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With the goal to offer a learning and skill development platform for ports and rail professionals in West Africa, the West African Ports and Rail Evolution forum will feature eight free workshops for all attendees.

Topics will include practical case studies and the focus will be on technologies that will deliver smart transport systems in West Africa. 

The workshops are free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Make sure you activate your visitor pass below to save $50 on expo entry.

Day 1: Monday 22 July 2019  

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change


12:00 – 12:45

Plan, build and operate assets with Oracle Primavera
Sherief el Abd, Director Global Strategy Capital Projects, Oracle Construction and Engineering, Dubai

13:00 – 13:45

Achieving environmental sustainability in ports using the ISO 14001 structure
Ifeanyi Enebeli, Environmental Consultant, CARES, Nigeria

14:00 – 14:45

Developing and sustaining a professional workforce driven by technology
Senior Representative, Nigerian Shippers Council, Nigeria

15:00 – 15:45

Technical and policy implementation for light rail in Kano
Najeeb Mahmoud Abdussalam, CEO, Trust Synergy Infrastructure Limited, Nigeria

Networking reception on the exhibition floor

Day 2: Tuesday 23 July 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change


10:00 – 10:45

Port to rail integration and port city freight flow management
Dr Chinedum Onyemechi, Reader, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria

11:00 – 11:45

Quality construction for sustainable port and railway projects
Vania Mitakeva, Country Manager, BASF WA Construction Chemicals, Nigeria

11:30 – 12:15

Assisting port owners with major geotechnical challenges
Yann Amicel, Africa Area Manager, Soletanche, France

13:00 – 13:45

The role of NITT in the industry: focus on their multimodal perspective
Dr Bayero S Farah, Director General, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Nigeria



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