26 junho - 27 junho 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

Argus Africa Roads

Day one

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks and anti-trust reminder Keyvan Hedvat - Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus

Road infrastructure in East Africa: The realities, risks and rewards

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • The changing face of bitumen supply and its potential impact on East Africa Keyvan Hedvat - Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
  • Refinery and bitumen supply developments 
  • The potential impact of IMO 2020 on bitumen production and trade
  • How Iran sanctions regime is affecting trade flows into east Africa 
  • Suppliers vying for markets thus far dominated by Iranian drummed flows
  • Prospects for bulk tanker/other modes of bitumen shipment into the region
 
  • 10:10
  • -
  • 10:40
  • East Africa’s road developments and the growing appetite for bitumen in the region Ali Khalili, Commercial Director - Kasra Bitumen, Kenya
  • 10:40
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  • 11:00
  • Connecting Tanzania: 2025 Development vision and the road network Salum Sasillo - former Principal Engineer, TANROADS, Tanzania
  • Investments in road development over the next 5 years
  • Targets to improvements to bitumen standards of the road network
 
  • 11:00
  • -
  • 11:45
  • Networking break
  • 11:45
  • -
  • 12:15
  • Bitumen Value Chain & Trading Risk Charles Nyagah - Commercial Director, Cinergy, Kenya
  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Interactive panel discussion: Insights into road development and bitumen requirements in Africa
  • Investments in road projects in East Africa and role of road authorities and contractors
  • Import markets seeing a sharp rise in bitumen demand
  • Challenges of bitumen transport and logistics
     
     

Panellists:

Ali Khalili, Commercial Director, Kasra Bitumen, Kenya
Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
Salum Sasillo, former Principal Engineer, TANROADS, Tanzania
Charles Nyagah, Commercial Director, Cinergy, Kenya
Jon Whittal, Director, TEC Container Solutions, UK 
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
 
 

 

  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

The bitumen market: An overview of the current climate

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Supply shifts: IMO regulations and likely impact on bitumen supply Frank Beer - Regional Technical Manager, Europe & Africa, Shell Bitumen
  • Regional and global supply-demand balances
  • Impact of IMO regulations on availability of different bitumen grades
  • Effect of IMO on bitumen pricing trends
 
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • The Middle East bitumen market and it's impact on East Africa Dhruv Nanda - Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Regulatory changes in the European bitumen industry and the impact on production, quality and price Elena Abramova - Bitumen Trader, DYM Resources, Germany
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Networking break
  • 16:30
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  • 17:15
  • Identifying opportunities: Domestic demand in Africa and international competitiveness of bitumen supply
  • Trends impacting bitumen demand for road construction
  • Development of new supply centers: South Africa, Bahrain and others
 

Panellists: 
Frank Beer, Regional Technical Manager, Europe & Africa, Shell Bitumen
Elena Abramova,
Bitumen Trader, DYM Resources, Germany 
Dhruv Nanda,
Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE
Sungmin Lee,
Deputy Managing Director, Star Asphalt, China
Keyvan Hedvat,
Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus

 

 

Start End
  • 17:15
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  • 17:20
  • Closing remarks and end of Day One

Day two

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:40
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks and anti-trust reminder Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus

Start End
  • 09:35
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  • 10:05
  • An overview of the Asian bitumen markets and the implications on global trade Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 10:05
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  • 10:35
  • Chinese bitumen markets and appetite for new supply sources Sungmin Lee - Deputy Managing Director, Star Asphalt, China
 
  • 10:35
  • -
  • 11:05
  • SuperPave Mix Design and Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) for African Countries using Modified Bitumen (PMB and CRMB) Dr. Dharamveer Singh - Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT - Mumbai & Senior Pavement Specialist
  • 11:05
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  • 11:35
  • Networking break
  • 11:35
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  • 12:05
  • Delivering safe and sustainable road infrastructure: A Sri Lankan case study Ashoka Siriwardena - Managing Director, Bitumix, Sri Lanka

Doing business in East Africa

Start End
  • 12:05
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  • 12:25
  • Addressing the opportunities and challenges of financing road infrastructure projects in East Africa Ed Stumpf - Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
  • Financing tips for smaller developers in the region
  • Available financing options for road projects in Kenya
  • Infrastructure financing trends in East Africa
 
  • 12:25
  • -
  • 12:55
  • Interactive Q&A with session speakers
Sungmin Lee, Deputy Managing Director, Star Asphalt, China
Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
Ashoka Siriwardena, Managing Director, Bitumix, Sri Lanka
Dharamveer Singh, Associate Professor Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India
Aabha Gandhi, Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
 
  • 12:55
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  • 13:00
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch and end of conference