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Argus Africa Roads 2018

Agenda

Gain a foothold in east Africa’s competitive road construction and development industry
Day 2 - Wednesday, 7 March 2018
 CONSTRUCTION | POLICIES | PPP PROCESS AND ROAD FINANCING | DEMAND
 08:50

Morning coffee and networking

 09:50

Welcome address

REVIEWING NEW ROAD PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

 10:20

Keynote regional session: Focusing on east, central and southern Africa: Road building, rehabilitation and maintenance projects: Progress, future plans, implementation and impact on bitumen demand

Key road authorities across Africa will explore the state of construction activity and bitumen demand in individual markets such as in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. Each panellist is expected to give a 20-minute uninterrupted presentation, and 10 minutes of Q&A ending with a summary

You will learn:

  • How to best maximise your budget for projects
  • Where the future infrastructure projects are 
  • Where the increased demand for bitumen and asphalt is across east, central and southern Africa 
  • How to build safe and sustainable roads made to last through developments of specification

Session participants:

  • Eng. Samuel Omer, General Manager (Planning), Kenya National Highways Authority
  • Eng. Elias Mwape, Director and CEO, Road Development Agency, Zambia
  • Conrad Lutombi, Chief Executive Officer, Roads Authority Namibia
 11:15 Morning coffee and networking 

     SUPPLY AND DEMAND DYNAMICS: BITUMEN AND ASPHALT PRODUCERS STRATEGIES 

 11:45      Global bitumen/asphalt market fundamentals and impacts from the upstream
  • Potential trends impacting global oil and bitumen market
  • New strategies to engineer bitumen/asphalt and properties that impact road durability and quality
  • Assessing the future of bitumen/asphalt and how the landscape for this market continues to change
 12:15 Assessing bitumen/asphalt supply in east Africa
  • Taking an in-depth look at trends across the region to identify new business opportunities
  • Exploring consistent long-term supply of quality bitumen and asphalt: Who are your competitors of tomorrow and what do you need to do to win?

    Hossein Goudarzi, General Manager, Jey oil Africa
 12:45  Networking lunch
 14:15 Understanding the investor mind set: Which sector do investors believe to be the most attractive from the value chain: bitumen storage and logistics, financing the modernisation of road infrastructure or transformational technology and materials in Africa?
  • What are the key drivers of investors?
  • How to predict risk in unpredictable times in Africa? 
  • What works best and for whom?
 14:45

Spotlight on Kenya: How to do business in Kenya? Investment opportunities in road construction and development industry

Dr Moses Ikiara
, Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority

 15:15 Guest Keynote Presentation: Delivering safe and sustainable road infrastructure in Africa: Winning strategies from a leading contraction and civil engineering company

  • Preparing and implementing best in class bankable and profitable PPP projects: Proper project preparation and extensive due diligence 
  • What are the means of ensuring that road infrastructure spending is both efficient and effective in Africa?
  • De-risking your PPP project: How best to manage market risk, specifically looking into

- Inadequate legal and regulatory framework for PPPs

- Lack of technical skills to manage PPP programmes and projects

- Unfavourable investor perception of country risk

 - Africa’s limited role in global trade and investment

- Expanding infrastructure

- Accessing financial markets

 Andrew Patterson, Regional President, Africa, Bechtel

 15:45 Panel discussion: Delivering safe and sustainable road infrastructure in Africa: Winning strategies from leading road construction companies and road agencies

Discussion participants:
  • Dr Moses Ikiara, Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority
  • Seth Herung, Acting CEO, Namibia Contractor Company (RCC)
  • Eng. Elias Mwape, Director and CEO, Road Development Agency, Zambia
  • Conrad Lutombi, Chief Executive Officer, Roads Authority Namibia
  • Andrew Patterson, Regional President, Africa, Bechtel
 16:15  Afternoon coffee and networking
16:45-17:45   Breakout sessions
Delegates will have the excellent opportunity to attend one of the sessions below                      

Outlook for the road aggregates market in AfricaArgus Africa Roads onstage interview with a respected road aggregates player Interview topic: How to build safe and sustainable roads made to last through developments of road aggregates specifications?
           

Meet-the -buyer roundtable discussion groups

VIP meet-the-buyer roundtable discussion groups offer opportunities to meet with key road agencies and road construction companies, while enjoying a cocktail.

          

One-to-one meetings
One-to-one meetings at the venue are available in private meeting rooms for conference attendees and exhibitors only.
           
 17:30  Close of conference day one
 17:45 Networking Party: Connect and Meet with business leaders from infrastructure  groups, bitumen and asphalt suppliers, and project owners. 

Enjoy our networking party attracting senior representatives of the industry, where African industry leaders rub shoulders with global players. 
 
Day 3 -Thursday, 8 March 2018
SUPPLY CHAIN | BITUMEN MOVEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
09:30  Morning registration and networking
10:00 Chairman’s opening remarks
IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY                                  
 10:10

Maputo development corridor's CASE STUDY: Why regional integration matters to cross border trade?

Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

  10:40 Panel discussion: Best practice in unblocking barriers to achieve smooth supply
  • Assessing the current trading landscape and supply of bitumen and asphalt across the region
  • What are the main barriers across the supply chain? 
  • Unblocking these barriers to achieve smooth supply
  • How is a lack of focus surrounding budgets impacting supply planning?
  • How can companies work more closely together?
  • Understanding the benefits of bulk cargo vs drums vs containers?
  • What are the main risks involved in contracts and legalities?
  • How best to meet requirements for regional compliance?

Among panel participants:

Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

11:10   Morning coffee and networking
EXPLORING CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DEVELOPING REGION
         11:40 Argus Africa Roads onstage interview with an admired industry mind Interview topic: Exploring the shipping landscape and accessing vessels of the right size
  • Understanding the current shipping landscape and where supply is coming from
  • Are there any new shipping players in the market and how will they impact supply?
  • Assessing the different types of cargo that are suitable for east African demand
  • How can companies cut shipping and vessel costs?
  • Exploring the need for storage facilities to cut transport costs
 12:10 Case Study: Assessment of storage facilities in east Africa 
  • Enabling efficient storage facilities to support the business 
  • Reviewing needs of new projects
 12:40  Chairman's closing remarks
 12:50   Networking lunch and close of the conference

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