The conference

Africa rail is for those who are serious about delivering true rail and transport innovation across Africa.


To remain relevant, operators and transport providers are constantly looking for knowledge and best practice on additional services, future-proofing business models, funding and finance, staying customer-centric and how to deliver sustainable services to a changing world and consumer.

The Africa Rail conference brings together the brightest and most innovative minds. These inspirational keynotes and pioneers who are already influencing innovation in rail as well as technology leaders from the world’s most innovative companies.

For 23 years, delegates have flocked to the conference to get first-hand knowledge on upcoming projects, investment opportunities across the continent and innovations what will help them succeed in the railways industry. 

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From keynote presentations, practical case studies and country spotlights to interactive roundtable discussions and workshops, Africa Rail gives you the opportunity to showcase your expertise in a multitude of formats. Our agenda is designed to excite, provoke, inspire and captivate!




3 Conference tracks - 20 themes


The Africa Rail conference offers the opportunity for the entire rail community to meet, learn, strategize and explore the latest trends and innovations sweeping the industry.

Project spotlights
Digital Rail
Big data
Advanced analytics
Route & cargo mix optimisation
Operational planning
Asset tracking, condition monitoring
Predictive & prescriptive track & train maintenance
AI powered analytics
Modernisation & AI
Keynote & strategy
Finance & investment
Developing multimodal


Africa Rail 2023



To sponsor

Raj Anand




To speak   

Carol Mukendi







Rachel Ormond