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Forum Day One: Monday, 30 January 2017

8:00 AM - AM Forum Day One: Monday, 30 January 2017

8:45
Registration and networking

OPENING SESSION
09:30
Welcome address
Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva Programme Centre

09:40
An overview of the priorities for the South African road network and the impending challenges in addressing these priorities in the near future.
Louw Kannemeyer, Road Network Manager, The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

10:10
National Roads Policy of South Africa
Whity Maphakela, Director: Road Infrastructure Planning, Department of Transport South Africa

10:40
MAURER high performance Bridge devices
· Innovations and new Material in bridge bearings and Expansion joints
· Quality and Durability of MAURER devices
· Worldwide References
Raad Hamood, Sales Director MENA, Maurer SE

11:10 Picture and Networking Break

SESSION I – Innovative materials and techniques for efficient roads

11:40
Challenges and Proposed Solutions for Building Rural and Peri-Urban Road Infrastructure – Case Studies from Limpopo Province
MP Matji, CEO, Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Limited
Martin Ramaboea, General Manager: Operations, Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Limited

12:10
Challenges and Proposed Solutions for developing an efficient and sustainable road network – Case Studies from Johannesburg
Mpho Kau, Head of Infrastructure, Johannesburg Road Agency

SESSION II – Effective Roads & Transport for Effective Economic Growth

12:40
Development of ports and corridors for regional integration
Siobhan Fox, Business Development Manager: South Africa, Walvis Bay Corridor Group


13:10
The Alexandria – Cape Town Axis: Providing a path for effective economic growth by addressing critical trade issues
Ahmed Abbassi, CEO, Earned Value Logistics Co., Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Egypt

13:40
Panel Review: Speaker Q&A
Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva Programme Centre
Louw Kannemeyer, Road Network Manager, The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)
Whity Maphakela, Director: Road Infrastructure Planning, Department of Transport South Africa
Raad Hamood, Sales Director MENA, Maurer SE
MP Matji, CEO, Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Limited
Martin Ramaboea, General Manager: Operations, Roads Agency Limpopo SOC Limited
Mpho Kau, Head of Infrastructure, Johannesburg Road Agency
Siobhan Fox, Business Development Manager: South Africa, Walvis Bay Corridor Group
Ahmed Abbassi, CEO, Earned Value Logistics Co., Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Egypt
Khier Ragheb,Journalist Publisher and Media Advisor to the Ministry of Transport, Al Masry el Youm Daily Arabic English Journal

14:10 Lunch Break

15:10 End of conference day one

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