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Event Date Mon Oct 19 CET - Tue Oct 20 CET (12 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Oct 19 4:00am - Tue Oct 20 11:30am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

Over the last 23 years, the Africa Rail conference has continued to be the largest of it's kind in Africa, hosting the largest gathering of rail operators, government entities and contractors.

From signalling, rolling stock & cross border co-operation, to disruptive mobility, digitisation and finance, our agenda is designed to excite, provoke & captivate.

With thought-provoking keynotes, country spotlights and an assortment of roundtable discussions, there's no doubt you'll be inspired by our keynotes & speakers.


2020 Speakers

Khaled Abbas Sayed
Professor, Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering House

Gaurav Agarwal
Director, Railway Board, Indian Railways

Corneille Ahossi
General Director, OCBN Benin-Niger Railways

Mohamed Ali
Advisor To The Transport Committee, Parliament

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
Minister Of Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Saibaba Ankala
Ce, Indian Railways

Andy Appiah-Kubi
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Railways Development of Ghana

Farouk Balouchi
Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research

Mike Moukaila Bamidele Salawou
Division Manager, African Development Bank

Nchechuma Banla
Head Of Communications, Public Relations Division, Port Authority of Douala

Kurt Bauer
Director Long-Distance Traffic & New Rail Business, O.B.B. - Personenverkehr A.G

David Baxter
International Development Navigator And Ppp Consultant, Private

Imad Belmajdoub
High Speed Railway Station Construction Project Manager, ONCF

Duncan Bonnett
Director, Africa House

Nerushka Bowan
Founder, LITT Institute

Paul Boyle
Head Of Ertms, LNER

Argent Chuula
Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern & Southern Africa, COMESA

Colonel Andre Ciseau
Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles Ports Authority

Winston Cluff
Managing Director, Cluff Trade & Investments

Mpho Dagada
Commisioner - The Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Presidency Of South Africa

Afolabi Daniyan
Research Post Doctoral, Tshwane University of Technology

Adama Deen
Senior Advisor to CEO & Project Manager, HS Rail, The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

Mebratu Delelegn
Occ, Director, Ethio-Djubouti Railway operation

Martin Dinha
Chairman, National Railways of Zimbabwe

Aziz Diop
Railway Engineer, ANCF Senegal

Bhekithemba Dlamini
Engineering Director, Eswatini Railways

Nixon Dlamini
Chief Executive Officer, SWAZIRAIL - Swaziland Railways

Richard Dombo
Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Railways Development Authority

Johan Du Plessis
Professor Of The Department Of Transport And Supply Chain Logistics, University of Johannesburg

Sebastian Dyantyi
Client Partner For Africa, WhereIsMyTransport

Keir Fitch
Head Of Unit, Rail Safety And Interoperability, European Commission

Petrus Fusi
General Manager, Crossborder Strategy, Transnet Group

Diego Galar
Head Of Maintenance, Reliability Tecnalia, Professor Of Condition Monitoring, Division Of Operation And Maintenance Engineering, Lulea University

Lesedi Gaolemoge
Signals and Telecommunications Engineer, Botswana Railways

Mourad Gassab
Chief Executive Officer, Société du réseau ferroviaire rapide de Tunis

Soteri Gatera
Chief, Industrialization, Infrastructure Section, Regional Integration And Trade, UN ECA

Julio Gómez-Pomar
Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management

James Hammett
Managing Director, U.K. Tram

James Holley
Chief Executive Officer, Traxtion Sheltam

Kapil Jambhulkar
Head of Rolling Stock Maintenance, Indian Railways

Yehualashet Jemere
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Railway Corporation

Junisa Precious Gbeteh Kallon
Chief Executive Officer, Founder And Owner, Juninnho Investments Company Limited

Charles Kateeba
Managing Director, Uganda Railways

Abigail Kiernan
Project Engineer, Network Rail

Olivier Koumfieg
Transport Director, CamRail

Prabhas Kumar
Afc Specialist, Ministry Of Transport And Communications

Mark Langmead
Director, Compass Operations, TransLink Vancouver

Catherine Larkin
Executive Director, Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport

Nicolas Laurelut
Head of Architecture/Telecom - NExTEO Project, SNCF Réseau

Lebogang Letsoalo
Chairperson, African Women in Supply Chain Association AWISCA

Landiwe Mahlangu
Executive Chairman, Amazwe Capital

Juergen Maier
Former Head International Affairs And Projects, BLS AG

Leonard Makwinja
Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Railways

Bongani Mankewu
Executive Director - Infrastructure Development And Engagement Unit, Nelson Mandela University

Nangamso Maponya
Principal - Infrastructure Finance - Transport, Logistics And Bulk Water, DBSA

Jörg Marienhagen
CEO, Thelo DB

Freeman Masuku
Chief Director -Transport Policy And Planning, Department Of Road & Transport

Bodom Matungulu
Technical Adviser in Charge of Rail, Road and Urban Transport, Civil Engineer, Expert in Railway system and Urban Mobility, Cabinet of The Head of State: Office of the Special Adviser in Charge of Infrastruture

Walid Medhioub
Manager, Tunis Rapid Rail Network Company

Marcelo Blumenfeld Mendonca
Industrial Fellow, University of Birmingham

Maxwell Mengich
Project Manager On Sgr, Kenya Railways Corporation

Sive Mfenyana
Commercial Pilot, Private

Mavis Mhlanga-Mochadibane
Managing Director, Tshwane Women In Transport (TWIT)

Vivek Mohan
Director, Mechanical Engineering (Freight), Indian Railways

Tshabo Monamodi
Head Of Department: Rail, Tshwane Women In Transport

Das Mootanah
Chief Executive Officer, Metro Express Mauritius

Thembi Moyo
Chief Executive Officer, Beitbridge - Bulawayo Railway (Pvt) Ltd

Shephard Mphambela
Director, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG)

Muyowa Mutemwa
Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR

Elias Mwenyo
Acting Senior Manager: Commercial, Namport

Enoch Mwita
Head Of Infrastructure, Oil And Gas, UK Department for International Trade

Louis Napo
Project Advisor Hst, New Partnership For Africa'S Development Nepad

Mesela Nhlapo
Chief Executive Officer, Railroad Association Of South Africa

Felix Njoku
Director Of Finance, Nigerian Railways Corporation

Portia Nkuna
Managing Director, Fazi Rail Academy Pty Ltd

Bwalya Ntambo
Procurement Manager, Zambia Railways Limited

Nwabisa Ntiyane
Chief Operating Officer, SAFLog

Ronnie Ntuli
Chairman, Thelo Group

Jean Bosco Ntunzwenimana
Minister, Burundi Ministry of Transport

Humphrey Nwugo
Regional Chief Operating Officer, African Export-Import Bank

Kasirim Nwuke
President, Institute on Science, Innovation, Technology & Society

Fidet Okhiria

Assiata Juriste Ouedraogo
Head Of Urban Transport Department, Ministry of Transports - Burkina Faso

Alexey Ozerov
Head Of International Cooperation Department, Jsc Niias, Russian Railways

Eric Peiffer
Chief Executive Officer, Vecturis

Mary Phadi
Chairperson, Sanwit

Victor Radebe
Executive Director, Mobility Centre for Africa

Vivian Ramathuba
Senior Project Manager, Industrial Development Corporation Ltd

Seison Reddy
Manager Infrastructure Finance ? Transport, Logistics And Ict, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Clive Roberts
Professor, Railway Systems And Railway Research Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Christian Roman Gutzwiller
Programme Manager, Trans Africa Railway Corporation

Howard Rosen
Chairman, Rail Working Group

Essam Salim
Supply Chain Manager, Triple Diamond

James Sankwasa
Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Works & Transport

Aristides Sebastiao
Director Of International Exchange, Caminho de Ferro de Benguela-EP

Ole Torp Sejersen
Chief Executive Officer, NJS

Ronah Serwadda
Commissioner, Ministry of EAC Affairs

Moses Shaba
General Manager, Human Factors, Rail Safety Regulator

Johny Smith
Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib

Peaceman Sopazi
General Manager - Technical Skills Development, Rsr Corp

Laura Faye Tenenbaum
Climate Change Specialist, Scientific Communicator, Writer And Award-Winning Innovator, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Philemon Thobane
Senior Underwriter, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa Ltd

Oltesh Thobias
Chief Regional Procurement Officer, African Development Bank

Lloyd Tobias
Chief Executive Officer, Transnet Group

Enrico Trapazzo
President And Chief Executive Officer, Italian Railways Trenitalia

Colleen Tshikomba
Chief Engineer, City Of Tshwane

Amiene Van Der Merwe
Managing Director, The Green Cab

Roelof Van Tonder
Business Development, Africa House

Dawit Wolde-Michael Gebre-ab
Senior Director of Strategic Planning, Djibouti International Free Trade Zone

Adedayo Yusuff
Associate Professor, UniSA

Timothy Zalanga

Jordan Zimba
Government Inspector Of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Transnet Engineering

• Lennings Rail Services
• Teltronic

• Nokia
• Export Credit Insurance Corporation Of South Africa Soc Ltd
• Thelo DB


• Amsted