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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and current Vice President of IAPH, African Region, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, will be hosting a maiden IAPH-Africa Regional Conference from 17th – 19th September 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme for the Conference is “African Ports and Hinterland Connectivity”.

MD, Nigerian Ports Authority

This theme is of topical importance and would enable delegates to examine the African ports sector and their captive and competitive hinterlands, the connectivity facilitation infrastructure, expertise and hinterland accessibility compared to progress achieved in other parts of the world.

All African Ports, port operators and corridor management organisations and hinterland countries, as well as IAPH members organizations are invited to attend this conference and take advantage ofthe learning and networking opportunities it will offer.

The IAPH Africa Conference will assemble key experts and stakeholders in the port logistics and transport industry to provide a deeper understanding of the concept of port hinterland connectivity,  assess the present landscape of Africa’s port sector and the challenges faced in hinterland connectivity, discuss the experiences of port hinterland connectivity in other parts of the world compared to Africa, explore possible  critical solutions, and recommend best home-grown models that would enable Africa to improve on its port hinterland connectivity and intraregional trade.

The Conference theme would be discussed under four sessions as follows:

Session 1: The concept of connectivity and port hinterlands: components, modal options

For this session, speakers will be invited from UNCTAD, WTO, African Corridor Management Organisations, and landlocked Inland and Dry Port Operators to discuss connectivity from both theoretical and practical point of view, share experience on which models work better and how Africa is faring on all the logistics performance and connectivity indicators.

Session 2: Funding options for hinterland connectivity – hard and soft infrastructure

This session will assess the hinterland corridor infrastructure development planning and funding situation in Africa, sources reliable funding for infrastructure development, and how governments can access affordable funding for port and hinterland projects development. The following institutions would be invited to facilitate this session: World Bank, African Development Bank, African Union’s NEPAD programme Secretariat, etc.

Session 3: Africa’s ports landscape:  infrastructure, governance models, and landlocked

                   transit corridors

Selected Port Authorities to speak in this Session are African ports with large captive and extended hinterlands some of which connect to landlocked countries using road and rail modes. The session will share experience of the Port of Antwerp Authority, which is reputed to be servicing one of the most diverse hinterlands with efficient connectivity. Ports to be invited as speakers are:

(i) Transnet National Port Authority (South Africa),  (ii) Kenya Ports Authority, (iii) Douala Port Authority (Cameroon), (iv) Nigerian Ports Authority, (v) Cotonou Port Authority (Benin), (vi) Abidjan Port Authority (Cote d’Ivoire), (vii) Dakar Port Authority (Senegal), (viii) Tanger Med Port (Morocco), (ix) Port of Alexandria (Egypt) and (x) Antwerp Port Authority (Belgium).

Session 4: Sustainability and facilitation of the logistics and transport supply chain

This session will examine trade facilitation mechanisms as soft tools for improved port hinterland connectivity, explore the topical subject of sustainable transport and supply chain including the concept of Smart ports; and discuss how trade and port single windows contribute to improving port hinterland connectivity. Speakers for this session will be invited from the IMO, Port of Hamburg, Port and Trade Single Window Management organisations from Ghana, and ESPO Secretariat.

 IAPH AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

17 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2018; NICON HILTON HOTEL, ABUJA (NIGERIA)

15/16 SEPTEMBER   – Arrival of Delegates Airport Pick up
DAY 1 : 17 SEPTEMBER:   Delegate Registrations / Installations 07:00 – 09:00
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY:

–     Opening protocols

–       Welcome Address by IAPH VP-Africa (MD of Nigerian Ports Authority)

–       Goodwill messages by:

  • Relevant State Agencies and Officials
  • International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Pan-African Association for Port Cooperation (PAPC)

   –   Recognition of Delegations, Conference Chairman, Special Guests

–        Address by the Honourable Minister of Transportation

–       Keynote Opening speech by His Excellency, the President of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria

–       Cutting of Tape of Exhibition Arena

09:00 – 10:30
Opening Cocktail and Photographs 10:30 – 11:00
Commencement of Conference proceedings:

Main Theme: “AFRICAN PORTS AND HINTERLAND CONNECTIVITY”

CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE:   CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU (FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL, COMMONWEALTH) OR HON. YAKUBU DOGARA (SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES) – *MD TO DECIDE

OPENING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE

 

 

 

11:00 – 11:10

SESSIONS PRESENTATIONS / SPEAKERS TIME ALLOCATED
DAY 1 : 17 SEPTEMBER
SESSION I:

The concept of connectivity and port hinterlands: components, modal options, efficiency indicators

 

Chairman:

(4 Presentations)

Opening remarks by Chairman of the Session: Hon. Min of Industries, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelemah 11.10 -11.15
Presentation  1: UNCTAD 11.15 – 11.30
Presentation  2: WTO 11.35 – 11.50
Presentation  3: Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce

(Landlocked dry port operator serving three corridors)

11.55 – 12.10
Presentation 4: African Corridor Management Alliance 12.15 – 12.30
DISCUSSIONS 12.30 – 12.50
Session Chairman’s Summary remarks 12.50 – 13.00
COFFEE BREAK 13.00 – 14.15
SESSION II:  Funding options for hinterland connectivity – hard and soft infrastructure

Chairman:

(4 presentations)

Opening remarks by Chairman of the Session: Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun 14.15 – 14.25
Presentation 1 : NEPAD Secretariat 14.30 – 14.45
Presentation 2 :  African Development Bank 14.50 – 15.05
Presentation 3 : World Bank 15.10 – 15.25
Presentation 4: 15.30 – 15.45
DISCUSSIONS 15.50 – 16.10
Session Chairman’s Summary remarks 16.15 – 16.25
END OF DAY 1 / COFFEE 16.25
TOUR OF CITY OF ABUJA 16.45 – 18.00
DAY 2 : 18 SEPTEMBER
SESSION I: : Africa’s ports landscape:  infrastructure, governance models, and landlocked transit corridors

 

Chairman:

 

(10) presentations)

Opening remarks by Chairman of the Session: Minister of Transport, Ghana, Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah 09.00 – 09.10
Presentation  1: Transnet NPA (South Africa) 09.15 – 09.30
Presentation  2: Kenya Port Authority 09.35 – 09.50
Presentation  3: Douala Port Authority (Cameroon) 09.55 – 10.10
Presentation  4: Nigerian Port Authority 10.15 – 10.30
Presentation  5 : Cotonou Port Authority (Benin) 10.35 – 10.50
Presentation  6 : Abidjan Port Authority (Cote d’Ivoire) 10 :55 -11:10
Presentation  7 : Dakar Port Authority (Senegal) 11.15 – 11.30
Presentation 8: Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce 11.35 – 11.50
Presentation 9: Tanger Med Port Authority (Morocco) 11.55 – 12.10
Presentation 10: Alexandria Port Authority (Egypt) 12.15 – 12.30
Presentation 11 : Port of Antwerp (Belgium) 12.35 – 12.50
DISCUSSIONS (Q & A) 12.50 – 13.10
Session Chairman’s Summary remarks 13.10 – 13.20
LUNCH BREAK 13.20 – 14.35
SESSION II:  Sustainability and facilitation of the logistics and transport supply chain

Chairman:

 

(3 presentations)

Opening remarks by Chairman of the Session: Hon  Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi 14:35 – 14.45
Presentation 1 : IMO 14:50 – 15.05
Presentation 2 :   Port of Hamburg 15.10 – 15.25
Presentation 3 :  ESPO’s EcoPorts poject 15:30 – 15.45
Presentation 4:  Kentrade Single Window 15:50 – 16.05
Presentation 5: Ghana GCNet Single window 16.10 – 16.25
DISCUSSIONS 16:25 – 16.45
Session Chairman’s Summary remarks 16:45 – 16.55
END OF DAY 2 / COFFEE 16:55 –
DRAFTNG OF FINAL COMMUNIQUE & SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING REMARKS – BY SECRETARIAT 17.00- 19:00
GALA DINER 20:00 -23:00
DAY 3 : 19 SEPTEMBER
CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT OF FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE CONFERENCE – KEY TAKE-HOME RESOLUTIONS 10.00 – 12:00
OFFICIAL CLOSING CEREMONY:

–       Presentation of key resolutions of the Conference – by Chairman of the Conference

–       Presentation of Vote of Thanks by conference delegates

–       Remarks by IAPH – HQ 

–       Closing statement by IAPH VP for Africa (MD-NPA)

–       Keynote closing address by Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – FCT MINISTER OR SEC OF THE FED GOVERNMENT

12:00 – 13:30
END OF CONFERENCE /CLOSING LUNCH 13:30
19th , 20th, 21st  SEPTEMBER – DEPARTURE OF DELEGATES
  1. VISIT TO POTTERY VILLAGE
  2. SUYA MAKING
  3. MAT MAKING