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Accelerating economic growth in Africa through cross border collaboration and investment

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THE EIGHTH ANNUAL AFRICAN PORTS AND RAIL EVOLUTION: ACCELERATING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA THROUGH CROSS BORDER COLLABORATION AND INVESTMENT

African Ports and Rail Evolution is a two-day trade exhibition and conference, gathering the largest group of transport professionals in the African market. Over the past eight years, the event has accelerated new business opportunities in the port and rail sectors. Furthermore, it has featured south-after African and international speakers discussing strategic and technical matters transport and logistic matters.

This year, African Ports and Rail Evolution will provide a truly comprehensive platform to reach the entire African port and rail value chain.  With the Africa on its way to becoming a free trade zone, development plans across the continent are prioritising transport infrastructure projects.

Against this backdrop, Africa’s mega transport event welcomes professionals to:

  • Discover Africa’s trade potential and wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising out of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and other open border initiatives
  • Find out which infrastructure projects are currently open, where assistance is needed and how to become a leading partner in development for Africa’s multibillion dollar transport industry
  • Meet with key industry stakeholders and leading decision-makers

African Ports and Rail Evolution will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 15 to 16 October 2019. Join the platform that aims to accelerate economic growth across Africa.

What to expect:

3000+

global attendees

100+

exhibitors

30+

countries represented

20+

African ports and rail
authorities represented

7 dedicated product zones

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New in 2019!

2 new dedicated sectors in the expo: Maritime zone; covering oil & gas, marine engineering and maritime offshore industries and a Logistics zone

An all-encompassing expo: The Export Week and African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum exhibition areas will be combined in 2019 to create one environment for key buyers and suppliers to interact and do business

Co-located Drone Con the largest annual drone conference in Africa, with over 40 speakers and an exciting offering of exhibitors.

Awarding excellence!  The 2019 event will feature two award ceremonies celebrating excellence in the sector: Women in Transport Awards and Exporter of the Year Awards

South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA): Networking breakfast and pavilion featured in the exhibition

  • “Well done to the team. This was my first experience of the event and was impressed, made good contacts and look forward to further involvement.”

    Olivier le Clezio
    Corrosion Solutions Engineers
  • “Excellent content covered at the conference, It is an event not to be missed, by both Rail and Port professionals.”

    Brian Monakali
    International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) and South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA)
  • “It was a privilege to have participated at the 2017 forum. Being able to hear about the outstanding projects taking place all over the continent and having the opportunity to share our experience was wonderful. Congratulations to all of you for organizing such exchange of ideas.”

    Gerard Philippeaux
    Strategic Initiatives Manager, PortMiami, USA
  • “It was a pleasure participating in the event. Thanks for the opportunity to share our views and make a contribution towards the improvement of our regional corridors.”

    Samson Koloi
    Executive Manager: Research and Development, Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), South Africa

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PART OF THE GLOBAL SERIES OF TRANSPORT EVOLUTION FORUMS

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11 – 12 May 2020

July 2020

15 – 16 October 2020

23 – 25 September 2020