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Defining the future of

West Africa’s transport industry


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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.


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.


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


global attendees




conference delegates


West African ports and rail
authorities represented

5 dedicated product zones

With the exhibition floor segmented into dedicated products zones you are sure to network with the right professionals who are on the lookout for new products, technologies, services and partnerships.


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 prowess.”

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


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