Defining the future of
West Africa’s transport industry
Host port authority
Bringing the ports and rail industries together
As West African ports and rail authorities collaborate to dramatically expand facilities and improve hinterland connections, the potential of the region’s economy grows exponentially. West African Ports and Rail Evolution is designed for ports and rail authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, bulk exporters, investors and governments looking to forge new frontiers for the economy through ports and rail connectivity, optimisation and new business opportunities.
West African Ports and Rail Evolution provides a unique opportunity for coastal and hinterland stakeholders to identify proven, future-proofed solutions for demand driven port and rail expansion as well as best practices in operations and efficiency improvements. This is the only event in West Africa dedicated to ports and rail that brings together the entire value chain of suppliers and buyers to discuss multi-modal requirements and infrastructure solutions to propel the industry forward.
The expansion and modernisation of ports infrastructure is a key driver of West Africa’s macroeconomic development. Get up to date on how the 4th industrial revolution is shaping the next generation of maritime transport infrastructure in the region from digitization to the development of smart ports and increased hinterland connectivity.
Railway development is key to unlocking hinterland access, boosting exports and reaching the full export potential of West Africa’s markets. Establish best practices for rail infrastructure maintenance, rolling stock and operational safety at West Africa’s only event dedicated to the expansion and oversight of West Africa’s hinterland transport network.
Event at a glance
West African ports and rail
5 dedicated product zones
New in 2018!
5 new dedicated sectors across the exhibition floor: Port infrastructure & expansion, Port Operations, Maintenance security & IT, Rolling stock & locomotives and Rail infrastructure
Interactive content covering project finance for ports and rail infrastructure, future-proofing infrastructure with disruptive technologies and developing an integrated, connected West Africa able to close the infrastructure gap through strategic concessions, public-private partnerships and a favorable regulatory climate for trade and investment
Keynote session presided over by the region’s development leaders and dedicated to facilitating ports-rail-corridor integration and increasing intra-African regional trade from the current status quo of 20%
Ports and rail stakeholders all together under one roof: Uniting ports and rail professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to critical discussions around regional connectivity and local development strategy
Look back at 2017
“South African and Nigerian bilateral relations are key to unlocking Africa’s economic prowess.”