25 - 26 June, 2019
HYATT REGENCY, DAR ES SALAAM, THE KILIMANJARO, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Aden Mowlid, Director General at Djibouti Ports Authority

Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports Authority

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Conference Day One: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

12:30 PM KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Dry ports as a key driving elements for both the commercial and transportation sectors.

Why are logistic hubs becoming so important?
With new businesses dynamics and a fast moving commercial environment, it is essential for countries to ensure a smoother flow of goods in order to increase competitiveness. For this reason infrastructure development, and in particular ports, dry ports and hinterland transports play a key role.
This session will consider:
  • A snapshot of the main dry ports projects (Zambia, Congo and Tanzania)
  • How can inland countries benefit from it: from new job opportunities to surroundings development
  • New commercial routes
  • How regional ports can minimise the risk of overcapacity?

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

1:30 PM KEY STAKEHOLDERS PANEL DISCUSSION: Overview of the US$900 billion Chinese project

How will this shape new commercial routes, promote connectivity, incentivise free trades, boost modernisation in the transportation sector and reinforce the importance of a multi-model approach across Africa?
  • Latest updates on some projects under the OBOR: Ethiopia and Mozambique gaining the first benefits.
  • Understanding the market size and potential by highlighting the business opportunities for foreign investments
  • Establishing free trade areas and multilateral financial cooperation