Johannesburg, 25 - 26 August 2020

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Aug 2509:00
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Rail (r)Evolution: getting on the enterprise mobility train by 2027

Plenary
  • Forming an agile rail network
  • Rolling out a mobile-focused strategy
  • Increasing cloud-based railways, the future of mobility
  • Adoption of intelligent traffic systems
  • Striving towards implementing world-class automated systems
Aug 2509:20
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Cyber-defence: guarding rail against evolving threats

Plenary
  • Implementing integrated information systems right at the beginning
  • Carry out technical audit to verify all software and tech used in projects
  • Thwart hacking attempts by setting controls and countermeasures
  • Phasing out legacy systems faster
  • Willingness to collaborate and exchange information on cyber security with relevant industry players
  • Budgeting for cybersecurity
Clive Roberts, Professor, Railway Systems And Railway Research Director, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research & Education
Aug 2509:40
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Panel: The Luxemburg Rail Protocol: A solution for intra-continental trade

Plenary
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
Mike Moukaila Bamidele Salawou, Division Manager, African Development Bank
Aug 2510:10
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Open Access: A new dawn or false hope

Plenary
The South African Government is planning the introduction of Open Access to the core network through the Draft White Paper into National Rail Policy. Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania have implemented this already and other countries are considering the policy. Will this bring a new wave of investment to the sector or is this false hope
Mesela Nhlapo, Chief Executive Officer, Railroad Association Of South Africa
James Holley, Chief Executive Officer, Traxtion Sheltam
Aug 2511:20
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An analysis and risk evaluation of railway rolling stock

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Aug 2511:20
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What’s next for the digital age of railway signalling?

RAIL TECH
Mebratu Delelegn, Occ, Director, Ethio-Djubouti Railway operation
Aug 2511:20
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Urban rapid transit as an opportunity for sustainable and inclusive development

PASSENGER
Imad Belmajdoub, High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF
Aug 2511:20
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Regional integration 101: current state and future possibilities

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Ronah Serwadda, Commissioner, Ministry of EAC Affairs
Aug 2511:20
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What to expect from digitisation in public transport in the next 5 years

SMART MOBILITY
Victor Radebe, Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa
Aug 2511:40
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PANEL

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Moving to the 5th industrial revolution: how new tech, digitisation and big data is impacting business models
Bhekithemba Dlamini, Engineering Director, Eswatini Railways
Aug 2511:40
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PANEL

RAIL TECH
5G is already upon us – the future of railway mobile communication
Diego Galar, Head Of Maintenance, Reliability Tecnalia, Professor Of Condition Monitoring, Division Of Operation And Maintenance Engineering, Lulea University
Portia Nkuna, Managing Director, Fazi Rail Academy Pty Ltd
Aug 2511:40
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PANEL

PASSENGER
Balancing the integration of land use and transport systems
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
Aug 2511:40
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PANEL

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Igniting intra-African trade through cross border rail links
Roelof Van Tonder, Business Development, Africa House
Philemon Thobane, Senior Underwriter, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa Ltd
Petrus Fusi, General Manager, Crossborder Strategy, Transnet Group
Aug 2511:40
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PANEL

SMART MOBILITY
Get onboard the blockchain train: embracing and integrating tech evolution
Mpho Dagada, Commisioner - The Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Presidency Of South Africa
Nerushka Bowan, Founder, LITT Institute
Aug 2512:20
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2. Inspiration for change: forging rail’s path towards modern mobility

Plenary
Abigail Kiernan, Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail
Aug 2512:20
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5. Serving the community by upgrading rail facilities in remote areas

Plenary
Jordan Zimba, Government Inspector Of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications
Aug 2512:20
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8. Topic TBC

Plenary
RESERVED FOR LENNINGS RAIL – RAIL 2 RAIL
Aug 2514:00
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Harnessing land value as an alternative Revenue Stream for Rail Development

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Timothy Zalanga, Corporate Planning Director, NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Aug 2514:00
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LTE-CBTC integration in Bilbao Metro Line 3

RAIL TECH
RESERVED FOR TELTRONIC
Aug 2514:00
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What passengers really want: improving experiences through rail innovation

PASSENGER
Saibaba Ankala, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways
Aug 2514:00
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The hottest projects in Botswana and what is being done to open the door for investment

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Leonard Makwinja, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Railways
Aug 2514:00
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Challenges facing the Development of Transnational PPP Rail Projects in Africa

SMART MOBILITY
David Baxter, International Development Navigator And Ppp Consultant, Private
Aug 2514:20
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Improving climate protection & customer quality through innovation

RAIL TECH
Kasirim Nwuke, President, Institute on Science, Innovation, Technology & Society
Aug 2514:20
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The hottest projects in The Democratic Republic of Congo and what is being done to open the door for investment

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Aug 2514:20
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Transport Systems Connecting Africa: Competition Versus Complementarities

SMART MOBILITY
Khaled Abbas Sayed, Professor, Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering House
Aug 2514:40
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Sand Mitigation around Railway Tracks: Prepare and protect against adverse weather

BIG PICTURE RAIL
RESERVED FOR LENNINGS RAIL – RAIL 2 RAIL
Aug 2514:40
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The hottest projects in Nigeria and what is being done to open the door for investment

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation
Aug 2514:40
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Design & Implementation: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can solve real problems

PASSENGER
Adedayo Yusuff, Associate Professor, UniSA
Aug 2514:40
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The hottest projects in Namibia and what is being done to open the door for investment

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
James Sankwasa, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Works & Transport
Aug 2514:40
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Connected vehicles in Smart Cities: the future of transportation

SMART MOBILITY
Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Aug 2515:00
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Using simulation to optimize railway operations management

BIG PICTURE RAIL
RESERVED FOR TRANSNET ENGINEERING
Aug 2515:00
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The hottest projects in Ghana and what is being done to open the door for investment

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana
Aug 2515:00
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Glance at the future of train stations in 2030

PASSENGER
Abigail Kiernan, Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail
Aug 2515:00
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Showcasing the Metro Express Project and Integrated Transport in Mauritius

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Das Mootanah, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Express Mauritius
Aug 2515:00
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Vehicle Monitoring the Track - Development of Track Condition Monitoring System from In-Service Vehicles

SMART MOBILITY
  • Vehicles Monitoring the Track
  • Detection of Track Faults from In-vehicle Data
  • Detection Algorithm Development
  • Trials on Infrastructure
  • Track Quality Assessment from In-service Vehicles
Farouk Balouchi, Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research
Aug 2515:20
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PANEL Women in Transport: Closing the gender gap and overcoming the challenges faced in the industry

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Mesela Nhlapo, Chief Executive Officer, Railroad Association Of South Africa
Thembi Moyo, Chief Executive Officer, Beitbridge - Bulawayo Railway (Pvt) Ltd
Portia Nkuna, Managing Director, Fazi Rail Academy Pty Ltd
Lebogang Letsoalo, Chairperson, African Women in Supply Chain Association AWISCA
Aug 2515:20
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The hottest projects of Railways in Angola and what is being done to open the door for investment

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Aristides Sebastiao, Director Of International Exchange, Caminho de Ferro de Benguela-EP
Aug 2515:20
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Will trams ever replace railway in Africa?Will trams ever replace railway in Africa?

PASSENGER
Johan Du Plessis, Professor Of The Department Of Transport And Supply Chain Logistics, University of Johannesburg
Aug 2515:20
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The operational and legal challenges of interoperability in Africa

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Keir Fitch, Head Of Unit, Rail Safety And Interoperability, European Commission
Aug 2515:20
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Millennials and employment: discovering a new setting for the labour market

SMART MOBILITY
Catherine Larkin, Executive Director, Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport
Aug 2515:40
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The hottest projects in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the door for investment

RAIL TECH
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Yehualashet Jemere, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Railway Corporation
Aug 2515:40
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On the move: efficient and comfortable mobility for mass transit

PASSENGER
Rodrigue Gadengar-Roasna, Director Of Urbanism And Head Of Urban Transport, Chad Ministry of Transport
Aug 2515:40
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An assessment on regional integration - taking full advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Duncan Bonnett, Director, Africa House
Aug 2515:40
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Reshaping the future of mobility: What does the next city look like?

SMART MOBILITY
Sebastian Dyantyi, Client Partner For Africa, WhereIsMyTransport
Aug 2516:20
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PANEL Maximising on the opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution in the rail sector

Plenary
  • Addressing issues that create pressure on the railway system
  • Customized customer service: considering the culture, behaviour & health of the individual
  • Initiating leadership and engagement
  • Framing a realistic future for railways
  • Global case studies and learning curves
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib
Essam Salim, Supply Chain Manager, Triple Diamond
Lewis Mukwada, Chief Executive Officer, National Railways of Zimbabwe
Alexey Ozerov, Head Of International Cooperation Department, Jsc Niias, Russian Railways
Richard Dombo, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Development Authority
Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways

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Aug 2608:50
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Chair’s opening remarks

Plenary
Clive Roberts, Professor, Railway Systems And Railway Research Director, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research & Education
Aug 2609:00
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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
Aug 2609:20
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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)
Aug 2609:40
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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 Transportation
Aug 2611:20
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The hottest projects in Egypt and what is being done to open the door for investment

BIG PICTURE RAIL
This presentation covers projects from the entire rail spectrum
Mohamed Ali, Advisor To The Transport Committee, Parliament
Aug 2611:20
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Digital-age transportation: transforming and integrating Africa’s systems

RAIL TECH
Marcelo Blumenfeld Mendonca, Industrial Fellow, University of Birmingham
Aug 2611:20
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Lobito Corridor: the PPP on Railway and the investments opportunities

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Ottoniel Manuel, Senior Technician, Ministry of Transport
Aug 2611:20
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Smart trains with no drivers, no longer a utopian dream

SMART MOBILITY
James Hammett, Managing Director, U.K. Tram
Aug 2611:20
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An investigation into the rail/port interface

INTERMODAL
Elias Mwenyo, Acting Senior Manager: Commercial, Namport
Aug 2611:40
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The hottest projects in Cameroon and what is being done to open the door for investment

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Olivier Koumfieg, Transport Director, CamRail
Aug 2611:40
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The future of rail asset management is digital

RAIL TECH
Felix Njoku, Director Of Finance, Nigerian Railways Corporation
Aug 2611:40
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PANEL: 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
Aug 2611:40
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Vehicles Monitoring Vehicles – Predictive Methods from Vehicle System Diagnostic Data

SMART MOBILITY
  • 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
Aug 2611:40
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Enhancing corridor linkages between ports and markets

INTERMODAL
Nchechuma Banla, Head Of Communications, Public Relations Division, Port Authority of Douala
Aug 2612:00
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The hottest projects in Tunisia and what is being done to open the door for investment

BIG PICTURE RAIL
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
Aug 2612:00
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Paying with your face: How feasible is it?

RAIL TECH
Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Railway Board, INDIAN RAILWAYS
Aug 2612:00
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Estimating the influence & impact of ride hailing services on rail

SMART MOBILITY
Amiene Van Der Merwe, Managing Director, The Green Cab
Aug 2612:00
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Port and rail initiatives invite opportunities for private investment

INTERMODAL
Aziz Diop, Railway Engineer, ANCF Senegal
Aug 2612:20
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11 Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR THELO DB
Aug 2612:20
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12 Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR TRANSNET
Aug 2612:20
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5. Achieving interoperability across transport modes

Plenary
Ole Torp Sejersen, Chief Executive Officer, NJS
Aug 2612:20
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9. Topic to be announced

Plenary
RESERVED FOR PRASA
Aug 2614:00
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PANEL: Inter-regional projects: looking at governance, compliance and risk management

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Winston Cluff, Managing Director, Cluff Trade & Investments
Freeman Masuku, Chief Director -Transport Policy And Planning, Department Of Road & Transport
Aug 2614:00
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PANEL Secrets of private railway success: adapting your strategy

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Nwabisa Ntiyane, Chief Operating Officer, SAFLog
Aug 2614:40
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The capital gap: How large is the opportunity for private investment in the rail industry

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Prabhas Kumar, Afc Specialist, Ministry Of Transport And Communications
Aug 2615:00
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Safety Guide: A systems approach to enhancing railway safety

BIG PICTURE RAIL
Peaceman Sopazi, General Manager - Technical Skills Development, Rsr Corp
Aug 2615:00
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Making your data work for you

RAIL TECH
Kapil Jambhulkar, Director - Head Of Rolling Stock, North East Frontier Railway, INDIAN RAILWAYS
Aug 2615:00
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Alternative business models to attract investors

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Bongani Mankewu, Executive Director - Infrastructure Development And Engagement Unit, Nelson Mandela University
Aug 2615:40
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Smart stations in smart cities, achieving sustainable urbanization

SMART MOBILITY
Oltesh Thobias, Chief Regional Procurement Officer, African Development Bank
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