CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Nairobi, 21 - 22 November 2018

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Nov 2109:00
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Opportunities, trends & the unprecedented need for transport

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  • Urbanisation and the opportunity in passenger transport
  • Investing in African transport
  • Expanding multimodal hubs
  • Technology innovation
  • New entrants and competition
  • Reliability and efficiency
Fethi Filali, Head of Technology Development & Applied Research, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC)
Nov 2109:20
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The future of port, intermodal, demand and supply

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  • Keeping up with a rapidly growing industry
  • Disruptive technologies and what to expect
  • Infrastructure and modernisation
  • Where we are, the way forward and how to get there
Nov 2109:40
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Keeping on the right track –Transforming travel across East Africa

Keynotes
  • Better behaviours build a better industry
  • Real time intelligent information for the customer
  • Agile customer focus = limitless opportunity
  • Where will the money come from?
  • Empowering employees to embrace new technologies
  • Successfully deploying high performance connectivity
Atanas Maina, Managing Director, Kenya Railways Corporation
Nov 2111:20
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Partnerships, new markets and growing rail market share

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  • Highlighting opportunities and ROI
  • The power of partnerships: Breaking down the barriers that limit trade
  • Approaching rail with a totally new business paradigm
  • Performance, reliability and meeting growing demand
  • The role of regulation, policy development and planning
Nov 2111:20
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Mega projects – trends, challenges and the future outlook

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  • Opportunities for building and expanding major port projects in East Africa
  • Initiating the project: planning approval, permits and licences
  • Harnessing the private sector
  • What are the changing funding models?
  • Political risk and corruption
  • Mitigating project delays and budget overruns
  • Assuring project quality
Nov 2111:40
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Seizing opportunities: Building efficient regional transport corridors

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  • Trends and opportunities in East Africa
  • Investment innovation for interoperable transport networks
  • Attracting FDI into infrastructure projects
  • Multiregional policy development & planning: making business easy
  • Building attractiveness for investment
Nov 2111:40
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Influencing East Africa’s growth through prioritising multimodal transport infrastructure

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  • Managing stakeholder expectations for large scale projects
  • Learning from the past – effective checks and balances during the implementation process
  • Attracting sustainable investment and financing
  • The procurement process: making it as clear and transparent as possible
  • Future proofing infrastructure projects through sustainable models
Nov 2112:00
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Boosting railway capacity through prioritising regional integration

Track 1
  • Working towards world class rail connectivity
  • Systems and capacity that can truly compete – efficiency, reliability and safety
  • Staying cost effective and affordable
  • Aligning the operators objectives to strategic regional objectives
  • Looking ahead: What more needs to be done?
Nov 2112:00
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How to overcome funding challenges for mega projects

Track 2
  • Taking a different approach – new projects vs. upgrades
  • Funders as partners
  • Taking all stakeholders needs into account
  • Comparing the financing options – private debt, bonds and bank capital
  • How has the landscape for infrastructure debt changed?
Nov 2112:20
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Boosting multimodal hubs on a budget

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Nov 2112:20
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Driving more local supplier participation in rail programs and projects

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Nov 2112:20
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How to access innovative funding platforms

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Nov 2112:20
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Increasing port throughput

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Nov 2112:20
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Minimising electricity and diesel requirements for railways

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Nov 2112:20
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Mobility innovations for over populated cities

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Nov 2112:20
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Preventing bottlenecks and driving improved performance at ports

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Nov 2112:20
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What AI can do for your intermodal hub

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Nov 2114:20
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How to deliver the best operational performance

Track 1
  • Key factors, tips and global best practice
  • World-class standards and how to get there
  • Accountability and reliability – why this is a priority
  • Service = Creating customer value
  • The customer experience – enhance and exceed
Nov 2114:20
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Empowering Africa’s supply chain: Integrated freight transport infrastructure

Track 2
  • The importance of adequate multimodal transfer systems
  • How to source finance when planning for expansion
  • Linking the hub with local consumer and industrial areas
  • Governance models and why they matter
  • Location, location, location
Nov 2114:40
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Operational efficiency - simplify, innovate, transform

Track 1
  • Going back to basics – service, the customer, reliability and accountability
  • How to maximise resources through the use of advanced technologies
  • Utilising disruptive planning models to optimise capacity
  • Transforming efficiency with the regulatory landscape in mind
Nov 2114:40
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How to leverage regional logistics hubs to boost economic development

Track 2
  • An enabler of trade – what’s the future potential?
  • Making your hub attractive to cargo owners
  • The impact of international alliances and partnerships
  • Customs, tariffs and transit times
  • How to use tech to deliver world-class efficiency
  • Identifying areas of ROI for investors
Nov 2115:00
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Rethinking efficiency: Incorporating a business wide plan to improve performance

Track 1
  • Effecting operational improvements as part of an all-inclusive corporate strategy
  • Starting with the customer: Building better customer service capabilities
  • New solutions that meet the demands of a more sophisticated customer
  • Data integration and cross-team collaboration
  • Moving beyond the costs
Nov 2115:00
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Rise of regional logistics hubs in East Africa

Track 2
  • Regionalism: Strategic, profitable and a key logistic element
  • Coordination and collaboration with other hubs
  • Tech that enables efficiency and optimises capacity
  • Why hubs mitigate the decrease in reliable logistics
  • Focussing on strategic priorities to overcome challenges in East Africa
Nov 2115:20
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The hottest projects in Kenya and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2115:20
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Embracing change: Policy and regulation to drive significant investment and development

Track 2
  • How the T&C’s drive cross-border infrastructure projects
  • Easing cross border trade by reducing tariffs and trade barriers
  • Expanding fleets to meet government capacity targets and private sector profit requirements
  • Making friends: Developing the right working relationship with all stakeholders
Nov 2115:40
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The hottest projects in Tanzania and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2115:40
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How to building an inclusive regulatory framework to transform the transport sector and boost business

Track 2
  • Breaking out of the limitations of the current framework
  • Citizens as partners: The voice of the customer in policy-making
  • Multi-level governance: Engaging all stakeholders to fill in the missing links
  • From best practice to best fit: Global lessons
  • Regulation for a new age: Where to from here?
Nov 2116:00
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The hottest projects in Uganda and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2116:00
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Being prepared: Customs, trade protocols and how to keep goods moving cross-border

Track 2
  • Learning from what works globally – adapting successes to local markets
  • Using rules, regulation and contracts as a performance driver
  • Engagning with partners
  • How to increase efficiency in ship related clearance procedures and documentation at the port
Nov 2117:00
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Keynote panel discussion: How to get funded

Keynotes
  • Innovative funding models, concepts and emerging trends: knowing what works for you
  • What are private infrastructure investors looking for
  • How to future-proof against obsolescence
  • Green bonds as a new channel for accessing capital
  • A closer look at Project Development Preparation Funds

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Nov 2209:00
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Future potential of infrastructure development to meet transport demand and improve existing systems

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  • 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
Jack Van Der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
Nov 2209:20
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Panel: The integrated transport development plan for the North South rail corridor

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Albert Links, Executive Manager, Transnet Freight Rail
Irvindra Naidoo, General Manager of Strategy, Transnet Freight Rail
Nov 2211:20
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Operaring an effective signalling system in a challenging environment

Track 1
  • 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
Nov 2211:20
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Future logistic structures to overcome inherent regional operating challenges

Track 2
  • 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
Nov 2211:40
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How advances in signalling can boost railway safety

Track 1
  • A quick response: Why signalling needs to go high tech
  • Minimising the human influence in rail incidents
  • Understanding driver fatigue and using tech for early warning, safety and risk management
  • Ongoing staff training to maximise the use and benefits of new systems
Nov 2211:40
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Why investing in technology will simplify logistics for all stakeholders along the value chain

Track 2
  • Real time tracking, delivering a world-class customer experience
  • Data analytics and insights
  • Capacity planning: how to maximise existing facilities
  • Automating your transport hub
  • Demand and supply: having a clear view of available capacity, service and distribution networks
Nov 2212:00
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How to establish a shared commitment to railway safety in todays fast paced world

Track 1
  • 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
Nov 2212:00
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How to bring down logistical costs and remain profitable

Track 2
  • 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
Nov 2212:20
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Boosting maintenance standards through data insights

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Nov 2212:20
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Cost considerations to replace or refurbish rolling stock

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Nov 2212:20
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Developing an agile change management system

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Nov 2212:20
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Dry ports as profitable multimodal logistics hubs

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Nov 2212:20
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How automation will revolutionise the way local railways are run

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Nov 2212:20
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Improving terminal operations

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Nov 2212:20
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Investing in the right services that offer end-to-end efficiency for large end users

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Nov 2212:20
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Keeping projects on budget and on time

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Nov 2212:20
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Technology and skills to modernise the railway industry

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Nov 2212:20
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What’s holding back our sea trade success

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Nov 2214:20
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The hottest projects in Rwanda and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2214:40
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The hottest projects in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2214:40
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New trade routes: How to establish a competitive corridor

Track 2
  • Focusing on efficiency
  • Examining market growth and international trade
  • Sustainable, user-friendly trade networks
  • Route development and demand
Nov 2215:00
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The hottest projects in Burundi/South Sudan and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Nov 2215:00
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Moving forward: Improving efficiency along cross-border trade

Track 2
  • 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
Crynos Mutendera, Senior Research Specialist: Corridor Assessment & Strategic Analysis, Cross Border Road Transport Agency
Nov 2215:20
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Prioritising mobility and accessibility in urban areas

Track 1
  • 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
Nov 2215:20
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How to ensure superb port service delivery and meet customer service expectations

Track 2
  • 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
Nov 2215:40
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How to create smart transport systems in overcrowded and under-developed cities

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  • Begin with the end in mind: Efficiently integrating new and old
  • Rail as the primary mode
  • Planning for growth: Transit orientated cities and networks
  • Tech as the driver for sustainable mobility and transport
  • Implementing transit improvements to optimise current networks
Nov 2215:40
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Addressing the priority of building capacity at the port

Track 2
  • 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
Nov 2216:00
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Embracing the disruptive force of mobility – policy and regulation that enables development

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  • 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
Gilliard Ngewe, Director General, Sumatra
Nov 2216:00
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What needs to be done to improve efficiency in Africa’s ports?

Track 2
  • Effectively dealing with congestion – a long term plan
  • Analysing current performance and focussing efforts on areas with long delays
  • Using your planning and operational structures to attract new customers
  • Looking to the future – investing in sustainable tech to improve transit time
  • Maximizing the relationship between ports, rail and road operators
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