AGENDA

06-07 April 2016
Emperors Palace (Centre Court)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

08:00 – 17:00
Registration Hours

08:00 – 09:00
Networking Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by
Kuehne+Nagel

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

All sessions will take place in the Africa Development Theater 

09:00 – 09:10
Welcoming Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 

09:10 – 09:50
Opening Keynote — Africa’s Near Future: The Good, the Bad, the Hype and the Hope

The world remains focused on Africa as a growth area, but with the slowdown in commodity and oil prices, questions hang over its growth. Many speak of the “dutch disease” affecting the continent in that too many African economies are based on the exploration and development of a single industry or even commodity and its affect on development in Africa. What is expected in the next 18 months to four years? What types of projects are likely to take place during a prolonged slump?

Professor Lyal White, Director: Centre for Dynamic Markets, Gordon Institute of Business Science 

10:00 – 10:50
Lighten Up: Africa Renewed

Electricity never goes out of style. Despite the downturn, fourteen coal-fired power stations are being built in sub-Saharan Africa,  along with a slew of wind- and gas-driven plants, and more are on the books. What power projects are planned, who are they for — any mine or major plant must have a nearby power source — and how many more will make it off paper and into reality? Is coal losing ground to less carbon-intensive methods of generating electricity? This panel of experts will take a look at trends and boots-on-the-ground action in southern Africa’s power scene.

Moderator: Duncan Bonnet, Partner, Africa House 


Sisa Njikelana, Chair & Acting Secretary General, South Africa Independent Power Producers Association 
Sanette Venter, Head of Indirect Material Cluster Africa, Siemens RSA  
Albert Bossart, Regional Sales Manager – Power Generation, PP-PPVA-Sub-Sahara-Region, ABB 

11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee
Sponsored by
Kuehne+Nagel

11:30 – 12:30
African Mining and Project Logistics: EPCMs, Owners & Shippers Round Table

Africa’s mining houses and the EPCMs that serve them are caught in the crosshairs of the commodity slump. What strategies do these experts bring to bear in the face of labor unrest, low prices, and shrinking investment? Our panel of experts discuss the industry and its impact on Africa’s project cargo market. What can we expect?

Moderator: Siobhan Fox, Business Development Manager: South Africa, Walvis Bay Corridor Group 
Shane Smit, Category Manager: Procurement, ERG Africa 
Elmarie van der Merwe, Manager: Supply Chain, FL Smidth 
Murray Macnab, Global Director Mining and Mine Development, WorleyParsons
Archie Barnwell, Regional Lead Management Consulting & Enterprise Development, Hatch Goba

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:15
Francophone Super Session Welcoming Remarks

Ed Loubser, Export Manager, Africa, Aberdare Cables

14:15 – 15:00
Super Session, Part I: Negotiating Francophone Africa’s Customs and Trade Barriers
While Francophone Africa is a land of business opportunity, it also presents pitfalls and faux pas for those new to this part of the world. Before and during shipping, one must be aware of the region’s unique customs and trade requirements, and its potential barriers. Our experts will delve into the details.

Moderator: Valassine Diarrassouba, Advisor to Regional Director and President, Ivory Coast Customs Commission (CGECI)
Ed Loubser, Export Manager, Africa, Aberdare Cables
Cedric Chauvet, Commercial Development Manager Europe for Africa Service, Intermarine
Pere Venance, General Manager, LCA Africa Logistics

This panel will be presented in French with simultaneous translation into English.

15:00 – 15:30
Networking Coffee

15:30 – 16:00
Super Session, Part II: Business Opportunities in Francophone Africa

Where can the logistics and transport industry find business opportunity in Francophone Africa during these difficult times? Where are the interesting projects, how do business people from outside the region participate, and what does it take to succeed in this challenging region? A well-known expert shares his knowledge.

Paul Runge, Managing Partner, Africa House 

Presented in French with simultaneous translation into English.

16:00 – 16:10
Closing Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 

16:30 – 18:00
Networking Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by
Kuehne+Nagel

MICRO-SEMINARS & EXHIBITOR-LED SESSIONS

All micro-seminars and exhibitor-led sessions will take place in Stand 601 near the entrance to the exhibition hall. See floor plan.

10:30 – 11:20
Exhibitor-led Session 1: The Talk about Cargo Insurance

Have you determined if you need cargo insurance? Has your broker provided the pros and cons of this coverage? Listen to the representative from Hollard and perhaps you will save your company some money.

Bala Viranna, Corporate Business Development Manager, Hollard

11:30 – 12:20
Micro-Seminar 1: Watch Out! Does Your Contract of Affreightment Correctly Cover Your Cargo Movement?

Our legal expert, Edmund Greiner, will focus on the Breakbulk sector. He will deal with standard form charter party agreements, particularly the standard GENCON voyage charter and transport documents. In relation to transport documents, Mr. Greiner will deal with the functions of transport documents in broad terms as well as the distinction between the various types of transport documents.

Edmund Greiner, Partner, Shepstone & Wylie 

14:00 – 14:50
Micro-Seminar 2: Supply Chain – The Links and the Kinks

With new global silk roads developing constantly, will South Africa remain a major gateway into Sub-Sahara Africa during the next decade?

Professor Johan du Plessis, Professor of Logistics and Shipping, University of Johannesburg 

Thursday, 07 April 2016

08:00 – 15:00
Registration Hours

08:00 – 09:00
Networking Coffee
Sponsored by
Kuehne+Nagel

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

All sessions will take place in the Africa Development Theater 

09:00 – 09:10
Welcoming Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 

9:10 – 09:50
Day Two Keynote — African Rail Outlook 

In order to move large volumes of cargo long distances, a strong rail network is key for Africa, a continent without navigable waterways. Yet in the 30 years from the 1970’s until 2000, the African Rail network actually shrank by 20 percent. This trend is now being reversed with massive developments already underway around the continent, and even larger developments well into planning. How will these various rail developments link up, if at all? How can the entire continent benefit from this? Our rail expert provides an overview of rail developments currently being planned or underway on the African continent.

Kudzanayi Bangure, Project Manager (Rail), Africa Infrastructure Desk, NEPAD Business Foundation 

10:00 – 10:50
You Can’t Get There From Here: Africa’s Shipping Challenges

Shipping breakbulk cargo from one African port to another can be a surprisingly challenging business. It is often easier to ship from South to West Africa via Europe than it is to ship directly from port to port. Services spring up and fade away; shippers and carriers point fingers; and little seems to change. Why is southern Africa such a difficult carrier market, and what can be done? Our panel of experts tackle this question.

Moderator: Ralf Franke, General Manager PROM (Projects, Oil & Gas, Marine Logistics) Southern Africa, Kuehne + Nagel (Pty) Ltd.
Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore, Managing Partner, Edodo, Thorpe & Associates 
Napo Ramodibedi, CEO, Mendi Maritime 
James Lewer, Line Manager, SAFWAF MPV 
Gerald Hagemann, Director, Business Development, Meihuizen International, as agents for Angola South  

11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee
Sponsored by
Kuehne+Nagel

11:30 – 12:20
Special Presentation: Oil and Gas Outlook for Southern Africa

Nivan Moodley gives an overview of the current landscape, and assesses the impact of the oil price drop – how bad is it? How long will the industry’s holding pattern persist, and what strategies can be used to move forward? An expert who has worked with oil and gas, mining and energy clients across Africa and SE Asia will share his insights with our audience.

Nivan Moodley, Director, MAC Consulting

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:50
Calling All Project Cargo: African Ports Double Down

Much has been promised Africa’s project cargo community by the region’s ports — but who is delivering, and how can the industry best benefit? Executives from west, south and east coast ports will present an overview of their multi-million-dollar investments and long-term vision for Africa’s breakbulk trade.

Moderator: Lars Greiner, Content Consultant, Breakbulk Events & Media 
Ipupa Kasheeta, Break Bulk Manager, Namport  
Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane, Chief Executive Officer, Richards Bay Coal Terminal 

14:50 – 15:00
Closing Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 

MICRO-SEMINARS & EXHIBITOR-LED SESSIONS

All seminars and exhibitor-led sessions will take place in Stand 601 near the entrance to the exhibition hall. See floor plan.

10:30 – 11:00
Exhibitor-led Session 2: The Emerging Trends of Break Bulk Shipment In Africa

11:30 – 12:20

Exhibitor-led Session 3: Claims Procedures

Very often claims procedures are not followed, and an entire cargo claim can be lost just for not following the correct procedures. What should one do, when and how? The ICS talks us through the right way to go about advising of intention to claim, drawing up a priced claim and following it through until payment or conclusion, with examples.

Roderick Eaton, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
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12:30 – 13:00
Exhibitor-led Session 4: The Rise of Africa’s Frontier Markets; Opportunity and Risk of Breakbulk Trade in East Africa

Maurine Atieno, Port Agency Manager, Express Shipping and Logistics

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