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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

Chairman’s opening remarks: Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus

REVIEWING NEW ROAD PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

 10:00

Keynote address: Kenya: Road building, rehabilitation and maintenance projects: Progress, future plans, implementation and impact on bitumen demand


Eng. Jacob Ruwa
, Executive Director, Kenya Roads Board

 11:00 Morning coffee and networking 

     SUPPLY AND DEMAND DYNAMICS: BITUMEN AND ASPHALT PRODUCERS STRATEGIES 

 11:30 Uncertainties within the oil markets and for bitumen

Laurent Sourlin
, Africa Bitumen Manager, Shell
 12:00 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
 12:30  Networking lunch
 14:00 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?

    Andrew Patterson, Regional President, Africa, Bechtel
 14:30 PPP process: Reviewing the need to include the private sector to ensure   implementation and execution of road, highway and corridor projects in East Africa? 

  • Discussing the latest developments in the African PPP market  and how PPP can be used for the development of safe and sustainable roads across Africa
  • Navigating the legal and contractual requirements for large-scale PPP projects in East Africa?
  • Understanding the investor mindset: the need for PPP funding of regional road infrastructure, optimal models and risk allocation between public and private counterparties, success factors to accelerate the use of PPPs.
  • Brigette Baillie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa 
  • Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
 15:25 Afternoon coffee and networking 
16:20 Panel discussion: Delivering safe and sustainable road infrastructure in Africa: Winning strategies from leading road construction companies and road agencies

Discussion participants:
  • Seth Herung, Acting CEO, Namibia Contractor Company (RCC)
  • Andrew Patterson, Regional President, Africa, Bechtel
  • Eng. Jacob Ruwa, Executive Director, Kenya Roads Board            
 17:00  Close of conference day one
 17:15 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
10:30 Chairman’s opening remarks 

Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY                                  
 10:40

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

  • Why regional integration is important for African economies?
  • How transport and trade corridors contribute to regional integration?
  • How the Maputo Corridor has benefited from regional integration?

    Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative
  11:10  Q&A 

Interviewer:
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus

Interviewee:
Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

11:30   Morning coffee and networking
EXPLORING CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DEVELOPING REGION
         12:00 The future of African corridors
  • Africa’s growth
  • Cost of landlocked logistics’
  • Future of trucking

    Erik Kok, Chief Executive Officer, African Ports and Corridor Holdings (APCH)
12:30 Handling of road construction materials through the port of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

  • Planning an efficient operation
  • Right methods of handling 
  • Environmental concerns

    Mari Pennanen, Chief Business Development Officer, DSM Corridor Group (DCG)
 13:00  Chairman's closing remarks
 13:15   Networking lunch and close of the conference

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