SARA Conference Programme 2023

Day 1

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Babe Botana – Executive Director SARA to call SARA President
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Introductory Remarks

Eng. Agostinho Francisco Langa Júnior, of Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique EP (CFM)
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Sponsor Presentation

Davies Pwele, Senior Vice President and Head of the SADC region at DBSA

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Sponsor Presentation

Xiang Xi VP, Aviation & Rail BU, Huawei
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Sponsor Presentation

Hector DANISA – Chief Executive Officer – Gibela Rail Transport Consortium

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Sponsor Presentation

SARA Vice President Mr. Hishaam Emaran, Group CEO, PRASA
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Keynote Address

In a keynote address delivered at the Southern African Railways Association (SARA) annual conference and exhibition held on 25-26 October in Johannesburg, Adv. James Mlawu, the Director-General of the Department of Transport, took the stage on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
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Session Sponsor Presentation

Siemens Mobility South Africa CEO Patrick Moodley Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility South Africa
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Session 1 - Regional Projects Facilitating Integration: A Government Perspective

Topic 1: A Government Perspective

Panel Discussion:
SADC Ministers: Latest Developments in SADC Member States’ National Railway Programs

Angola

Mr Catarino Fontes Pereira – President of the Board Administration – ARCCLA
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Botswana

Mr. Mmoloki Ramaeba Board Chairman Botswana Railways
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Eswatini

Nonhlanhla Fortunate Shongwe, Board Chairperson Eswatini Railways
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Mozambique

Minister of Transport and Communication

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Hon Joshua Sacco
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Session 2 - Improving Operations and the Quality of Rail Services for Competitiveness - CEO’s Think Tank Panel Discussion

Topic 2: Perspectives from Railway CEO’s

CEO’s Think Tank Panel Discussion
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Sponsor Presentation

Carlos Dias, Port and Railway Operation General Manager, Nacala Logistics

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Session 3 - Finance and Technical Resources

Company Presentation

Dirk van den Berg Head of Export Finance – Southern Africa, UK Export Finance (UKEF)
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Topic 3: Railway Enablers

Panel Discussion: Strategic Partnerships for Financing Railway Projects & Investments & Unlocking International funding with non-traditional Finance Institutions
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Day 2

Session 4: Enhancing SADC Railways - Freight & Passenger Rail

Session Sponsor Presentation

Bennie Vorster, Regional Director Rail & Transit, HATCH
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Sponsor Presentation

Rachad NASSAR, Strategic Global Partners Director at Huawei Enterprise
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Topic 4 - Anchoring the Railway Development Agenda on the Digital Age

Session Chair: Eng. Bruno Ching’andu, TAZARA
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Company Presentation

Tshepo Kgobe, Chief Operating Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
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Company Presentation

Thomas Mashishi, Engineering Project Manager, Siemens Mobility South Africa
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Topic 5 - Navigating the Future: Development, Innovation and Trends in Passenger Railways

Session Chair: Fred Mwila – CEO, Zambia Railways
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Company Presentation

Reeshalin Naidoo, Director, Amsted Reelin

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Session 5: AfCFTA and High-Speed Rail Project and AU Agenda 2063

Session Sponsor

Makgola Makololo, Director Business Development Sales and Marketing & Managing Director, Alstom Rolling Stock South
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Topic 6 - Rail as the Backbone to Regional Integration Railways

Session Chair: Ottonel Manuel, Technical Administrator, Caminho De Ferro De Benguela
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Company Presentation

Pulane Tshabalala Kingston – Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine VAE SA

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Session 6: Safety And Security Of Infrastructure And Rolling Stock

Topic 7 - Ensuring the Safety and Security of Infrastructure, Rolling Stock and Operations

Session Chair: Nixon Dlamini – CEO Eswatini Railways
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Topic 8 - Human Capital

Session Chair: Raymond Shoniwa – Beitbridge Bulawayo Railways
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Company Presentation

Dean Lincoln, Managing Director, Pandrol

Photo: Oliram Studios

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Session 7: Meeting The Demands Of Rolling Stock In Africa

Topic 9 - Meeting The Demands Of Rolling Stock In Africa

Session Chair: Russel Baatjies Acting CE, Transnet Freight Rail
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