Conference Agenda

Johannesburg, 19 - 20 October 2020

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Oct 1909:00
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Oct 1909:40
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Reserved for Title Sponsor

Plenary
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Oct 1910:00
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Cyber-defence: Guarding rail against evolving threats

Plenary
Clive Roberts, Professor, Railway Systems And Railway Research Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
Oct 1910:30
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Smart infrastructure: Digitalising to optimise your assets

Rail Tech
Mark Langmead, Director, Compass Operations, TransLink Vancouver
Martin Dinha, Chairman, National Railways of Zimbabwe
Oct 1910:30
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Extending the life of your rolling stock via on board monitoring

Rolling Stock
Kapil Jambhulkar, Head of Rolling Stock Maintenance, Indian Railways
Oct 1910:30
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Data and analytics in African Rail operations

Intelligent Infrastructure
Kasirim Nwuke, President, Institute on Science, Innovation, Technology & Society
Bhekithemba Dlamini, Engineering Director, Eswatini Railways
Farouk Balouchi, Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research
Oct 1911:30
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Oct 1911:30
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Shifting from a product-only business to a lifecycle business

Rolling Stock
Bongani Mankewu, Executive Director - Infrastructure Development And Engagement Unit, Nelson Mandela University
Oct 1911:30
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Forging rails path towards IoT infrastructure

Intelligent Infrastructure
Oltesh Thobias, Chief Regional Procurement Officer, African Development Bank
Oct 1912:00
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Signalling and Communications build out in Africa

Rail Tech
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Oct 1912:00
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Observing rolling stock and detecting early failure

Rolling Stock
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Oct 1912:00
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Leveraging ML, AI and automation to address cost and performance

Intelligent Infrastructure
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Oct 1912:30
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Country Spotlight

Country Spotlights
The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door
Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Aziz Diop, Railway Engineer, ANCF Senegal
Richard Dombo, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Development Authority
Oct 1913:30
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Increasing private investment into African Rail projects (Luxembourg)

Plenary
Mike Moukaila Bamidele Salawou, Division Manager, African Development Bank
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
Enoch Mwita, Head Of Infrastructure, Oil And Gas, UK Department for International Trade
Colonel Andre Ciseau, Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles Ports Authority
Soteri Gatera, Chief, Industrialization, Infrastructure Section, Regional Integration And Trade, UN ECA
Oct 1914:30
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An assessment on regional integration- Taking full advantage of the Africa continental free trade area agreement

Plenary
Duncan Bonnett, Director, Africa House
Oct 1915:00
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The use of rail freight in logistics

Intermodal Freight
Vivek Mohan, Director, Mechanical Engineering (Freight), Indian Railways
Sipho Dibakwane, Director - National Transport Master Plan, Strategic Support, Parliament And Stakeholder Management, National Department of Transport
Johan Du Plessis, Professor Of The Department Of Transport And Supply Chain Logistics, University of Johannesburg
Oct 1915:00
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Trains with brains: Advantages of AI and digitisation

Operational Efficiency
Farouk Balouchi, Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research
Bhekithemba Dlamini, Engineering Director, Eswatini Railways
Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa
Oct 1915:00
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Developing a bankable project

Finance and Investment
David Baxter, International Development Navigator And Ppp Consultant, Private
Vivian Ramathuba, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
Oct 1915:30
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Overcoming barriers of entry preventing emergence of new entrants

Intermodal Freight
James Holley, Chief Executive Officer, Traxtion Sheltam
Oct 1915:30
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Tech advances in operational efficiency

Operational Efficiency
Kasirim Nwuke, President, Institute on Science, Innovation, Technology & Society
Oct 1915:30
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Secrets of private railway success: adapting your strategy

Finance and Investment
Nwabisa Ntiyane, Chief Operating Officer, SAFLog
Oct 1916:00
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Country Spotlight

Country Spotlights
The hottest projects in the pipeline in Namibia, Botswana, Congo and Mauritius and what is being done to open the investment door
Das Mootanah, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Express Mauritius
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib
Leonard Makwinja, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Railways
Oct 1916:30
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Meet and Greet with our Heads of Procurement

Procurement Pavilion
Ricky Bezuidenhoudt, Act Manager Procurement, TransNamib
Oltesh Thobias, Chief Regional Procurement Officer, African Development Bank
Thandeka Kunene, Manager, Procurement And Inventory, Swaziland Railway

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Oct 2009:00
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Leaping into the African century: promoting regional interdependence through rail

Plenary
  • Placing regional integration as a core requirement for broader stable development
  • Develop corridors by building a pan-African railway network
  • Contribute to the balance of trade with the rest of the world
  • Move towards technical and technological standardisation
  • Promote and facilitate the movement of goods and people
  • Rail playing an active role in the continent’s economic development
Julio Gómez-Pomar, Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management
Oct 2009:00
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Open Access: New Business model, New Profits

Plenary
Mesela Nhlapo, Chief Executive Officer, Railroad Association Of South Africa
James Holley, Chief Executive Officer, Traxtion Sheltam
Abigail Kiernan, Project Engineer, Network Rail
Oct 2009:20
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Railway as the backbone to environmental sustainability

Plenary
  • Improve existing solutions to reduce energy consumption
  • Gaining a competitive edge by using sustainable energy sources over other transport nodes
  • Creating sustainable development policies and principles
  • Making sustainability a shared vision
  • Forming future-ready transit systems
Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Climate Change Specialist, Scientific Communicator, Writer And Award-Winning Innovator, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Oct 2009:40
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MINISTERIAL PANEL

Plenary
Trade between African nations is considered one of the continent’s great unexploited economic opportunities, but poor cross-border connectivity continues to hinder growth. The lack of connectivity between African nations is a fundamental cause of this imbalance. This deficiency is compounded by the massive gap in infrastructure investment in Africa.The consortium of African Ministers of Transport will discuss the way forward to creating a path to economic, social and political successes using transport as a means to strengthen Intra-African trade and Cooperation.
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana
James Sankwasa, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Works & Transport
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Oct 2009:40
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Title Sponsor Presentation

Plenary
Sponsored presentation
Oct 2010:00
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Imports, exports & economic growth through regional rail partnerships

Plenary
Julio Gómez-Pomar, Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management
Oct 2010:30
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Debunking the myths of a financially and economically independent continent

Finance and Investment
Vivian Ramathuba, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
Nangamso Maponya, Principal - Infrastructure Finance - Transport, Logistics And Bulk Water, DBSA
Shephard Mphambela, Director, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG)
Seison Reddy, Manager Infrastructure Finance ? Transport, Logistics And Ict, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Oct 2010:30
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Digitisation in public transport in the next 5 years

Smart Mobility
Abigail Kiernan, Project Engineer, Network Rail
Marcelo Blumenfeld Mendonca, Industrial Fellow, University of Birmingham
Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa
Felix Njoku, Director Of Finance, Nigerian Railways Corporation
Oct 2010:30
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Urban transit and passenger rail in Africa

Urban Rail
Argent Chuula, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern & Southern Africa, COMESA
Corneille Ahossi, General Director, OCBN Benin-Niger Railways
Assiata Juriste Ouedraogo, Head Of Urban Transport Department, Ministry of Transports - Burkina Faso
Imad Belmajdoub, High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF
Oct 2011:20
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The hottest projects in Egypt and what is being done to open the door for investment

Rail Tech
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Mohamed Ali, Advisor To The Transport Committee, Parliament
Oct 2011:20
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Digital-age transportation: transforming and integrating Africa’s systems

Rolling Stock
Marcelo Blumenfeld Mendonca, Industrial Fellow, University of Birmingham
Oct 2011:20
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Lobito Corridor: the PPP on Railway and the investments opportunities

Operational Efficiency
Ottoniel Manuel, Senior Technician, Ministry of Transport
Oct 2011:20
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Smart trains with no drivers, no longer a utopian dream

Intermodal Freight
James Hammett, Managing Director, U.K. Tram
Oct 2011:20
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An investigation into the rail/port interface

Finance and Investment
Elias Mwenyo, Acting Senior Manager: Commercial, Namport
Oct 2011:30
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Lobito Corridor PPP on railway and the investment opportunities

Finance and Investment
Ottoniel Manuel, Senior Technician, Ministry of Transport
Oct 2011:30
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Smart connectivity for an improved passenger experience

Urban Rail
Khaled Abbas Sayed, Professor, Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering House
Oct 2011:40
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The hottest projects in Cameroon and what is being done to open the door for investment

Rail Tech
Olivier Koumfieg, Transport Director, CamRail
Oct 2011:40
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The future of rail asset management is digital

Rolling Stock
Felix Njoku, Director Of Finance, Nigerian Railways Corporation
Oct 2011:40
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PANEL: Debunking the myths of a financially and economically independent continent

Operational Efficiency
Vivian Ramathuba, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
Shephard Mphambela, Director, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG)
Nangamso Maponya, Principal - Infrastructure Finance - Transport, Logistics And Bulk Water, DBSA
Seison Reddy, Manager Infrastructure Finance ? Transport, Logistics And Ict, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Oct 2011:40
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Vehicles Monitoring Vehicles – Predictive Methods from Vehicle System Diagnostic Data

Intermodal Freight
  • Vehicles Monitoring Themselves
  • Vehicle Maintenance Regimes
  • Smart Maintenance Using Artificial Intelligence
  • Building Recurrent Neural Networks to Predict Failure Events
  • Intelligent Fleet Maintenance Scheduling
Farouk Balouchi, Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research
Oct 2011:40
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Enhancing corridor linkages between ports and markets

Finance and Investment
Nchechuma Banla, Head Of Communications, Public Relations Division, Port Authority of Douala
Oct 2012:00
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The hottest projects in Tunisia and what is being done to open the door for investment

Rail Tech
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis
Walid Medhioub, Manager, Tunis Rapid Rail Network Company
Oct 2012:00
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Paying with your face: How feasible is it?

Rolling Stock
Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Railway Board, Indian Railways
Oct 2012:00
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Country Spotlight: East Africa

Country Spotlights
The hottest projects in the pipeline in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia and what is being done to open the investment door
Yehualashet Jemere, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Railway Corporation
Phillip Mainga, Ag. Managing Director, Kenya Railways Corporation
Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways
Oct 2012:00
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Estimating the influence & impact of ride hailing services on rail

Intermodal Freight
Amiene Van Der Merwe, Managing Director, The Green Cab
Oct 2012:00
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Port and rail initiatives invite opportunities for private investment

Finance and Investment
Aziz Diop, Railway Engineer, ANCF Senegal
Oct 2012:20
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11 Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR THELO DB
Oct 2012:20
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12 Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR TRANSNET
Oct 2012:20
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5. Achieving interoperability across transport modes

Plenary
Ole Torp Sejersen, Chief Executive Officer, NJS
Oct 2012:20
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9. Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR PRASA
Oct 2013:00
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Keynote Ministerial Panel

Plenary
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana
Ronah Serwadda, Commissioner, Ministry of EAC Affairs
James Sankwasa, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Works & Transport
Oct 2014:00
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Sponsored Presentation

Plenary
Sponsored Presentation
Oct 2014:00
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PANEL: Inter-regional projects: looking at governance, compliance and risk management

Rail Tech
Freeman Masuku, Chief Director -Transport Policy And Planning, Department Of Road & Transport
Winston Cluff, Managing Director, Cluff Trade & Investments
Oct 2014:00
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PANEL Secrets of private railway success: adapting your strategy

Operational Efficiency
Nwabisa Ntiyane, Chief Operating Officer, SAFLog
Oct 2014:30
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Railway as the backbone to environmental sustainability

Plenary
Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Climate Change Specialist, Scientific Communicator, Writer And Award-Winning Innovator, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Oct 2014:40
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The capital gap: How large is the opportunity for private investment in the rail industry

Operational Efficiency
Prabhas Kumar, Afc Specialist, Ministry Of Transport And Communications
Oct 2015:00
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Integrating new tech in signalling and communications

Rail Tech
Mebratu Delelegn, Occ, Director, Ethio-Djubouti Railway operation
Lesedi Gaolemoge, Signals and Telecommunications Engineer, Botswana Railways
Portia Nkuna, Managing Director, Fazi Rail Academy Pty Ltd
Oct 2015:00
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Safety Guide: A systems approach to enhancing railway safety

Rail Tech
Peaceman Sopazi, General Manager - Technical Skills Development, Rsr Corp
Oct 2015:00
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Making your data work for you

Rolling Stock
Kapil Jambhulkar, Head of Rolling Stock Maintenance, Indian Railways
Oct 2015:00
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Alternative business models to attract investors

Operational Efficiency
Bongani Mankewu, Executive Director - Infrastructure Development And Engagement Unit, Nelson Mandela University
Oct 2015:00
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Ensuring the protection of your tech, assets, and people

Security
Peaceman Sopazi, General Manager - Technical Skills Development, Rsr Corp
Moses Shaba, General Manager, Human Factors, Rail Safety Regulator
Oct 2015:00
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Optimising life cycle management through automation

Asset Management
Timothy Zalanga, Corporate Planning Director, NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Railway Board, Indian Railways
Freeman Masuku, Chief Director -Transport Policy And Planning, Department Of Road & Transport
Humphrey Nwugo, Regional Chief Operating Officer, African Export-Import Bank
Oct 2015:30
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CyRail: preparing for threats through resilient security

Security
Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR
Oct 2015:30
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Tech and the future of maintenance and asset management

Asset Management
Felix Njoku, Director Of Finance, Nigerian Railways Corporation
Oct 2015:40
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Smart stations in smart cities, achieving sustainable urbanization

Intermodal Freight
Oltesh Thobias, Chief Regional Procurement Officer, African Development Bank
Oct 2016:00
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Sponsored Presentation

Rail Tech
Sponsored Presentation
Oct 2016:00
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Sponsored Presentation

Security
Sponsored Presentation
Oct 2016:00
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Sponsored Presentation

Asset Management
Sponsored Presentation
Oct 2016:30
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Country Spotlight: North Africa

Country Spotlights
The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and what is being done to open the investment door
Mourad Gassab, Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis
Mohamed Ali, Advisor To The Transport Committee, Parliament
Imad Belmajdoub, High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF
last published: 23/Sep/20 13:05 GMT

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