Conference Day One: Wednesday, 28 March 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome remarks from IQPC

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks from the conference Chairman

Market potential: What does 2018 have in store for East Africa?

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote presentation: The Blue Economy as the next frontier of East Africa’s Economy – How prepared is the region?

Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary, State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

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Nancy Karigithu

Principal Secretary, State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs
Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Strategic outlook into sea port developments and expansions in East Africa

Prof. Eric Chenje Mwachiro, Director, Kenya Maritime Authority
This session will explore latest sea port development projects in the region and emphasise opportunities that market opens to contractors and sub-contractors.

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Prof. Eric Chenje Mwachiro

Director
Kenya Maritime Authority

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM How Mombasa Port can remain competitive while still collaborating with other regional ports?

Daniel Nzeki, Chief Executive Officer, Container Freight Stations Association of Kenya
  • Understanding the development plans for Mombasa Port
  • Examining what it takes to create a successful transhipment hub
  • Implementing latest smart technologies to address security and efficiency challenges

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Daniel Nzeki

Chief Executive Officer
Container Freight Stations Association of Kenya

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Exploring the port expansion plans in Tanzania

Brown Mugeta, Operations and HSSE Manager, Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania
  • Evaluating the port expansion plans in Tanzania
  • Outlining milestones and updates on how the project plans to be the most modern ports, supporting the burgeoning trade across Tanzania

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Brown Mugeta

Operations and HSSE Manager
Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and refreshments

Port authorities are presently engaged in a number of major expansion projects aimed at increasing the capacity and competitiveness of their ports, with many new terminals and hinterland infrastructure projects underway in the region. In this session, the senior leadership from port authorities and operators will be invited to discuss what their plans are to ensure the future competitiveness of their ports.

This session will consider:

  • A snapshot of developments underway at key ports in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and more
  • What can regional authorities do to ensure that they remain competitive to international shipping?
  • How does geopolitical tension affect the market?

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Nancy Karigithu

Principal Secretary, State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs
Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya
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Nozipho Sithole

Chief Executive
Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
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Prof. Eric Chenje Mwachiro

Director
Kenya Maritime Authority
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Brown Mugeta

Operations and HSSE Manager
Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Investment opportunities for seaports development in East Africa

Nozipho Mdawe, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa
With the number of upcoming mega-projects, the East African region represents an area of significant potential for investors, both foreign and domestic. This session will discuss best practices to attract investment for projects expansion, and explore how business and government can collaborate to address emerging economic realities.

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Nozipho Mdawe

Secretary General
Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM Ensuring efficient collaboration with a port and introducing efficiency through out the transport network

John Omingo, Head of Commercial Shipping, Kenya Maritime Authority
This session will address the operational challenges that port, shipping, international logistics and supply chain operators face nowadays and explain how to develop a regional and global framework for managing the security of trading and supply chain systems.

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John Omingo

Head of Commercial Shipping
Kenya Maritime Authority
Successful ports development and expansion in the region depends on on-going collaboration between many different stakeholders. Regulators, operators, shipping lines, cargo owners and maritime services need to find ways to align their interests to ensure continued port competitiveness and contribute to raising the standards of the maritime system.

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the following points:

  • Challenges and opportunities of a collaborative model
  • Globalisation of shipping lines and port operators
  • Impact of shipping line mega-alliances on ports and terminals

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Nozipho Mdawe

Secretary General
Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa
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John Omingo

Head of Commercial Shipping
Kenya Maritime Authority
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Daniel Nzeki

Chief Executive Officer
Container Freight Stations Association of Kenya

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:05 PM - 3:05 PM Networking lunch

3:05 PM - 3:05 PM End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.