambia

RAIL FREIGHT
Jordan Zimba, Government Inspector of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications
Jun 1311:40
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Using data, analytics and numbers to ensure a smooth transition from mechanical to electrical fleets

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Using data to your advantage
  • The right partners, timing and decisions
  • Taking an analytical approach to the plan
  • Sourcing the right skill set for the job
Professor Adedayo Yusuff, Associate professor, UNISA
Jun 1311:40
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High speed innovation to delight commuters

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Africa’s high speed rail ambitions – high speed for long distance travel
  • Project collaboration opportunities
  • Viability, financing, risks and ROI
  • Learning from the best: how to overcome key project challenges
Jun 1311:40
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Overcoming frontier challenges in a cross border freight corridor

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Simplifying cross border trade, reliability, efficiency and making it cost effective
  • Easing cross border trade by reducing tariffs and trade barriers
  • Technological breakthroughs in African traffic and corridor management
  • Convincing business giants to invest in Africa
Jun 1312:00
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Thermal evaluation and risks associated to severe braking

RAIL FREIGHT


Dr Mihail Patrascoiu, Research & Development Manager, DCD Ringrollers
Jun 1312:00
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Digital transformation of railway operations in the age of IoT

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Transforming data into actionable and useful intelligence
  • A roadmap for success mapped to transformational technologies
  • Success stories (lessons learnt) from international operators
Jun 1312:00
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The changing face of passenger rail: going from a mass mover system to rapid rail

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Putting the passenger at the heart of infrastructure planning
  • Design and planning of rapid rail networks in overpopulated cities
  • Avoiding the drive: the importance of station location to encourage use
  • Utilising tech to ensure a smooth change over
Jun 1312:00
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Boosting trade: Improving port-rail connectivity infrastructure

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Prioritising seamless connectivity at intermodal hubs
  • Spending in the right places: A focus on optimising performance and reliability
Jun 1312:20
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Cotonou-Niamey-Ouagadougou railway loop project - Abidjan: progress and future prospects

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Developing light rail as part of our innovative transport offering

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Evaluating the process for recruiting women in rail

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Financing models and instruments: what are the options?

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Localization of traction motor manufacturing and maintenance in Africa

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Performance speaks for itself – using your numbers to attract finance

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Tramway integrated solutions / urban solutions

Keynotes
Jun 1312:20
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Urban vs. rural passenger railway network planning

Keynotes
Keitumetse Kau, Deputy Director Rail Planning, Department Of Transport
Jun 1314:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in South Africa what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL FREIGHT
Jack Van Der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
Jun 1314:20
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What will power Africa’s trains of tomorrow?

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • A closer look at alternative fuels
  • Assessing the feasibility of renewable energy solutions
  • Why we need to change
  • Overcoming challenges and implementation concerns
Jun 1314:20
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Navigating the operational risks and implications of introducing new tech

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • How to ensure uninterrupted service
  • What to do during construction and testing periods
  • Taking the time to upskill staff to ensure consistent maintenance
  • How to resolve system instabilities
Jun 1314:20
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Women in rail – removing barriers

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Changing mind sets – developing women for the top, influential roles
  • Promoting participation in all elements of the rail value chain – from corporate to policy making
  • Incorporating leadership development and training from grassroots level
  • Rail, gender and development – what are the linkages?RESERVED FOR TRANSNET
Jun 1314:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Namibia and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL FREIGHT
Jun 1314:40
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Changing how we power railways: What does this mean for your bottom line

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Save, save, save - alternative energy options
  • Costs and implications of hybrid rail systems
  • How and why you should reuse recovered energy
  • Using technology to your advantage: sensors, controllers and intelligent analytics
  • Implementing energy saving initiatives to reduce consumption and spend
John Fadiran, Micro-grids and Smart-grids Researcher, University of Cape Town
Jun 1314:40
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Delivering a seamless customer experience in the age of smart rail technology

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Innovating product, solution and service to inspire public transport use
  • Engaging the commuter with what they want
  • Mobile all the way!
  • Leveraging social media as an asset
  • Real time technology, real time data, real time passenger information
Prabhas Kumar, AFC Expert, Ministry Of Transport And Communication
Jun 1314:40
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Skills and knowledge: Governments role in providing learning, training and experience

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
  • Funding and financial assistance for women entrepreneurs
  • Policies, programs and initiatives
  • Moving away from traditional models
  • Thinking long term: Creating learning programs that are tied to learner experience and business strategy
Jacintha Naidoo, Managing Director, Nanyata Siyaya
Jun 1315:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Zimbabwe and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL FREIGHT
Larry Mavima, Board Chairman, National Railways of Zimbabwe
Jun 1315:00
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Innovative energy efficiency solutions for operating rail assets

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • The costs: Is this feasible for Africa right now?
  • True energy innovations: Reusing recovered energy and efficient use of materials and resources
  • Assessing methods of recycling and using waste in rail
  • Tackling the challenge of rising energy prices and finding alternatives
Jun 1315:00
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How to effectively implement your on-board tech strategy

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
Anass El Fourari, Project Manager, Moroccan National Railways ONCF
Jun 1315:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Egypt and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Mohamed Aly, Advisor to the Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport Egypt
Jun 1315:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Zambia and what is being done to open the investment door.

RAIL FREIGHT
Lubinda Linyama, Board Chairman, Zambia Railways Limited
Jun 1315:20
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Protecting data and operations from cyber crime

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Financial & reputation cost
  • Societal danger
  • Choice of technology and service provider
  • Employer, Employees and Partners contribution
Jun 1315:20
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Passenger trains aren’t just for cities: Rail for rural areas

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • Planning and feasibility and demand
  • Projects at scale: Managing large scale land acquisition
  • Making the right technology choices to maximize efficiency
  • Costs and ROI
  • Partnerships and opportunities
Jun 1315:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Tunisia and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis
Jun 1315:40
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Safety during upgrades: Thinking about the contractor and the passenger

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Learning from past experiences
  • Managing system instabilities
Paul Kabaale, GM Safety, Rift Valley Railways
Jun 1315:40
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How to execute an efficient and successful maintenance plan while continuing operations

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
Jun 1315:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Chad and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Rodrigue Gadengar-Roasna, Director of Urbanism and head of urban transport, Chad Ministry of Transport
Jun 1315:50
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Derailing cyber threats - How to keep your security one step ahead

SIGNALING BEST PRACTICE
  • Keeping security streamlined and accessible to users
  • Including cyber security as part of your railway strategic plan
  • Implementing solutions and upgrades with minimal impact on operations
  • Tailoring unique security protocols for the rail industry
  • Global standard, local implementation
Jun 1316:00
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Preventing accidents and derailments

RAIL FREIGHT
  • Collaboration opportunities
  • Investing in early warning systems
  • The importance of a safety culture across the board
  • Upgrading and modernizing technology
  • Community engagement in an emergency: Managing stakeholders and the commuter
Jun 1316:00
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Rehabilitate or retrofit. That is the question!

FUNDING AND FINANCE/PASSENGER
  • The cost comparison and taking the most cost efficient route
  • Using data to predict equipment failures
  • How to ensure your asset management strategy saves you time and money
  • Smart practices, smart tech: Examining the benefits
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport Ghana
Jun 1316:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in DRC and what is being done to open the investment door.

INTERMODAL AND INTEGRATION
Justin Kalumba Mwana-Ngongo, Former Minister of Transportation & Commerce, Ministry of Transport- DRC
last published: 21/May/18 12:35 GMT

THEMES

To deliver an all inclusive rail conference effectively, the conference is divided into four tracks:

Rail freight

  • Freight Rail
  • Infrastructure and Development
  • Efficiency and Operations
  • Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Countries stories- Southern Africa
  • Safety & Emergency Management

Signalling, Tech & Comms

  • Signalling best practise
  • Digitisation
  • Modernisation and AI
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Rail Power
  • Cyber Security

Funding and Finance/ Passenger

  • Financial engineering
  • Country stories- East Africa
  • Unlocking funding
  • Developing passenger rail
  • Technology innovation
  • Operations and costs

Intermodal and Integration

  • Regional Integration
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Country stories- West Africa
  • Corridors and Connectivity
  • Women in Transport
  • Country Stories- Central and North Africa

 

Pedro Adams, General Manager, Iec Holden (Pty) Ltd

Corneille Ahossi, Director General, OCBN Benin-Niger Railways

Corneille Ahossi at Africa Rail 2018

Mohamed Aly, Advisor to the Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport Egypt

Mohamed Aly at Africa Rail 2018

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at Africa Rail 2018

Oliver Andrews, Chief Executive Officer - Africa Infrastructure, Africa Finance Corporation

Oliver Andrews at Africa Rail 2018

Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport Ghana

Andy Appiah-Kubi at Africa Rail 2018

Festus Ayeni, Executive Services Director – Africa, GE Transportation

Festus Ayeni at Africa Rail 2018

Fernando Balderrama, Senior Investment Officer - Infrastructure, Private Sector and PPP, African Development Bank

Fernando Balderrama at Africa Rail 2018

Kudzanayi Bangure, Project Manager:Rail, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Business Foundation

Eng Getachew Betru, Former CEO, Ethiopian Railway Corporation

Samson Bhuza, Director of Operations, National Railways of Zimbabwe

Samson Bhuza at Africa Rail 2018

Luis Ignacio Callen, Sales Director -Transport Systems- for CIS Countries and MEA Region, Teltronic

Nicholas Chikwenya, Director of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications

Nicholas Chikwenya at Africa Rail 2018

Enock Chomba, Chief Civil Engineer, TAZARA Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority

Enock Chomba at Africa Rail 2018

Winston R. Cluff, Managing Director, Cluff Trade & Investments

Winston R. Cluff at Africa Rail 2018

Azoupiou Daouda, Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Transports - Burkina Faso

Azoupiou Daouda at Africa Rail 2018

Evert de Ruiter, Commercial Leader (Digital Solutions), Sub-Saharan Africa, GE Transportation

Bhekithemba Dlamini, Director Engineering, Swaziland Railway

Bhekithemba Dlamini at Africa Rail 2018

Richard. D Dombo, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Corporation

Richard. D Dombo at Africa Rail 2018

Rene du Preez, Senior Business Development Manager Africa, Kansai Plascon

Rene du Preez at Africa Rail 2018

Anass El Fourari, Project Manager, Moroccan National Railways ONCF

Anass El Fourari at Africa Rail 2018

John Fadiran, Micro-grids and Smart-grids Researcher, University of Cape Town

John Fadiran at Africa Rail 2018

Rodrigue Gadengar-Roasna, Director of Urbanism and head of urban transport, Chad Ministry of Transport

Rodrigue Gadengar-Roasna at Africa Rail 2018

Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis

Mourad Gassab at Africa Rail 2018

Alfred Gunzo, Chief Engineer (Traction and Rolling Stock), National Railways of Zimbabwe

Alfred Gunzo at Africa Rail 2018

Jean Pierre Guy, Global Commercial Director, Alstom

Jean Pierre Guy at Africa Rail 2018

Stephan Heyns, Director: Centre for Asset Integrity Management, University of Pretoria

James Holley, CEO, Sheltam

Lin Huang, Engineer, CRRC Corporation Limited

Lin Huang at Africa Rail 2018

Renaire Huntley, Executive Manager, Railway Safety Regulator

Herman Husselmann, Senior Deal Maker, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

Nalin Jain, Country Director, GE Transportation

Paul Kabaale, GM Safety, Rift Valley Railways

Paul Kabaale at Africa Rail 2018

SIlver Kasuku, Director General & CEO, LAPSSET

Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways

Charles Kateeba at Africa Rail 2018

Keitumetse Kau, Deputy Director Rail Planning, Department Of Transport

Keitumetse Kau at Africa Rail 2018

Timothy Kayani, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Tazara

Timothy Kayani at Africa Rail 2018

Tshepo Kgobe, Senior Executive Manager : Technical Services, Gautrain Management Agency

Badru M. Kiggundu, Chairperson, Projects Steering Committee, Government Of Uganda

Badru M. Kiggundu at Africa Rail 2018

Joseph Nguessan Kouassi, Chief Transportation Engineer, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group

Joseph Nguessan Kouassi at Africa Rail 2018

Olivier Koumfieg, engineer/Transport Director, CamRail

Prabhas Kumar, AFC Expert, Ministry Of Transport And Communication

Prabhas Kumar at Africa Rail 2018

Sanjay Lamba, Assistant General Manager, Export Import Bank of India

Sanjay Lamba at Africa Rail 2018

Lebo Letsoalo, Director, AWISCA

Mathias Linden, Project Leader, Competence Centre for the Assessment of Railway Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologi, University Of Koblenz-Landau

Lubinda Linyama, Board Chairman, Zambia Railways Limited

Lubinda Linyama at Africa Rail 2018

George Magai, Director of Trade & Markets, Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern & Southern Africa, COMESA

George Magai at Africa Rail 2018

Atanas. K Maina, Managing Director, Kenya Railways

Leonard Makwinja, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Railways

Leonard Makwinja at Africa Rail 2018

Bongani Mankewu, Executive Director, Infrastructure Research Development Centre

Sibusiso Maphatiane, Executive Chairman, Naledi Forging

Sibusiso Maphatiane at Africa Rail 2018

Sethunya Matsie, Human Factors Inspector, Railway Safety Regulator

Sebastien MAURY, Business Development Manager, Leroy Automation

Sebastien MAURY at Africa Rail 2018

Larry Mavima, Board Chairman, National Railways of Zimbabwe

Larry Mavima at Africa Rail 2018

Nozipho Mdawe, Secretary General, Port Management Association for Eastern and Southern Africa

Nozipho Mdawe at Africa Rail 2018

Maxwell Mengich, Project Manager SGR, Kenya Railways Corporation

Maxwell Mengich at Africa Rail 2018

Ronny Mkhwanazi, Director, Railcor Pty Limited

Ronny Mkhwanazi at Africa Rail 2018

Vivek Mohan, Director, Indian Railways

Aleta Moloi, Digital Specialist, Gautrain

Aleta Moloi at Africa Rail 2018

Barbara Mommen, CEO – Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

Brian Monakali, General Manager, Capital Planning, Transnet Freight Rail

Brian Monakali at Africa Rail 2018

Lily Morobane, Deputy Director: Rail Policy and Strategy Development, Dept of Transport

Lily Morobane at Africa Rail 2018

Khumbulani Mpofu, Gibela Research Chair in Manufacturing and Skills Development, TUT

Khumbulani Mpofu at Africa Rail 2018

Vinay Mudholkar, President, Princeton Technology

Zebby Mukungu, Manager: Marketing and Sales, Transnamib Holdings Limited

Zebby Mukungu at Africa Rail 2018

Phillemon Mupupa, Manager Business Development (Acting), Namport

Phillemon Mupupa at Africa Rail 2018

Justin Kalumba Mwana-Ngongo, Former Minister of Transportation & Commerce, Ministry of Transport- DRC

Justin Kalumba Mwana-Ngongo at Africa Rail 2018

Charles NADAL, Sales and Project Director, F.B.O.

Charles NADAL at Africa Rail 2018

Jacintha Naidoo, Managing Director, Nanyata Siyaya

Jacintha Naidoo at Africa Rail 2018

Yongama Sigqibo Ndungane, Deputy Director: Transport Policies and Strategies, WCG: Dept. of Transport and Public Works

Yongama Sigqibo Ndungane at Africa Rail 2018

Sibusiso Ngobese, Economist, Export Credit Ins Corp Sa Ltd

Sibusiso Ngobese at Africa Rail 2018

Maurice NIATY-MOUAMBA, President, SITRASS

Dayo Ogunsola, Executive Director & Member of Board, AFIDEP

Olurotimi ojekunle, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Hunan University

Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation

Fidet Okhiria at Africa Rail 2018

Dr Mihail Patrascoiu, Research & Development Manager, DCD Ringrollers

Dr Mihail Patrascoiu at Africa Rail 2018

Eric Peiffer, Chief Executive Officer, Vecturis

Seison Reddy, Manager Infrastructure Finance – Transport, Logistics and ICT, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Seison Reddy at Africa Rail 2018

Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group

Howard Rosen at Africa Rail 2018

Patrick Rusongoza, Senior Presidential Advisor, Government Of Uganda

Patrick Rusongoza at Africa Rail 2018

Dr Mohamed Saied, GM, Electrical Engineering Dept., Abu Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Company (AFC),

James Sankwasa, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Works & Transport

Henning Seeschaaf, Digitization, Deutsche Bahn AG

Ronah Serwadda, Commissioner, Ministry of EAC Affairs

Ronah Serwadda at Africa Rail 2018

Kate Setjie, Executive Officer: Rail Chamber, TETA

Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib

Johny Smith at Africa Rail 2018

Clive Smith, Ag. CEO, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Clive Smith at Africa Rail 2018

Rodrigue Emeric Mahiret Some, Technical Director, Ministry of Transports - Burkina Faso

Rodrigue Emeric  Mahiret Some at Africa Rail 2018

Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission For Africa Uneca

Bennie Steyn, Chief Technical Officer, Ansys Rail

Bennie Steyn at Africa Rail 2018

Kumneger Hussien Temuni, Railway Electrification and Power Supply Team Leader, Ethiopian Railway Corporation

Enrico Trapazzo, Deputy Director, Passenger Affairs, Trenitalia Spa

Jack Van Der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

Jack Van Der Merwe at Africa Rail 2018

Roelof van Tonder, Business Development, Africa House

Roelof van Tonder at Africa Rail 2018

Ramathuba Vivian, Senior Project Development Manager, Industrial Development Corporation

Ramathuba Vivian at Africa Rail 2018

Bruce Watson, Co-Director, Centre fro Artificial Intelligence Research, Stellenbosch University

Portia Xaba, Chairwoman, The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers

Portia Xaba at Africa Rail 2018

Professor Adedayo Yusuff, Associate professor, UNISA

Professor Adedayo Yusuff at Africa Rail 2018

Timothy Zalanga, Director Corporate Planning, Nigeria Railway Corp

Timothy Zalanga at Africa Rail 2018

Jordan Zimba, Government Inspector of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications

Jordan Zimba at Africa Rail 2018

 

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