Decision makers in the African Transport Industry
The transport sector delivers economic and social benefits by connecting firms to international and regional markets.
Infrastructure is not cheap. The huge investments required to build railways, invest in aviation as well as ports and harbours must be carefully planned, not only because of their great cost, but also because, once built, infrastructure is around for decades. Investments in transport infrastructure have a long horizon.
Africa's largest Transport and Infrastructure Show happened on the 24th and 27th of June 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The show addressed some of these above mentioned issues. Now in its 16th year, Africa's Transport and Infrastructure Show 2013 is a unique exhibition and conference designed to assist operators, end-users, investors and government to optimise their investment into solid infrastructure for railways, aviation, ports and harbours.
With the growing number of projects in development across the continent, interest in Africa Transport and Infrastructure Show 2013 has been rising as well and this year, organisers of Arica's largest transport and infrastructure show had 100 exhibitors all across the globe.
Senior representatives from Transnet, PRASA, the Department of Trade and Industry (South Africa), the Department of Public Enterprises (South Africa), Kenya Ports Authority, Ghana Ports Authority, TAZARA, Botswana Railways, Rift Valley Railways, Nigerian Railways, Ballore Africa Logistics, Ford Motors Company of Southern Africa, Nigeria Ports Authority and Mozambique Northern Development Corridor presented at the conference, offering a wealth of valuable information for those looking to attend and network .
Take a look at some of the railway, ports, airline, logistics and finance professionals from local and African operators, major end-users, emerging mines, petrochemical, agribusiness, finance houses and government who attended the Africa Transport & Infrastructure Show.
Ministry of Works & Transport- Namibiaâ€¢ Namibian Ports Authority â€¢ National Railways of Zimbabwe â€¢ TransNamib Holdings â€¢ CCFB- Mozambiqueâ€¢ Central East African Railways-Malawi TAZARA – Tanzania â€¢ Luanda Ministry of Transport – Angola â€¢ Ministry of Transport-Swaziland â€¢ Northern Development Corridor – Mozambique â€¢ Dar es Salaam Corridor Secretariat-Tanzania â€¢ Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia â€¢ Air Namibia â€¢ Linnaeus Aires Mozambique â€¢ Precision Air-Tanzania
The Department of Public Enterprise â€¢ Ford Motor Company â€¢ Continuum Investment Principles â€¢ Transnet National Ports Terminals â€¢ PRASAâ€¢ Lanxessâ€¢ Kumba Iron Oreâ€¢ Gautrain Management Services â€¢ USTDA â€¢ The Department of Transport of South Africa â€¢ National Treasury of Southern Africa â€¢ GE Transportation â€¢ Mott MacDonald â€¢ Electromotive Dieselsâ€¢ SAMSAâ€¢ ARUPâ€¢ Akiemâ€¢ ICTSI Africaâ€¢ Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative â€¢ Freight Forwarder’s Association of South Africaâ€¢ Coega Development Corporationâ€¢ Development Bank of Southern Africaâ€¢ Nedbank Capitalâ€¢ South African Airways â€¢ South Africa Expressâ€¢ Comair Limited
CENTRAL, NORTH & WEST AFRICA:
Camrail-Cameroon â€¢ Nigerian Railwaysâ€¢ OCBN-Benin â€¢ Nigerian Ports Authority â€¢ Ghana Ports And Harbours Authority â€¢ Port Autonome de Cotonou, Beninâ€¢ Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa- Nigeria â€¢ Air Express Algeria â€¢ African Precision Airlines – Ghana â€¢ Dana Air- Nigeriaâ€¢ Transport and Environment Association- Maliâ€¢ EgyptAir
EAST AFRICA :
Rift Valley Railways- Kenya â€¢ Kenya Ports Authority â€¢ Ghana Ports And Harbours Authorityâ€¢ Kenya Maritime Authority â€¢ Rift Valley Railways- Uganda â€¢ Digna Port â€¢ AFRAA â€¢ Ethiopian Airlines â€¢ Egyptian Railways â€¢ Ethiopian Airlines â€¢ Air Ugandaâ€¢ RwandAir
Part of the goals behind this year's Africa's transport and infrastructure show event was to connect attendees to be able to address some of the most pertinent issues facing the industry in Africa today, namely:
Â· How to increase skills development and a local engineering base to support what will one day become a first-world network
Â· How to create bankable projects that are based on supply and demand that will attract investors, and
Â· How to determine realistic time frames and support partners to best implement these current and upcoming projects.
Africa Transport and Infrastructure Show celebrated some of the "shining stars of the African transport sector" this year with its annual Transport Africa Awards dinner which was held on the 25th of June at the Sandton Sun Hotel, where the industry had the chance to identify and reward companies who had demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually-set standards of excellence.
This show had something in it for everyone. Africa's largest Transport and Infrastructure Show had the right people talking about the right things.