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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.

Provisional workshop programme


Day 1: Monday 22 July 2019  


Building scenarios for the port of Lagos: 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


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


Effective supply chain management

17:00 Networking cocktail reception on the exhibition floor


Day 2: Tuesday 23 July 2019


Overcoming bulk terminal challenges


Single window systems for trade facilitation


The role of mobile telecommunications technology in transport

12:00 Networking lunch break


How to implement an effective port concession?


Decarbonisation: how can West African ports prepare for the energy transition?

15:00 Workshops close  

The programme is subject to change.