THE 2018 EDITION AGENDA IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED AND WILL COVER INDUSTRY-RELEVANT TOPICS SUCH AS:

  • DIRECT INSIGHTS AND CASE STUDIES from the latest transport infrastructure projects in the region such as:
    •    Standard Gauge Project
    •    BRT
    •    Trans border Corridors
  • DEDICATED COUNTRY SESSIONS plus insightful presentations by industry experts
  • DISSECTING CRITICAL ISSUES such as:
    •    Ensuring Successful Implementation of Planned Projects: Effective Checks & Balances
    •    Regulatory and Institutional Reform to Enhance Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Development
    •    Strategies to Attract Private Investors to East & Central Africa Transportation Projects
    •    Procurement Issues Such as Local Content Benefits vs External Knowledge and Skills
    •    Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Existing Infrastructure
    •    Managing Stakeholder Expectations of Large-Scale Projects
    •    Attracting Sustainable Investments and Financing: Investor Risks vs What is Acceptable Profit
    •    Future Proofing Infrastructure Projects through Sustainable Models
    •    Role of PPPs and Getting It Right
    •    Urban Transport Issues: Reducing Congestion, Increasing Convenience plus Non-Motorised Transport Issues
    •    The Intermodal Value Chain Opportunities to Drive Economic Development in Africa
    •    Technological Breakthroughs in African Traffic and Corridor Management
    •    Commuter Rail and Traffic Congestion Management in Urban Centres
    •    The Urban cable car – a new element of transport infrastructure
  • Plus ROBUST PANEL DEBATES from both government and private sectors on critical issues of regulation, sustainability and financing to deep-dive and consolidate key learning points
Email cathy.lim@magenta-global.com.sg with your presentation topic and abstract.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS AT THE 2017 SUMMIT INCLUDE:

  • Hon Prof Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa, Minister, Ministry of Works, Transport & Communications, Tanzania
  • Kadogosa Kungu Masanja, Managing Director, Tanzania Railways Ltd (TRL) and Reli Assets Holding Company (RAHCO), Tanzania
  • Eng James N’gaga, Chief Executive Officer, Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA), Kenya
  • Apollo Kashanku, Senior Transport Economist, Ministry of Works & Transport, Uganda
  • Eng Michael Kisaka, Director of Railway Regulation, Surface & Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA), Tanzania
  • Eng Bruno T Ching’andu, Managing Director, Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA)
  • Eng Ronald Lwakatare, Chief Executive Officer, Dar Rapid Transit Agency (DART)
  • Eng Solomon Ouna, Standard Gauge Advisor, Kenya Railways
  • Eric Peiffer, Managing Director, Vecturis, Belgium
  • Abig Getachew, Chief Officer for Research & Development, Ethiopia Railways Corporation
  • Patrick Mfugale, Chief Executive Officer, Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) (invited)
  • Eng Yonas Mchomvu, Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank
  • Erik Kok, Chief Executive Officer/Director, African Ports & Corridors Holdings (APCH)
  • Mari Pennanen, Director of Business Development, DSM Corridor Group
  • and more...
  • To find out about speaking opportunities, please email us at marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite abstracts of 300 words with an empirical that will be of interest and relevant to transport planners and policy makers in Africa. Possible themes may include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Case studies of sustainable transport developments in Africa and/ or around the world
  • Policy framework and governance practices
  • New technologies and green infrastructure for transport

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