Nozipho Mdawe

Secretary General

Apollo Kashanku

Principal Transport Economist
Ministry of Works & Transport


LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority

Laverne Dimitrov

Transport Specialist
Development Bank of South Africa
South Africa

Prabargan Govender

Transport Specialist and Sales Manger
South Africa

Renaire Huntley

Executive in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Rail Safety Regulator
South Africa

Phillippa Dean

Managing Director
Railways Africa
South Africa

Argent Chuula

Chief Executive Officer
Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA)


Proposal submissions will be directed to the Advisory Board for approval. Presentations in the form of PowerPoint slides will generally be 20 – 30 minutes. Each session will have about 3 speaking slots followed by a joint informal panel discussion with Q&A.

Deadline for submitting an abstract: 1 May 2017

To join this prestigious event as a profiled speaker, you are invited to submit thought-provoking, innovative, futuristic, and problem-solving abstracts (case study or thought leadership) in any of the following categories of maintenance and rehabilitation:

  • Rolling stock
  • Track
  • Signalling
  • Cabling
  • Equipment
  • Infrastructure
  • Railway safety and reliability
  • Rail predictive maintenance
  • Digitalisation, big data and technology
  • Asset management and shared asset utilisation
  • Strategies/road maps on maintenance of aging infrastructure from conception to grave (rail operators)
  • Implementing a quality management system that complies with international standards with a view to obtaining ISO 9001 and IRIS certification

And more…

Please submit your abstract by/before 1 May 2017 and/or contact Nico at email: or phone: +27 21 700 4300