Principal Secretary, State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs
Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya
9:00 AM Keynote presentation: The Blue Economy as the next frontier of East Africa’s Economy – How prepared is the region?
11:30 AM Addressing the challenges and opportunities of building and expanding major port projects in East Africa
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?