26 июня - 27 июня 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
  • Kenya: An expanding road infrastructure network and the impact on regional integration and trade

- Overview of Kenyan road network, policy framework and targets

- Financing and Government commitments

- Major ongoing and upcoming programs

  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • 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
 
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • East Africa’s road developments and the growing appetite for bitumen in the region Senior representative - Kasra Bitumen, Kenya
  • 11:10
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  • 11:50
  • Networking break
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Supply chains and transport corridors in Africa: Opportunities and challenges ahead Barbara Mommen - CEO, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative, South Africa
  • 12:20
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  • 13:00
  • Insights into major road projects across Africa: the growing appetite for bitumen in the region
  • Future infrastructure projects
  • Import markets seeing a sharp rise in demand 
  • Road of road authorities and contractors in implementing and executing road projects 

Panellists:

Keyvan Hedvat, Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
Senior representative, Kasra Bitumen, Kenya
Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
Salum Sasillo, former Principal Engineer, TANROADS, Tanzania

 

  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

The bitumen market: an overview of the current climate

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • The changing face of bitumen supply into east Africa Keyvan Hedvat - Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
  • How does the Iran sanctions regime affect trade flows into the region
  • Suppliers vying for markets thus far dominated by Iranian drummed flows
  • Prospects for bulk tanker, and other modes of bitumen shipment into the region
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Supply shifts: IMO regulations and likely impact on bitumen supply Denis Varaksin - Director, DYM Resources, Germany
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • The Middle East bitumen market and it's impact on East Africa Dhruv Nanda - Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE

- Bahrain's asphalt supply

- UAE bitumen market and project outlook

- Qatari demand and regional sanctions

  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Networking break
  • 16:30
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  • 17:10
  • 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
  • Will demand in West Africa continue to grow

Panellists: 
Denis Varaksin, Director, DYM Resources, Germany
Dhruv Nanda, Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE 
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus, UK

 

 

Start End
  • 17:10
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  • 17:15
  • Closing remarks and end of day one

Day two

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 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
 
  • 10:35
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  • 11:05
  • India’s path to improved road quality Dr Sunil Kuma Verma - Former Additional Director General, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways Authority, India
  • Impact on service life of roads
  • Reduced rutting, cracking and maintenance costs
 
  • 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

Innovations in technology

Start End
  • 12:05
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  • 12:25
  • From bitubags to bituboxes and bitutainers: Everything you need to know about packaging and transporting bitumen efficiently

Doing business in East Africa

Start End
  • 12:25
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  • 12:55
  • 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
 
  • 12:55
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  • 13:25
  • PPP and the role of the private sector in building road and corridor projects in East Africa
  • 13:25
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  • 13:30
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch and end of conference