Jun 052013

With over 300 high-level executives from 14 countries participating, and over 20 hours of networking – African Ports Evolution Forum held during the 26th to 28th August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, Western Cape, is a must-attend event in terms of stimulating Africa’s economic growth ports infrastructure.


African Ports Evolution will address the preparation of African ports to receive the bigger and newer vessels, protecting, developing and improving port facilities; managing congestion and increasing operational efficiency; securing financing for marine infrastructure.

The programme will feature case studies and leading presentations from Africa and abroad with over 40 speakers will be part of the programme including Tau Morwe, the CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa. Patricia de Lille, the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Nancy Karigithu, the Managing Director of Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya. Brian Molefe, Group Chief Executive, Transnet, South Africa.

Why attend?

  • Join in a unique opportunity for collaboration and open dialogue between National Ports Authority and National Revenue Authorities to promote cost-effective cargo clearance process efficiency.
  • Participate in the only event that offers advice throughout every stage of the cycle in the African port expansion project. From managing your RFP process, to completion. You will learn from the experiences of your peers to start your own idea for a successful expansion strategy.

Can your knowledge and technology revolutionise Africa’s ports and terminals?

Expertise needed for an elite audience of terminal operators, port authorities, shipping lines, mineral and coal mining houses, government officials from over fourteen African countries.

  • Get up to date on ports expansion plans by meeting with port engineers and planning directors who will prepare you for tenders before they open.
  • Access hinterland and coastal stakeholders and improve business relationships to strengthen ROI and intermodal connectivity on significant volumes.
  • Meet with maritime decision makers and port peers during over 8 hours of red-carpet networking opportunities.

Hear solutions for enabling network with industry peers and market driven port expansion

The forum will provide attendees with take home future-proofed solutions for boosting the strength of port operations, modernising facilities, and increasing volume and container throughput.

With a lively mix of case study presentations, panel discussions, numerous networking sessions and keynote addresses, do not miss out on this opportunity to learn from Africa’s most recognized figures!

Africa’s ports are bursting at the seams, and trade volumes are only set to increase:

  • Insufficient container storage space for current cargo volumes
  • Long delays with customs clearances
  • Increasing demand for container storage space due to long delays in transit times.
  • Bigger ships are being built that African ports can simply not accommodate

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