VIP Conference Day 1

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

Fethi Filali
09:00

Opportunities, trends & the unprecedented need for transport

  • Urbanisation and the opportunity in passenger transport
  • Investing in African transport
  • Expanding multimodal hubs
  • Technology innovation
  • New entrants and competition
  • Reliability and efficiency
Colonel Andre Ciseau
09:20

The future of port, intermodal, demand and supply

  • 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
Colonel Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, PMAESA
Phillip Mainga
09:40

Keeping on the right track –Transforming travel across East Africa

  • 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
Phillip Mainga, Ag. Managing Director, Kenya Railways Corporation
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

PARTNERSHIPS, DEVELOPMENT, INTEGRATION

11:19

MEGA PROJECTS

Track 1
11:20

Partnerships, new markets and growing rail market share

  • 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
Professor Khaled Abbas, Expert in Public Transport, Roads and Transport Authority
Track 2
11:20

Mega projects – trends, challenges and the future outlook

  • 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
Track 1
11:40

Seizing opportunities: Building efficient regional transport corridors

  • 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
Track 2
11:40

Influencing East Africa’s growth through prioritising multimodal transport infrastructure

  • 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
Patrick Rusongoza, Senior Presidential Advisor, Government Of Uganda
Track 1
12:00

Boosting railway capacity through prioritising regional integration

  • 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?
Track 2
12:00

How to overcome funding challenges for mega projects

  • 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?
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

How to access innovative funding platforms

12:20

Increasing port throughput

12:20

Innovation, simplicity and automation in port infrastructure

Emmanuel Malebeto, DIRECTOR, Tanzania Railway Limited
12:20

Minimising electricity and diesel requirements for railways

Professor Khaled Abbas, Expert in Public Transport, Roads and Transport Authority
12:20

Mobility innovations for over populated cities

Anass El Fourari, Project Director, Moroccan National Railways ONCF
12:20

Preventing bottlenecks and driving improved performance at ports

13:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:19

EFFICIENCY ALL THE WAY

14:19

REGIONAL LOGISTICS HUBS

Track 1
14:20

How to deliver the best operational performance

  • 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
Track 2
14:20

Empowering Africa’s supply chain: Integrated freight transport infrastructure

  • 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
Track 1
14:40

Operational efficiency - simplify, innovate, transform

  • 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
Track 2
14:40

How to leverage regional logistics hubs to boost economic development

  • 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
Abhishek Sharma, Director- Trade Logistics, TradeMark East Africa
Track 1
15:00

Rethinking efficiency: Incorporating a business wide plan to improve performance

  • 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
Track 2
15:00

Rise of regional logistics hubs in East Africa

  • 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
15:19

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHTS

15:19

REGULATION AND REFORM

Track 2
15:20

Preparing for an integrated East African Rail system: Confronting the policy and regulatory challenges

  • Operational and financial considerations for cross border operation
  • The important regulatory issues
  • Expanding fleets to meet government capacity targets and private sector profit requirements
  • Transparency and developing the right working relationship with all stakeholders
Track 1
15:40

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

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
Bruno Ching'Andu, Managing Director, Tazara
Track 2
15:40

How to building an inclusive regulatory framework to transform the transport sector and boost business

  • 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?
Track 2
16:00

Being prepared: Customs, trade protocols and how to keep goods moving cross-border

  • 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
Mumina Wa-Kyendo, Chief Transport Engineer, AfDB
16:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

16:59

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT

Seison Reddy
17:00

Keynote panel discussion: How to get funded

  • 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
Admassu Tadesse, President & CEO, Trade and Development Bank
17:40

Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

18:00

Party!

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

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