The Agenda will cover 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
    •    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


  • 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...
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