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Conference Day One: Monday, 20 March 2017

AGENDA SESSIONS

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote speech: Highlighting Africa’s growing maritime business opportunities to deliver world-class services, facilities and efficiencies

Catherine Mturi-Wairi, Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority

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Catherine Mturi-Wairi

Managing Director
Kenya Ports Authority

Project updates: The future of ports in Africa

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Project update: Reviewing the future of port projects across Ghana

Rev. Dr. Peter Issaka Azuma, Director- General, Ghana Maritime Authority
This session will explore the current and future plans of the $1.5 billon Tema project in Ghana to enable the development of an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art port facility at Ghana’s primary commercial hub.

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Rev. Dr. Peter Issaka Azuma

Director- General
Ghana Maritime Authority

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Analysing port operations to increase efficiency and capacity to allow bigger vessels

Innocent Ogbuji, General Manager Commercial & Government Relations, West Africa Container Terminal, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Reviewing the need to implement more cargo space, modern equipment and deeper channels for larger ships in order to efficiently handle increases in volumes
  • Increasing berths at existing ports and conducting dredging
  • Reviewing the current plans of increasing berths and deeper channels in ports

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Innocent Ogbuji

General Manager Commercial & Government Relations, West Africa Container Terminal
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Durban’s port expansion: Addressing the challenges and opportunities of building and expanding major port projects in Africa

Karl-Xhanti Socikwa,, Chief Executive Officer, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
  • Building South Africa’s gateway to service a major resource-based economy
  • Employing infrastructure solutions to allow trade in larger ships
  • Highlighting the opportunities for regional development and employment opportunities when building new ports

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Karl-Xhanti Socikwa,

Chief Executive Officer
Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee and networking break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Case study: Showcasing the strategy used by Antwerp Port in making it one of the most efficient ports in the world

Tesa Major, Port Representative, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Considered the biggest port in the world, the Antwerp port has grown to an area of 12,068 hectares, or about 20,000 football fields. In this session, you will learn the tools and business strategies used by Port of Antwerp, including the close co-operation between private enterprises, government and port authorities to ensure your port can cater to an increase in bigger ships, more cargo and still ensure an efficient flow of imports and exports.

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Tesa Major

Port Representative
Port of Antwerp, Belgium
This session will bring together top speakers of the day to discuss the major future trends in modernisation and expansion of ports across Africa. We will discuss the need for, safety measures and financial aspects required for these mega projects.

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Catherine Mturi-Wairi

Managing Director
Kenya Ports Authority
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Innocent Ogbuji

General Manager Commercial & Government Relations, West Africa Container Terminal
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Karl-Xhanti Socikwa,

Chief Executive Officer
Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
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Tesa Major

Port Representative
Port of Antwerp, Belgium
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Timi Ayodele

Director
Nigeria Ports Authority

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Project update: Reviewing the project expansion plans in Tanzania

Brown Mugeta, Operations & HSSE Manager, Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania
This session will outline the latest updates on Tanzania’s efforts in expanding its horizons with the Bagamoyo Port. It will also highlight the progress on its current Dar es Salaam expansion project.

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Brown Mugeta

Operations & HSSE Manager
Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Lekki Port project update: Reviewing the port expansion plans in Nigeria

Timi Ayodele, Director, Nigeria Ports Authority
Scheduled to be completed in 2019, the Lekki Port project has definitive milestones set to achieve this target over the next 3 years. This session will outline the milestones and updates on how the project plans to be the most modern port, supporting the burgeoning trade across Nigeria and the entire West African region.

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Timi Ayodele

Director
Nigeria Ports Authority

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Networking lunch

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM End of conference day one

The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.