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Africa's longest running and most successful railways event now enters its 21st successful year.
From humble beginnings as a small conference with a handful of exhibition stands, it now takes up 2 massive halls at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. And has grown to become Africa's most important and best supported railways conference and exhibition. For 2 decades, Africa Rail has become the undisputed leader. It is an unrivalled platform for the continent's railways industry to come together … to learn, to network and to do business.
Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show. And it continues to provide the meeting place for buyers, sellers and their partners to do the deals that drive Africa's railway sector.
The organisers, Terrapinn, design, produce and create conference agendas that are truly world class. Our formats are unique. Our keynotes are genuine disruptors, innovators and thought leaders. Our content and topics are relevant, well-researched and at the cusp of global and regional trends. And our expo presents the largest gathering of solution providers to the African continent.
For over 21 years, African railway operators and their partners continue to attend the high level conference. As many of them will attest, this is where they find solutions to their challenges. Its where they open the doors to fantastic opportunities. Its where they form new and lucrative relationships & partnerships. And its where they source and invest in new railway solutions. Our partners and solution providers are global leaders and innovators.
They use Africa Rail as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and existing customers. It provides them with access into African railway markets that are traditionally difficult to penetrate. And most importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.
NEW FOR 2018:
In 2018, Africa Rail will see more speakers than ever at before. With speakers joining from almost every country across Africa to share project updates and international case studies from world leading operators. We welcome speakers from rail operators, transport ministries and government authorities and world-leading solution providers.
PROJECT UPDATE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Arguably the most popular aspect of the show! These 40 minute interactive sessions are designed to give you a first look at 2018 project opportunities, tenders, techniques and technologies being implemented to build networks of the future. Enjoy sessions led by those in charge at key government departments, railway operators and solution providers designed to promote, discuss and debate.
DIGITALISATION- The driving force behind the futures success
Around the world, digitalisation is at the top of everyone's agenda. The impact of trends such as the Internet of Things, big data and analytics, machine learning and the use of drones cannot be ignored. In 2018, digitalisation will play a major role in the entire agenda; join us as we look at the innovative technologies and systems that are transforming the African industry.
FOUR CONFERENCE STREAMS
With more content than ever before, we have the topics, best practice and training you need to fund, plan, regulate, build and operate your networks. Pick the sessions of most interest from the four conference streams create a personalised agenda that matters most to you and your company.
WOMEN IN TRANSPORT
The inclusion of the women in all sectors has become a top priority for Africa - more so in the transport sector. The transport sector in Africa is male dominated and this needs to change. To that end, The Africa Rail conference covers topics and panel discussions around the inclusion of women in transport.
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