25 - 27 June, 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30 am - 8:50 am Speed networking session

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Eng. Machibya Masanja

Head of Standard Gauge Railway Project
Tanzania

8:55 am - 9:00 am Welcome address by the Chairman:

A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION HUB AIMING TO INCREASE AFRICA TRADES POWER UP TO 4%

How can this help Africa to achieve a substantial GDP growth of 5% by 2020?
This session will explore:
  • Africa transport value chain requires external capital seeds, technological implementations and an effective project management system
  • Emphasise opportunities that market opens to contractors, sub-contractors and future investors.
  • 90% of the imports/exports are driven by sea. How can these projects impact Africa economy and the overall GDP?
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Eng. Machibya Masanja

Head of Standard Gauge Railway Project
Tanzania

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H.E. Dagmawit Moges

Deputy Mayor Addis Ababa and Honourable Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport Ethiopia

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H.E. Hashem Arafat

Ex Honorable Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport, Egypt

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H.E. Alexander Chiteme

Honourable Minister of Development & Planning
National Assembly of Zambia

9:30 am - 10:00 am Connecting Dar Es Salaam port with land-locked Rwanda The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project: Discussing the US$2.5 billion investment across a 400km railway network to link landlocked Rwanda with Dar es Salaam port

Eng. Machibya Masanja - Head of Standard Gauge Railway Project, Tanzania
How would this benefit the total growth of the East African countries GDP?

  • The importance of facilitating trades between sea and landlocked countries to accelerate transportation of goods up to 32%
  • Reducing transportation times and good availability by integrating a centralised management system
  • Can it become the benchmarck for future projects?
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Eng. Machibya Masanja

Head of Standard Gauge Railway Project
Tanzania

10:00 am - 10:30 am “Port Expansion by Deepening Quays” | Franki – A Keller Company

Keller and Franki Africa are associated to major infrastructure projects in port expansion, new construction, coastal infrastructure and other marine works. 
How to accommodate bigger vessels? 
  • New techniques to accommodate bigger vessels by expanding draughts
  • Deepening existing quays while minimized impact on port exploitation
  • Presenting real case study and achievements
Bertrand Stoehr, Key Account and Major Projects Senior Manager, Keller EMEA

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning break, ribbon cutting ceremony and site tour

Multibillion-dollar East Africa Ports expansion: Partnership & contractors opportunities
Mega port expansion schemes in East Africa are leveraging automation, as well as significant
enhancement of transportation system, inland and across national borders.


11:00 am - 11:30 am TANZANIA: Two main ports expansion and relative railway implementations accounting for more than US$10 billion

What does this mean for the economy of Africa?

  • Bagamoyo Port to become one of the most valuable maritime assets of the East Africa
  • Ensuring transport value chain efficiency by accelerating the rate of information exchange across stakeholders through data management systems
  • Dar es Salaam Port racing to become the gateway to global trade by reaching cargo capacity to 28 million tonnes

11:30 am - 12:00 pm KENYA: The impact of ports expansion in the infrastructure sector within the East Africa regions

Eric Chenje - Ph.D Professor of Hydrobiology (Limnology and Fisheries), Kenya
How does this impact the overall GDP of the country?

  • Inter-regional highways to reduce shipping time and enhance multi-model operational efficiency
  • Ensuring and simplifying connectivity among regions by implementing the railway sector
  • The development of new industrial areas in the ports surroundings
  • Future business opportunities: Building pipelines to connect East Africa with the Eastern world
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Eric Chenje

Ph.D Professor of Hydrobiology (Limnology and Fisheries)
Kenya

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Integrating hinterland and fore-land of ports by using centralised data management systems

Dr. Chinedum Onyemechi - Deputy of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria
  • Effectively combining and analysing relevant data across departments and sectors for real-time performance monitoring
  • Maximise operations and resources utilisation up to 15% by centralised data management system.
  • Using a sharing platform for planning, design and managing operations.
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Dr. Chinedum Onyemechi

Deputy of Maritime Management Technology
Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria

Port authorities are presently engaged in a number of major expansion projects aimed at increasing the capacity and competitiveness of their ports, with many new terminals and hinterland infrastructure projects underway in the region.

What are the future plans for ensuring competitiveness of ports?
This session will consider:
  • A snapshot of developments underway at key ports in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Djibouti
  • Operational automation and procurement of modern equipment to ensure competitiveness on an international level
  • How does geopolitical tension affect the market? The importance of countries cooperation to boost regions economy up to 60%
  • How regional ports can minimise the risk of overcapacity by utilising digital assets and building inland hubs?
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Eng. Machibya Masanja

Head of Standard Gauge Railway Project
Tanzania

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Eric Chenje

Ph.D Professor of Hydrobiology (Limnology and Fisheries)
Kenya

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Capt. Mohamed Abas Cabdisalaan

Deputy Head of Operations
Somaliland Coastguard Somaliland

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Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority Djibouti

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch break and networking opportunity

The Horn of Africa
From business opportunities to new political alliances - Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia
and Djibouti ports expansion plans are shaping the East Africa Coast future.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Outlining the current ports expansion programs in the Horn of Africa

H.E. Dagmawit Moges - Deputy Mayor Addis Ababa and Honourable Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport Ethiopia
How does the future look like for the Horn of Africa?

  • Joint ventures, foreign investments and new alliances to secure projects completion
  • Cross-sector expansions: From ports to infrastructures, multi-billion dollar opportunities for contractors, dredging companies, terminal constructors, digital solution providers etc.
  • The role of Ethiopia and the new market dynamics.
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H.E. Dagmawit Moges

Deputy Mayor Addis Ababa and Honourable Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport Ethiopia

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Ethiopia – Djibouti case study: US$14bn worth projects on pipelines, port and terminal facilities, roads and railways are under construction, underwritten by several vast public and foreign investment schemes.

Aden Mowlid - Director General, Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority Djibouti
How will this increase the GPD of the two countries?

  • The Djibouti corridor and its ports’ expansion plans: a multi-model strategy that aims to boost economy, employment rate at +3.5% and country’s growth
  • A US$3.4 billion project aiming to develop also a manufacturing export zones
  • Development of oil and gas projects in the Ogaden regions to increase Djibouti’s ports trade potential and boost regional growth
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Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority Djibouti

What can be done in future to secure a GDP growth rate of 5% annually?
In this session Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia ministries, along with UAE and Chinese ports’ officers will discuss on:
  • Does East Africa have the sufficient seed capital to sustain projects implementation?
  • Implementing automation in the entire transport value chain to boost trade value up to 60%
  • Adopting a security system to reduce cargo and container’s theft down to 5%
  • From oil and gas pipelines to refineries, railways project and infrastructure development: Effective project management to achieve strategic economic objective
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Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority Djibouti

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Aden Douksieh

Director General of Maritime
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority

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Said Hassan Adbullahi

General Manager
Port of Berbera Somaliland

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H.E. Dagmawit Moges

Deputy Mayor Addis Ababa and Honourable Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport Ethiopia

Leveraging Port Assets and improving Terminal Operations
Boosting operational efficiency can reduce processing time for ports from
72 to 6 hours - resulting in cost reduction and time savings.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm LEARNING FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Optimising operations in order to reduce time, costs and traffic while improving ports’ experience for both cargo companies and passengers.

How are Middle East ports doing it?
  • Developing vessels traffic management systems while optimising berths
  • Planning, design and development of critical activities
  • Considering assets modernisation as a way to improve the efficiency of operations, safety and customer’s experience

Round tables session: Interactive Group Discussions
Group discussions will provide a structured way for you to discuss the most pressing issues the market is facing and will give you an opportunity to hear one-on-one on the initiatives each of your peers have put in place in their companies and take away best practices from other industry experts. These will involved five table-turns, followed by a summary of findings by the discussion leaders.

IDG A

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Port security
How to protect and secure your port, using the right surveillance and drones technologies

IDG B

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Port automation
How can automation be implemented for loading and off-loading activities?

IDG C

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Improving ports operations
Increasing efficiency and reducing times using terminal automation systems

IDG D

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Critical infrastructure
How to manage critical infrastructure using integrated maritime centre software

IDG E

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Smart technologies
Can we use a combination of drones, IoT, heavy lift automation, data analytics to make ports smarter?

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day one