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Host ministry

Federal Ministry of Transport

Federal Ministry of Transport

Host ports authority

Nigerian Ports Authority

Nigerian Ports Authority

Host rail authority

Nigerian Railway Corporation

Nigerian Railway Corporation

Supported by

Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

Members of

International Association of Ports and Harbour

International Association of Ports and Harbour

THANK YOU

On behalf of the organisers, dmg events – we’d like to thank all participants who joined us at the 3rd edition of the West African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum, the 1st in Lagos, Nigeria. We trust that the discussions had and connections made over the two-day event were fruitful and that you have walked away with actionable take-homes to implement into your business’s operations.

Thank you to our hosts – Federal Ministry of Transport Nigeria, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Railway Corporation as well as our sponsors; National Port Authority of Liberia, CARES Group, Nigerian Institute For Transport Technology, Oracle Construction and Engineering, and Soletanche Freyssinet. 

Over the two days, we welcomed over 800 participants from Benin, Cameroon, Belgium, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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West Africa’s
ports expansion

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 digitalisation to the development of smart ports and increased hinterland connectivity.

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Railway development
in West Africa

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

800+

global attendees

17

exhibitors

110

conference delegates

10

West African ports and rail
authorities represented

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New in 2019!

5 new dedicated sectors across the exhibition floor:  Port infrastructure and expansion, port operations, maintenance security and IT, rolling stock and locomotives, and rail infrastructure.

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.

Facilitated access to one of Africa’s largest economies: Held for the first time in Nigeria, the conference provides a strategic gateway for doing business across West Africa through inside access to Africa’s most populous nation and one of its largest economies.

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 favourable regulatory climate for trade and investment.

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    “South African and Nigerian bilateral relations are key to unlocking Africa’s economic progress.”

    Engr. Chidi K. C. Izuwah Snr
    Director General
    Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission

Partners

Host ports authority

Nigerian Ports Authority

Nigerian Ports Authority

Host rail authority

Nigerian Railway Corporation

Nigerian Railway Corporation

Supported by

Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

Members of

International Association of Ports and Harbour

International Association of Ports and Harbour

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    Africa Outlook

    Media Partner

  • ABC

    African Business Central

    Media Partner

  • Cargo Connections

    Cargo Connections

    Media Partner

  • Construction Review

    Construction Review Online

    Media Partner

  • Engineering News

    Engineering News

    Media Partner

  • Financial Nigeria

    Financial Nigeria International Limited

    Media Partner

  • Footprint to Africa

    Foot Print to Africa

    Media Partner

  • Freightbook

    Freightbook

    Association Partner

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