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Defining the future of

West Africa’s transport industry


Host port authority


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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 digitization 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


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 including strategy sessions for ports and rail project finance in Africa, smart ports development, integrated intelligent mobility systems, rail maintenance and upgrade generating new and alternative revenue streams for Africa’s ports and harbours and more

Keynote session dedicated to the support and development of South Africa’s Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy and its inception across Africa’s southern region

CPD accredited education for all participants! CPD accredited training sessions and education for maritime, transport and logistics professionals will be hosted across the exhibition floor providing an opportunity for capacity building, business networking and knowledge transfer

Look back at 2017

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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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