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Gain a foothold in east Africa’s competitive road construction and development industry


Your opportunity to do business in the east African infrastructure market is growing fast, with investments in roads, corridors and highways projects. The region boasts huge potential for global and regional infrastructure groups, project owners, bitumen, asphalt and aggregates suppliers.
 
The high-impact networking at Argus Africa Roads 2018 is your opportunity to build long term relationships with the most influential decision-makers from across the region.

Join the key stakeholders, including global and regional road construction groups, road authorities, contractors, institutional investors, asphalt, bitumen and aggregates producers, traders, as well as leading market analysts and innovative product and service providers. They are here to meet with you or land the deal that will change the course of your business in Africa.

Over three days, you have the unique opportunity to debate and strategise requirements for PPP models, road safety, transformational materials and innovations, bitumen /asphalt and aggregates specification developments, and how to position your organisation to maximise profits.

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Bringing the entire supply chain together for collaboration and high level business:

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General Manager (Planning)
Kenya National Highways Authority
 Dr Moses Ikiara Kenya Investment Authority 100x100px Dr Moses Ikiara
Managing Director
Kenya Investment Authority
Conrad Lutombi 100x100 Conrad Lutombi
Chief Executive Officer
Roads Authority Namibia

Seth Herunga
Acting CEO of
Namibia Roads Contractor
Company (RCC)

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Chief Executive Officer
Maputo Corridor
Logistics Initiative
Elias Mwape 100x100 Eng. Elias Mwape
Acting Director and CEO
Road Development Agency,
Zambia

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Director for Roads Ministry of Works, 
Transport and Communications,
Tanzania
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Eng. Dickson Ndhlovu
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Director for Planning and Design,
Road Development Agency,
Zambia
Andrew Paterson Bechtel 100x100 Andrew Patterson
Regional President, Africa
Bechtel
  Luis Fernandes
Director, Emergency Cabinet,
ANE National Roads Administration
Mozambique

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What do our attendees say about Argus Africa Roads?

"Excellent way to monitor progress and innovation in the African bitumen market. Perfect networking opportunities." 
Gary Diepraam, Specialities Manager, Total South Africa

Argus Africa Roads is an important industry event because it will avail participants with new and upcoming products and technological advancements. Participants will be able to understand the benefits of bituminising roads in terms of life cost analysis over a period of time.” 
Joey Malota, Programmes Officer, Association of Southern African National Road Agencies (ASANRA)

"[This conference] was a wonderful networking opportunity. The presentations were relevant and very interesting."
Pieter Winters, Operations Director, Asphaltos

"[The conference] was very informative and necessary for future planning for both buyers, producers and traders of bitumen in the continent" 
Mirriam Mosia, Project Manager (Engineering), The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

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Conference rates:


Early Bird rate (expires Friday 2 February 2018)*:

2 day pass (Conference only)
(7 - 8 March)
$1,649

3 day pass (Conference + Technical Focus Day)
(6 - 8 March)

 $2,449

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(7 - 8 March)
$1,799 

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(6 - 8 March)

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Conference fee includes:

  • 2 or 3 day pass to participate in all relevant conference sessions
  • 3 day pass includes access to a pre-conference Technical Focus Day on 6 March
  • Networking lunch, refreshment breaks on all conference days booked
  • 2 day pass includes access to the networking drinks reception at the close of proceedings on 7 March
  • 3 day pass includes access to the networking drinks reception at the close of proceedings on 6 and 7 March
  • One set of conference documentation for conference days booked

* Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. View the full terms and conditions here.


For registration and group bookings enquiries for the Argus Africa Roads 2018 conference, please contact us:
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Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Africa Roads 2018 conference is to provide participants with a high-level update on the developments in the bitumen market.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.



Confirmed speakers and panelists - Argus Africa Roads 2018
Moses Ikiara

Dr Moses Ikiara
, Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority

Dr. Moses Ikiara is the Managing Director of the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), a position he took in February 2013. KenInvest is the state agency charged with responsibility of promoting both foreign and domestic investment in Kenya, facilitating investors, and policy advocacy with respect to investment in the country. Previously, Dr. Ikiara was the Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and Policy Analyst at the same Institute. Prior to joining KIPPRA, Dr. Ikiara was a lecturer in the School of Environmental Studies (SES) of Moi University. Dr. Ikiara holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His previous academic qualifications include Bsc. (Agriculture, First Class Honours) and MA (Economics), both from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Ikiara has been involved in the development of key policy documents for Kenya. These include the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS) 2003-2007 and the Kenya Vision 2030. 
 
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Andrew Patterson, 
Regional President, Africa, Bechtel Infrastructure

Andrew Patterson has been Bechtel’s regional president for Africa and responsible for the company’s overall business interest across the continent since 2015. He was appointed to the UK government infrastructure board for Africa in 2017, and appointed to the president’s advisory council on doing business in Africa in 2016. Throughout his 15-year career at Bechtel, Andrew served various management roles in business development, commercial services, design, construction, and contracts/procurement across the company’s global infrastructure, mining and metals, and power businesses. From 2012 to 2015, Andrew was the global sector manager for roads, bridges, and industrial cities for the infrastructure business line, focusing on executing and structuring new projects around the world. In 2010, Andrew was the commercial manager for the $1bn Kosovo motorway project. Prior to that, he worked in business development to support projects in Latin America and Europe. He was also part of Bechtel’s construction management team for its first project in Iceland, an aluminum smelter, and supported telecommunication projects in the US. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University.
 
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Barbara Mommen
, Chief Executive, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative 

Barbara Mommen joined MCLI in October 2006 as Chief of Operations and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2011. Her career has included extensive work in both the public and private sectors. She was a recipient of a British Council Fellowship and obtained a Senior Management Certificate from the University of Manchester’s Institute for Development and Policy Management. She is a generalist with acuity in regional economic development issues and enabling the link between strategy and policy with implementation. She has extensive experience in facilitation, stakeholder engagement and trade and transport corridor development and is passionate about seeing Africa's development benefit marginalized communities. 
 
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Eng. Elias Mwape
, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Road Development Agency, Zambia

Eng. Elias Mwape holds a Masters Degree in Highway Management and Engineering from University of Birmingham. He is currently serving as Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Road Development Agency (RDA), a semi-autonomous institution responsible for the care and maintenance of approximately 67,600 km of Gazetted Road Network in Zambia.
He has over 22 years of experience in the road sector and is a Fellow of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ). His experience includes infrastructure project planning, appraisal, contract administration, construction management and institutional capacity building. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
 
Dickson Ndhlovu

Eng. Dickson Ndhlovu
, Director, Planning and Design, Road Development Agency, Zambia

Eng. Dickson Ndhlovu holds a Master’s Degree in Road Management and Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UB) in the United Kingdom. He is currently serving as Director for the Planning and Design Department at the Road Development Agency (RDA), a semi-autonomous institution responsible for the care and maintenance of approximately 67,600 km of Gazetted Road Network in Zambia. He has over 10 years of experience in the road sector. His experience includes infrastructure project planning, appraisal, contract administration, and construction management. In addition, he has vast experience in managing projects implemented in partnership with the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and other projects financed by Multi-lateral Development Banks. He also has experience and knowledge of Output Performance Based Road Contracts (OPRCs) as well designing projects that incorporate climate resilience in construction. Other areas of expertise include the implementation of public private partnership (PPPs) Road Projects.
 
Raad Hamood, Maurer

Raad Hamood
, Area Sales Director, Middle East and Africa, MAURER SE

Raad Hamood has been Maurer’s Area Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa since 2016. He has been the Middle East and North Africa Sales Director there since 2008. From 2004 until 2007 he was the Sales Manager at Maurer SE in Munich, Germany, for the Middle East. He became the Construction and Analysis Engineer for the company SGL Carbon in Germany in 2001. From 1993 until 2000 he was the Project Engineer for the University of Neubiberg in Germany in the field of technical mechanics and construction. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich in Germany and received his degree in 1991. His master’s degree was in the field of engineering mechanics and analysis of surfaces deformation of elastomeric materials with Finite Element Method (FEM) and development of new machine element “MAXL”. 
Alex Marais

Alex Marais
, Sales Manager - Asphalt Additives, Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America, Sasol

Alex is a Sales Manager for Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America at Sasol. As a qualified scientist, Alex possesses over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. For the past 15 years sales and marketing has become his primary occupation. Alex is also no stranger to bitumen- and related industries where his sound technical knowledge, understanding of products and processes and hand-on experience have earned him the respect of his customers.

 
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Argus

Keyvan Hedvat
, Editor, Bitumen, Argus

Keyvan joined Argus in June 2007 as part of the company’s European oil products team, reporting on naphtha, jetfuel and distillate markets before switching to coverage of the fuel oil market and subsequently vacuum gasoil. He has been reporting on European and African bitumen and asphalt markets since 2009, editing the Europe/Africa section of the weekly Argus Asphalt Report, and subsequently Argus Bitumen, and helping to develop and enhance the publication. Before joining Argus, Keyvan spent 10 years as a Senior Energy Correspondent with Reuters news agency in London before it was merged to form ThomsonReuters. At Reuters, Keyvan reported on physical and swaps markets for the full spectrum of oil products, and led a team of products reporters. He previously reported on the petrochemicals and oil products markets at the London office of Dow Jones.

Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Argus
Andrew Wayira, Global Product Portfolio Specialist, Shell

Andrew Wayira has 15 years of asphalt and construction materials experience, having worked as a Materials Engineer on many major civil engineering projects (motorways, tunnels and airfields). Andrew joined Shell in 2009 and has held various local, regional and global roles. He recently provided technical support on Bitumen and Asphalt Mixtures for Dubai Airport as well as the on-going construction at Muscat and Salalah International Airports in Oman. Andrew currently holds the position of Global Product Portfolio Specialist, part of a team of Shell experts introducing new products and technologies to markets and moving R&D from the laboratory to commercialization. He recently co-authored the 6th edition of the Shell Bitumen Handbook.

Keyvan Hedvat, Editor, Argus
Laurent Sourlin, Africa Bitumen Manager, Shell

Laurent Sourlin has worked for Shell in sales and marketing positions in Europe and in the retail and lubricants businesses in the US. His roles at Shell have included managing sales teams, International Key Accounts and various marketing projects. He worked for five years to grow the Shell Retail business in Africa with Shell’s licensee, Vivo Energy. In his current role as African Bitumen Manager, he leads a team that contributes to the growth of the continent by providing Shell quality products and a first-class supply chain to Shell customers. The team is supported by bitumen research centres and laboratories around the world.

 
Samuel Omer

Samuel Omer
, General Manager, Planning, Kenya National Highways Authority 





Seth Herunga
, Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Roads Contractor Company (RCC) 
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Conrad Lutombi
, Chief Executive Officer, Roads Authority Namibia 
Luis Fernandes


Luis Fernandes
, Director, Emergency Cabinet, ANE National Roads Administration, Mozambique



Eng. Light Chobya, Director of Roads, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania
Dr Otakar Vacin, Paving Leader, EMEA, DOW and DuPont
Peter Grafton, Managing Director, Cooper Research Technology
Andrew Cooper, Director of Research, Cooper Research Technology

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Herman MaraisGroup Technical Director MaterialsMuch Asphalt







Herman Marais is the Technical Director of Much Asphalt. Herman has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked in all the road construction sectors. He has been involved with modified binders since the early 1980s, when they were first introduced in South Africa. Since then, he has had experience in the use of modified binders in surfacing seals as well as asphalt on various projects in South Africa, with a focus over the last 15 years on the application and manufacture of asphalt with modified binders. Herman is actively involved with South African asphalt-related industry bodies such as SABITA and SAT, and serves on a number of technical committees responsible for the updating of design guidelines and manuals.





The latest technical advances in material design, asphalt mixes and binders aimed at delivering safe, long-lasting and cost-effective roads

08:50

Morning registration and networking

09:50

Chairman’s opening speech

TRANSFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION 
10:00

Global keynote address: Examining the latest global technology in the bitumen and asphalt industries to deliver efficient and safe road infrastructure

  • Assessing the latest quality assurance and specifications being used in the US and European paving industry
  • Extending road service life through enhanced field compaction
  • Expectations for pricing and demand
  • Examining the latest recycling programme and road construction impacts
  • Understanding the latest advancements in research and development and not-to-be-missed innovations, specifically looking at:
      - EU and US advancements in Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)
      - High modulus asphalt mix (EME) vs GB5 high performance asphalts and anticipated challenges moving forward

    Alex Marais, Sales Manager - Asphalt Additives, Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America, Sasol

10:30 Host country keynote address: Putting safety first in the construction of roads through the design and construction stages
  • Strategic planning: How to improve safety through design by defining the role of road engineers with regards to safety
  • Establishing best practice in road construction through integrating safety features for all new developments
  • Maintaining structures in a way that ensures that the demands for function and safety are met at the most reasonable cost
Eng. Light Chobya, Assistant Director for Trunk Roads, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania
 11:00 Mauria high performance bridge devices
  • Innovations and new Material in bridge bearings and Expansion joints
  • Quality and Durability of MAURER devices
  • Worldwide References
Raad Hamood, Area Sales Director, Maurer SE
11:30 Morning coffee and networking

ASSESSING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER SAFE, LONG-LASTING AND COST-EFECTIVE ROADS IN AFRICA

12:00 Road construction participant’s perspective: Maximising road build projects through extreme climate bitumen/asphalt

  • Analysing how varying climates can create challenges for paving professionals and roadway users
  • Understand the benefits of varying weather resilience characteristics and others for the new-age bitumen asphalt
Luis Fernandes, Director, Emergency Cabinet, ANE National Roads Administration, Mozambique
12:30  Leading minds panel discussion: Exploring innovative material designs and construction techniques for delivering efficient roads 

Discussing solutions and proven methods to effectively resolve regional challenges in road construction in order to avoid future mistakes, specifically looking into:
  • Surfacing of low-volume roads
  • Soil stabilisation methodologies
  • Pavement overloading control
  • Energy harvesting through road infrastructure
  • Adopting road infrastructure to suit African weather and climate

 Session participants:

  • Luis Fernandes, Director, Emergency Cabinet, ANE National Roads Administration, Mozambique
  • Eng. Dickson Ndhlovu, Director for Planning and Design, Road Development Agency, Zambia
  • Eng. Light Chobya, Assistant Director for Trunk Roads, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania
13:15 Networking lunch
14:45 Testing methods to determine specifications and performance of emulsions

  • Examining Performance Grading (PG) specifications 
  • Discussing effective maintenance systems of roads - how to maximise performance with constrained funding in Africa?
  • Development of long-term ageing test method for sprayed sealing binders– where is Africa globally on this industry trend?
Eng. Dickson Ndhlovu, Director for Planning and Design, Road Development Agency, Zambia
15:15 Thought leadership panel discussion: Investing in new technologies and testing to improve road quality at a reasonable cost
  • Identifying the key drivers for purchasing construction equipment 
  • What key criteria should be considered when assessing bitumen quality?
  • Understanding funding available for future technological developments
  • How is the industry promoting investment to increase the use of new technology in Africa?
  • How does the use of SBS (styrene butadiene styrene) - modified asphalt - create better quality bitumen?
Among discussion participants:
Alex Marais
, Sales Manager - Asphalt Additives, Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America, Sasol
15:45 Afternoon coffee and networking

THE LATEST ADVANCES IN MAINTENENCE AND REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES

16:15 The latest developments in technology for the construction and maintenance of access/feeder roads in Africa

  • Exploring the design and construction of roads best suited to the African environment
  • Which technological advancements are aiding the development and improving the quality of roads?
  • An overview of urban transportation and safety management in Africa
16:45
Champagne roundtables 

Peer-to-peer networking roundtables, designed for in-depth discussion of a particular topic. Sign up to one of our working groups with 30 of your peers.
Roundtable 1: A Tanzania focus: Exploring the need for maintenance and reviewing recycling techniques

Led by:
Eng. Light Chobya, Assistant Director for Trunk Roads, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania
Roundtable 2: Transformational additives for the production of high performance modified asphalt mixtures 
Roundtable 3: Development and adoption of test methods for bitumen and asphalt mixture in countries throughout the world

Led by: Andrew Cooper, Director of Research, Cooper Research Technology
17:30 Roundtable conclusions
17:40 Close of Technical Focus Day
17:50 Icebreaker networking drinks reception and conference registration


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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