Apply for the VIP programme


Join your peers at the annual one-stop-shop for buying, learning and choosing partners.

Hear about  the latest technologies that are transforming the rail industry.

Meet with over 200 world class solution providers in exclusive one on one meetings organized by the Terrapinn networking team.


Africa Rail is the largest rail event in Africa, bringing over 6,000 visitors and over 1,000 key decision makers and their partners from all over the world.


Attend the premium conference to:

Hear thought provoking keynote presentations, practical case studies, country spotlights and numerous roundtables and workshops delivered by those who are at the forefront of globally disrupting and shaping the future of our industry.

Network with the most innovative minds from across rail and technology, Africa Rail ignites new ideas and inspires the audience to think differently. You’ll be stimulated by innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Africa.

Position your company at the forefront of the industry and ensure companies overseeing $508bn worth of rail projects understand your commitment to the region.

2017 VIPs included

  • African railway operators
  • Transport Government Officials from across Africa
  • End users: Mining, manufacturing, oil & gas


Who is eligible?

C-Level executives from Rail Operators and Government in Africa (All subject to approval).

What is it?

Our exclusive VIP programme offers Rail operators and Government a limited number of complimentary passes to attend Africa Rail.


What does it include?

  • Full access to the 2 day conference and exhibition.
  • Access to the Premium Lounge, a space dedicated to pre-arranged meetings and on-site introductions with the assistance of the Terrapinn networking team.
  • Peer to peer roundtables that give you the opportunity to learn & share knowledge and solutions, with smaller groups of 10-15 professionals from the industry.
  • Full access to our Online Networking Platform which allows you to directly contact all attendees to the show.
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the 2 days.

A 2 day pass to Africa Rail is worth over US$1,500; apply for your free pass through our Guest buyer programme .

The Hosted Buyer Programme is also open to C-level executives from rail operators on an application basis. Please email for more information.



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