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Argus West Africa Roads 2017

  • Argus West Africa Roads 2017

Conference Day One - 29 November 2017


CONSTRUCTION | POLICIES | DEMAND

08.00
Morning refreshments and networking
09.00
VIP Exhibition Tour
09.20
Chairman's opening remarks
James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus
 

IDENTIFYING GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES AND COMMITMENTS TO BUILDING ROADS

 09.30 Keynote welcoming address
 09.40 Reviewing the importance of rebuilding and maintenance work in Ghana for economic prosperity
  • Prospects for road developments in Ghana and new road projects on the horizon
  • Exploring the importance of maintenance projects
  • Opportunities for investment in the road sector for national and international stakeholders
 10.00 Keynote panel discussion: Identifying new business opportunities for road development across west Africa
Key road authorities across west Africa will explore the potential growth in the road industry and contracts being won in Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Guinea
  • Identifying the main challenges facing road construction companies
  • Where do we see increased demand for bitumen and asphalt across west Africa?
  • What is the project pipeline and what new projects will come on stream?
  • How can we build sustainable roads made to last through developments of new specifications?
  • Understanding how to work effectively with road authorities
  • Opportunities for public-private partnership (PPP) projects
  • How do you see development in the near future and what will the priorities be?
Collins Donker, Regional Director, Ghana Highways Authority
 10.50 Morning coffee and networking
 11.20 Exploring new specifications in Ghana and the impact on the industry
  • Understanding the changing specification landscape: When will changes come into force?
  • How will new specifications affect road contractors?
  • Roads that will require new specifications of PMB: Smaller farm roads, urban road networks and larger projects
  • Understanding the impact on asphalt quality
  • What will the new properties be for new specifications: Durability
Collins Donker, Regional Director, Ghana Highways Authority
 

REFINERY AND BITUMEN OUTPUT IN WEST AFRICA

 11.50 Exploring bitumen supply in west Africa
  • Assessing current trading trends across the region to identify new business opportunities
  • Will new terminals compete with Ivory Coast?
  • Identifying investments at the SMB refinery
  • Understanding new players in the market: Where will be the new export markets be?
  • Exploring consistent long-term supply of quality bitumen: Where will it come from?
Senior Representative, SMB
12.20  Networking lunch
Breakout sessions
*delegates will have the option to attend one of the workshops below 
Workshop 1

FINANCING

Explore opportunities for financing projects and understanding the steps involved in getting your project off the ground

  • PPP projects
  • Successful case studies
  • Steps to secure financing
 Workshop 2
STORAGE

Are you affected by the lack of storage because of supply issues?

  • Learn how to overcome the key challenges of storage
  • Looking for solutions to bring bitumen from the point of production to end-users
 Workshop 3
RISK

Understanding potential economic, compliance and political risks and finding ways to mitigate them

  • Uncovering your market – the risks you must be aware of
 Workshop 4
SUPPLY

Asssess current supply dynamics into west Africa 

  • Current supply dynamics and trading routes 
  • Exploring the shipping landscape
  • Demand growth

Led by: 

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus


15.30 Afternoon coffee and networking
 

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 16.00 Case study: New projects and road developments in Senegal
  • Understanding the increasing demand for construction projects in Senegal
  • Exploring new road projects: Highways and small roads
  • Working closely with local authorities and governments
  • Looking at the financing of projects and timelines for completion
 16.30 Keynote construction panel discussion: Key priorities and issues faced by the road construction industry
  • What are the procurement decisions for investing in engineering technology?
  • Investing in new facilities in west Africa
  • Understanding the challenge to logistics when securing contracts
  • How are construction companies working with governments?
Eng. W.E.O. Apatu, Chairman, ABCECG – Building Contractors Ghana 
Mathieu Lasserre, Strategic Procurement Manager, VINCI Construction 
Djibril Kanazoe, President and Director General, Groupe Kanazoe 
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five 

 17.20 Chairperson's closing remarks

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus
 17.30 Close of conference day one
 17.40 Networking drinks reception

Conference Day Two - 30 November 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN | FUNDING | STORAGE AND LOGISTICS

09.00
Morning coffee and networking
10.00
Chairperson's opening remarks

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

10.10
Panel discussion: Reviewing the main challenges across the supply chain and finding ways to mitigate them

  • What are the main risks involved in contracts and legalities?
  • How is a lack of focus surrounding budgets impacting supply planning?
  • How can companies work more closely?
  • Meeting requirements for regional compliance
  • How can suppliers work more efficiently with ports? 
Moderator:
James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus 
Panellists:
Mustapha Fasinro, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Linetrale 
Ronnie Muthusamy, Commercial Director, Engen 
Senyo Kwasi Hosi, Chief Executive Officer, CBOD Ghana 
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Bitumen, Argus

11.00
Exploring the shipping landscape and vessel availability
  • Understanding the current shipping landscape and where supply is coming from
  • Who are the new shipping players in the market and how will they impact supply?
  • Assessing the different types of cargo that are suitable for west African demand
  • How can companies cut shipping and vessel costs?
  • Exploring the need for storage facilities to cut transport costs 
 11.30 Morning coffee and networking
 

EXPLORING THE SHIPPING AND STORAGE LANDSCAPE

12.00 
Understanding the new framework and guidelines for importing bitumen into Ghana to improve the structure across the supply chain
  • How will the changes affect bitumen importers?
  • Identifying changes to requirements and licences for imports
  • How will the new framework improve efficiency in the supply chain?
  • Assessing who needs the new licences and how they will be regulated
Mr. Alhassan S. Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) 
 

EXPLORING THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE AND WHERE FUNDING IS COMING FROM

 12.30 Overcoming the challenges of financing with PPP projects 
  • Exploring future road construction projects in Ghana
  • Understanding the benefits of PPP projects for construction companies
  • Working closely with governments and financial institutions
  • Case study: Group Five experience with funding projects in west Africa
Aminu Alhassan, Country Manager, Ghana, Group Five 
13.00  Networking lunch
 14.00 Identifying opportunities for fudning road construction projects to create economic prosperity
  • Exploring the current financial landscape
  • Assessing the viability of a project for funding and what is needed
  • How can PPP projects accelerate economic growth in west Africa?
  • Understanding the benefits of PPP in improving payment security
Mam Tut Wadda, Principal Transport Engineer, African Development Bank 
14.30  Panel discussion: Assessing available funding for road construction projects
  • Exploring the financial landscape for the road industry
  • Solving the fiscal challenges for investors through tolling arrangements 
  • Using PPPs as a solution to provide quality roads that are made to last 
  • Identifying what funding is available
  • Overcoming fiscal and liquidity issues
  • Case studies: Successful funding projects in west Africa
Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
 15.15 Chairperson's closing remarks
 15.20 Close of conference
Information Contact Bryony Senczyszyn for more information about the event: 

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7199 1619
email icon bryony.senczyszyn@argusmedia.com


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