VIP Conference Day 2

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Jack Van Der Merwe
09:00

Future potential of infrastructure development to meet transport demand and improve existing systems

  • Infrastructure upgrades to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce costs
  • Project development – Redefining key principles for bankability
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Staying competitive in the wake of innovation
  • Managing the risks and practical challenges
  • Financing models and incentives
Albert Links
10:00

RESERVED FOR PLATINUM SPONSOR

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

SIGNALLING AND SAFETY

11:19

LOGISTICS 4.0

Track 1
11:20

Operaring an effective signalling system in a challenging environment

  • Emerging signalling technologies: fighting the good fight
  • How to successfully implement new signalling systems into aging infrastructure
  • Minimising theft: Consistent monitoring of mission-critical systems
  • Cost vs. benefit – what tech to invest in
Anass El Fourari, Project Director, Moroccan National Railways ONCF
Track 2
11:20

Future logistic structures to overcome inherent regional operating challenges

  • Learning from the best: selecting the right business model for your region
  • Prioritising cross boarder strategies to boost efficiency
  • Making intra-trade easy and approaching it as a revenue generating opportunity
  • Gearing-up: enabling supply chain and distribution networks
Track 1
11:50

How to establish a shared commitment to railway safety in todays fast paced world

  • The importance of a “safety culture” internally and beyond the organisation
  • Taking your safety campaign to the next level – apps, social media and engagement
  • Using fresh ideas for both freight and passenger lines
  • The role of the railway regulator in solving major safety concerns
  • Recruitment, training and retention
Paul Kabaale, GM Safety, Rift Valley Railways
Track 2
11:50

How to bring down logistical costs and remain profitable

  • Achieving good results through successful administration
  • The benefits of partnerships and alliances
  • Effective route planning to avoid bottlenecks and associated costs
  • Identifying and eliminating open-space: Better asset utilisation
Archibald Koblah Awudi, Operations Manager, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSION

12:20

Dry ports as profitable multimodal logistics hubs

12:20

How automation will revolutionise the way local railways are run

Pius Kahangirwe, QSHE Manager, Rift Valley Railways (Uganda) Limited
12:20

Improving terminal operations

12:20

Investing in the right services that offer end-to-end efficiency for large end users

12:20

Keeping projects on budget and on time

13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition viewing

14:19

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHTS

14:19

PARTNERSHIPS, TRADE, CROSS BORDER

Track 1
14:20

The hottest projects in Rwanda and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Track 2
14:20

Successful transport development – multi stakeholder collaboration

  • Innovative infrastructure models
  • Investibility of infrastructure projects
  • Confluence of sourcing and financing
  • The role of tech and know-how
Bongani Mankewu, Executive Director, Infrastructure Research Development Centre
Track 1
14:40

The hottest projects in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Asalifew Amedin, Head, Transport Sector Reform and Capacity Building Bereau, Federal Ministry Of Transport
Track 2
14:50

Moving forward: Improving efficiency along cross-border trade

  • Availability of the right modes for the right commodity to ensure efficiency
  • Establish corridor performance monitor systems
  • Lowering logistics costs
  • Improve investment in dry ports to promote intermodalism and multimodalism
  • Implementing quality regulation and one-stop border posts
  • Addressing the skills gap and strengthening institutional capacity
15:19

MOBILITY

15:19

END USER NEEDS

Track 1
15:20

Prioritising mobility and accessibility in urban areas

  • Implementing the vision: Rail at the centre of the urban transport system
  • The current state, emerging trends and key issues
  • Policies for sustainable development
  • Improving the governance framework
Imad BELMAJDOUB, High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF
Track 2
15:20

How to ensure superb port service delivery and meet customer service expectations

  • Putting the customer first: service delivery that keeps customers coming back
  • Building a dynamic customer centric supply chain
  • Staying competitive through tariffs
  • The focus on lower cargo throughput costs
  • Ongoing staff training and skills development = improved service delivery
Track 1
15:50

Embracing the disruptive force of mobility – policy and regulation that enables development

  • Developing a conducive legislative environment
  • The importance of governments role
  • Sourcing sufficient funds and investing responsibly
  • Adopting new concepts from global players
  • The way forward – embracing the onset of new technologies
Track 2
15:50

Addressing the priority of building capacity at the port

  • Costs, investment and ROI
  • The megaships are coming: how to prepare
  • Putting the customer first when planning to cater for increased capacity
  • Increasing through-put: Streamlining infrastructure and port operations
  • Investing in tech to reduce bottlenecks and minimise weak spots
Hannah Ngugi, Programme Manager, Ports Engineer, TradeMark East Africa
16:20

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

last published: 13/Sep/18 09:05 GMT

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