20 – 21 June 2017 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, morning refreshments and networking

EAST AFRICA’S PROJECTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES

9:00 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: Exploring the introduction of intelligent transport systems and traffic control systems to ensure road safety in Kenya

Eng. Silas Kinoti - Ag. Director General and Secretary to the Board, Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
img

Eng. Silas Kinoti

Ag. Director General and Secretary to the Board
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

9:30 am - 10:00 am Reviewing new road projects and developing infrastructure in Kenya

Mr Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri - Executive Director, East African Community
  • Identifying plans and new projects for road infrastructure in Kenya
  • Opportunities for investment in the road sector for national and international stakeholders

Mr Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri

Executive Director
East African Community

10:00 am - 10:30 am Putting safety first in the construction of bridge and roads throughout design and construction

Dr. Oscar Kikoyo - Executive Secretary, Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority, Consumer Consultative Council (SUMATRA), Tanzania
  • Strategic planning: How to improve safety through design by defining the role of road engineers towards safety
  • Establishing best practice in bridge construction through integrating safety features for all new developments
  • Maintaining structures in a way that ensures that the demands for function and safety are always met at the lowest cost

Dr. Oscar Kikoyo

Executive Secretary, Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority
Consumer Consultative Council (SUMATRA), Tanzania

10:30 am - 11:00 am Building effective roads and transport to facilitate and maintain economic growth in Africa

Ahmed Abbassi - Chief Executive Office, Advisor, Earned Value Logistics Co., Ministry of Transport, Egypt
  • Exploring the need to align regional economic visions with infrastructure and transport development in order to ensure sustainable growth within the transport infrastructure sector
  • Development of strategic transport corridors
  • Building comprehensive data for effective decision making: understanding and assessing options

Ahmed Abbassi

Chief Executive Office, Advisor
Earned Value Logistics Co., Ministry of Transport, Egypt

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking break and refreshments

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Exploring innovative materials and techniques for efficient bridges and roads

12:00 pm - 12:00 am MAURER high performance Bridge devices

Raad Hamood - Area Sales Director, Middle East & Africa, Maurer AG
·         Innovations and new Material in bridge bearings and Expansion joints
·         Quality and Durability of MAURER devices
·         Worldwide References
img

Raad Hamood

Area Sales Director, Middle East & Africa
Maurer AG

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Reviewing how the integration and expansion of corridor development across African nations can attract and retain foreign direct investment

Whity Maphakela - Director, Road Infrastructure Planning, Department of Transport, South Africa

Whity Maphakela

Director, Road Infrastructure Planning
Department of Transport, South Africa

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Integrating Europe and China Silk Road with East Africa’s trade routes

Ahmed Abbassi - Chief Executive Office, Advisor, Earned Value Logistics Co., Ministry of Transport, Egypt

Ahmed Abbassi

Chief Executive Office, Advisor
Earned Value Logistics Co., Ministry of Transport, Egypt

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Addressing the importance of investing in systematic mainstreaming of road safety in regional trade road corridors to minimise deadly crashes

Mr Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri - Executive Director, East African Community
  • Reviewing the challenge of road safety management in regional trade corridors
  • Outlining a systematic and logical process for directly addressing priority road safety needs on regional
  • corridors
  • Exploring lessons and global best practice experience

Mr Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri

Executive Director
East African Community

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of conference day one

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Best practice in maintenance and upgrades

The following session will feature a series of interactive group discussions set in a roundtable format each for 20 minutes. There will be a maximum of 4-6 group leaders who will introduce a concept/case study to the participants followed by an interactive discussion and live feedback.

WHY PARTICIPATE? Interactive group discussions are an excellent opportunity to get straight to the point and ask the questions that you want to know the answers to. The group format also facilitates an excellent opportunity for networking between
industry professionals.

The following session will feature a series of interactive group discussions set in a roundtableformat.
ROUNDTABLE 1: Maintaining road asset management principles
ROUNDTABLE 2: Upgrading – An open discussion exploring key challenges such as:
  • Conducting construction and maintenance works without disrupting traffic
  • How to get equipment and materials in confined city spaces
  • How to safely complete inner city projects for workers and surroundings
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequentlysubstitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-todate programme, please visit the event website.